Fourth of July, Apex

The Fourth of July in Downtown Apex is going to be in an Olde Fashion theme. Below we have a full schedule of events for the day. Also be sure to have your kids decorate their bikes, wagons and tricycles  so they can partake in the Uncle Sam’s Parade of Wheels!

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Schedule for the Day:

  • 9am: Flag Raising
  • 9:15am: Activities (inflatables, street performers, karaoke, carnival games, climbing wall, cake walk, sno cones, food, ice cream and more!)
  • 11:45am: Parade of Wheels line-up
  • 11:50am: Activities end
  • 12pm: Uncle Sam’s Parade of Wheels
  • 12:30pm: Fire Department Splash Down

Location: Salem & Chatham Streets

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Fourth of July Raleigh, NC

Fourth of July 2Moving along with our week of July 4th events, Raleigh has started a great tradition on Fayetteville Street. This Saturday from Noon to 11:00 pm come out for a huge free event called The ‘Works! There are beer/wine tents, rides for the kids, live music and so much more. The fireworks start around 9:30 pm over The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

No matter where you are, you can try different food trucks in preparation for the fireworks that evening. Make a whole day out of it! Maybe I’ll see you on Fayetteville Street. 🙂

Raleigh moves up in Top Metros

raleigh1WRAL released an article recently that Raleigh, NC has moved to #41 on the Top 300 Metro list! Austin and Raleigh are two of four United States cities to crack the Top 50! Here is the article listed below for more information! Also, if you are looking to relocate to the area please contact me for more information.

http://wraltechwire.com/job-growth-powers-raleigh-to-no-41-spot-in-world-s-top-300-metros/14377277/

North Carolina Museum of Art – New Project!

filename-rodin-gardenOn December 10th, it was announced that the North Carolina Museum of Art would be undergoing a new 164-acre project thanks to an anonymous donation! The project is a park campus that will include greenways, bike trails, and new art of course. The vision for this project started long ago in the late ’80s and is finally able to come to life now! More information can be found in the article linked below.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Common Grounds Coffee – Apex, NC

CommonGroundsApexLocated in the renovated historic building The Proenade, Common Grounds Coffee is a wonderful spot in Downtown Apex to get your morning dose of caffeine. You can also grab some ice cream, tea or a sandwich while you are there! Local coffee shops are wonderful hangouts to read the morning paper or catch up on local news. Friday and Saturday nights also feature music from artists in the area, a great way to spend the weekend supporting the local scene.

Location: 219 N Salem Street, Suite 101, Apex NC

Phone: (919) 387-0873

Java Jive – Cary, NC

JavaJivemenuDowntown Cary has been growing in recent years, including a new coffee shop. Today though we are going to highlight a beautiful family owned establishment called Java Jive. All the beans that are used are actually roasted and selected by the owner’s brother! You can get a whole lot more than just coffee at this place, there are some delicious milkshakes, smoothies, sodas and juices. You can get all the classic coffee and expresso drinks, or try something new from who ever is behind the counter! Please stop by and try something new, as well as help out a local business.

Location: 2425 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC 27518

Phone: (919) 816-8888

Cary, NC – Best Place to Live?

Market Watch released a new article today that ranks Cary, North Carolina as #8 in the Best Cities to Live in the United States in 2014. Even those who live around the area should take pride in this, the Triangle Area is a Beautiful location to find work and raise a family. I have posted below a portion of the article that reflects just Cary, but feel free to click on the Link Here to read the entire article and see what other cities made the cut.

 

“8. Cary, N.C.

Median household income: $86,151
Unemployment rate, 2013: 4.80%
Median home value: $298,200
Violent crime per 100,000 residents: 81.6
Average commuter travel time: 22.1 minutes

A typical home in Cary is worth nearly $300,000, roughly double the statewide median home value. While Cary’s real-estate market is relatively expensive, taxes are quite low, equal to less than 1% of typical home values. Nearby Raleigh, which is much larger, tends to be a more popular destination among state residents. Downtown Cary, however, is developing rapidly. In recent years, Cary has attracted high numbers of new businesses and young entrepreneurs. With the unemployment rate at less than 5% last year, the local economy seems to be doing well. According to IHS Global Insight, the Raleigh-Cary metro area is expected to be among the fastest-growing economies in the U.S.”