Living in Apex as a Realtor I have developed a great understanding of the best neighborhoods? Especially after showing hundreds of homes, to all different types of clients in the area. Families, young professionals, retirees, no matter who you are there is always something fun going on in Apex for everyone and anyone!
Apex is a town in Wake County, North Carolina and a smaller suburb of Raleigh. With an estimated population of around 45,000, Apex is able to keep that small town 'charm' that has earned it's nickname 'the peak of good living.' Recently, Money Magazine ranked Apex as the best place to live in the United States.
The town of Apex was incorporated in 1873 as the highest point on the Chatham Railroad. The 'peak of good living' is derived directly from the town of Apex being the peak of the Chatham Railroad. Apex's real growth began in the 1950s with the development of the Research Triangle Park. In the 1990s, Apex's population quadrupled to over 20,000. Today, Apex is home to an estimated population of 45,000.
Today, Apex's growth moves west with new communities like Bella Casa (below) and increased infrastructures such as Friendship High School and other major commercial developments. The closer you stay to Route 1, or downtown, the more developed the Apex area typically is. Once you begin heading west or south the town becomes a bit more rural, and you'll likely receive more bang for your buck.
Without further ado here are the best neighborhoods in Apex, NC (In alphabetical order):
If you are Living in Apex, NC you know the neighborhood of Abbington. For those of you relocating to Apex, Abbington is a neighborhood you will want to check out. Abbington holds 433 custom built homes that are just minutes from RTP, Jordan Lake, Beaver Creek and more.
As one of the top neighborhoods in Apex, Abbington has priced accordingly. With homes ranging from the low 400s towards the 800s. Abbington is located in West Apex with great access to 540, and 64, which makes traveling a breeze. The neighborhood website does an excellent job keeping it's residents up to date with things to do and other community information.
The pool is open from early May to September.
One of the best communities in Apex is Bella Casa. It's a new construction community in Apex with a brand new high school across the street (Friendship High School). Bella Casa is located in West Apex, where a lot of the town is still undeveloped, yet the town is in serious need of the new infrastructure to keep up with all of the growth.
Bella Casa is 6 minutes to Beaver Creek Commons, 10 minutes to Jordan Lake and an easy 20 minutes to RTP (all of which is spent on 540, a generally wide open highway). One of the best new communities in the Triangle, Bella Casa has a couple of different pools, tennis courts, and lots more activities.
There are multiple builders inside the Bella Casa subdivision where you will find homes between the 300s (townhomes usually), all the way up to the 800s.
Another great neighborhood in Apex is Brookshire Manor. As one of the more popular luxury communities in Apex, Brookshire Manor homes sell faster than most comparative homes in their price point. Homes are custom built and typically priced above the $500,000 mark. With a great location to schools and shopping, it's definitely an area worth checking out, especially if you're looking for luxury homes in the Apex area.
Location, location, location. Across from Haddon Hall, Carriage Downs is a neighborhood in Apex, NC that offers it's residents easy access to some of the best Apex has to offer! Including Beaver Creek Commons which has everything you want in a commercial development, including Target, Lowe's, Movie theater, great dining, entertainment, and more. Being a few minutes from Beaver Creek Common is the spot to be in Apex.
Crocketts Ridge is a popular, rural, neighborhood in west Apex. Homes in the neighborhood typically sell between the 200s and 400s. West apex should see a lot of appreciation over the next 20-30 years as the Chatham park development begins to take off. The area should grow similar to the way the area around RTP grew. Crocketts Ridge is close to schools, shopping, and the community has a great pool for the residents to enjoy.
One of the more luxurious communities in Apex is Greyhawk Landing. With homes upwards of $500,000, the neighborhood comes with a hefty price tag, and the homes are equally as beautiful. Greyhawk Landing is located in southeast Apex off of ten-ten road, a short ride to route 1. The community offers large homes with serious space to move around. For anyone looking to find more space, greyhawk landing is a terrific spot to live in Apex, NC.
Haddon Hall is a family friendly neighborhood in Apex, NC with a rural setting, and still remains close to downtown Apex. You can check out the Haddon Hall HOA Website to learn more about rules and dues. The Haddon Hall community is one of the best in Apex, which is why homes typically sell fast in the area. With a well-kept neighborhood, great pool, and a lot of friendly neighbors Haddon Hall is a must add to your list of top neighborhoods in Apex!
Salem Oaks is a community in Apex located just south of Haddon Hall and is in a great location. Living in Salem Oaks offers residents easy access throughout Apex and a five-minute ride to Beaver Creek Commons. Beaver Creek Commons is a great place for shopping, dining, entertainment and more! It's a family friendly neighborhood, with homes priced between the 200s and 400s.
Salem Village is a newer community located just off of route 1 with custom built homes priced between the 300s to the 600s.
The community features some of the best amenities including a pool, 24-hour fitness center, clubhouse on top of multi-purpose courts (tennis and basketball). A short walk to the elementary school, or drive to downtown Apex, the location of Salem Village is great. Living in Salem Village is something our clients enjoy because it is one of Apex's top hoods!
Homes in the neighborhood offer great options for families who need the space or are looking to grow into it!
It's easy to see why Scots Laurel is one of the best neighborhoods in the Apex area. The community is loaded with charming homes inside a mature neighborhood, with great trees and wildlife. Homes prices range from the 200s to the 400s and can go higher depending on size and build. As one of the top communities in Apex, the neighborhood is one of the top places to live, inside what has rated the best place to live in the country by money magazine!
With over 500 single-family homes and 184 townhomes in Bungalow Park, Scotts Mill is one of the larger neighborhoods in Apex. The homes in Scotts Mill are based on several different designs, giving the neighborhood a great mix of home styles. The community website does a great job keeping the residents up to date with neighborhood information, and other need to know items.
Homes in Scotts Mill range from the 100s (townhomes) to the 500s+ depending on the lot, build and upgrades inside the home. Scotts Mill is located just east of 540, with easy access to Beaver Creek Commons, RTP, and Jordan Lake. Downtown Raleigh is about a 25-minute drive for those of you commuting to the area for work.
VILLAGES OF APEX
One of the larger communities in Apex is the Villages of Apex. One of the better places to live in Apex, the community website does a terrific job providing potential residents with information about the area.
An inviting community that has legitimately everything you would need in walking distance of home. Home buyers can choose from single-family homes to luxurious townhomes and condominiums. The resort-style community and charming village center offer residents and guests with cafes and shops. Downtown Apex is less than a mile away, so it's about a 15-minute walk.
The neighborhood of Woodridge is a great area to live in Apex. The community is located at the corner of 64 and 540, within walking distance to the Beaver Creek Commons and easy access to most locations around the Triangle.
Woodridge homes are priced between the 200s and 400s. The location is generally one a buyer would like, with easy access to shopping, dining, entertainment and things to do. Woodridge is a neighborhood that is sometimes forgotten about, yet offers some of the best values in the Triangle. It's definitely a neighborhood worth checking out!
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