Cary, NC: Big Town, Big Recognition

The Triangle may be a hot destination for area newcomers, but there’s one town that dominates the list of places to live: Cary.

With a population of just over 151,000, it’s a big town – the seventh-largest municipality in the state of North Carolina. And it’s not just big on population; it’s big on recognition, too. Money Magazine ranked Cary among their “Best Small Cities in America,” and it was eighth in “50 Safest Cities” according to the SafeWise organization. With two-thirds of its residents holding a college degree, Cary’s median income is $91,349 – almost twice as much as the median income for the entire state.

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Real Estate Trends

Average Sales Price: $439,900
Average Price Per Sq. Ft.: $161.14
Average Days on Market: 81
Number of Homes on Market: 740

Meet Your Neighbors

Cary's residents are active, educated, and ready to shop!

With its plentiful shopping, large homes, and focus on family and kid-friendly activities, Cary is a popular destination for people relocated from the North. In fact, that's what's earned Cary its tongue-in-cheek acronym-based nickname, "Concentrated Area of Relocated Yankees." (In truth, the 2000 Census found that a little more than 55% of Cary's residents were actually born in other states.)

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Enjoy the Lifestyle

Cary's hot location in the Triangle, along with its focus on parks, recreation, and shopping, give its residents plenty to do.

From the farmer's market to plentiful activities offered by the Parks & Recreation Department, to fast access to sporting events, outdoor pursuits, and the rest of the Triangle, you'll never be bored in Cary.

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Cary at a Glance

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Quick Facts

  • Population (2018): 168,160

  • Population Growth Since 2010: +23.9%

  • County: Wake

  • Mean Home Price (2014-2018): $337,700


Travel & Commute

  • Raleigh: average 15 min

  • Public Transit: GoCary

  • Airport: RDU Airport

  • Major Highways: I-440, I-40, I-540, 1-87

Come Discover Life in Cary, NC!

If you're ready to start exploring the possibilities of Cary or you're thinking of buying a home here, then it's time to contact The Marti Hampton Team! We are your guide to life in the Triangle and your real estate resource for buying or selling a home in Cary. Give us a call today to learn more about Cary or buying a home or to start searching for your dream home in Cary!

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