With all its historic Queen Anne-style and Art Deco buildings, Apex, North Carolina is the pinnacle of quaintness.
After searching the country for perfect places to call home, Family Circle chose these communities for their stellar schools, affordable housing, and giving spirit. Apex, North Carolina. With all its historic Queen Ann style and Art Deco buildings, you could say that Apex is the pinnacle of quaintness. This town has real character, with hardly any traffic or stress, and the living is easy. Residents enjoy picnics at the community park, which has a 50 acre lake, batting cages, and tennis courts. They also frequent the Farmer's Market and events such as Peak Fest,a spring arts and crafts festival, and Peak City Pig Fest, a summertime barbecue contest that attracts some 20,000 visitors every year. Teachers who support and nurture innate talent are the norm in this Raleigh suburb. Kids are exposed to diverse cultures, and mingle with people from all types of backgrounds. There are many ways to step up. For more than 40 years the Apex fire bells have come to the rescue holding bake sales that have raised about $50 thousand to purchase defibrillators for the fire department. [