Cary at a Glance
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A Haven for the Arts
Take classes, enjoy live music, and celebrate local artists throughout the year in Cary. Must-visit cultural venues include Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary Arts Center, and The Page-Walker Arts & History Center.
You don't have to go to Raleigh to enjoy fast-paced sporting events. Watch North Carolina FC and North Carolina Courage play at WakeMed Soccer Park, or catch a game at the USA Baseball National Training Complex.
Welcome to Cary
With an ideal location just west of Raleigh, Cary is close to all the excitement of the big city. But this growing town has more to offer than a convenient commute. Prestigious golf courses, premier shopping destinations, and plenty of indoor and outdoor activities have turned what was once a small town by the railroad into one of the Triangle's sought-after communities.
About the Triangle Area
"The Triangle" gets its name from Research Triangle Park, a 7,000-acre office park located in Durham. More than 50,000 employees—residents of Cary, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and surrounding communities—work at the 200+ companies in the research park, including IBM, Cisco, Fidelity Investments, and Credit Suisse.
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Whether you're a newcomer or a longtime resident, explore these local resources to learn more about buying a home in Cary.
Get a taste of small-town America in Downtown Cary. Catch a film at The Cary Theatre, stop by Ashworth's Drugs for lunch, and wind down with a visit to the new Downtown Park.
Cary is home to Prestonwood Country Club, MacGregor Downs Country Club, and Lochmere Golf Club, all of which offer a coveted lifestyle and plenty of homes near the green.
Featured Things to Do
Koka Booth Amphitheatre
This outdoor entertainment venue hosts countless cultural celebrations throughout the year, including Cary's July 4th festivities and the NC Chinese Lantern Festival.
Thomas Brooks Park
This spacious park is heaven for sports enthusiasts. Thomas Brooks Park features baseball and softball fields, basketball courts, soccer fields, and a playground, not to mention the USA Baseball National Training Complex.
Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve
Enjoy wildlife watching, hiking, and hands-on learning at this beautiful preserve. This little oasis is one of the only places where you can find Eastern Hemlock trees this far east of the North Carolina mountains, so you're in for a treat.
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Cary Quick Facts
- Population (2016): 162,320
- Population Growth Since 2010: +22.3%
- Zip Code: 27511
- County: Wake, Chatham
- Mean Home Price (2016): $322,800
Travel & Commute
- Durham: Average 23 minutes
- Public Transit: GoRaleigh
- Airport: Raleigh-Durham International
- Major Highways: US-64, I-40, NC-540
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