Welcome to Cary!
A charming suburb just West of Raleigh, Cary is one of the quickest growing cities in the South — and it's easy to see why. Not only does Cary offer easy access to all of the Triangle, but the city itself is filled with top-notch shopping, local dining, beautiful parks, and a bustling events schedule.
Get to know more about what makes life in Cary so one-of-a-kind, and find your new home here today!
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Travel Time to Raleigh: 15 mins
Travel Time to Durham: 21 mins
Closest Airport: Cary-Durham International Airport
Major Highways: I-40, US-1, I-440, I-540, NC-55
Population (2017): 165,904
Average Home Value: $323,000
Zip Codes: 27511, 27513, 27519, 27560, 27607, 27512, 27518, 27539, 27606
Spotlights of Cary
The tight-knit town of Cary is always buzzing with something to do, whether it's annual festivals, weekly gatherings, or seasonal events. Local favorites include the Spring Daze Arts Festival, the NC Chinese Lantern Festival, and Winter Wonderland.
Cary and the Triangle area are home to a wide variety of companies and businesses, and the unemployment rate is a full percentage point below the national average. Major employers include SAS Institute, MetLife, Verizon Wireless, and Kellogg's Snacks.
From breweries to renowned bakeries, Cary is full of locally sourced and hometown run establishments. We recommend grabbing a loaf of freshly baked bread from La Farm, tasty Southern fare at Lucky 32, or a local brew at Bond Brothers.
What You'll Love in Cary
Cary is full of small-town charm — even though it's one of the fastest-growing cities in the South. Browse just a few highlights of this top-notch community.
Shopping & Dining
Whether you're looking for an expansive shopping complex or local retailers, Cary has it all. The Cary Towne Center and Crossroads Plaza are both filled with a variety of larger retailers, while Downtown Cary offers more local options. For a taste of the best flavors in Cary, hit up a few spots that made it on the Triangle's Best Restaurants lists.
Parks & Recreation
If you're itching to lace up your shoes and explore the Great Outdoors, you don't have to drive all the way to the mountains — although they are only 2 hours away. William B. Umstead State Park offers miles and miles of hiking and biking trails that wind along scenic waterfronts. For something closer to home, check out the Fred G. Bond Metro Park.
Cary belongs to the Wake County School District, which is nationally recognized as one of the best public school districts in the country. The district serves over 150,000 students throughout the 181 schools, and it also has the highest number of National Board certified teachers in the country.
Ready to Find a Home in Cary?
Searching for a home for sale in Cary or want to learn more about what it’s like to live in Cary? We’ve got the resources to help you out! Contact us to learn more and schedule a showing of your favorite homes, or browse our Buyer’s Resources below!
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