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Cary and Apex

Welcome to Apex and Cary

Located in the southern part of the Triangle, Apex and Cary are some of the most lauded towns in the Raleigh area. Both communities have consistently been named top places to live in the nation by publications like Money Magazine, largely due to their A+ schools, nearby employment opportunities, and unbeatable locales. If you're searching for a growing yet upscale city where you can really put down roots, you can't go wrong with Cary or Apex.

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Live, Work & Play in Cary and Apex

Outstanding homes

What does your dream home look like? Is it a new construction build or a sprawling estate in a private community? Is it a condo or a townhome? No matter what it is you're looking for, you're sure to find it here in Apex or Cary. Here, you'll discover a mix of established subdivisions and newer neighborhoods, as well as homes without HOAs. Most properties tend to hover around the high $400ks to over $500k, and they stay on the market for less than a month. 

Career opportunities

Thanks to their ideal location near Raleigh and the Research Triangle Park, both Cary and Apex offer amazing employment opportunities for residents. IBM, Duke Energy, and WakeMed are just a few of the area's largest employers. However, a number of larger companies—including Epic Games and SAS Institute—have decided to put down roots in Cary.

Things to do

You'll never run out of new places to explore when you live in Cary or Apex! Both communities feature quaint downtown districts with tons of amazing boutiques and restaurants. You'll often find locals dining al fresco at La Farm Bakery in Cary or catching a show at Apex's Halle Cultural Arts Center. Cary has gained quite a reputation for its year-round events, including the Lazy Daze festival and Heart of the Holidays in December.

Apex and Cary at a Glance

Getting Around

Major Roads: US-64, 540, I-40
Airport: Raleigh-Durham International
Public Transit: GoCary, GoTriangle
Distance to Raleigh: 20 mins
Distance to Durham: 25 mins


Cary Population: 166,268
Apex Population: 51,370
County: Wake
Zip Codes: 27502, 27523, 27539, 27511-27513, 27518, 27519
Median Home Value: $490,000

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What You'll Really Love in Apex and Cary

Parks and recreation

If you love spending time in the great outdoors, Cary or Apex should be at the top of your must-visit list. Both communities offer prime golf courses, sprawling parks, as well as recreational facilities to keep you active all year-round. Fred G. Bond Park in Cary showcases everything from an amphitheater to acres of open space, while the Apex Community Park offers opportunities for fishing and kayaking. And if you want to enjoy a round on the fairway, we recommend Knight's Play or Prestonwood Country Club. Don't forget to visit Apex's Jordan Lake, too!

Top-rated schools

Even if you don't have children, it pays to invest in a community with A+ public and private schools. Luckily, students in Apex and Cary attend institutions operated by Wake County Public Schools, the largest district in the Carolinas. These schools have received countless Blue Ribbon awards from the Department of Education, and many graduates go on to attend the Triangle's highly rated universities. Both towns also have a vast selection of private and charter schools.

Nearby shopping

Ready to shop 'til you drop? Support local businesses or check out the name-brands you know and love in Apex and Cary! Apex is home to Beaver Creek Commons and Crossings, two massive shopping centers equipped with a movie theater, Target, and countless big-box stores. Don't forget to head to Waverly Place in Cary or stop downtown to shop local!

Prime dining

Curb your cravings in some of the Raleigh area's most popular suburbs! If you want to go on a food tour of Apex and Cary, start out with a refreshing breakfast courtesy of Coffee and Crepes, a French-inspired cafe near Walnut Street. Doherty's Irish Pub has some of the best lunch deals around, and you can't go wrong with an upscale Southern meal from Lucky 32.

Ready to Find Home?

Apex and Cary both have their own unique personalities, and we'd love to help you narrow down your search even further. Contact our team for customized home-buying advice—we're always on-hand to schedule showings or give you personalized advice every step of the way!