Cary Accolades are endless, ranking repeatedly among the top locations in North Carolina and the country to buy a home, start a business, raise a family, and retire. Cary has also ranked every year for over a decade as one of the safest cities in the nation.
One visit and it’s obvious why… in Cary you’ll find the benefits of the cultural, medical and infrastructure of a large city meet the safety and friendliness of a tight-knit community.
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About Cary, NC
Commonly referred to as “The Technology Town of North Carolina”, Cary NC is known for its natural beauty and planned residential communities. Home to an abundance of parks, community centers, art centers, sports facilities and greenways; Cary is an ideal town for anyone looking for friendly streets, endless amenities, terrific schools and quick access to RTP and Raleigh.
Cary, NC offers very diverse housing options, including large-lot single family dwellings, townhomes, condominiums and high-end apartments. When residents get settled in their new home there’s no end of exciting activities: sporting events from professional teams to community leagues, over 30 nearby Cary greenways and parks, art museums and concerts, and some local favorites, a dog park, skate park, and an outdoor amphitheater that holds concerts year-round and weekly outdoor movies during the summer months.
Attracted by a thriving economy, proximity to renowned Research Triangle Park and unparalleled standards of living, it’s no secret why Cary has been named one of the fastest growing cities in the United States.
Cary residents & businesses have flocked to the area from across the nation and the globe. Some of the largest employers and widely known companies in Cary include the SAS Institute Inc., IBM, MCI WorldCom, American Airlines Reservation Center, Siemens, John Deer and Cotton, Inc., and Lucent Technologies.
Interested in Cary subdivisions? Here are some of our favorites (note the locations of each Cary neighborhood on the map below).
Below is a map of just a few of our favorite southern Cary, NC neighborhoods, click on the markers for more information about each:
Cary Area Zip Codes
The Cary area includes the following zip codes: 27511, 27513, 27518, 27519
Things to do in Cary:
Each month we put out a comprehensive list of activities going on in and around Cary. Beyond the special events listed in the “list of activities” link, there are also a number of locations that offer daily Cary area activities, tours and sightseeing. Below is a quick glimpse of just a few Raleigh entertainment options…
- Shop ‘til you drop at Crossroads shopping center, the Cary mall or the many boutique stores
- Stroll through more than 30 parks with over 20 miles of walking and bike trails
- Outdoor movies & symphony performances at the Amphitheater at Regency Park.
- Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival
- Annual Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic
- Annual Earth Day celebration
- Annual kite festival
- Numerous events going on around Cary for every holiday
Cary, NC Education
Part of the nationally recognized Wake County Public Schools system, Cary schools benefit from a community that emphasizes and values education — on the family, corporate and community level. Cary offers schools operating both on the traditional calendar as well as a year-round format, and have active parent-teacher organizations, corporate support and dynamic extracurricular activities. Click here for more information about education in the Triangle.
For more information see Cary schools and resources.
Crossroads Shopping in Cary
Shopping in Cary is pretty much unlimited at the Crossroads Plaza. Located on Walnut Street, off U.S. 1/64 in Cary, Crossroads Plaza is laid out like an outdoor mall in that every store has its own entrance. Spread around plenty of parking, Crossroads Plaza has 70+ options for Cary shopping & restaurants, in this single location you can find everything ranging from Bed Bath & Beyond and Linen’s and Things, to a Michael’s & AC Moore, to Lowe’s & Home Depot, Target, Toys R Us, an R.E.I., athletic apparel stores, shoe stores, an Old Navy, Stein Mart, formal wear shops, office supplies, furniture stores, a Total Wine and many boutique stores. Also included is Crossroads 20 where you can watch your choice of dozens of movies.
For a nice meal the options are endless, ranging everywhere from Sweet Tomato’s to, Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill, Remington Grill, Olive Garden, Kashin, Carolina Ale House, Panera Bread, Bear Rock Cafe, Starbucks, and a number of others.
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