Another accolade has been bestowed on the Town of Apex: #1 Town in North Carolina.
Movoto, a real estate search blog, ranked the 50 most populous municipalities in NC based on six criteria: Cost of living, Crime rate, Education, Median household income, Home value, and Amenities.
Apex reached the top of their Best Places in NC list, with Movoto citing “an average median income 90 percent higher than the rest of the state; a crime rate 68 percent lower; and a high school degree attainment rate 25 percent higher”.
In the last three months alone, Apex has ranked high on ‘best places’ lists issued by nationally recognized publications like Money Magazine, and by consumer advocacy and real estate blogs with growing credibility, such as NerdWallet and Movoto.
During the weeks of Dec 22-28 and Dec 29 - Jan 5, solid waste and recycling collection will be delayed by one day for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday customers. Monday and Tuesday customers will be collected on normal schedule.
For decades, Apex staff has been using geographic information services (GIS) technology for decades to turn data into paper maps. We're excited to introduce a platform that makes info readily available to you online.
Wake County and its municipalities are joining together to develop a multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan, and are seeking input from the public. Previously, each jurisdiction had developed its own, individual Hazard Mitigation Plans which are now being consolidated into one plan.
The general purposes of the plan are to protect life and property by reducing the potential for future damages and economic losses that result from natural hazards, allow the participating communities to qualify for pre- and post-disaster grant funding, facilitate recovery and redevelopment following disaster events, demonstrate a firm local commitment to hazard mitigation principles, and comply with state and federal requirements for disaster recovery and mitigation funding.
There will be a project kickoff meeting that is open to the public on November 21, 2013 from 10:00 am until noon. The meeting will be held at the Wake County Office Building, 337 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27601 in Room G31.
Apex residents enjoy the benefit of weekly leaf (and other yard waste) collection. All collection trucks run continuously, as early and as late in the day as safely possible. To assist them in speedy collection, please follow these tips:
- Separate your leaves from other yard waste, such as limbs. These two types of yard waste are collected by different trucks.
- The best placement of yard waste is at the edge of your yard, as debris in the road can contribute to storm drain clogs. However, yard waste can be placed along the street at the curb or at the edge of the pavement.
- Please try to keep yard waste at least 10 feet away from the storm drain.
- Do not bag your leaves. Bagged leaves cannot be collected with our vacuum trucks.
During peak leaf season, it can be difficult for town yard waste collection crews to maintain the scheduled weekly yard waste routes. Therefore, during the months of November, December and January when demand is high for this service, please note that your weekly collection may sometimes be delayed.
Take a look at our Yard Waste Collection page for more details.
Each quarter, the Town of Apex recognizes one residential and one commercial property that contributes to making our community more attractive. If you recently noticed a particulary attractive property or business in Apex, nominate them for an Appearance Award now!
Residential Award: Taylor Mishoe, 900 Spring Gate Court, for exceptional curb appeal created by colorful and charming flora, enhancing the neighborhood.
Non-Residential Award: Skipper’s Fish Fry & Market, 1001 E. Williams Street, For an eye-catching renovation project that upgraded the architectural features of the building, the parking lot and landscaping.
Historically in Apex, kids have done their trick-or-treating on whatever day Halloween falls (October 31st, which this year is a Thursday). However, the Town does not officially set this date, or take a position on what day any holiday is celebrated.
For the safety of all involved, the only suggestion we make is that all trick-or-treating is done before 9pm.
- Goblins Groove (Family Dance at The Halle)
- Trick or Treat on Salem Street (Downtown businesses treat the kids - last Saturday in October from 4-6)
The Town of Apex has discontinued use of the CodeRED notification system, and has begun using the Wake County ReadyWake system.
Residents who wish to continue receiving emergency notifications must register their contact information with Wake County.
Learn more and register your information with ReadyWake here.
Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are fighting back! Join your neighbors at this year’s National Night Out event.
When: Tuesday, October 1st from 5-9pm
Where: Apex Target parking lot, 1201 Beaver Creek Commons Drive
This FREE event has something for everyone – food, games, exhibits, and giveaways!
Come help us celebrate what makes Apex one of the best places to live!
Get the details here.