Downtown Apex is a Great Triangle NC Destination for
Unique Dining, Shops, Boutiques, Services, and Festivals

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Downtown Apex is a unique assortment of award winning restaurants, specialty shops and boutiques, bakery and ice cream shops, salons, spas, and professional services. Historic Downtown Apex is a great way to spend a relaxing day or evening shopping, strolling, and dining. In addition, festivals and events are held throughout the year right in Downtown Apex, offering a unique opportunity to come and experience everything we have to offer.

 

What’s Happening in Downtown Apex in December 2017

Downtown Apex NC Christmas 2017The holiday season is in full swing in #DowntownApexNC, and this is one of the best places in the Triangle to spend a few hours shopping for unique gifts. There is also a great variety of places to have lunch or dinner, or enjoy a drink as you take a break.

As if that wasn’t enough, Downtown Apex is also located close to several large shopping centers such as Beaver Creek, Holly Springs Towne Center, and Crossroads, as well as other large retailers in Cary and Apex. No need to drive all over the Triangle for a whole day of holiday shopping – everything you could possibly need is within 5 miles of Downtown Apex NC. So come on over to Apex and get everything on your list. If you need more convincing, watch our video and see for yourself Downtown Apex is for real!

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Visit Apex, North Carolina

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.

Check Out the Peak City Podcast

The Peak City Podcast features the leaders and events that make Apex NC the "Peak of Good Living." The current episode is "Last Minute Christmas in Downtown Apex" featuring Apex Outfitter owner Kyle Denis



History of Downtown Apex – An Old North Carolina Railroad Town

Welcome to Historic Downtown Apex Buildings in Historic Downtown Apex Tobacco and Mule Exchange Building Downtown Apex NC Apex NC Historic District Corner of Salem and Chatham Streets Apex NC Apex Chamber of Commerce
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!

ADBA Meeting Schedule

The Apex Downtown Business Association conducts a meeting every month, usually at 8:30 am on the first Friday of each month. ADBA members and other interested parties can share information and discuss matters concerning ADBA activities. All are welcome to attend the meetings, which are held at the Apex Chamber of Commerce board room. CLICK HERE for the 2017 meeting schedule.