Apex, N.C.

20 minutes from downtown Raleigh

With more than 60 commercial buildings and homes dating from 1870 to 1940 and a district on the National Register of Historic Places, Apex is restoring its turn-of-the-century railroad heritage. Downtown Apex features antique and specialty gift shops, as well as restaurants that include the award-winning Anna’s Pizzeria. Tour historic Hughes and Salem Streets. Visit the circa-1914 Apex Union Depot. Dine at Daniel’s and experience First Fridays downtown or the Peak Fest in early May. Indulge your inner fashionista at Beaver Creek Commons/Crossings. Further south, the North Carolina Railroad Museum offers rides on restored trains. Named the number one Best Place to Live in America by Money magazine (2015).


Photo: Abby Nardo


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Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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