Cary, North Carolina 

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Population

159,715

+25.2% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.0%

Median Income

$91,481

Median Home Price

$370,600

Best Places to Live in Cary, North Carolina

College town(s) Mid-sized-city complex - Northeast-central North Carolina, 40 miles south of Virginia border. May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Cary, while July and January are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-College-town amenities
-Attractive residential areas
-Strong economy
Cons
-Home prices
-Crime rates
-Hot, humid summers

Local Listings in Cary
 $275,000 
105 Honeysuckle Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1264 SqFt
 $285,000 
103 Crest Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1882 SqFt
 $560,000 
120 Draymore Way
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 3290 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Durham-Chapel Hill Metro Area

Previously, the so-called “Durham” metro area was part of the larger Research Triangle triumvirate of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill metro area. Now Raleigh, and the large suburban enclave of Cary, have been split off into a metro area of that name, leaving the western half of the former metro area under the name Durham. The Durham area includes Chapel Hill, so on the surface, the two major cities in the area are both college towns – Durham is home to Duke University, while Chapel Hill is home to the University of North Carolina. But that’s where the similarities end. Durham is an old tobacco town, not too prosperous, not too interesting but livable. Some of the old tobacco processing plants in town add some historic interest.


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QUICK FACTS

City: Cary
Zip Codes: 27519 27513 27511 27518
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 441 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Cary is 3.0% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Cary jobs have increased by 3.0%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Cary's cost of living is 15.0% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Cary's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
May, September and October are the most pleasant months in Cary, while July and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Wake county voted Democratic in the last three Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000 and 2004. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Cary's population is 159,715 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 25.2%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Cary is $370,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.0%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Cary public schools spend $8,256 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.6 students per teacher in Cary. More Education


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Housing Market in Cary

It's a good time to buy in Cary. Home Appreciation is up 7.0% in the last 12 months. Browse Cary Real Estate

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Reviews for Cary   63 Reviews
All-around quality of life with increasing cool - 6/7/2019
Cary is up-and-coming “cool.” The downtown is revitalized and growing. The town takes urban planning very seriously. The home prices have definitely spiked in the last... Read More

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Nice place to live - 9/3/2017
I've lived in NY, CT, MA, and in Miami FL. Now here in Cary NC for the past 10 years. For what I want and need at this phase of my life, I really like it here! All the... Read More

Best place in Triangle - 4/26/2017
As a Real Estate Agent, I consider Cary the most central location in the Triangle, it basically takes you twenty minutes to get to Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough, ... Read More


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27519 27513 27511 27518

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NEW LISTINGS IN CARY
$275,000
105 Honeysuckle Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$285,000
103 Crest Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$560,000
120 Draymore Way
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$1,254,000
106 Symphony Ct
Bed 5 | Bath 5

$389,900
1624 Vineyard Mist Dr
Bed 2 | Bath 2

$885,000
317 Homestead Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 5

$1,150,000
315 Felspar Way
Bed 6 | Bath 6

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