Sweetwater is located in Apex, NC, a town known as “The Peak of Good Living” and recognized as one of the most desirable places to live in the nation.

The name “Apex” derives from the town’s location at the highest point on a stretch of the Chatham Railroad running between Raleigh and the Deep River. Historic downtown Apex grew up around the focal point of the Apex Union Depot, whose site now serves as the Apex Chamber of Commerce. Sweetwater’s main Community Center building is designed in the style of a vintage train station as a salute to Apex’s railway heritage.

Characterized by charm and community spirit, Apex is also known for its designation as the #1 place to live in the U.S. by Money Magazine in 2015. It doesn’t get any better than that!

Driving directions: From I-540 take US Hwy 64 West towards Pittsboro (Exit 59B). Go 1 mile, Sweetwater is on the left at intersection with Jenks Rd.

  • Population 42,150 (2015 census)
  • A lively downtown
  • Top-notch schools
  • Popular annual PeakFest street fair
  • Affordable cost of living
  • Hot local job market powered by healthcare and research
  • Close proximity to RDU International Airport, Research Triangle Park, excellent health care, schools, colleges and universities and major regional retail centers

Apex Attractions

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
A North Carolina state park spanning Chatham County and Wake County, including the more than 13,940-acre Jordan Lake

William B. Umstead State Park
5,579 acres of woodlands with hiking and bridle trails, campgrounds and three man-made fishing lakes

Halle Cultural Arts Center
Featuring drama, voice and arts classes as well as a range of performances

Historic Downtown Apex
Award-winning restaurants, shops, boutiques and professional services can be found in downtown Apex

Apex Festivals
PeakFest, Peak-a-Palooza, Apex Music Festival, Apex Latino Arts Festival, Peak City Pig Fest

Triangle Area Attractions

Shopping – Beaver Creek, Cary Towne Center, North Hills, Streets at Southpoint
Entertainment VenuesKoka Booth Amphitheater / Walnut Creek / PNC Arena / Memorial Auditorium / Durham Performing Arts Center
SportsCarolina Hurricanes Hockey / Carolina Railhawks Soccer / NCSU / UNC / Duke

How long does it take to get to…?

Cary – 10 min.
Fuquay-Varina – 15 min.
Research Triangle Park – 20 min.
Raleigh-Durham Airport – 20 min.
Raleigh – 25 min.

Durham – 25 min.
Chapel Hill – 25 min.
Sanford – 25 min.
Garner – 25 min.
Southern Pines – 35 min.