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 Triange 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!
The Fourth Annual Apex Jazz & Music Festival will continue an Apex tradition of hosting great Jazz and Blues performances in the Triangle. The Beer & Wine Garden / Main Stage will operate again on the Apex Chamber of Commerce property, and feature MikeMickXer, Heart Brigade, The Soul Psychedelique Orchestra, and will close again with local favorite Peak City Sound. Performances will again be featured in a wide variety of outdoor and indoor venues along Salem Street. Jamrock Reggae Band and Saints Apollo are returning from last year, while Secret Chords, Alex Gorodezky, Victor Haskins and ImproviStory, Peak City Blues Project, Will McBride Group, Lowderstill, and Straight 8's are all newcomers to the Apex Jazz & Music Festival in 2014.
The major sponsors for this year's Apex Jazz & Music Festival include Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry, Hendrick Fiat of Cary, and Standard Pacific Homes.
The main street (North Salem Street) through Historic Downtown Apex will be closed to vehicular traffic starting at 2:00 PM until 1 AM from Center Street to Chatham Street for the safety of the high volume of pedestrian traffic during this event. Center Street & Chatham Street will remain open to traffic.
For more information on the Apex Jazz & Music Festival, and to purchase tickets, visit www.apexjazfestival.com
The 2nd Annual Peak City Book Festival will take place in historic downtown Apex on November 8, 2014 at the Halle Cultural Arts Center from 11am to 5pm.
The Peak City Book Festival is a one day event featuring engaging, entertaining and educational programs for the whole family. The festival will feature: speakers, best selling authors and kid-friendly events, including Story Time, Face Painting and a street art workshop & competition. Local businesses are invited to participate. A portion of all vendor/sponsor packages will go towards the purchase of books to give away to festival participants.
Visit the website for more information.
The Apex Farmers Market is open every Saturday from April through September this year. Come and see fresh local fruit & produce with new baked goods & craft vendors. Check out the website – www.apexfarmersmarket.com. Hours are 9am-1pm every Saturday. The Farmers Market is located at 220 North Salem Street Apex, NC 27502 (in front of the Chamber of Commerce – next to the firehouse) in Downtown Apex. Don't forget to "Like" them on Facebook and "Share" this post.
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 September
The Apex Downtown Business Association held their first Classic Car Show. Elvis look-alike was on hand to greet the public.
The Apex police uncovered a counterfeit clothing ring. The seized items had a value of $880,000.
25 Years Ago in September
Apex population growth rate between 1987- 1989 exceeded official expectations. The town population as of July 1, 1988 was estimated at 4,525.
Dr Eddie Stiles, beloved Apex physician who retired after 25 years of service to the citizens of Apex, died on September 20th.
35 Years Ago in September
Raleigh Federal Savings and Loan relocated their office to the corner of Saunders and Salem Streets. Today the site is the home of the Empire Cigars / The Vault.
Data General Corporation announced they would build a 300,000 square foot plant which would employ 1,000 people.
45 Years Ago in September
James Herndon, Jr. was named "Apex Citizen of the Year" by the Apex Chamber of Commerce.
The Apex Rotary Club received their charter at a special meeting. The club was sponsored by the Cary Rotary Club.
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