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Cary: One of the Best Small Cities in America

Consistently one of the most popular choices for home buyers, Cary will delight you. Providing all the conveniences of a large city, the area still retains small town charm. Featuring parks, greenways, performing arts venues, and top-rated schools, it's easy to see why Money Magazine called it one of the "Best Small Cities in America."  Plus Cary is only a short commute away from top attractions and cities throughout the triangle.


Cary is only a 17 minute drive from Downtown Raleigh, providing easy access to gourmet restaurants, unique shopping, and world-class entertainment. Also only a 15 minute drive from Research Triangle Park, Cary is ideal for the commuter.


The Town of Cary is a small city of over 155,000 however, this tight-knit community personifies the quintessential small town. Get to know your neighbors with popular events such as the Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival or Fest in the West.

Peace of Mind

In 2013 Cary was ranked the #1 safest city in the entire United States, after spending over the last decade ranked within the top 5. With the combination of a great education system and an award winning police department, it's easy to see why this area is so desirable to live in.

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Why Residents Love the Town of Cary

Ideally situated in the heart of the Triangle, Cary is a large suburb known for its convenience, community, and small-town feel. This area is close to all the activities you could possibly want, including museums, universities, and major employers in the Raleigh area. From golf course communities to arts festivals, there's plenty of ways to immerse yourself in the Cary experience.

In the Spotlight

Wake County Public Schools

The Wake County Public School System, which serves K-12 students in Cary and surrounding communities, is a large draw for residents here. More than 1,500 teachers are National Board Certified, more than any other public school district in the United States. Nationally recognized among best, Wake County Public Schools take advantage of the surrounding Universities to create unique educational opportunities for their students. Schools in the area include: Cary High School, Green Hope High School, and Panther Creek High School.

Outdoor Living

The Town of Cary offers a wide variety of activities for the outdoors enthusiast. The signature of the area is the Greenway trails—a network of which connects neighborhoods, parks, and shopping centers. Apart from greenways, Cary is also home to over 30 parks and the Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve. For a unique and more immersive experience, check out William B. Umstead State Park; the Cary entrance is located at the end of Harrison Avenue adjacent to I-40.

A Rich and Diverse Local Culture

Being such a desirable place to live, Cary attracts those from all walks of life, creating a diverse and vibrant local culture. The community hosts several events a year, ranging from Lazy Daze and Diwali celebrations to Dog Days and Senior Citizens' Day. Apart from events Cary also exhibits an enthusiasm for the arts, featuring several arts centers such as Cary Arts CenterHerbert C. Young Community Center, and Koka Booth Amphitheatre. There is never a shortage of entertainment in this dynamic area.

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Your Dream Home is Waiting

Cary is a thriving and growing community with plenty to offer. Conveniently located in the triangle, top-rated schools and a rich local culture are just a few of the perks living here provides. Don't just take our word for it, discover today why this area is one of the best investments you could make.

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Cary Neighborhoods

Cary has diverse residencies, making it ideal for every lifestyle and price point. Browse these featured neighborhoods to see available properties and amenities. Ready to take the next step? Call us today to schedule a tour.

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