A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$269,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,121
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    35
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    7
    41
  • Robbery
    23
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    251
    525
  • Theft
    799
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    14
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$90,654
National
$53,889
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Apex Reviews

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I moved to Apex, North Carolina when I was 8 from New Jersey. You can imagine it was quite a shocking change, but a good one. At the time, Apex had a small town feel, where you knew many people and everything had easy access. I was able to find community activates to participate in, such as gymnastics. My neighborhood is great, and has annual Christmas parties and sleigh rides in winter and pizza parties and yard sales in the summer. However, Apex has been growing at a rapid rate for many years now, and many things are changing that we as townspeople do not like. Homes are being built where there used to be beautiful woods. Schools are overflowing and classrooms are packed. A Publix is being built right across from an elementary school, where my favorite festive house was. They knocked down a hidden mansion to build another neighborhood. The thing is I do not want to see Apex change. It already has, and it can be argued whether it was for the better or not.
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The neighborhoods, schools, and community overall are great. There is a lot of diversity and the area is continuing to see steady growth. New businesses are coming into the area, which is always exciting. Raleigh draws in professional and college sports, along with appreciation for the arts. The surrounding cities/towns allow for diverse experiences. Apex is a family friendly town and is close to so many great things.
Grew up in Apex, NC. Great growing community. Lots of options for food, school and extracurriculars. Very diverse town with lots of fun small town things to do. Downtown Apex is worth a visit!