Named the #1 place to live in the country by Money Magazine in August 2015, Apex has all the things you'd expect: a charming downtown, top-notch schools, and the kind of community spirit that draws 15,000 people, or more than a third of the population, to the annual PeakFest street fair.

The community has also managed to retain its close-knit vibe, even as the population has grown, with events like a weekly farmers' market and an annual jazz festival. The just-opened Apex Friendship High School, with cutting-edge technology like 70-inch monitors in every classroom and 3-D printers, relieves overcrowding at Apex High.

The Apex Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources department manages many parks, greenways, and sport programs, and even a skate park near downtown.

Major parks include:

Apex Community Park

Apex Jaycee Park

Hunter Street Park & Trackside Plaza

Kelly Road Park 

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area in Apex is a collective of nine access areas scattered around the shoreline of this undeveloped, 14,000-acre reservoir. More than 1,000 campsites among five of the access areas offer a range of outdoor experience from RV hookups to primitive tent camping and group camps. There are seven swim beaches in the recreation area and a number of boating ramps, with some swim areas and ramps reserved for campers. Nearly 14 miles of hiking trails wind across the hilly lakeshore, with most of them offering easy, brief hikes perfect for family outings. Spotting bald eagles and osprey is just one of many opportunities to view wildlife, and the lake’s ecology is further explored in the visitor center exhibit hall. 

Lisa's favorite places in Apex: 

Top Dog Pet Grooming Services - they are mobile and come to you!  No worry about a trip in the car or cages or other animals!  Lisa's pups love their grooming day!  

The Provincial - delicious farm to table restaurant located right in downtown Apex.   

If you are looking for information on public schools in Apex, you can click on the links below to learn more.  

Wake County Public School System 

Wake County School Address Look Up 

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