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Cary, NC

Cary, NC

Cary, NC

Moving to Cary, NC?

Money magazine recently ranked Cary, NC the 5th best place to live in the United States. Newcomers are amazed by this truly marvelous area of the country—rich in education, recreation, job opportunities, and standard of living—yet situated in a very temperate climate among an agreeable population of interesting people. Whether you are moving to Cary, NC to buy a home, raise a family, start-up a new business, or retire, you will be pleasantly surprised by all the perks this city and surrounding area have to offer.

Cary is part of what is known as “The Triangle” between Raleigh and the Research Triangle Park. Named for the “triangle” of renowned research institutions—North Carolina State in Raleigh (NCSU); Duke University in Durham; and University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill (UNC)—the Triangle boasts of being among the top locations for talented academics to work and play. There is plenty of play available for the hard-working residents of Cary too. If you are moving to Cary, NC in the coming months, you will want to read our take on this amazing area of the country.

Moving to Cary, NC—Survival Kit

You may be moving to Cary, NC as a total newcomer. We have put together a few highlights on the area for newbies like you. The basic survival kit on the area is in our list below.

  • The weather in Cary. Winters stay at or around freezing and summers are hot. Cary is in the humid subtropical region of the country like most of the American south.
  • Cary, NC Population. In 2010, the official census assigned 135,234 residents to Cary, up 43% since 2000!
  • Getting around in Cary. One of fourteen of the first awarded Bicycle-Friendly Community awards given by The League of American Bicyclists designated Cary, NC as one of the recipients for providing safe accommodation and facilities for bicyclists and encouraging residents to bike for transportation and recreation. Cary is very bike friendly!
  • Sports in Cary. College sports rule the area. There is a thick rivalry between Duke, UNC, and NCSU. Watch them all closely for a season and then choose your team!
  • Shopping in Cary. Cary Towne Center is home to all the anchor favorites like Belk, Dillard's, Macy's, JCPenney, and Sears. Other great shops include Hollister, American Eagle, Bath & Body Works, Ann Taylor Loft, The Gap and Gymboree.
  • Recreation in Cary. Moving to Cary, NC does not mean you are giving up your favorite recreational events.  Try Fred G. Bond Metro Park, an oasis of green in the middle of the city lights. It features a ropes course, picnic shelter, amphitheatre, playground, compost education center, athletic fields, and 4.2 miles of trails around Bond Lake.
  • Great Eats in Cary. Locals recommend Brigs at the Crossing for brunch. The food is very good and so are the prices.
  • Cary Beaches. Plan a day trip! The beautiful beaches of Nags Head, NC are just 3 hours from Cary!

Moving to Cary, NC—Getting Started

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The service center for Cary, NC is located in Durham, NC.

Information about Cary, NC

Est. Population: 135234
County: Wake
Latitude: 35.7833
Longitude: -78.7833
Zip Codes: 27511