Cary, North Carolina

Cary NC Real Estate, Cary area and Community Information

Cary, North Carolina, is a thriving, prosperous town in the Research Triangle area that includes Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. The incorporated town is the second largest in the United States. The population of about 135,000 has grown by almost 50 percent since 2000. CNN/Money has named Cary the fifth-best place to live in America.


The community began as "Bradford's Ordinary" in 1750. The sleepy settlement would forever change after the arrival of the North Carolina Railroad a century later. It would be renamed Cary to honor an Ohio congressman and prohibitionist that an area farmer particularly admired. A second rail line was constructed through the area in 1879, thus spurring additional development.

Parks and Recreation

The 5,579-acre William B. Umstead State Park offers those with Cary NC real estate a quiet respite from the more urbanized areas of the Research Triangle area. Fishermen can head out in pursuit of lunker largemouth bass and panfish. Hiking trails meader across the wooded, rolling topography. Equestrian trails are appreciated by those wanting to enjoy a change of scenery with their horses.

Attractions and Activities

The Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park is a favorite summertime destination for many with Cary real estate. The North Carolina Symphony often performs here. The symphony performs as part of the Independence Day celebration sponsored by the municipality. Jazz concerts and other diverse performances enrich the lives of those with Cary NC homes at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre.

The national training complex for USA baseball is located in Cary. Avid skateboarders will appreciate the facilities at the Sk8 Cary Skate Park. Golf is a popular pastime in this part of the state. Local championship venues include Lochmere Golf Club, MacGregor Downs Country Club and Prestonwood Country Club.


The Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival is an annual August event that attracts thousands to the community. The event has emerged as one of the major arts and crafts events in the Piedmont during its 37-year run.

The Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival is now in its 21st year. Dynamic arts and crafts, flavorful cuisine and live music combine to create a vibrant, lively atmosphere at Fred G. Bond Metro Park. A special Lazy Daze playground greets youthful attendees. This late April event is held to coincide with Earth Day, and there are a number of Earth Day-related activities at the festival.

The rapid growth of Cary translates into an excellent availability of newer Cary homes. The prospective Cary home buyer will find many Cary homes for sale with energy-efficient systems, multi-car garages and lots of living space. Some of these Cary properties may include all-brick construction, in-ground pools and custom landscaping.

A young family working Alex Rivers will find affordable real estate in Cary as well. Regardless of your specific interest in the homes for sale in Cary, Alex Rivers can identify the residences that truly address your needs.

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