Apex, North Carolina is a charming blend of rich history and bright future. Founded in the 1860's, the Town got its name from a location at the highest point on the old Chatham Railroad. Downtown Apex, considered one of the most intact turn-of-the-century railroad towns in the area, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as an Historic District in 1994, and includes about 60 structures built between 1870 and 1940. The Old Union Depot, built in 1914, is designated as a Wake County Historic Landmark. The Apex Historical Society is located nearby in an old caboose.
Today, Apex is one of the most vibrant, progressive, and fastest-growing communities in the Research Triangle area, and the thriving Downtown Historic District is at the Town's heart. The unique mixture of historic homes, restaurants, and specialty shops gives special meaning to the motto: "Apex, the peak of good living." It's no surprise that Apex and the Triangle area have consistently appeared as a top 10-ranked community in major publications such as Business North Carolina, Money, CNN/Money, and Forbes.
Come and experience the "The Peak of Good Living" in Apex, North Carolina!
Well folks, it is only a few weeks before the Apex Downtown Business Association will spread a magical Christmas joy on Salem Street. Come December 5th – we will have music, official Christmas Tree lighting, carriage and train rides, carolers strolling up and down Salem Street, stores chock full of wonderful Christmas cheer and our restaurants preparing to tickle your taste-buds with delicious foods. Also appearing will be our wonderful Santa with Mrs. Claus. Its going to be a day full of wonderful memories. All of this will begin at 5pm. CLICK HERE FOR FULL INFORMATION
Saturday is going to be just as thrilling. The day will start on Saturday, December 6th at 7am when the Apex Rotary Clubs gives the call; "Breakfast with delicious pancakes, sausage, bacon, delicious coffee and juices is now being served." Following breakfast the ADBA will click the camera as the children have their pictures with Santa at the Halle Cultural Arts Center. Again, the merchants and restaurants will open their doors for shopping and dining. Last but not least for the day will be the Annual Apex Rotary Club's Christmas Parade at 5 pm with over 100 units in this years parade.
Lets not forget, that on Sunday, December 7, the Apex Historical Society will be conducting their Annual Christmas Home Tour, beginning at 1pm.
The Apex Downtown Business Association (ADBA) invites everyone to shop and dine in Historic Downtown Apex this Christmas season. Here are some great ADBA Member places to shop and dine.
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If you have a group of ten or more, our Apex Ambassador would love to show you our historic downtown. We offer free of charge a 45 minute lecture on the history of Apex at our downtown showcase the Halle Cultural Arts Center. You also have five wonderful dining venues to choose from for lunch or dinner. Following your dining experience, we give you a walking tour of downtown and show you some wonderful places to shop.
If this sounds interesting to you contact J. C. Knowles, Apex Ambassador, at 919-772-5472.
10 Years Ago in December 2004
• Dr. Johnny C. Wynne, an Apex resident, is appointed the 11th Dean of the North Carolina State College (University) of Agriculture and Life Sciences. This appointment came less than two months after Apex resident James L. Oblinger was named the school's Chancellor.
• Apex Elementary School is recognized by the National PTA as a Parent Involvement School of Excellence.
• Apex native, Dr. Anthony Clark returns home from school to open the Doctor's Vision Center in Beaver Creek Commons.
• Grants were awarded by the Apex Festival Commission from proceeds raised at the Annual Peakfest. Grants were given to Apex High School Marching Band, Apex Arts Council, Apex Rotary Club and the Apex Junior American Legion Baseball team.
J.C. Knowles, Apex Town Ambassador email@example.com