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Cary: A Thriving Town with Big-City Amenities

A crowd of people at Cary's Lazy Daze festival.

Talk to any person in Wake County — or the whole Triangle, for that matter — and they'll likely call Cary a city instead of a town. That's because Cary is a large community home to a significant number of top employers, including SAS Institute and MetLife. Despite its size, however, Cary maintains an air of small-town charm and community connectedness.

Population (2016)


Distance to Raleigh

12 Miles (20 Min.)

School District

Wake County

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Small-Town Feel, Big-City Conveniences

Not only is Cary home to over 150,000 residents, the town occupies more than 55 square miles in both Wake and Chatham Counties. The West Cary area, in particular, is growing due to its proximity to Research Triangle Park and NC-540.

However, Cary hasn't forgotten its small-town roots. In its picturesque downtown, you can meet your neighbors for lunch at Ashworth's Drugs, watch an old movie at The Cary theater, and shop local at the many boutiques lining Chatham and Academy Streets. Though the small downtown area underwent a dramatic transformation in the mid 2010s, new businesses like The Mayton Inn retain Cary's historic character.

For these reasons and more, Cary remains popular among residents and home buyers. But don't take our word for it! See why Cary continues to rank among the best places to live.

Why Buy a Home in Cary?

A Thriving Local Economy

#4 Best City for Job Growth (Forbes)

While Cary is convenient to jobs in Downtown Raleigh and Research Triangle Park, this town has plenty of top employers of its own. SAS Institute, a major local software company, is headquartered in Cary. Other noteworthy employers, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, have offices scattered throughout Cary's numerous professional parks, including Regency Park and Crossroads Corporate Park.

Year-Round Enjoyment

#2 Best City for Early Retirement (Kiplinger)

Shopping, dining, entertainment, outdoor recreation — this town has it all! Cary offers something for all ages, including "spraygrounds" at its local parks, premier cultural venues like Koka Booth Amphitheatre, championship golf courses and tennis clubs, miles of paved greenway trails, and town programs for all interests. Among Cary's most notable attractions are the USA Baseball National Training Complex, Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, Cary Towne Center, and Crossroads shopping center. 

A Top-Rated Place to Live

#6 Best Place to Live in America (24/7 Wall Street)

In addition to ample job opportunities and attractions, Cary remains popular among home buyers because of its exceptional public and private schools, local public transit system, easy access to major highways, ideal location near North Carolina's beaches and mountains, and wide variety of homes and neighborhoods. Considering buying a home in Cary? Call us at 919-891-3612 and let's talk about your plans.

Real Estate Options in Cary

In a town as large as Cary, the real estate options are virtually endless. Buyers have their choice of townhomes near bustling commercial centers, charming 20th-century houses close to Downtown Cary, single-family homes in established communities, new construction in growing areas like West Cary, and custom estate homes in Cary's most luxurious neighborhoods.

Prices, as well as architectural styles and in-home amenities, vary widely. If you're looking for your dream home in Cary, browse our featured neighborhoods below or call us at 919-891-3612 to discuss your real estate options.

Partner with Cary's Real Estate Experts

Our agents at Cynthia Quarantello Realty Group are intimately familiar with Cary's homes and communities, not to mention the area's amenities. Whether you're considering buying a home or selling a home in Cary, we can provide you with all the local information you need. Browse our featured resources below to get started, or call us at 919-891-3612 to start a conversation.

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$200,000 and up
Sq Ft: 0+
A few homes in Birklands offer home theaters
$2,000,000 and up
Sq Ft: 10,544+
Cameron Pond is close to upscale shops and restaurants in West Cary
$404,000 - $870,000
Sq Ft: 2,797 - 6,007
$800,000 - $1,045,000
Sq Ft: 4,000 - 5,400
$250,000 - $450,000
Sq Ft: 1,500 - 4,500
Creekside at Olde Carpenter is near a historic farming community
$600,000 and up
This community is close to Cary greenway trails
$500,000 and up
Sq Ft: 3,300 - 4,000
Greystone Mews is close to shopping and dining in Apex
$240,000 - $320,000
Sq Ft: 1,909 - 2,644
Holland Farm Estates has its own pond with trails
$335,000 - $725,000
Sq Ft: 2,420 - 5,620
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