Your Dream Lifestyle Awaits in Cary!

Picture strolling down the streets of a recently revitalized downtown. Every amenity you could need is at your fingertips, including an airport and some of the region's finest shopping. But when you're ready to get away from it all, your fully-appointed home is waiting—it's the perfect place to unwind and relax with loved ones. This is just a taste of the Cary lifestyle, and it could be yours. There are so many reasons why Cary has experienced unprecedented growth over the last two decades, although it still maintains the charm of a picturesque Southern town.

Ready to begin exploring the Cary area? Here's your all-in-one guide on how to live like a local, including info on homes, schools, and things to do. Have any questions? Feel free to reach out! 

Search Homes for Sale in Cary

Skip properties

There’s an easier way to keep up with new listings in the area. Save your searches, save favorite properties, and sign up for new listing alerts by creating your personal Property Organizer account today.

Is Selling on your Mind?

Selling a home in Cary or another Triangle community? The DASH Realty Team can help! Take some time to learn more about listing your home with our team, including the specialized tools and resources we offer our sellers, our in-depth marketing strategies, and our featured listings.

Discover Your Home's Worth

By giving us your phone number and email address, you are giving DASH Carolina permission to contact you via email or phone.

Live, Work & Play


Cary offers the perfect blend of city life and suburban charm—just take a quick drive around to see all that it has to offer! With such a diverse landscape, you'll surely find your niche. Trek through historic downtown, stroll through your quaint neighborhood, or hit the links on the golf's all up to you! 


Although many residents work in Raleigh, Cary is quickly becoming an employment hub of its own. Many major corporations, including SAS Institute, Deutsche Bank, and Epic Games, now call the area home. Looking to change your career path? Cary is also located near many major universities, such as NC State and Duke.


Wondering what Cary is known for? Just ask one of your neighbors—they'll be eager to give some recommendations! Indulge in some baked delights at Once in a Blue Moon Bakery or go for a jog at Fred G. Bond Metro Park.

Cary at a Glance

Getting Around

Major Roads: US-1, US-64, I-540
Airport: RDU International Airport
Distance to Raleigh: 8.8 miles, 20 minutes
Distance to Durham: 19 miles, 32 minutes

Area Stats

Population: 168,160
County: Wake & Chatham
Zip Codes: 27511-27513, 27518, and 27519
Avg Temperatures: Summer: 88°F / 70°F and Winter: 51°F / 33°F
Median Household Income: $91,481

Nearby Attractions

Experience the Best of Cary

Ready to learn more about the Triangle's suburban crown jewel? Here are a few more details you might want to know.

Unique Arts & Culture

Caryites are pretty proud of their town, and it's easy to understand why! It's a top-notch place to enrich your knowledge of local culture or immerse yourself in the arts. You can do just that at the Cary Arts Center, which has plenty of classes and performances for residents of all ages. Believe it or not, Cary also has some pretty cool museums, too. The Page-Walker Arts and History Center serves as a living resource, featuring classes and self guided tours.

Room to Roam

Ready to get out and take in that famous Carolina blue sky? Cary has plenty of spots for you to enjoy nature, making it easy to stay active. The best spot in the area has to be Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve. This 140-acre park serves as a protection area for the towering Eastern Hemlock trees, as well as a fun spot to go to for a hike. Other notable spots include North Cary Park, Lake Crabtree Park, and Fred G. Bond Metro Park.

Plenty of Shopping & Dining

Cary has always been known for its stellar shopping and dining options. In fact, it's one of the main reasons why so many people are choosing to relocate to this expanding suburb. Perhaps the best thing about the area is its unique balance of locally owned establishments and larger spots you know and love. Head to Downtown Cary to experience spots like La Farm Bakery, the shops at Ashworth Village, and Serendipity Gourmet Deli. Need to run some errands? Larger shopping centers like Waverly Place, Crossroads Plaza, and Cary Village Square have what you need.

Schools that Make the Grade

Cary is served by the Wake County Public School System, which is the largest and one of the top performing districts in the entire state. However, don't be fooled by the size—your child will experience plenty of one-on-one time with their teachers and flourish after graduation. WCPSS also boasts a graduation rate of over 90%, and there are many different specialized programs students can explore. Cary itself is also home to top-performing Cary High School. 

Your Dream Home Awaits

Looking for a home in Cary? Then our team is here to help. We'll be there for every step of the way, from the first showing to handing you the keys. Give us a call when you're ready to take your next steps—we'd love to help welcome you home.

Selling a home in the Triangle? We can help with that, as well!

Information not guaranteed. Listings marked with an icon are provided courtesy of the Triangle MLS, Inc. of North Carolina, Internet Data Exchange Database. © 2023 Triangle MLS, Inc. of North Carolina. All rights reserved.


This data was last updated on: 01/31/23 04:43 PM. A full data refresh was last performed on: 01/31/23 01:11 AM.

Triangle MLS IDX solution by Dakno Marketing.

Talk to a Human

By giving us your phone number and email address, you are giving DASH Carolina permission to contact you via email or phone.