Homes for Sale in Cary, North Carolina

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About Cary

cary-ncCary is a thriving community in the heart of the Triangle area bordering the west side of Raleigh.  Close proximity to Research Triangle Park and to RDU International Airport has made this city one of the more popular places for people working at the RTP to reside.

Cary is playfully referred to by locals as the “Concentrated Area of Relocated Yankees” because so many people from the northeast have relocated here either to work or retire! Cary provides a variety of enjoyable  recreation, sports, environmental, historical and cultural arts programs and services. The Amtrak train station located midtown makes a day trip to Charlotte to see the NFL’s  Carolina Panthers very enjoyable.  Downtown has gone through a major revitalization program over the past several years yet still maintains that small town atmosphere that so many people love. In fact, it consistently makes the honor roll among the nation’s top cities.  It has been recognized as one of the ‘Safest Places to Live in America’, ‘Best Places to Retire’ and ‘Best Places to Raise a Family’. Money Magazine named Cary the ‘Hottest town in the East’ one of six ‘Hottest Towns in America’, ‘Best Small Cities in America’ and ranked it 5th on their annual list of ‘Best Places to Live”.  Cary’s accolades are numerous.

“Caryites” are a hard-working group of people with one of the highest median household incomes in the state.   Being no further than 20 minutes from major universities such as Duke, North Carolina State, and the University of North Carolina, education is an important part of Cary life. More than two-thirds of adults hold a college degree.

  • Sense of Security – Cary continually ranks as one of the top 20 safest large cities nationally and the safest in the Southeast. Its Police and Fire departments and Emergency Medical Services are nationally accredited.
  • Livability – Tree-lined streets and well-groomed subdivisions and office parks show Cary has grown the right way.
  • Vibrancy – Cary is home to world class businesses and national retail stores. Cary’s fast-growing Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources program has something for everyone, regardless of age or interest.
  • Diversity – School-age children comprise nearly a quarter of the population. Yet people of retirement age are the fastest-growing group in this small city. 19% of townspeople were born in another country

 

Cary_NC_Amtrak_StationCary Real Estate

Cary consists primarily of neighborhoods referred to as Planned Unit Developments. Most PUDs have HOA’s with monthly, quarterly or annual fees that vary depending upon amenities and services provided. Many communities provide access to swimming pools and three feature golf courses; Lochmere Golf Club, Prestonwood Country Club and MacGregor Downs Country Club. The median Listing Price of homes  is $433K with Price per Square Foot at $147. Homes can be found starting in the $150’s up to the millions.

 

For more information on Cary or available homes in  Cary, call your area expert and real estate professional, Ernie Behrle with BuySmart Realty.

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North Carolina has a system of county public school systems. School assignments in this area are done by specific address. To view actual school assignments for the current or upcoming school year for any home you are interested in, please use the following links.
WAKE COUNTY ( includes the majority of Raleigh, Cary, Knightdale, Wake Forest, Wendell & Zebulon ) www.wcpss.net/student-assignment
JOHNSTON COUNTY ( includes Clayton, parts of Raleigh, Wendell, & Zebulon)www.johnston.K12.nc.us/cms/One.aspx?portalid=3023758&pageid=3366126