Introduction to Apex, North Carolina
Apex, North Carolina is 5 miles SW of Cary, North Carolina (center to center) and 12 miles W of Raleigh, North Carolina.It is in Wake county. The town is part of the Raleigh - Durham - Chapel Hill metro area. The population of Apex is 20,212.
Apex was incorporated as a town in 1873. It was named Apex because it is the highest point on the Chatham Railroad, running from Richmond, Virginia, to Jacksonville, Florida. Apex Union Depot, which presently houses the Apex Chamber of Commerce, was originally a station for the Seaboard Air Line Railroad. Later on, it also served as the Apex Community Library.
Apex and nearby Attractions
- Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
- Apex Union Depot
- American Wildlife Refuge
- Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve
- State Capitol
- North Carolina Museum of Art
Things To Do In Apex
During your stay in Apex, you can spend time at the Jordan Lake State Recreation Area. One can also enjoy fishing and boating on Apex Lake. The town also has several houses of worship including the True Way Church and Matthew Chapel. The American Wildlife Refuge is also nearby.
Raleigh-Durham International Airport can be reached within a few minutes.
Apex Higher Education
Meredith College and Wake Technical Community College are the nearest colleges.