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Apex Makes #1 As Best Places To Live In 2015!

Categories: Apex, Bella Casa Parkside, New Homes in Raleigh, The Trace II | Posted: August 18, 2015

In an article on this week, they ranked the 50 best small cities in the country, to see what the best places to live in 2015 are. Cities were chosen with the consideration of: great jobs, strong economies, affordable homes, excellent schools, and that special something that makes it a great place to live. None other than our very own local city of Apex, NC made it to #1 on this national list. If you’re in the market for new homes in Raleigh, consider choosing a home in one of Royal Oaks beautiful communities located in Apex, like Bella Casa Parkside and The Trace II.

According to Time, Apex has all the things you would expect the number 1 city to have. Apex has a charming downtown, top-notch schools, and a great sense of community. So much so, that it draws 15,000 people (and more than a third of the population) to the annual PeakFest street fair.

Apex also has something else that makes it extremely promising, high paying tech-industry jobs that make the quality of life second to none. Unlike the West Coast, which is also a technology hub, the cost of living is affordable in Apex. So much so, that a three bedroom house in Apex will run you about $265,000, while a similar house in Silicon Valley would run you more than $1 million.

The Apex local job market is powered by the 7,000-acre Research Triangle Park that is 18 miles away. More than 200 companies, including IBM, Cisco, and pharma giant GlaxcoSmithKline, have offices that employ about 50,000 workers.

Apex is among the states best in North Carolina for schools and Apex High School offers the Academy of Information Technology, a four year program that exposes students to the IT field through coursework and internships.

Apex has seen its population double since 2000. The growth has brought cosmetic changes to the city, to adapt to its growth including a new toll road that cut the commute time to the Research Triangle in half to only 20 minutes.

Although the city of Apex is growing, residents appreciate how it continues to keep its close-knit vibe, making it a great place to raise a family.

If Apex sounds like the ideal location for you to find your new home, contact Royal Oaks today so they can help you find the perfect new home in Apex to fit your needs!




Royal Oaks Building Group is a new home builder in Raleigh and Fayetteville, North Carolina. For additional information about Royal Oaks building your Raleigh new home, please call (888) 677-1502.

Great New Home Community in Apex!

Categories: Apex, Cary, New Homes in Raleigh, The Trace II | Posted: March 12, 2015
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Are you looking for a new home in Raleigh? If so, where to look is often the first question you ask yourself when picturing where you want to live. Royal Oaks Homes has a great selection of new home communities that provide both gorgeous homes in beautiful communities. After all, why not enjoy both instead of just one with your new home?

A beautiful new Royal Oaks home community located in Apex is the Trace II. This great community features Royal Oaks award winning floor plans! The homes offered in this community range in size from 2,500-4,000 square feet, lending plenty of room for a growing family or a family that has already outgrown their first home.

Homes in The Trace II community feature first floor owner suites, spacious kitchens, finished and unfinished 3rd floors, as just a few of the great features offered in these homes.

All of the homes in this community include high end features like granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors and an extensive trim package.

The Trace II is located just minutes from historic downtown Apex as well as Cary, giving you close proximity to entertainment and most anything you need without having to drive far.

Contact us today to learn more about The Trace II community, as well as all of the wonderful floor plans available and move-in ready homes for the buyer looking to move-in this spring!



Royal Oaks Building Group is a new home builder in Raleigh and Fayetteville, North Carolina. For additional information about Royal Oaks building your Raleigh new home, please call (888) 677-1502