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Given the choice, most of us want to stay in our homes. Sometimes, people need help to remain at home. That's where Always Best Care Senior Services comes in.

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“My mother has been bedridden for over three years now. Always Best Care has taken wonderful care of her in these years. The management has a real desire to give care that is consistent with how they'd want their own family attended to. I appreciate the training they provide to the caregivers and the quick response to any of our concerns. It's been a great partnership.”

Peggy M.

“Always Best Care has been an excellent partner in assisting my mother with caring for my elderly father. They are amazingly responsive. I have a single point of contact number (for Melanie), and I get an almost immediate response from her irrespective of what day or time I call/text. I have reached out at 11pm or later; I have reached out on weekends; I have reached out during holidays. In each instance Melanie has responded either immediately or within 5 minutes. They work to build a partnership. I stopped by the office unannounced recently to discuss a coverage issue that had arisen over the holidays. A new caregiver called out twice. (I would like to note that the coverage issues that arose over the holidays were highly unusual and very much outside the norm for ABC.) Sanjay, Anthony, and Melanie took an unplanned 45 minutes to sit with me and discuss my concerns and to outline the plan they had been discussing that very day to ensure we had no further issues. I do not expect any organization to never have any difficulties. The scale by which I measure an organization is 1) Does the organization take ownership of the issue? and 2) Does the organization proactively work to address the issue? ABC scores high on both these vectors. I have recommended ABC both to a coworker and to a close friend. I will continue to recommend them.”

Craig J.

“Sanjay and his staff do amazing work. For your home care needs, give them a call and they will take care of you. Keep up the great work!”

Steven J.

“SanJay and his staff do a wonderful job explaining Senior Care. He was really helpful in Dementia information. He has a tremendous amount of resources to provide.”

Patrick O.

“An excellent service, always responsive & provide very compassionate care. Sanjay takes a personal interest in finding the best fit for each client & I've always experienced him treating clients like family. I work for Heartland Hospice and when families I'm working with need a trusted caregiver for this fragile time of life, they have always been there - available to meet in person and start care extremely fast.”

Jessica H.

“ABC is absolutely amazing! The staff is very caring and very friendly. always go above and beyond. They have great communication between Clients and Staff.”

Rebecca G.

“Always Best went above and beyond to help us navigate a family crisis, and we literally could not have done it without them. Everyone we worked with was caring, patient and responsive.”

Kelley F.

“Sanjay and ABCSS were outstanding to work with. Sanjay walked us through not only their options but gave me his personal observations and suggestions. Day 1 they were there for us and our father. Sanjay was there and spent time with Dad. Top notch service. Thank you.”

Michael H.

“I called on a Monday & had a care giver on Tuesday. The caregivers are always on time. Asking if there are any changes to the schedule. They fix her lunch every day and do the dishes. Amy is very attentive to my mother. She ensures she does her exercises like she is supposed to a d even does then with her. The care they give has greatly reduced my stress.”


“We called Sanjay to help us find an assisted living facility for our mom when her health took a sudden turn for the worse. His compassion and care for our parents in the past and actually for the whole family unit told us he would help us find the perfect place for her. Well he did - he sought out the perfect place which is amazing - Spring Arbor. Not only did he meet us at a couple of places on his time - he visited our mom at the rehab center she was at - again on his own time. He gives his all to the entire family unit and helps you through the entire process till the end. We will be forever grateful for his help and compassion throughout this stressful time in our lives. Knowing our mom is in such a warm loving environment as Spring Arbor gives us total peace of mind and for that we are eternally grateful!”

Janeen D.

“ABC are awesome people. They are just like their name... The best”


“Always Best Care Senior Services not only provides clients with personal care needs, but also with companionship. Our goal is to keep our clients safe and to give them the best care possible by meeting each clients needs specifically. I have recommended this company for new clients as well as for new caregivers. I have had a very pleasant experience working for this company. The office staff works great together to help with assessments and scheduling needs for each client. ABC staff and caregivers really go above and beyond to provide assistance to their clients.”

Caitlin P.

“this company is fantastic, love the people and the hours and they felxability they have to your life schedule”


“When we first started with Always Best Care, it was just to have somebody come visit mom once a week at assisted-living they care whatever needed to be done, going with her on errands and so on. They were great. Their support really became important, however, when mom fractured her pelvis. I texted Sanjay, the CEO and they were at the hospital with CMTs as soon as she got her room. That was important, because mom was not entirely aware that she had fractured her pelvis, would keep trying to get up, and the hospital had not yet resourced a sitter. They also provided in room sitter services for mom when she was in rehab, at a facility they helped us down-select to. Then, when she was released from rehab, they helped locate a micro-community that provided Mom with the extra support she needed, after discussing the issues we needed to work through via conference call when there was more than could be managed via txt or email. I live out of state, so we could not have done this without them. Sanjay and team really care about the patient, and were always available. They have my highest recommendation. -WRJ, Raleigh NC”


“I don't know what I would have done without Sanjay helping me and my family through one of the most difficult times of our lives. My mother was gravely ill and had been hospitalized for 8 months, totally bedridden. I needed to move my Dad to the area, needed to find a place where Mom could get the best in physical rehab and had no idea where to start. He sorted through the options, made visits with me, met my Dad and visited my Mom in the hospital while she was recovering. He went above and beyond and I can't thank him enough for guiding me through the maze of Senior care options and getting them to where they needed to be. I would never have been able to do it without him.”

Margaret S.

“Sanjay has been an absolute Godsend to work with in getting my grandmother transitioned happily to an independent living community. He has been ever so prompt and attentive to our needs and wants and through the very end has made sure to not only follow up but go above and beyond even after the ink had dried on the contracts. I am so grateful that he came so highly referred by a financial planner friend of mine and I will no doubt continue to sing his praises to anyone and everyone that I meet in need of a wonderful "senior living real estate agent" as I have so fondly dubbed him.”

Jennifer B.

“EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT! Finding a home for your elderly loved one is extremely emotional and daunting! Asking questions you never thought you would be asking. The hundreds of places you could visit. If this is you, I would highly recommend calling Sanjay Das. Sanjay, visited my home, and over the next few days had long conversations, with both my husband and myself to determine what we "thought"our loved one needs were. And after much consideration, and using all of his resources, Sanjay recommend several places. Together With Sanjay, we toured them all and in the end, we decided on something completely different then the very first community we viewed. Sanjay was able to change mid stream, and help us to understand what Mom's needs truly were. We started a whole new search with new criteria. Sanjay was knowledgeable, very soft spoken, kind and respectful. He was extremely patient and would give up until he found the perfect home for Mom. Thank you Sanjay. Dina Pahl”

Dina P.

“My mother recently moved into an Assisted Living facility in Cary. This has been a difficult journey for mom and our family, and I honestly don't know what we would have done without Sanjay Das. He has been with us every step of the way for the past four months. He arranged and accompanied us on visits to many area facilities, answered countless questions we had, was available to my mom and us literally 24/7, and helped us walk through the maze of details in getting mom settled. He has gone above and beyond the call of duty to a degree one rarely sees, and his kindness, efficiency, and professionalism are unparallelled. I am pretty picky about customer service and I don't normally rave about things, but I can't say enough good things about Sanjay and how important his help has been to us. He has actually kind of become our family's hero and I wholeheartedly recommend him.”

Kaye S.

“I want to thank Sanjay and Always Best Care for always going above and beyond to exceed expectations. I live out of state and had an emergency situation with my mother who needed immediate care with no notice. No other provider could rise to the occasion on short notice, but Sanjay was able to fill the need by providing 24 hour care that evening and consistently thereafter while my mother was recovering. He went above and beyond by treating my mother like one of his family, and made constant communication standard operating procedure. He also informed me of services that were beneficial to my mother which were beyond the scope of those offered by his firm. He delivers service with empathy and care that focuses first and always on the person in need and the person's family! I highly recommend Sanjay and Always Best Care for all elder care needs.”

Bob C.

“A neighbor across the street suggested I call "Always Best Care" after my husband fell. They were helpful when I needed hourly care for him at home. When I could not longer keep him at home, they helped me a lot looking for a facility. Sanjay and Cheryl went out of their way to help me. They stood by me through it ALL.”

Glo M.

“Although I have not had the need, personally, to call ABC for care I don't doubt that that would be my first call should the need arise. I've had the privilege of having Sanjay as both my friend and colleague and so I have a lot of faith in his ability to provide both caring and service through ABC. For me, these are the two ingredients that I would expect and require. Recently, my neighbor was in need and so I recommended ABC and was able to observe how Sanjay responded. Even though he was just starting his business and was not yet able to place his care givers in the home he still spent a lot of time with my neighbor, offering guidance, caring, and comfort to assist them in getting the best care available. And that's just who he is. Fortunately, now he has his license and is fully equipped to provide care.”

Mel K.
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How does In-home Senior Care in Apex, NC work?

Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it's especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.

The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.

At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one ages, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.

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Aging in Place: The Preferred Choice for Most Seniors

While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit.

In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a unfamiliar assisted living community, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.

Here are just a few of the reasons why older men and women prefer to age at home:


How much does a senior's home truly mean to them? A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old. With the help of elderly care in Apex, NC, seniors don't have to age in a sterilized care facility. Instead, they can age gracefully in the place they want to be most: their home. In contrast, seniors who move to a long-term care facility must adapt to new environments, new people, and new systems that the facility implements. At this stage in life, this kind of drastic change can be more harmful than helpful.

Healthy Living
Healthy Living

Institutional care facilities like nursing homes often put large groups of people together to live in one location. On any given day, dozens of staff members and caregivers run in and out of these facilities. Being around so many new people in a relatively small living environment can be dangerous for a seniors' health and wellbeing. When you consider that thousands of seniors passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, opting for in-home care is often a safer, healthier choice for seniors. Aging in place has been shown to improve seniors' quality of life, which helps boost physical health and also helps insulate them from viral and bacterial risks found in elderly living facilities.


For many seniors, the ability to live independently with assistance from a caregiver is a priceless option. With in-home care, seniors experience a higher level of independence and freedom - much more so than in other settings like an assisted living community. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.

Cost and Convenience
Cost and Convenience

More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, can be less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.

With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care in Apex, NC gives seniors the chance to form a bond with a trusted caregiver and also receive unmatched care that is catered to their needs. In long-term care facilities, seniors and their loved ones have much less control over their care plan and have less of a say in who provides their care.

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Affordable Care Plans

In-home care is a valuable resource that empowers seniors to age in place on their own terms. However, a big concern for many families and their loved ones is how much in-home care costs. If you're worried that in-home care is too expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is one of the most affordable senior care arrangements available.

Typically, hiring an Always Best Care in-home caregiver for a few hours a week is more affordable than sending your loved one to a long-term care facility. This is true even for seniors with more complex care needs.

At Always Best Care, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a Care Plan that not only meets your care needs, but your budget requirements, too. Once we discover the level of care that you or your senior need, we develop an in-home care plan that you can afford.

In addition to our flexible care options, families should also consider the following resources to help offset potential home care costs:

Veteran's Benefits
Veteran's Benefits

Aid and Attendance benefits through military service can cover a portion of the costs associated with in-home care for veterans and their spouses.

Long-Term Care Insurance
Long-Term Care Insurance

Many senior care services like in-home care are included in long-term care insurance options. Research different long-term care solutions to find a plan that provides coverage for senior care.

Private Insurance
Private Insurance

Home care can be included as part of a senior's private insurance plan. Read over your loved one's insurance policy carefully or speak with their insurance provider to determine if in-home care is covered.

Life Insurance
Life Insurance

Depending on the life insurance plan, you may be able to apply your policy toward long-term care. You may be able to use long-term-care coverage to help pay for in-home elderly care.

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During your Care Plan consultation with Always Best Care, your Care Coordinator will speak with you about in-home care costs and what options there may be to help meet your budget needs.

Compassionate Care. Trusted Caregivers

When you or your senior loved one needs assistance managing daily tasks at home, finding a qualified caregiver can be challenging. It takes a special kind of person to provide reliable care for your senior loved one. However, a caregiver's role involves more than meal preparation and medication reminders. Many seniors rely on their caregivers for companionship, too.

Our companion care services give seniors the chance to socialize in a safe environment and engage in activities at home. These important efforts boost morale and provide much-needed relief from repetitive daily routines. A one-on-one, engaging conversation can sharpen seniors' minds and give them something in which to be excited.

At Always Best Care, we only hire care providers that we would trust to care for our own loved ones. Our senior caregivers in Apex,NC understand how important it is to listen and communicate with their seniors. A seemingly small interaction, like a short hug goodbye, can make a major difference in a senior's day. Instead of battling against feelings of isolation, seniors begin to look forward to seeing their caregiver each week.

Understanding the nuances of senior care is just one of the reasons why our care providers are so great at their job.

Unlike some senior care companies, our caregivers must undergo extensive training before they work for Always Best Care. In addition, our caregivers receive ongoing training throughout the year. This training ensures that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect. During this training, they will brush up on their communication skills, safety awareness, and symptom spotting. That way, your loved one receives the highest level of non-medical home care from day one.

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Taking the First Step with Always Best Care

The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:

An assessment of your senior loved one


An in-depth discussion of the needs of your senior loved one to remain in their own home


Reviewing a detailed Care Plan that will meet your senior loved one's needs


Our caregivers are trained to spot changes that clients exhibit, like mental and physical decline. As your trusted senior care company, we will constantly assess and update your Care Plan to meet any new emotional, intellectual, physical, and emotional needs.

If you have never considered in-home care before, we understand that you and your family may have concerns about your Care Plan and its Care Coordinator. To help give you peace of mind, know that every team member and caregiver must undergo comprehensive training before being assigned to a Care Plan.

When you're ready, we encourage you to contact your local Always Best Care representative to set up a Care Consultation. Our Care Coordinators would be happy to meet with you in person to get to know you better, discuss your needs, and help put together a personalized Care Plan specific to your needs.

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Apex's secret identity: Lost pond hides true origins of NC town

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Today, Apex is known as the 'peak' of good living – but many people have no idea the historic downtown is built overtop a lost pond that holds secrets to the town's little-known origins.

Each time you sit down to eat in the alleyway between the Apex Fire Department and The Peak on Salem, you're sitting right on top of one of the most important sites in the town's history: The Log Pond.

Very little remains of that pond today; however, without that pond, Apex may not have ever existed at all.

"If you look at maps of Wake County prior to the Civil War, you will see places like Holly Springs and a number of communities all around modern day Apex, but you don't see Apex on the map at all," said Toby Holleman, a historian who specializes in the town's history.

That's because 'Apex' didn't exist. The little community had a different name: Log Pond.

Why was 'Log Pond' changed to 'Apex?'

It may seem hard to believe a little pond could have such an impact on a town's growth, but the small body of water served as a refueling station for the steam engines that came through on the Chatham Railroad. Without that pond, the railroad may never have come through the tiny community – and that railroad was a primary reason Apex exists today.

"The railroad was completed 1869," said Holleman. "Until then, there was no Apex."

Prior to 1869, Holleman says travelers who stopped to water their horses may have seen a little lumber business or a mill, as well as a country store and maybe a farm house or two.

"Very little there, not even enough to call a community," he said.

The 'log pond' was maybe 100 feet long or so, and was so named because railroad workers would toss the wooden railroad ties into the pond, giving it the appearance of being filled with logs.

Steam engine trains needed plenty of water, so the pond served as a replenishing reservoir. As the community became a prominent stop for trains, railroad workers began referring to Log Pond as the 'Apex of the Grade.'

The name 'Apex of the Grade' was critically important to railroad workers because it let everyone on the tracks know that this stop was the highest point, the apex or the peak, of the Chatham County Railroad.

"Trains would come up the hill from Haywood. That climb is 15 miles, and for a little steam engine pulling a long train of cars, it needed water by the time it reached the top of the hill. That's where the log pond was," he said. "It would refill at the 'apex' of the grade then proceed on to Cary, and downhill to Raleigh."

Holleman says it was common for communities at the 'peak' of a railroad line to be named in recognition of that:

Engineers named the community Apex, and within a year the first post office was established.

"The United States Postal Service called it the Apex post office," he said.

What happened to the critically important log pond?

Train tracks still carry trains right past the historic Depot in downtown Apex.

But no one knows exactly what happened to the original log pond, according to Holleman.

" We surmise that it vanished as the town began to grow," he said. "Probably by 1900 it could no longer be seen."

Main Street and Old US-1 Hwy ran through right where the pond sat, so a flooding pond could have created a mess. The town inserted culverts to drain it – possibly represented today in the name Culvert Street just behind the train depot.

"Those drains still work today. I can remember as a kid seeing the drain on the east side. So much water tends to accumulate in that spot. It’s a tiny little valley on the ridge, and you can see how the water could come down and settle in that little spot where the Log Pond was," he said.

A map of Log Pond drawn by Staley Smith shows the outline of the pond's old site, as well as the flow of the culvert and direction the water drained. From the drawing, you can see the pond sat directly next to the train tracks along Seaboard St., just a stone's throw away from the historic depot building still sitting by the tracks today.

Smith created that map in 2009.

Precious few photos actually show the Log Pond – and there may only be one in existence.

Holleman's brother Warren, also an Apex historian, shared one of these photos in the book Pluck, Perseverance, and Paint: Apex, North Carolina: Beginnings to 1941. Below is a close-up of that image, restored by Marty Allen and provided by the Apex Volunteer Fire Department collection.

Today, visitors can sit on top of the former site of the log pond and eat lunch – in a little alleyway running alongside the fire station.

Where is the 'apex' of Apex?

Atop a slight hill, just behind the old railroad tracks, sits a historic home known as the Tunstall house – right on the peak of the very highest point in Apex, according to Kerrin Cox, communications coordinator for the Town of Apex.

The historic home sits on the Apex Town Campus, which also includes the town hall, senior center and community center.

As the town prepares to celebrate 150 years of history at their Party in the Peak event on Sept. 23, they're highlighting some of these incredible lost stories as part of an exhibit right there on the town campus – allowing visitors to learn about the town's hidden history while walking around on the very peak of Apex itself.

On September 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the campus will become an interactive museum showcasing Apex’s past, present, and future.

“We have interviewed nearly 100 community members so far, and their stories will be part of the celebration in our Present exhibit,” said Cox. “We’ve covered topics like Black history, women’s history, indigenous history, and more - all of which have been curated by community champions.”

The event has more than just history. There will be 10 food trucks with special Apex 150th menu items. They're also hosting live music, Apex youth performances, kids activities, and storytellers on stage sharing tales from Apex's past.

For those who love Apex history, many historic photos and stories are collected in the Holleman brothers' history book, which is available at ELK Local Foods and Sixpence Accents in downtown. Toby Holleman is also providing a virtual tour of Apex history on October 15 at Eva Perry Library.

For those who love exploring hidden history themselves, the town has worked with historians from several Apex communities – Green Level, Friendship, New Hill, Olive Chapel and more – to create interactive maps to 'lost places' that once played a critical role in making the town what it is today.

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Apex High School wins North Carolina 4A softball state championship over Hickory Ridge

The Apex Cougars wouldn’t be denied.Winning back-to-back games en route to an NCHSAA 4A state championship on Saturday wasn’t easy, but head coach Adam Renzi knows his group of girls, an...

The Apex Cougars wouldn’t be denied.

Winning back-to-back games en route to an NCHSAA 4A state championship on Saturday wasn’t easy, but head coach Adam Renzi knows his group of girls, and he knows they are a resilient bunch.

“We’ve been gritty all year,” Renzi said after Apex rallied, twice, to upset Hickory Ridge at Duke University. “We don’t have a lot of superstars but just play really tough. And so today we just said, ‘Don’t let us win one.’”

Apex was shut out in Game 1, 3-0, on Friday night as Hickory Ridge got a brilliant performance from Elon-bound pitcher Anna Dew. To win the title, Apex had to win the final two games of the best-of-3 series Saturday.

In Game 2, the Cougars found themselves in a 4-0 hole, and came back. That was their “one,” thanks to a two-run walk-off homer from Kaleigh Ayscue.

From there, Renzi said, it was all about using the energy off the win.

“We managed to get that one,” Renzi said. “That first one was really hard. It was really hot. I thought we were able to really build off that.”

In Game 3, the Cougars got behind again, and trailed 5-2 in the seventh inning, three outs from disaster. But, aided by three Hickory Ridge errors, Apex scored six runs to win 8-5, securing its first softball state title.

“That’s been the story all year,” Renzi said. “We are just gritty and find ways to manufacture runs.”

Renzi said a few years ago, winning double digit games at Apex was a big deal. Now, the Cougars will get fitted for rings.

“I’ve been around softball for so long, travel ball, college and high school,” Renzi said. “The resiliency of the female athlete (is special). They just do not surrender. What you saw today is why I’m involved in this game. Whether we win or lose is irrelevant because of the way they fought back.”

Hickory Ridge head coach Justin Davies said all his team could do is look ahead.

“We don’t have any choice but to move forward,” Davies said. “We try to tell the girls to not worry about the next step and the next pitch, but this hurts. We had four errors (in Game 3) and a bunch of errors in (Game 2) and we just didn’t do the job.”

This story was originally published June 3, 2023, 7:37 PM.

$3B ‘superstar region’ project planned for Apex after years-long delay

After years of legal wrangling and shelved plans, a mixed-use project on a massive tract of land in Apex is now in new hands and moving forward.The long-awaited ...

After years of legal wrangling and shelved plans, a mixed-use project on a massive tract of land in Apex is now in new hands and moving forward.

The long-awaited Veridea development is starting to take shape after New York developer RXR recently purchased multiple parcels, roughly 1,100 acres in total, sandwiched between U.S. Highway 1 and N.C. 540, along N.C. 55, according to Wake County deed records.

The total price tag: $91 million.

The project has been in the works since the property’s previous owner, Hudson Realty Capital, began assembling land 16 years ago. However, it hit legal roadblocks and never got off the ground.

About 17 months ago, RXR began scouting the site and says the deal is part of its national push into what it calls “superstar regions,” mainly outlying suburban areas that support housing, logistics and life sciences. Apex is about 20 minutes from RTP and neighbors Cary and Morrisville. The land sale was first reported by the Triangle Business Journal.

“The Veridea project is consistent with our strategy,” said Scott Rechler, chairman and CEO of RXR, in a statement.

RXR plans to build on Hudson Capital’s original vision — with over 1,000 multifamily units to be built by RXR and 1,100 single-family houses and townhomes to be developed by Lennar Corp — as part of the project’s first phase. Plans also include over 750,000 square feet for life sciences research, and 21 acres for the construction of a new elementary school.

RXR is also partnering with Wake Technical Community College to construct a new 340,000-square-foot campus on 34 acres that will include space for a new workforce development center.

Altogether, RXR, Lennar and Wake Tech expect to invest “up to $3 billion” on the site.

“We’re going to create a community of live-work-play,“ Joseph Graziose Sr., RXR’s executive vice president for residential development and construction, told The N&O. “We really pride ourselves in coming into regions and municipalities, and working together to ensure that we’re both aligned and doing good.”

RXR indicated the project will offer housing at an “affordable price point,” but Graziose declined to give exact numbers. “What I could say is, being outside the boundary of the city, it will be much more affordable than living in downtown Raleigh and North Hills.”

RXR plans to break ground with the initial infrastructure and roadway system early next year. The first residents for multifamily units should be able to move in by late 2025, he said.

Amenities for phase one will include walkable green trails, dog parks and bicycle paths. Eventually, four softball fields, six tennis courts and a 22,500-square-foot community center will be added. The zoning of the site allows for the development of up to 8,000 residential units, 12 million square feet of commercial space, including life sciences, industrial, and warehouse, and 3.5 million square feet of retail, hospitality, and civic uses.

Apex Mayor Jacques K. Gilbert called the project a “golden opportunity” for Apex.

“While there are many more steps to take on this journey, I’m truly impressed with the conceptual plans presented by RXR’s team, providing solutions to move us forward,” he said in a statement.

As Apex’s population swells to over 62,000, demand for more housing remains at an all-time high. The town estimates that by 2030, there could be more than 120,000 people living in Apex. A local affordable housing developer, DHIC, recently broke ground on Broadstone Walk, a 164-unit affordable housing complex on a 14-acre parcel along South Hughes Street in Apex.

This story was originally published March 2, 2023, 3:01 PM.

Longtime Apex development Veridea to pick up progress after lengthy delay

APEX, N.C. (WTVD) -- Nestled in between U.S. Highway 1 and Interstate 540 and along NC-55, the Veridea development project will soon take shape and form in Apex.The project was originally in the hands of another developer but was held up in court for years.However, develope...

APEX, N.C. (WTVD) -- Nestled in between U.S. Highway 1 and Interstate 540 and along NC-55, the Veridea development project will soon take shape and form in Apex.

The project was originally in the hands of another developer but was held up in court for years.

However, developer RXR purchased the land in a deal for $91 million.

"This is exciting," said Apex mayor Jacques Gilbert. "Here's an opportunity for Apex. If we can just get some momentum and move this thing forward we can do some incredible things."

The announcement comes as the town celebrates its 150-year anniversary Tuesday.

News of RXR taking control of the project brings about much-needed progress after the previous developer was not able to pull it off.

"What I do understand is that we have some people who are serious at the table. And they're working with staff right now to really create this dynamic plan that will benefit our growth and opportunities," said Gilbert.

Within the conceptual renderings are plans for five separate villages for Veridea with space for life sciences research, zoning for up to 8,000 residential units, and 3.5 million square feet for retail, hospitality, and civic use.

"We know that change is always about emotion for our town and as long as it's good change, we'll celebrate it," said Gilbert.

One business owner, who did not want to be identified for fear of how his comments will affect future business, said, "The growth is happening too fast."

However, Amy Bishop, who owns Sawdust & Clay Collaborative, said, "What makes the small-town feel is really that you have locally owned businesses."

Many residents said the development will change the look and feel of the town.

"You know, it's not a strip mall. It's not even a big, commercial mall," added Bishop. "It's a place where there's sole proprietors, small businesses being owned by people who live in the community. So I think it keeps its small-town vibe from that."

The project will also make way for a new elementary school and an additional campus for Wake Technical Community College.

There's no word yet on when the project will break ground.

Free 4th of July fireworks celebrations in Raleigh, Durham and across the Triangle

Independence Day is almost here, and that means many across the nation are taking off work, having barbecues and popping fireworks (keep ‘em legal).Most towns in the Triangle are joining the fun by holding their own celebrations starting this weekend (the official holiday is Tuesday, July 4).We’ve compiled a guide to safe and professional fireworks shows and celebrations across the Triangle, listed chronologic...

Independence Day is almost here, and that means many across the nation are taking off work, having barbecues and popping fireworks (keep ‘em legal).

Most towns in the Triangle are joining the fun by holding their own celebrations starting this weekend (the official holiday is Tuesday, July 4).

We’ve compiled a guide to safe and professional fireworks shows and celebrations across the Triangle, listed chronologically.

The town of Selma is kicking off Independence Day weekend will an All-American Festival. There will be live entertainment, food trucks, and the national anthem will be sung by Chad Thompson

The town of Clayton will be hosting a Friends and Family Independence Day celebration on July 1 with food trucks, games and free watermelon.

The town of Fuquay-Varina will be hosting an Independence Day Celebration at South Park with food and drink vendors.

The town of Wendell will be having a fireworks show with Americana music and food trucks.

The town of Apex will be putting on 4th of July events throughout the weekend starting with a Firework Frenzy on July 3.

The town of Garner will be hosting an Independence Day Celebration with kids games, live music and fireworks on July 3.

The town of Morrisville is putting together a “Family Fun Festival” with live music, entertainment and giveaways on July 3.

The town of Wake Forest put together a “Fireworks Spectacular” on July 3 and a parade on July 4.

The town of Cary will be putting on its Independence Celebration on July 4 at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre.

The town of Durham and Durham Parks & Recreation have created a 4th of July Celebration on July 4.

The town will celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks.

The town of Knightdale will put on its annual “Fourth On First Ave” on July 4.

The free July 4th Celebration at Dix Park is one of the Triangle’s biggest fireworks shows with food trucks, family activities and a foam party pit.

The town of Rolesville’s 4th of July Celebration will have live music, food trucks and activities for kids and adults.

The Town of Holly Springs believes Independence Day celebrations don’t need to end on July Fourth. The town hosts fireworks on Wednesday, July 5, as well as food trucks, games and live music.

This story was originally published June 28, 2023, 2:16 PM.


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