Cary Market Stats

Welcome to Cary, a charming suburb that has rapidly evolved into an alternative to big-city living! With its proximity to Raleigh and the Research Triangle Park, it is a relatively short commute to the Triangle area's top employers...but you can always escape to the peace and quiet of your home after a long day!

Add in an excellent school system, more than 30 parks and greenways trails, an abundance of shopping centers, and a small-town atmosphere, and it's no wonder Cary has been named both the "Best Place to Live in The South" and "5th Best Place to live in the U.S."

But that's not all—Cary has also been named as one of the "Top 10 Safest Cities in America" (SmartAsset), "Top 10 Most Affordable Places in North Carolina" (Movoto), and "Best Cities for Early Retirement" (Kiplinger), just to name a few. Explore the highlights that life in Cary has to offer, and let our team know when you're ready to kick off your home search!

A Snapshot of the Area


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90ºF / 69ºF

Summer Climate

51ºF / 30ºF

Winter Climate

Life in Cary

Selling Your Home?

The Cary real estate market can be competitive—which is why it's crucial to have a local professional on your side. When you work with us, we'll make sure your home is priced accurately, marketed thoroughly, and staged for success. Feel free to browse a few of our resources, and give us a call when you'd like to get started!

Cary at a Glance

Want to know even more about charming suburb filled with stunning homes, friendly faces, and big opportunities? Let us be your guide! As your Triangle experts, we know all the insider details—feel free to contact us with any other questions you might have.

Quick Facts

Population: 165,904
County: Wake
Median household income: $91,481
Median home value: $379,100

Travel & Commute

Raleigh: 17 min
Durham: 23 min
RTP: 17 min
Major Roads: I-40, I-440, I-540

Explore the Area

Everything You'll Love in Cary

Local shopping & dining

 Crossroads Plaza features more than 60 shops and restaurants in a prime spot off of I-40 and US-1. And if you're eager to shop local instead, you don't have to look much further than Cary's revitalized downtown district—while you're there, stop by Ashworth's old-fashioned soda fountain for lunch!

Scenic outdoor recreation

From golf courses to parks to trails, Cary has everything you need to stay active. MacGregor Downs and Preston, two of the town's largest country club communities, surround 18-hole golf courses and provide homeowners with beautiful views of the fairways. If it's hiking you desire, explore nearly 50 miles of paved greenway trails in town or the 22-mile American Tobacco Trail between Apex and Durham. Don't forget to visit Bond Metro Park (one of the largest parks in Wake County) or Thomas Brooks Park (home to the USA Baseball National Training Complex)!

An active community calendar

There's always something happening in Cary. During the summertime, residents can watch Independence Day fireworks at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, enjoy great food and live music during Cary's Downtown Chowdown, buy works from local artists during the Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival, or dance the night away during Wind Down Wednesdays at Waverly Place. Wintertime brings all manner of seasonal holiday celebrations, including the famous North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival held at Koka Booth Amphitheatre.

A thriving job market

Since Cary offers easy access to the rest of the Triangle—including Raleigh, Durham, and RTP—you'll find that there are plenty of employment options available. Within Wake County, the largest employers include Duke University and Health System, the State of North Carolina, Wake County Public Schools, Wal-Mart, and IBM Corporation. Around Cary, you'll also find major centers for several corporations, including the SAS Institute, MetLife, and Verizon Wireless.

Linda Craft Team Realtors: Your Cary Experts

With a tight-knit community, a thriving economy, and diverse real estate offerings, Cary is the perfect place to call—if you'd like to make it yours, then let Linda Craft Team Realtors REALTORS® help. With over 350 years of combined industry experience and an in-depth knowledge of life in the Triangle, we have everything you need to find your real estate success. Whenever you're ready to get started, we're just a phone call away.

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