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Living in Apex NC
Welcome to Apex!
When it comes to living in Apex NC, affordability and job stability are two of the most appealing qualities, and the city certainly delivers when it comes to both. High-paying, tech-industry jobs continue to open up that allow for statistics such as a 15.5% increase in job growth in one calendar year. Despite the fact that the city is known for its technology, new home prices haven’t jumped to the stratospheric heights seen in technological hubs on the West Coast. The prices here are still reasonable. For example, a three-bedroom home in Apex costs an average of $265,000 compared to the same size house in Silicon Valley which sells for more than $1 million.
Research Triangle Park is located only 18 miles away from Apex and is home to more than 200 big-name companies including IBM, Cisco, and pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline. More than 50,000 workers are employed by companies within RTP, which makes it a popular destination for those who might be job hunting.
Apex’s public schools seem to get a boost from being so close to the technological hub of RTP, and it shows in the test scores. According to areavibes.com, Apex’s average test scores rank 27% higher than the national average.
Apex High School includes the Academy of Information Technology to its curriculum if one wants to learn software management and coding. The four-year program offers students hands-on experience in the IT field through internships and coursework.
The recently opened Apex Friendship High School has technology that includes 70-inch monitors in every classroom along with several 3-D printers to prevent overcrowding at Apex High School nearby.
More than 60% of residents have a bachelor’s degree as well. Nearby colleges include North Carolina State University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Duke University. All of these institutions rank in the top 100 universities, according to the U.S. News & World Report.
Since the population of Apex is growing due to its popularity, the town recently has taken steps to ensure that Apex stays appealing to all by building a new toll road that cuts the commute time to RTP in half to only 20 minutes. Since 2000, Apex has more than doubled its population.
Despite the growth, Apex still has found a way to balance a close-knit vibe within the community. Head to Jordan Lake State Recreation Area or move to Stillwater where the American Tobacco Trail is located only minutes from the neighborhood’s entrance. Crowder District Park is also a popular destination for those looking for an outdoor adventure.
The downtown area of Salem Street holds its annual PeakFest that attracts more than 15,000 people to the center of the city for entertainment, fun, and food.
An annual jazz festival along with weekly farmer’s market make Apex feel like home, with nightlife to match. Salem Street Pub, Rudy’s of Apex and JD’s Tavern are all local spots that make for the perfect socialization spots to mingle with friends. Many local businesses and boutiques provide the opportunity for you to support the city that you live in. Beaver Creek Commons shopping center also provides a place for all of your needs that include grocery stores, a Target and more.
Moving to Apex NC
The Town of Apex directly provides electric, water, sewage, and yard waste services. Residential garbage and waste services are also available by contract with Waste Industries.
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