Cary Real Estate

The town of Cary is the second largest city in Wake County, made up of more than 150,000 residents. Cary provides convenient access to the three major cities of the Triangle—Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, and their respective universities, North Carolina State University, Duke University, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Its central location, which is also close to Research Triangle Park, the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and all major highways, makes it a popular choice among Triangle residents.

A community that values education, Cary has some of the best schools in Wake County, and a large percentage of adult residents hold advanced degrees. Plus, it’s the safest city in North Carolina—and consistently among the top ten safest major cities in the country.

Some of the largest parks in the county, a growing downtown, and a thriving culture also contribute to Cary’s appeal. Take a kayak out on Bond Lake, hike or bike more than 70 miles of greenways, catch an independent film at the Cary Theater, watch the Railhawks play at WakeMed Soccer Park, see the symphony at Koka Booth Ampitheatre, learn about Cary history at the Page-Walker Museum, or attend the Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival, a Cary tradition for more than forty years. Or just catch up with friends at one of the many excellent restaurants, bars, and coffeehouses in Cary. If shopping’s more your style, Cary has multiple major shopping centers, including Crossroads, Cary Towne Center, Park West Village, and the area’s only Bass Pro Shop.

For those who desire small town life with big city feel and convenience, Cary is the perfect location for your new home. To see more details on homes in Cary, and to view a list of all neighborhoods with available homes, consult the information below.

Cary - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Cary: $973,800 / County Avg $742,300


Avg Taxes in Cary: $4,800 / County Avg $8,300


Avg Sq. Ft. in Cary: 3,075 / County Avg 2,580


Avg Price per/sqft in Cary:$317 / County Avg $288


Avg Walkscore in Cary: 48 / County Avg 34


Avg Year Built in Cary: 2003 / County Avg 2007


Avg Days on Website in Cary: 62 / County Avg 73


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