Cary has a small-town vibe and tight-knit sense of community while being just minutes away from attractions in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill... You can't beat the wonderful employment opportunities, beautiful neighborhoods, and fantastic locally owned shops.

- Brenda Carroll

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Things to Do in Cary

Koka Booth Amphitheatre

This one-of-a-kind concert venue perfectly incorprates state-of-the-art technology in the middle of picturesque natural beauty by Symphony Lake. Enjoy unique musical attractions and more in this must-see Cary spot.

Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival

An unforgettable community festival awaits every Spring in the much-loved Fred G. Bond Metro Park. Visit with over 170 NC artists, see live music and entertainment spread across four stages, and try gourmet local treats at this exciting Earth Day Celebration.

Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve

Enjoy stunning natural scenery in a serene environment at the Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve. Even on the hottest summer day, this oasis of greenery seems to be a few degrees cooler. It's the perfect spot for a peaceful walk among nature... you may even see some wildlife along your way!

More About the Cary Lifestyle

An unbelievable way of life is waiting for you in the Southern oasis of Cary, North Carolina. Consistently ranked among the best places to live in the country, and regularly rated as one of the safest communities to call home, Cary offers residents and visitors a smorgasbord of fun things to do and wonderful real estate options. One of the best parts of living in Cary is that there's really something here for everyone! And if you're searching for Cary, NC real estate — you're in luck. With so many different neighborhoods to choose from, it's easy to find a lifestyle that perfectly meets your needs.

Here, you'll find everything from luxurious golf courses to hole-in-the-wall cafes and upscale shopping boutiques. It's also home to two professional soccer teams, the N.C. Football Club and the N.C. Courage Team, the USA Baseball National Training Complex, and the Wake Med Soccer Park. Looking for even more things to do in Cary? You're in the right place. Keep reading for a sneak peek of some of Cary's most exciting offerings!

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Arts & Culture

Celebrate local artistry and culture at beloved events like Lazy Daze, Spring Daze, and Band Days or hop on over to the Cary Arts Center on Academy Street for local exhibits and more. Throughout the year, residents have the opportunity to experience many local cultures at events like the Jewish Cultural Festival, Ritmo Latino, and the annual Diwali Celebration.

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Local Dining

There's some good eating in Cary! From old-fashioned Southern cooking to exotic fare from around the globe, prepare to be blown away by the wide variety of delicious restaurants here. Places like Lucky 32 and La Farm Bakery offer tasty organic options (check out La Farm's brunch!) while Udupi has amazing Indian food and Bosphorus has all the mediterranean options you've been dreaming of.

Parks & Recreation

Get outside and have some fun! Although Cary boasts incredible shopping, delicious local dining, and is only minutes away from top metropolitan attractions in Raleigh and Durham, it still boasts plenty of outdoor spaces, parks, nature preserves, and golf courses. Enjoy sunshine, fresh air, and breathtaking sights at natural hot spots like the Fred G. Bond Metro Park and the Nature Bluffs Nature Preserve.

Smaller neighborhood parks like Thomas Brooks, R.S. Dunham, and Cary North are perfect for an afternoon visit, as most offer walking trails and playgrounds as well as athletic courts and pavilions. Pack a picnic basket, bring along your favorite tennis rackets or basketballs, and get ready for a fun-filled day outside — sponsored by the wonderful Cary Recreation & Enjoyment.

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Local Schools

As you browse Cary, NC real estate, take a look at the fantastic public schools in the area, served by the Wake County Public School System. Renowned as one of the finest public school districts in the state, WCPSS offers a record number of board-certified teachers, advanced curriculums, and a wide variety of different educational options. Year-round, calendar, charter schools, and more are available to new homebuyers in the area.

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Employment Opportunities

With a low unemployment rate of just 3.4%, Cary remains a top choice for homebuyers of all ages. It's home to top employers like SAS, Met Life, and Verizon Wireless, and is just a quick drive away from other top employers throughout the greater Triangle area. Less than 20-minutes from the famed Research Triangle Park, Cary residents enjoy a short commute to work as well as plenty of options for employment, recreation, and more in this thriving community.

What is There to Do in Cary

Plenty! Cary is home to the Triangle's only Dave & Buster's, several major shopping centers, miles of paved greenway trails, and dozens of local parks. There are even a few professional sports teams in Cary: North Carolina Football Club, North Carolina Courage, and The Cary Invasion. Use the map below to find popular points of interest, from historic sites to major shopping centers and everything in between!

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