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Downtown Apex

  • Downtown Apex, considered one of the most intact turn-of-the-century railroad towns in the area, received official designation as a Historic District in 1994.
  • The Downtown Historic District has commercial/residential buildings dating back to the late 1800s which represent a large variety of architectural styles. Many buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • The Apex train depot, built sometime between 1867 and 1873, is designated as a Wake County landmark. The depot location marked the highest point on the old Chatham Railroad. An old caboose has been added to the site and serves as a historical museum.
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Things to Do

The Apex Farmers Market is organized and run by a not-for-profit, dedicated to being a resource to the town of Apex and surrounding communities. It is held in the Chamber of Commerce parking lot at 220 North Salem Street during the following season:

  • From April to October
  • Every Saturday during open months
  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m

Halle Cultural Arts Center is located in the heart of the downtown Historic District and is perfect for exhibitions, musicals, dances, plays, receptions, meetings, fund raisers, and celebrations.

Check our the Town of Apex's Calendar of Events.

Downtown Apex Restaurant

Quality of Life

  • Number 1 Best Place to Live in the US, Time/Money Magazine (August 2015)
  • Best Places to Live: Number 9 in America, Number 1 in North Carolina CNN/Money Magazine (August 2013)
  • Best Places to Live: Number 14 in America, CNN/Money Magazine (July 2007)
  • Number 1 Best City in North Carolina, Movoto (November 2013)
  • Number 3 Best Place to Move To, Forbes.com (July 2009)
  • Number 5 Happiest Suburb in America, Movoto (May 2014)
  • Number 5 Best NC Towns for Young Families, NerdWallet (July 2013)
  • Top 10 Best Towns for Families, Family Circle (July 2014)