Cary

Welcome to Cary

Where Southern Grace Mingles with Vibrant Innovation
 
Located in the heart of North Carolina, Cary is a thriving town that seamlessly blends charm with urban elegance. Nestled in the heart of the Research Triangle, Cary is renowned for its burgeoning dining scene, cultural attractions, and vibrant community life. Tree-lined streets lead to lush parks, while cultural hotspots, prestigious country clubs, and excellent schools add a touch of luxury to everyday living.

Step into Downtown Cary and experience the bustling energy of local shops, art galleries, and a diverse culinary scene offering everything from cozy cafes to international cuisine. Cary's commitment to arts and culture shines through its numerous festivals and outdoor concerts. Outdoor enthusiasts will relish exploring the town's extensive network of greenways and parks, perfect for biking, hiking, or a peaceful day in nature. For sports fans, Cary doesn’t disappoint, with top-notch facilities like the USA Baseball National Training Complex and WakeMed Soccer Park. Whether you're here for the dynamic lifestyle, the serene natural beauty, or the warm community spirit, Cary promises an experience you won’t soon forget.
 

What to Love

  • Experience the embrace of a community committed to genuine neighborly warmth
  • Enjoy the convenience of being close to diverse shopping options and exquisite dining experiences
  • Elevate your lifestyle at renowned country clubs like Prestonwood Country Club and MacGregor Downs Country Club
  • Benefit from access to top-tier educational institutions, contributing to a well-rounded community
  • A robust real estate market comprising high home appreciation rates
  • Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Lake Crabtree County Park

Local Lifestyle

In Cary, life unfolds like a continuous celebration where the simplicity of community gatherings and the sophistication of cultural events coalesce seamlessly. The local lifestyle is an embodiment of refined living, with options for leisure ranging from golfing at prestigious country clubs to artistic activities at the Cary Arts Center. This is where luxury isn't a status; it's a way of life every resident embraces.
 

Dining and Entertainment

For those who appreciate the art of craft brewing, a visit to Bond Brothers Beer Company is a must. This renowned brewery is not just about great beer; it’s a community gathering spot where you can enjoy a range of artisanal brews in a lively and friendly atmosphere. Meanwhile, Scratch Kitchen & Taproom provides a culinary adventure with its eclectic menu that features an array of innovative dishes. Each meal is a creative fusion of flavors, showcasing the best of local and seasonal ingredients. For a more refined dining experience, the MacGregor Downs Country Club offers an elegant setting complemented by exquisite cuisine. Here, you can enjoy a meal in a sophisticated atmosphere that overlooks the pristine greens of the golf course. Cary's dining and entertainment scene offers something to suit every taste and occasion, whether it's the casual, vibrant setting of a brewery or the upscale elegance of a country club.
 
Cary Station stands as a gateway to wider adventures, transforming into a vibrant hub that connects you to some of the country’s most exciting cities. Whether your travels take you to the bustling streets of New York, the cultural richness of Miami, or the vibrant energy of Charlotte, Cary Station offers convenient and comfortable access to these destinations and more.
 

Things to Do

Uncover the many charms of Cary by embarking on a journey along the scenic American Tobacco Trail, starting from the New Hope Church Road Parking Area. This well-maintained trail is a haven for both casual strollers and avid cyclists, offering a peaceful escape into nature. The American Tobacco Trail is a perfect way to experience Cary’s natural beauty, whether you're enjoying a walk, jogging, or cycling.

In the warmer months, add a nautical twist to your adventures at Lake Crabtree County Park, where boat rentals are available. This serene lake offers a perfect setting for a day of water-based fun. Whether you prefer kayaking, paddleboarding, or simply a gentle row across the water, the lake’s calm and inviting waters provide an idyllic setting for a nautical adventure.

For sports enthusiasts, Cary offers top-notch facilities catering to various interests. The Cary Tennis Park is a hub for tennis lovers, offering numerous courts for thrilling matches and friendly games. Whether you’re a seasoned player or a beginner, the park’s well-maintained courts and vibrant tennis community make it a great place to engage in the sport. For golf aficionados, the prestigious Prestonwood Country Club is the place to be. This elite club boasts beautifully landscaped courses that challenge and delight golfers of all skill levels. The country club’s elegant setting and top-tier amenities provide a luxurious golfing experience.
 

Overview for Cary, NC

171,603 people live in Cary, where the median age is 39.1 and the average individual income is $55,710. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

171,603

Total Population

39.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$55,710

Average individual Income

Around Cary, NC

There's plenty to do around Cary, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
46
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
26
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Crossfit Coordinate, Level Red Boxing, and Balance Martial Arts.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 4.69 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.67 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.77 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.35 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.89 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.2 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Cary, NC

Cary has 64,512 households, with an average household size of 2.66. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Cary do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 171,603 people call Cary home. The population density is 2,892.36 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

171,603

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

39.1

Median Age

49.44 / 50.56%

Men vs Women

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  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
64,512

Total Households

2.66

Average Household Size

$55,710

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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60+ Minutes

Schools in Cary, NC

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The following schools are within or nearby Cary. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
West Lake Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Grace Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Connections Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Grace Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Triangle Math and Science Academy
PUBLIC
K - 12th
5/5
Cardinal Charter Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Davis Drive Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Penny Road Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Mills Park Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Laurel Park Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Oak Grove Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Weatherstone Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Briarcliff Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Farmington Woods Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Kingswood Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Davis Drive Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Turner Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Hortons Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Chesterbrook Academy-Preschool And Elementary
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Resurrection Lutheran School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Triangle Montessori Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Reedy Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Knowledge Beginnings School
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Northwoods Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Highcroft Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Cary Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Heartwood Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 10th
No rating available
Lucy Daniels School For Early Childhood Education
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
St Michael The Archangel Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Grove School Of Cary
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available

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