The Apex Farmers Market in downtown Apex, NC, on July 17, 2015.

Make Apex your Home - Ranked #1 of Top 50 Places to Live, 2015 by Money Magazine

If you are considering a home in the Raleigh /Research Triangle area of North Carolina, the city of Apex can be a great choice. This city of just over 40,000 people is close to the many features of the Raleigh area yet retains a distinct personality all its own.

Early beginnings of Apex as a railroad town can still be seen. The Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center are now housed in what was originally Apex Union Depot. This building has many of the original features including ticket windows, the original switchmen’s lanterns and a double fireplace.

The community is home to more than one dozen elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to public schools, there are also several private schools.

Apex is minutes away from I-40 and Raleigh, making it a good choice for anyone that works there but wants the welcoming atmosphere of a smaller town. It is close to shopping and dining in Raleigh but without the congestion and other issues usually found in larger cities. The downtown area of Apex is only about 8 miles away from Raleigh-Durham Airport, making it a good choice for anyone that flies often.

One of the best features about living in Apex is that it tends to place well on rankings as to quality of life. CNN/Money Magazine placed it 9th in the best places to live in the United States in 2009 and 2013. And in 2015, it was voted #1 Small Town to Live In.

Anyone that is considering Apex will want to look at the new homes in the Kelly Grove neighborhood. Elm Street Builders has custom homes in this area with a limited number of home sites. Contact Elm Street Builders today to find out how to get your new home in Apex.

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Traditions at Wake Forest Welcomes Elm Street Builders

Contributor: Blair Callahan, March 10, 2015

JPM South Development is pleased to announce that Terramor Homes and Elm Street Builders have joined the select builder team with Homes by Dickerson and John Wieland Homes in the beautiful community ofBridgewater at Traditions. The homes in this exclusive community are priced in the upper $500s to $800s+ and are now under construction.

Bridgewater at Traditions is nestled along the beautiful Wake Forest Reservoir, and consists of 70, 1/2 acre custom estate homesites. Bridgewater offers privacy and luxury, and sites along the water with beautiful views. The new home opportunities are endless with four award-winning custom homebuilders to choose from.

Traditions at Wake Forest is located near the historic downtown district of Wake Forest, and offers a getaway in your own backyard. Adjacent to the Wake Forest Reservoir, which is a great area for fishing and kayaking, there are 100+ acres of natural preservation. Miles of paved paths and natural trails, pocket parks and open spaces are available for residents to relax and spend time with family and friends. The Club is the gathering place for homeowners featuring a zero entry resort-style pool with cabanas, a wet deck, and kid’s splash zone. In addition, there is a pavilion amphitheater with fire pit, playground, and sand volleyball court. The community is just north of Raleigh, close to US 1, US 401, I-540, and is surrounded by a plethora of shops, dining, grocery stores, and so much more.


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