Apex: The Peak of Good Living

Apex, also known as “The Peak,” is a town in one of the counties of North Carolina (Wake County). The town of Raleigh to the east, Holly Springs to the south, and Cary bound it to the north as well as northeast. The name of the town was synonymous to its location; being situated at the highest point on the Chatham Railroad between Jacksonville, Florida and Richmond in Virginia. In the same way that the town lives by the motto, “The Peak of Good Living.”

The small community of Apex has its colorful yet struggling history not very common in many towns. A devastating fire hit the town in the 1912 causing lost of lives and property. However, due to the initiative of community officials and residents as well, the town was rebuilt and since then on gradually flourished until the present time.

This then marked the continuous growth of the population and the economy of the small town of Apex. Infrastructure was greatly given emphasis and this was one of the reasons why Apex gained the attention of CNN/Money Magazine. In july 2007, the town of Apex gained the rank of being one of the TOP 100 Best Places To Live in America.

Despite the massive increase of population in Apex compared to other small towns, still it is evident that the town was able to maintain the small country feel, which makes it an alternative place for retirement. History was preserved in this part of North Carolina like the residential and commercial buildings that are located downtown. Town dwellers takes pride that these historic places in Apex are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The town of Apex is also full of festivities all year round. They celebrate Turkey Trot 5k, Christmas Parade, and the Peak Fest. These are some of the celebrations that add up to the fun and entertainment enjoyed when you visit Apex in North Carolina.