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Discover the Beauty & Charm of Large-Town Cary

Welcome to Cary, NC, a charming yet bustling large town conveniently located in the heart of the Triangle. Cary is home to a quaint historic downtown area and many beautiful parks and trails, yet also boasts plenty of new housing and commercial development, making it the ideal blend of small-town charm and big-city convenience. Additionally, it is consistently named one of the safest places to live in the nation and frequently listed among the best places to live in America for its outstanding amenities, beautiful homes, top-notch schools, and access to outstanding employers.

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Come Explore Life in Cary

parks and recreation

Parks & Rec

A plethora of beautiful parks can be found throughout Cary, including the large Fred G. Bond Metro Park, Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, Cary Sk8 Park, and Cary Tennis Center. Cary Greenways offer miles of paved trails and sidewalks that connect neighborhoods and park throughout town, and Cary is a noted bike-friendly community home to both US Bicycle Route 1 and NC Bicycle Route 2.

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Local Attractions

Cary is home to several major attractions, like the Koka Booth Amphitheatre, home of the North Carolina Symphony and host to a number of outstanding concerts, events, and festivals. Also here are the WakeMed Soccer Park, home of the Carolina Railhawks, the USA Baseball National Training Complex, and several premier country clubs, like Prestonwood and MacGregor Downs.


Top Employers

Several top national employers are located right in Cary, and include 3Dsolve, Cotton Inc, Epic Games, Lord Corporation, SAS, and Western Wake Medical Center. Some of the top employers of Cary include SAS, Fidelity Investments, Verizon, American Airlines, WakeMed, and Siemens Medical Solutions.


Public Education

Schools in Cary are regarded as some of the best in the already highly-rated Wake County Public School System. Cary is home to four high schools, five middle schools, and seventeen elementary schools, as well as numerous private and charter school options, and a campus of Wake Tech Community College.

shopping, dining, and amenities

Shopping & Dining

Shopping and dining abounds throughout Cary. Big-box retailers can be found at the massive Crossroads Plaza and Centrum at Crossroads in western Cary. Local and large stores and restaurants can be found at the Shoppes of Kildaire or in Waverly Place, and Cary Towne Center is the town’s local mall.

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Community Events

Cary might be a big town (the second-largest town in the nation, in fact), but it’s all about small-town connections in Cary. Come and celebrate community with a variety of local events and festivities, like the Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival, Cary Diwali Celebration, Cary Band Day, and so much more!

Cary Attractions

Cary at a Glance

Want to know even more about residential life in this outstanding city of beautiful homes, friendly faces, and big opportunities? You don’t have to look far! As your Triangle experts, we know all the insider details! Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have!

quick facts

Quick Facts

Population: 155,200
Growth Since 2000: +64.2%
County: Wake, Chatham
Mean Home Price: $326,800

traveling times

Travel & Commute

Downtown Raleigh: 10 miles
RDU Airport: 7 miles
RTP: 10 miles
Downtown Durham: 20 miles
Public Transit: GoCary

Cary Real Estate

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