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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
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Apex is a suburb of Raleigh with a population of 48,254. Apex is in Wake County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Apex offers residents a dense 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
48,254

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$307,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,302
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Apex Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    66.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    6.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    28.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    140.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,097.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    22.8
    284

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
    19%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    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
$105,404
National
$55,322
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Apex Reviews

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Apex is a peaceful town in North Carolina located about fifteen miles away from Raleigh. Apex is on the rise to becoming a more popular area with lots of new buildings (stores, apartments, etc.) being built, but throughout my experience here in Apex, I have not had one bit of trouble. There are lots of big chain stores to go to and plenty of restaurants to eat at. There are also plenty of places for entertainment such as Downtown Apex, Beaver Creek Commons, Apex Community Center, and more! I would consider Apex to be a fairly populated area, but not as crowded as Cary or Raleigh. If you are thinking about living in Apex, I would totally recommend it!
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Apex is a phenomenal place! We moved from Michigan, so obviously we've enjoyed the warmer weather.

There are many restaurants and fun places to eat. If you like walking, there are also many greenways in the Apex/Cary area to enjoy. Many parks for kids. You have a lot of shopping options as well. Close access to Research Triangle Park, Raleigh, Durham, or Chapel Hill.
I love Apex’s small town feel and family oriented atmosphere! It is a short drive to bigger cities in the area, like Raleigh. Apex consistently ranks within the top 10 cities to live in North Carolina. The neighborhoods here are also great and very welcoming!