Apex, North Carolina is a suburb of Raleigh in Wake County, bordering nearby Cary and Holly Springs. It was originally established as a railroad town, and has remained one of North Carolina's most intact. Homes in Apex include Colonial and Ranch style, and the downtown has maintained its historic feel. Real estate in Apex is very affordable, with $245,000 as the median home price. The current population of Apex is around 42,000, and the town covers just 15.4 square miles. In August of 2015, Money Magazine named Apex the number one place to live in the country.