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Welcome to Cary!

Named one of the country’s “Best Places to Live” by MONEY Magazine, Cary is one of the fastest-growing cities in the south. Cary’s convenient location between Raleigh and the Research Triangle Park has shaped it into an ideal spot to live, work, and play. The bottom line is that Cary is on the come-up, and you have the chance to grow alongside this captivating city.

Find Your Corner in Cary

You get the best of both worlds living in Cary—the hustle and bustle of Raleigh right down the road and a cozy corner to return home to when you’re craving a small-town atmosphere. If you come to Cary seeking adventure, you’re guaranteed to leave adrenaline-filled. You can cheer on pro soccer teams at WakeMed Soccer Park, or enjoy an outdoor concert at Koka Booth Amphitheatre.

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A Snapshot of Cary

Chatham & Wake

Counties

166,268

Population

$417,800

Median Home Price

$101,079

Median Household Income

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Live, Work, and Play in Cary

Live in a diversified community

A place is only as special as its people, and this sentiment is what makes Cary the perfect place to call home. Cary’s population has tripled in the past 25 years, with people from all over moving to the city in pursuit of personal and professional opportunities. Cary Park, Lochmere, and Preston are just a few of the most popular neighborhoods in the area.

Job opportunities

Cary is home to many world-renowned companies, including SAS Institute—the area’s largest employer—American Airlines, Verizon, and if you didn’t think Cary was down-home enough for you, John Deere, too. Plenty of people relocate to Cary due to its proximity to RTP and Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Overall, Cary residents are hard-working professionals with one of the highest median household incomes in North Carolina.

Exceptional schools

Education is the foundation of Cary’s strong family community, and school-age children comprising almost a quarter of the city’s population. Cary Academy and Chesterbrook Academy are two of the notable private schools in the area. Prospective homebuyers often search specifically within the school districts of Green Hope and Panther Creek high schools.

Local events for everyone

There are ample opportunities to meet your neighbors living in Cary—and believe us, your social calendars will be popping. Holiday celebrations are held in downtown Cary against the backdrop of one of the most picturesque parts of the city. Indulge in the finest Southern-style dining at the annual Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ festival, or enjoy a leisurely day at the Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival.

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Our Favorite Local Picks

WakeMed Soccer Park

You can cheer on both amateur and professional athletes at the 150-acre WakeMed Soccer Park. The North Carolina Football Club and North Carolina Courage pro soccer teams play here on their home turf. The park has seven soccer fields in addition to its 10,000-seat stadium.

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Ashworth Drugs

Ashworth’s has been taking people back to the good old days since 1957. A one-stop shop for Cary residents, Ashworth’s serves delicious hot dogs paired with refreshing homemade orangeades and Coke floats—oh, and don’t forget your prescriptions!

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Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Koka Booth Amphitheatre is a state-of-the-art performance center neighbored by the breathtaking nature scene of Symphony Lake. The amphitheater is the place to be in the summer, with N.C. Symphony concerts and a variety of outdoor festivals.

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Bond Brothers Beer Company

Bond Brother Beer Company is an award-winning microbrewery and taproom in historic downtown Cary. Sit outside on their large patio area to enjoy live music and their specialty kettle sours, IPAs, and stouts, all made on-site.

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Ready to Find Your Dream Home in Cary?

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