Charleston Village

What's Nearby?


One of the best things about Charleston Village is our location. In Apex, NC (Number 1 in Money Magazine's 50 Best Places to Live, America's Best Small Towns! of 2015)...

  • We have easy access to major roads that literally connect the region.
  • We are about two hours from the mountains and the beach for a relaxing day trip or a great vacation.
  • Our local schools are some of the highest rated schools in Wake County, which is recognized as a national leader in education.
  • We are near a number of hospitals known for medical research and advances including hospitals at the University of North Carolina and Duke University.
  • And we are near but not on top of major shopping centers and business centers with a lot of possibilities for dining, entertainment, shopping, employment (Wake Co. ranked #12 in Where the Jobs Are for 2013 on money.cnn.com), and more.

A contributor to our online forum describes our location as “nearby enough to be perceived as ‘convenient’ and too far away to be perceived as a liability.”

Criteria for making national lists and factors used in ranking change each year, such as population, job growth, home prices, education, healthcare, etc., but Apex and the surrounding area continue to rank favorably in the nation and state when compared:

2015 - Apex ranks #1 small town nationwide in the Money Magazine ranking of 50 Best Places to Live, America's Best Small Towns! Read the writeup on time.com.

2014 - Apex is named in the 10 Best Towns for Families by Family Circle. See the writeup on FamilyCircle.com.

2014 - MOVETO.com ranks Apex #5 Happiest Suburb in America. Neighboring Cary ranks #10. See the blog post on MOVETO.com.

2014 - Apex ranks #7 safest suburb in America just behind neighboring Cary at #6 by MOVETO.com. Check out this blog post on MOVETO.com.

2014 - Raleigh lands the No. 2 spot on the Forbes.com list of America's 20 Fastest Growing Cities. See the full story on Forbes.com (Click this link again if you see the Forbes.com Welcome page.).

2013 - Apex ranks #1 in NC and #9 nationwide in Money Magazine's 50 Best Places to Live, America's Best Small Towns! Read the writeup on time.com.

2013 - Wake Co. ranks #12 in Money Magazine's Where the Jobs Are.

2009 - Apex ranks #1 in NC and #44 nationwide in Money Magazine's 100 Best Places in America to Live (Small Towns).

2009 - Apex ranks 3rd in the Forbes.com top 25 places to move to in America! (2009) Neighboring Cary came in at number 8 in America. See the full story on Forbes.com.

2007 - Apex ranks #1 in NC and #14 nationwide in Money Magazine's 100 Best Places in America to Live (Small Towns).

Here are more area accolades collected by the Town of Apex.


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