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  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
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  12. Commute
    B-
Apex is a suburb of Raleigh with a population of 45,899. Apex is in Wake County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Apex offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Apex there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families live in Apex and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Apex are highly rated.
About Apex...
Population
45,899

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$289,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,194
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    32.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    2
    6.1
  • Rape
    6.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    14.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    164.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,114.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    28.5
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    20%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Apex

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$100,305
National
$55,322
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Apex Reviews

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Apex is a nice, little-but booming- town. Construction happens everywhere- new schools, supermarkets, and various buildings. One of my biggest concerns for this town is that it is growing too fast. There is lots of traffic in some areas, especially because of construction- and they have to widen the roads very often. However, the city itself seems beautiful. There are lots of parks and greenways. Culture is very diverse, people love to travel here from many different states-even countries! It is very family friendly, one of the best places to live in the world! There is just so much opportunity here.
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Great town, but the expansion causes construction EVERYWHERE! Not a lot of places to hangout here, but important shopping complexes are only 15 minutes away on average. Great experiences here!
There are so many amazing places to eat in Apex and the amount is growing fast, everywhere you go there's somewhere to eat, which is important to teenagers like me. Apex, NC has been my home since I was 3, I am now 17 and love it here. Though I am leaving for college next year, I can honestly say I am going to miss this place. I have loved afternoon trips in the summer to Jordan Lake to go swim with friends and set up eno hammocks to hangout. There are so many places to shop at from your neighborhood petsmart in beaver creek, to the nail spas in haddon hall commons, you have anything and everything you need just a few miles from your home! The police here are extremely friendly as well, which makes me feel safe and secure when I am out driving by myself. My parents originally even moved here just because of how happy they knew their children would be growing up in a place as great as the "#1 smalltown to live in America" according to money magazine.