Cary is located west of Raleigh and only a decade or so ago was considered a suburb of Raleigh. Since then, it has grown into a thriving Town of 187,000. Two major reasons for this growth stem from the proximity of Cary to the Research Triangle Park and the Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Downtown has grown the most in recent years with the addition of a town park, Cary Theater, the Cary Arts Center, and handfuls of local shops moving into the area. A farmer’s market takes place in downtown on weekends, as well as several annual arts and crafts and food truck festivals. Cary offers a number of private and public schools, and being nestled among several universities the population shows that two-thirds of the adults hold college degrees. The weather in Cary is relatively mild, too, ranging from 30-50 degrees in January to 70-90 degrees in July. But you get all the beauty of the changing seasons, including a small amount of snow, the changing leaves and beautiful summer blossoms.

Cary has over 100 miles of Greenway paths and 50 multi-use parks connected across the town. Greenways are linear pieces of lane set aside to preserve open areas located in floodplains, along wooden streams, and create a beautiful place to walk, run, and bike. But more than any demographics, averages, or lists can describe, Cary has that charm and hospitality of a Southern City. You have to experience it to understand and thousands of new residents cannot be wrong.

Cary's Accolades:


  • #5 Best Place to Live in U.S.  - Homesnacks (2023)
  • #1 Safest Affordable City in the U.S. – SmartAsset (2023)
  • #2 Healthiest Housing Market in North Carolina (March 2018)
  • 2017 Rising Star (December 2017)


Average Listing Price: $457,328


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Popular Cary Neighborhoods

  • Carolina Preserve

    Carolina Preserve

    Number of homes for sale: 54

    Average listing price: $488,383

  • Cary Park

    Cary Park

    Number of homes for sale: 54

    Average listing price: $638,033

  • Amberly


    Number of homes for sale: 45

    Average listing price: $761,600

  • MacGregor Downs

    MacGregor Downs

    Number of homes for sale: 33

    Average listing price: $2,301,354

  • Amberly Glen

    Amberly Glen

    Number of homes for sale: 30

    Average listing price: $157,310

  • Cary Heights

    Cary Heights

    Number of homes for sale: 30

    Average listing price: $1,314,780