Welcome to Cary
Intertwining music and the arts amid a charming and vibrant downtown
Cary, NC is the perfect location if you've always dreamed of an idyllic location for starting a family or enjoying your golden years. Cary's small-town atmosphere is conducive to luxurious, high-end suburban homes, all nestled just minutes away from the energetic hum of Raleigh
Cary's real estate options can feature large homes surrounded by beautiful and lush vegetation that appeal to many. Most of Cary's homes for sale are varied in age, can have at least two stories and are usually accompanied by spacious, attractive yards with impressively-tall trees, many of which are artfully positioned in the background. Brick manors are very popular, as well as colonial and farmhouse-style homes. Some of Cary's homes are even reminiscent of the classic southern home, with partial wraparound verandas.
What to Love
Cary's top-rated schools make it easy to see why the area feels suburban and community-oriented. The homes are lovely, and so are the many parks and 80 miles of greenways. There's still a small-town vibe to Cary, as exemplified by all the various festivals sponsored by the town. Yet, people with advanced education and careers have easy access to top-notch companies to work for nearby Raleigh and Durham.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Di Fara Pizza Tavern
is the ideal location to get together with friends for great pizza and beer. On West Chatham St., La Farm Bakery
offers guests a full French and American menu and a bakeshop and espresso bar.
For an upscale dining experience, try Herons
, located within the five-star Umstead Hotel & Spa. Herons serve locally-sourced American fare in a sophisticated setting. For additional dining and shopping, try Fenton
, a new upscale shopping center in Cary. Choose from stores such as Arhaus, Lululemon, and Bailey's Fine Jewelry. Then head to Superica or M Sushi for a superb meal, or stay outdoors to enjoy the live entertainment at Fenton.
More shopping, restaurants, and live music are found at the Waverly Place
shopping center. This center has children's playgrounds, beautiful fountains, live music, and open-air boutique shopping. They also hold special events for the public during the holiday season.
Things to Do
The Koka Booth Amphitheatre
and the Cary Arts Center
host top-rated musical and theater performances. The Cary Arts Center also offers programs for people of all ages in woodworking, art, clay, glass, and metals.
When Cary residents want to get outdoors, they head to the Fred G. Bond Metro Park
. Set alongside Bond Lake, the park is 310 acres of beautiful green spaces and stunning foliage. Along with relaxing views of the lake, the park offers picnic areas, boating, kayaking, trails for hiking, and more.
The city of Cary is also involved in several events throughout the year. These include the annual Farmers Fall Festival at the Cary Downtown Farmers Market
, the Barktoberfest held in nearby Raleigh, and the Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival held near Academy Street
in downtown Cary.
Cary is served by the Wake County School District, which operates 19 elementary schools and seven middle schools in Cary. The city has five public high schools:
- Cary High School
- Green Hope High School
- Green Level High School
- Middle Creek High School
- Panther Creek High School