Cary NC

Cary is a great place to live! The town is one of the fastest growing towns in North Carolina. It’s been named the 15th best real estate market in the country and 8th in the US for Recession-Resistant Cities. There are plenty of great parks and restaurants and it’s easy to access the Research Triangle Park, Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.

Homes for Sale in Cary

Cary NC Real Estate Market

The Cary real estate market is hot! It’s a strong seller’s market and homes are selling quickly, often in just a few days and with multiple offers.

Cary began to see it’s real estate boom in the late 1980’s as companies moved their headquarters to the Research Triangle Park. The majority of homes in Cary have been built since then. There is less new construction in Cary now than you’ll find in nearby towns like Apex and Holly Springs.

The typical Cary home is built on 1/4 acre lot or less and has a two-car garage. Throughout Cary you’ll find subdivisions with amenities that include neighborhood pools, tennis courts, playgrounds, and greenway trails. Cul-de-sacs are a common feature in Cary neighborhoods.

Is Cary NC a Good Place to Live?

Cary is a great place to live! Cary has an adorable downtown area with local restaurants and shops. The Town of Cary also hosts events throughout the year. One of the biggest is the Lazy Days Arts & Crafts Festival held in downtown Cary. You can find more information about festivals and events in Cary here.


There are plenty of great parks and greenways in Cary, but a personal favorite is Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve. We started going there when our kids were small. It was a great spot to throw them in the backpacks and go out for a walk. We still go there regularly. It’s a beautiful that’s perfect for a quick nature escape.

One thing to keep an eye on is the new downtown park project that will soon be underway . . .

“Along with robust programming, the space will feature active performance places, farmers market spaces, public art installations, botanical gardens showcasing native plants, food and beverage facilities, a children’s nature play area, a dog park, and an elevated skywalk.” ~ Town of Cary

Golf Courses

Cary is well-known for it’s amazing golf courses. If you love golf, check out the courses in the Lochmere, MacGregor Downs, and Preston neighborhoods.

Downtown Cary

Cary’s downtown is absolutely adorable. It’s filled with great local restaurants and shops. We love heading there for an evening stroll and stopping in at our favorite spots. There are so many great places that we’ll often head to one place for an appetizer, another for dinner, and another for dessert. We love that so many restaurants and cafes offer outdoor dining. Here are some of my favorites that I hope you’ll check out . . .

  • M.C. Modern Asian on Academy Street (an amazing chef!)
  • Academy Street Bistro – One of the best for outdoor dining
  • Bond Brothers Brewery and Cotton House Brewing are both great for their hand-crafted beer, outdoor dining, and food truck rotation


Cary Schools are part of the Wake County School System. You can find maps of Cary school locations at the links below.

Neighborhoods in Cary

There’s a seemingly unlimited number of neighborhoods and subdivisions in Cary. Some of the most popular Cary neighborhoods are below. You can click the links to check out the homes for sale in these neighborhoods.

Buying a Home in Cary

Are you thinking of buying a home in Cary? With homes selling as quickly as they are it’s important to start off on the right foot. The first step is to figure out your price range and get comfortable with the mortgage process. The best way to do this is to talk with a local lender. Next, you’ll want to understand the home buying process in Cary and narrow down both your favorite neighborhoods and your wants and needs.

I’m happy to connect you with a great local lender and discuss everything you’ll need to know about buying a home in Cary. You can email me at or call me at 919-616-4139.

Selling Your Home

Many Cary homeowners decide to stay in Cary when they’ve outgrown their home or when it’s time to downsize. If it’s time to sell your home in Cary the best way to start is by talking with a Cary Realtor® who knows the local market. When I list homes for sale in Cary I go over the selling process with my clients so they know what to expect. Preparing your home for sale is critical, even when it’s a seller’s market, so I work a home stager to guide you through the process. We’ll also get professional photos when listing your home so that we can be sure to show your home in it’s best light.

For more information about selling your home please email me at or call me at 919-616-4139.

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