Cary, North Carolina


Cary, North Carolina is a modern, dynamic town that is a major suburb to the west of Raleigh which lies in the Research Triangle Park. Other large communities that are nearby are Chapel Hill and Durham.  Smaller communities close by are Apex, Holly Springs and Morrisville.


Cary boasts of having more than 30 public parks and natural areas and a greenway system of more than 70 miles. This community has a population of more than 177,000 people in 2022 and continues to maintain a small town atmosphere. It is the 7th largest city in North Carolina and it is a mainstay on Money Magazine's list of the Best Places to live in America. It also has the highest percent of PhD's for towns with populations over 75,000 in the nation.


Cary is uniformly shiny and new looking. It has extensive landscaping along its roads which is lush and immaculate; with the housing and strip malls adorned with soothing muted colors. You can even say that the convenience stores and gas stations look attractive. Yet there is still plenty of greenery on the freeway and in the neighborhoods.


You can credit this uniform upscale look to the many building standards and zoning codes that regulate the feel of the Community. You'll be hard-pressed to find any area of the city that is considered a "bad neighborhood." As a matter of fact, CNN/ consistently voted Cary as one of the top 10 safest cities in the country.


If you are looking for a home, here are a few facts about Cary NC Real Estate:


2021 Median Household Income: $131,841

2021 Median House Value: $453,000

2021 Median List Price Per Square Foot: $189

2021 Median Rental costs: $1,325 per month

2021 Per Capita Income: $104,669


Cary is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation. According to the US Census Bureau the population has increased more than 30% since the last census in 2010, which is further evidence of how popular this idyllic southern community has become.


The town is also home to many technology companies such as SAS, IBM, TrialCard and video game giant Epic Games as well as numerous top end universities and medical facilities. There are so many advanced technology firms in the area that the chances are very high that your next door neighbor is a PhD.


As expected you'll find a wide array of dining choices around Cary from the popular national chains such as Olive Garden Italian restaurants to the Bonefish Grill and Red Lobster seafood restaurants. 

But there's also a great mixture of local choices such as 2022 nominated Best Restaurant Chef's Palette. Other popular Cary NC restaurants include Ginger Asian cuisine and Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen for that southern flair.


Downtown Cary is a must see when visiting this town. Once this part of town was just a few historic buildings and a Post Office has turned into a thriving but delightful downtown with the smell of coffee in the air from local coffee shops and the aroma of fresh pastries from the local bakeries.


As a destination point, Cary NC is one of the most popular spots in the country. If you are headed south then Cary should definitely be on your list of places to visit.