Cary, North Carolina
- List of Hotels
- Utility Companies
- Chamber of Commerce
- Town's Official Website
- West Regional Library- 4000 Louis Stephens Dr., Cary, NC 27519 (919)-463-8500
- Cary Community Library- 310 S. Academy St., Cary, NC 27511 (919)460-3350
- Local Realtor- Rich Vinesett, Freedom Realty Firm 919-283-4774
Located in the heart of the Triangle area just South East of Research Triangle Park is Cary, North Carolina; it borders Apex to the North and to the East and borders Raleigh to the South and to the West. It is East of Chapel Hill and South East of Durham.
The Triangle area is roughly 2.5--3 hours West of the Atlantic, 3 hours NorthEast of Charlotte and is roughly 3.5--4 hours East of the North Carolina Mountains.
Our town has been ranked among the best places to find a home, raise a family, start a business, live, work, and retire. For many years we have been ranked in the top 10 best places to live in the United States in multiple publications.
The town of Cary is loaded with green-way trails, bike trails, lakes, ponds, parks, state parks, golf courses--you name it. A very popular park for hiking, dog walking, and picnics is Umstead Park located off of Harrison Ave. north of I440. Other parks in Cary include White Oak Park, Urban Park, Sk8-Cary Skate Park, Bond Park, Davis Drive Park, Thomas Brooks Park, North Cary Park, Walnut Street Park, Dorothy Park, Cary Dog Park, MacDonald Woods Park, Middle Creek School Park, North Cary Park, Rose Street Park, Ridder Park, Lions Park, Green Hope Elementary School Park, Godbold Park, Heater Park, Dunham Park, Urban Park.
Education wise, Cary has much to offer. Wake County as a whole has been ranked in the top 10 school districts in the United States, and Cary houses the top scoring public schools in the County. The town is also within 30 minutes of three major universities: Duke, University of North Carolina @ Chapel Hill, and NC State University--it's also very close to Meredith College. More than two thirds of residents have a college degree. The PHD/MD ratio per capita is one of the highest in the Nation.
The weather here is typical for a North Carolina town; if you don't like the weather now, give it an hour. The weather is fairly unpredictable and always changing. We may see one or two snow showers per year, but the snow is usually gone within a day two. Most years, you can wear a t shirt through November and often times into December, but when January hits, it gets too cold. It can drop down into the teens and usually does at night from mid-Jan through March. The hottest months, like anywhere, are July and August--most days during these months are in the high 90's to 100's. It's definitely a good time to relax with some Southern Sweet Tea!!
The population is over 100,000 people and growing; folks are consistently moving to the area for the lifestyle and also to be closer to the Research Triangle Park area. They come here to slow down and to get more home for the money.
The town is full of tree lined streets and void of bill boards and high flying tacky signs and the town council has done an impeccable job of creating a serene village like appeal.
There is also an Amtrack station in Cary that will take you where you want to go. Hop on a train and go to Charlotte, North Carolina or take a train up to Raleigh. It is an inexpensive and exciting way to travel.
Home of Carolina Preserve at Amberly; the 55+ community by Del Webb.