Called "The Peak of Good Living," Apex, North Carolina was also rated by Family Circle as one of the Best Towns for Families. Population: 40,205 Median Income: $84,843 Median Home Price: $240,000 Households with Kids: 52% GreatSchools Rating: 9
"With all its historic Queen Anne-style and Art Deco buildings, you could say that Apex is the pinnacle of quaintness, which suits Andrea Watson just fine. "This town has real character—with hardly any traffic or stress," she says. And the living is easy. Andrea, 46, a preschool teacher, and husband Roy, 45, a sales director—along with kids Alayna, 17, Royce, 12, and Ryan, 11—enjoy picnics at the community park, which has a 50-acre lake, batting cages and tennis courts. The Watsons also frequent the farmers' market and events such as PeakFest, a spring arts and crafts festival, and Peak City Pig Fest, a summertime BBQ contest that attracts some 20,000 visitors every year. Teachers who spot and nurture innate talent are the norm in this Raleigh suburb: Alayna was tapped for advanced math in elementary school, and Royce was the only sixth-grader selected for the robotics club. "On top of that, our kids are exposed to diverse cultures and mingle with people from all types of backgrounds," says Roy. "Their lives will be much richer for it." Good Deeds: For more than 40 years, the Apex Firebelles have come to the rescue, holding bake sales that have raised about $50,000 to purchase defibrillators for the fire department. Their next project: new brakes for a vintage 1939 Hunter fire truck."--Cover from Magazine above is also from Family Circle, 2014
RELOCATION TIPS for Your HOME: When preparing to relocate, there a few things to keep in mind. First of all, any home will have a punch-list of repairs that should be done in advance of your move in date by the seller, but may not be completely done depending upon how you have negotiated your final contract. Make sure all repairs are done prior to move in or very shortly thereafter, as you will probably wish to use your weekends exploring your new city rather than getting bids on work. In fact, call us if the work is to be done in Wake County!
RELOCATION TIPS for Your Family: Visit your children's schools, make certain all vaccinations records are up to date as well as school physicals if your child is in an athletics program, line up tutors in advance should the need arise, get library cards, have all utilities turned on three day in advance of your move-in date [some utilities require a deposit and most don't hook start up service on the weekend]. Make sure your children know the route to and from home and the street names used. Find out your neighbors names; be neighborly.
RELOCATION TIPS for Your Pets: Moving is stressful on dogs and cats too, especially if they are elderly or ailing. Pet ramps should be created preferably before your move-in date, so they can instantly feel "at home." We have personally used Bach Rescue Remedy when relocating with our pets, Sophia and Angel; it worked amazingly well to reduce their stress from car movement and being confined to their carrier. Interview veterinary clinics in advance, and line up where to go for exams and grooming.
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