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Thanks to a 23-year population boom, Apex has grown by 28 percent since 1995, increasing from 5,000 residents to around 50,000 in 2018. In 2015, Money magazine named Apex its No. 1 small town in America, which consequently attracted new residents, making it not as small of a town as it used to be. The Halle Cultural Arts Center, located in the bustling historic downtown district, features concerts, movies, exhibits and more. Apexers have easy access to numerous parks, a variety of restaurants, I-540, Raleigh and Durham.

Apex lives up to its motto, The Peak of Good Living, by hosting events throughout the year such as Christmas on Salem Street, the PeakFest street fair in May, Peak City Pig Fest in June and its popular Olde Fashioned Fourth of July. In 2015, Apex ranked No. 1 on Money magazine’s annual list of the “50 Best Places to Live,” and in 2018 Apex ranked seventh on the National Council for Home Safety and Security’s list of “The Safest Cities in North Carolina.”

Town of Apex
73 Hunter St., 919-249-3400
Population: 47,349

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