Cary, North Carolina 

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+25.2% since 2020

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6.9 / 6.7

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Best Places to Live in Cary, North Carolina

Cary, North Carolina is a vibrant city located in the heart of the Research Triangle. With its close proximity to Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, Cary offers something for everyone. Nature-lovers can explore the beauty of Pine Hollow Park or take part in outdoor recreation at Umstead State Park. For culture and entertainment, visitors can enjoy visits to local museums and galleries, as well as lively music venues and nightlife hotspots. Whether you're looking for a peaceful retreat or an exciting night out, Cary has something for everyone! College town(s) Mid-sized-city complex - Northeast-central North Carolina, 40 miles south of Virginia border.
State: North Carolina
County: Wake County
Metro Area: Durham-Chapel Hill Metro Area
City: Cary
Zip Codes: 27519 27513 27511 27518
Cost of Living: 14.0% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 441 ft above sea level

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Cary, Nc Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
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College-town amenities
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Strong economy
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Hot, humid summers

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.


The unemployment rate in Cary is 3.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Cary jobs have increased by 3.0%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Cary's cost of living is 14.0% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Cary's Cost of Living

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

In the last Presidential election, Wake county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 62.3% to 35.8%. More Voting Stats

Cary's population is 171,603 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 25.2%. Learn More...

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

The median home cost in Cary is Real Estate: $574,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 15.3%.

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 15.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Cary is $574,400.
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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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