With its tree-lined streets and well-groomed subdivisions.


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Welcome to Cary 

With its tree-lined streets and well-groomed subdivisions, it’s no wonder that Cary is not only named the hottest town in the East and one of the six Hottest Towns in America by Money Magazine but is continually ranked as the safest town in the Southeast. Nicknamed “The Technology Town” of North Carolina, Cary is no further than 20 minutes from major universities such as Duke, North Carolina State, and the University of North Carolina as well as close proximity to Raleigh, Research Triangle Park, and RDU International Airport.
Cary provides an impressive variety of recreational, sports, environmental, historical, and cultural arts programs and services. One of the area's larger performance venues, Koka Booth Amphitheatre, blends technology with nature, fitting a superior performing arts center amid serene hardwoods and pines by Symphony Lake.
Waverly Place in Cary is an open-air shopping center with dining, amenities and events. An acre of green space in the middle with a playground, splash pad, fire pits, and water fountains blend in with soft-flowing streams and footbridges. You'll find something for everyone at Waverly Place!
Downtown Cary is a vibrant, historic, walkable urban space full of charm and character. It draws people together with craft breweries, many restaurants, bicycle paths, ethnic festivals, farmers markets, and multiple concert series.
Cary currently has more than 30 public parks and natural areas and over 70 miles of greenway. Here are a few favorites:
For the entire list of parks and greenways, click here!
Lisa's favorite places in Cary:
  • Enrigo's - Delicious traditional Italian dishes with homemade pasta and pizza dough.
  • Cinebistro- Upscale movie theater where you can order dinner and watch your favorite new movie on the big screen
  • Tre Nail Spa - Nail salon with the most up-to-date nail colors and trends.
If you are looking for information on public schools in Cary, you can click on the links below to learn more. 
Curious about what homes are currently for sale in Cary? Click the homes below and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call!

Overview for Cary, NC

171,603 people live in Cary, where the median age is 39.1 and the average individual income is $55,710. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Cary, NC

There's plenty to do around Cary, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Soma, Club Guy Golf, and Tutu School Cary.

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Shopping 1.76 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.69 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.2 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.77 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.64 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.81 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Cary, NC

Cary has 64,512 households, with an average household size of 2.66. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Cary do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 171,603 people call Cary home. The population density is 2,892.36 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.44 / 50.56%

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Schools in Cary, NC

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The following schools are within or nearby Cary. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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