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Cary, NC: One of the Best Places to Live in America!

Welcome to Cary, NC, where beautiful homes and lush woods and trees line the safe streets, where shopping and dining awaits around every corner, where students attend top schools and jobseekers enjoy access to some of the top companies in America. Comfort, affordability, friendly faces, and big-city opportunities with a small-town feel... It’s not hard to see why the Town of Cary frequently ranks among Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live in America!

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Why Do Residents Choose Cary?

Top Employment Opportunities

The Triangle area consistently ranks among the top places in America for career and business opportunities, and with easy access to the Research Triangle Park, as well as several of its own major employers, it’s not hard to see why jobseekers choose Cary. Cary is home to SAS, the largest privately-held software company in the world, and Cary’s top employer. Other major companies include Deutsche Bank, American Airlines, Lord Corp., Verizon, John Deere, Kellogg’s, and Siemens.

Nationally-Ranked Safety

Did you know that Cary is one of the safest towns in America? That’s right, this mid-sized city is recognized by both SmartAsset and WallStreet.com as one of the Safest Places to Live for its very low total crime rate. It’s also ranked in the Top 10 Safest Cities to Drive in Bad Weather by Allstate.

Quality & Affordability

Beautiful tree-lined streets, lush parks, sprawling homes, posh shopping centers… to a newcomer, the town of Cary might seem like a luxurious parkland retreat affordable to only the very wealthy. But with home prices starting well under $250,000 and most falling below $400,000, affordability is definitely one of Cary’s finer qualities. In fact, NerdWallet ranked it the #9 Most Affordable Town in North Carolina.

Top-Notch Amenities

You’re never far from shopping and dining, lush parks, scenic trails, sparkling lakes, or exciting entertainment! No matter where you’re located within the town, you’re sure to be near a park, a shopping center, and a top school.

Entertainment & Community

Exciting events throughout the year offer plenty of opportunities for small-town excitement! Some favorite events in Cary include the Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival, Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival, Diwali Festival of Lights, Kawanzaa Festival, and Chatham Street Chowdown Food Truck Rally. Additionally, the Town of Cary offer plenty of cultural, arts, and fitness classes and programs, as well as sports leagues for all ages.

Cary Attractions

What's Nearby?

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

Quick Facts

Population (2014): 155,227
Population Growth Since 2000: + 64.2%
Zip Codes: 27518, 27560, 27606, 27607, 27617, 27713
County: Wake
Median Home Value (2013): $302,200
School District: Wake County Public Schools

Travel Times

Downtown Raleigh: 15–25 min
RTP: 10–25 min
Durham: 20–30 min
RDU Airport: 5–15 min

Major Highways: I-40, Route 540, US-64, US-1

Cary Real Estate

Find your ideal home in Cary! Contact top Triangle real estate agent Shelly Thompson today for more information on real estate and homes for sale in Cary, NC.

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