Apex, North Carolina is in Wake County, in the heart of N.C. Apex is often seen as a suburb of nearby Raleigh; other neighboring towns include Cary and Holly Springs. Apex’s motto is “The Peak of Good Living.”
The town of Apex, NC, incorporated in 1873, was named for its location as the highest point on a portion of the Chatham Railroad. Apex’s quaint downtown reflects its railroad station heritage. At the heart of town stands the Apex Union Depot, built in 1914, which now houses the Apex Chamber of Commerce. The historic depot has been restored and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The U.S. Census Bureau shows Apex, NC with a population of 35,374 in 2007, up from just 20,212 residents in 2000. The average Apex resident was 33.9 years old, younger than the U.S. average. The median income of households was $82,251, compared to the U.S. average of $52,175. The town boasts the second lowest municipal property tax rate in the county, at $0.34 per $100 valuation. In 2009, Apex, North Carolina, rated #44 on Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live” list. Money cited Apex’s small-town charm and its proximity to Research Triangle Park as among the reasons for the high marks.
Apex, North Carolina is located at the crossroads of US Highways 1 & 64 and NC Highway 55, and in close proximity to I-40. The nearby Raleigh-Durham International Airport in northwestern Wake County provides air travel service. Amtrak provides rail transportation nearby in Raleigh. The Town of Apex, NC is served by the Wake County Public School System which operates 8 schools in Apex. Apex residents are surrounding by numerous institutions of higher learning, including Meredith College, North Carolina State University, Peace College, Saint Augustine’s College, Shaw University, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Wake Technical Community College.
If you are facing state criminal charges, including filing a false tax return, a violation of employee withholding laws or a sales and use tax violation, your case will be heard in state court. North Carolina’s unified statewide court system is known as the General Court of Justice. There are three divisions: the Appellate Division, the Superior Court, and the District Court. The Superior Court and District Courts are commonly referred to as the North Carolina trial courts. Apex is located in Judicial District 10 for state court. Apex, NC utilizes the Wake County Courthouse, where civil and criminal matters are handled, located at 316 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC 27601. The Appellate Division includes the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals. Both are located in Raleigh, the state capital.
If you have been charged with a federal white collar or tax crime — including tax evasion, failure to file or use of abusive tax shelters — your case will be heard in federal court. The United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina is the federal court serving the eastern 44 counties in North Carolina, including Wake County. Appeals are taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the U.S. Fourth Circuit.