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Living in Cary, NC

Located approximately 12 miles from Raleigh and approximately 23 miles to Chapel Hill, Cary, North Carolina, has been ranked as one of the safest places to live in the country and is often found on Time's "Best Places to Live" list. This makes Cary an ideal location for anyone who wants the feel of a small town near the bustle of a large metropolis. You can enjoy an eclectic mix of hip businesses and historical sites that are all close to your Cary neighborhood.

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Things to do in Cary

The Town of Cary is the home of the Koka Booth Amphitheater, which hosts the North Carolina Symphony's annual Summerfest Series. You can enjoy a vast array of daytime and evening concert events at this venue throughout the year. Continue your enriching experience by taking in live concerts during one of the events hosted by the Cary Arts Center, or attend indoor live performances and film showings at the newly renovated Cary Theater.

If you would rather do something sporty while living in Cary, the U.S. National Baseball Training Complex and WakeMed Soccer Park both have ample opportunities for entertainment. Head over to the Sk8-Cary Skate Park or the Cary Tennis Park if you need to let your adrenaline flow while getting some exercise.

When you need to relax and want to enjoy nature's beauty away from your neighborhood, you can take a trip to the Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve and Stevens Nature Center to spend time walking the trails. This area has overlooks that let you enjoy looking out over the area below, including a forested area and the city.

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Getting Around in Cary

Because this is a vehicle-dependent city, you must rely on a car or public transportation when living in Cary. The C-Tran is Cary's bus service, which offers stops throughout town, including the Cary Towne Center Mall and the Crossroads Shopping Center. C-Tran also connects to Raleigh and North Carolina State, so you can still enjoy the offerings of the big city, even if you don't have a car. It also has door-to-door service available to people with a medical disability or senior citizens who apply for the service in advance.


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What Locals Love

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  • Cary boasts the safety and security of small town life while located within a short driving distance from the big city.
  • The fine arts reign supreme including the Koka Booth Amphitheater, which hosts the North Carolina Symphony’s annual Summerfest Series featuring a variety of concerts throughout the season and year.
  • Sports fans enjoy access to the U.S. National Baseball Training Complex, the WakeMed Soccer Park, SK8-Cary Skate Park, and the Cary Tennis Park.


Cary Real Estate at a Glance

  • 534 Homes Sold*
  • 55 Avg. Days on Market*
  • $745,000 Median Price*

*over last 3 months

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