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Top-Notch Living in Cary, NC

Covering nearly 55 square miles in western Wake County, Cary is a thriving and expanding community with a vast array of living options, stores, restaurants, parks and award winning schools. It began as a tiny settlement beside the North Carolina Railroad in the 1860's. Today, Cary is home to over 150,000 residents, in part due to its prime location near Raleigh and Research Triangle Park (RTP).

great opportunities in cary

Downtown Cary Culture

Despite its size, Cary retains a small-town atmosphere in its downtown. Its revitalized streets boast living pieces of history like The Cary Theater, The Cary Arts Center in the historic Cary Academy building, Ashworth Drugs with an old-fashioned soda fountain, and Page-Walker Arts & History Center in the 1868 railroad hotel. 

A variety of annual events are held downtown, including:

  • Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival
  • Festival Ritmo Latino
  • Cary Band Day
  • Heart of the Holidays
  • Seven O'Clock Rock Series
  • and more! 

The Town of Cary has been working on constantly bringing new life to downtown Cary. And, future improvements to downtown Cary will integrate the town's charm with pedestrian-friendly spaces.  Here's a link to The Town of Cary where you can find tons of useful information:

Having Fun in Cary

A variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment options are available for Cary residents and visitors alike, from unique local shops to well-loved national chains.

Find your kind of fun in Cary at these area highlights:

  • Cary Towne Center
  • Koka Booth Amphitheatre
  • Sk8 Cary Skate Park
  • Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve
  • Cary Tennis Park
  • William B. Umstead State Park
  • Prestonwood Country Club

Cary has its own soccer team, the Carolina RailHawks. The town also hosts NCAA championship tournaments at the USA Baseball National Training Complex and at the WakeMed Soccer Park.  

A Business Hub

Nearby Research Triangle Park (RTP) hosts well-known companies like IBM and Cisco, and is about a 20-minute drive from downtown Cary. Other local and national businesses that call Cary home include:

  • Caterpillar Inc
  • Epic Games
  • Kellogg
  • Lord Corporation
  • Oxford University Press
  • SAS Institute  
  • American Airlines
  • Western Wake Medical Center
  • Siemens
  • Global Knowledge

Cary is conveniently located near major highways like I-40, US-1, I-540, and US-64, so commuting around Cary, and getting to all of the nearby towns, is easy. 

Find Your Niche in Cary

If you're considering Cary as your new hometown, search Cary Homes for Sale or explore your financial options using our Home Mortgage Calculator. Find any information you need about living in the Triangle area with the Home Buyer Resources provided by The TriangleExpert Team, including Real Estate Terminology and a Cary Relocation Package. Feel free to talk with us about living in Cary

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If you're selling your Cary home, Find Your Home's Value or take a peek at the Recently Sold Homes in Your Area, and List with Sharon. We have Exceptional Knowledge of The Triangle area, including Cary, and we can help make your real estate transaction as profitable and comfortable as possible. Connect With Us or use our Home Seller Resources for more information about transitioning to your new home.

Cary Real Estate Resources


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Come live a life of luxury in one of the new homes of Braemore of Cary, NC.
$600,000 - $1,000,000
Beautiful homes and plenty of amenities await in Cary Park.
$200,000 - $1,000,000
Come explore the wealth of amenities that await in Lochmere.
$300,000 - $1,500,000
Discover lush landscaping on the shores of Lake MacGregor in MacGregor Downs.
$450,000 - $2,500,000
$300,000 - $2,500,000
$500,000 - $800,000