Cary, North Carolina 

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Population

159,769

264% Growth

Unemployment Rate

3.6%

Median Income

$91,481

Avg. Home Price

$360,900

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

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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.


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 3.6% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Cary jobs have increased by 3.48%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Cary's cost of living is 21.00% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Cary's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Cary's population is 159,769 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 264.29%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Cary is $360,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.30%. 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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Cary

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Reviews for Cary   62 Reviews
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)

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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)

Boring, desolate suburb..worst mistake ever!!!! - 2/3/2017
Coming from bay area & having lived in ATL, thought this would be a great suburb minus the traffic for RTP jobs...software. Seeing great reviews, we took a leap...worst... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN CARY, NORTH CAROLINA
27519 27513 27511 27518