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Real Estate in Cary, NCCary Homes for Sale

Considered to be one of the fastest-growing cities in the southeast, Cary, NC is home to award-winning restaurants, blooming businesses, top-rated schools, luxurious shopping centers, and a fantastic culture that welcomes those from all backgrounds! Cary is one of the most beautiful spots on the east coast, providing a high quality of living for those that call this city home. Continue to read to find the many reasons why calling Cary, NC home is in your best interest. 

Included below are homes for sale in Cary. If you would like more information on any of these Cary real estate listings, just click the "Request More Information" button when viewing the details of that property. We can provide you with disclosures, past sales history, dates and prices of homes recently sold nearby, and more.

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Cary Cost of Living & Prime Location Cary Homes for Sale

Cary, North Carolina is the perfect size! Large enough to be a city, but small enough for the community to be considered tight-knit, it is beloved for being right in the middle of the state, allowing for the most convenient of travel, whether it is to the North Carolina mountains or the beautiful beaches. Found in the beating heart of the Triangle area, 15 minutes from downtown Raleigh, 20 minutes from Durham, and 28 minutes from Chapel Hill, Cary offers its residents access to the best of travel and all other amenities.

The cost of living in Cary is 5% higher than the national average and ranks 110 out of 273 cities to live in the country in terms of cost of living. We have found that homes in Cary are slightly less affordable than those found in Raleigh, it proves to be a more affordable town in comparison to other cities in the surrounding areas. 

Cary Schools 

Cary, NC is situated close to some of the top colleges and universities in the country including the following: 

  • North Carolina State University 
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Duke University
  • William Peace University
  • Meredith College

For those who are looking to call Cary home with school-aged children, you will be glad to know that this city is zoned into the acclaimed Wake County Public School System. Here, you will only find the best top-rated schools by each grade. 


  • Davis Drive Elementary School. Overall Niche grade of A, Academic grade of A, Diversity grade of A-, Teachers grade of A 


  • Mills Park Middle School. Overall Niche grade of A, Academic grade of A, Diversity grade of A, Teachers grade of A- 

High School 

  • Crossroads Flex High School. Overall Niche grade of B+, Academics grade of B+, Diversity grade of B-, Teachers grade of B, College Prep grade of B+ 

Great Recreation in Cary

There are more than 30 parks in the town of Cary that residents have access to. There are plenty of natural areas and a sprawling greenway that covers 70 miles of Cary. Residents have access to sports venues and special use of facilities from community gardens to some fun environmental programs. You will find that Cary has no shortage of outdoor recreation to keep the community occupied and staying active outdoors. Some of the most popular and favorite parks include the following: 

All the parks listed above have high ratings for their cleanliness and well-cared-for playgrounds to keep the children occupied in the sun. 

Great Food & Coffee Shops 

Cary, North Carolina is home to some award-winning restaurants and fun, quirky coffee shops. The food here, diverse and excellent is helping put Cary on the map. 


  • Herons. This AAA Five Diamond award-winning restaurant is located in The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary. Herons is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, redefining American plates with classic ideas and local ingredients with precise technique. 
  • Pizzeria Faulisi. This smaller family-owned and operated restaurant serves only the best wood-fired, thin-crust Neapolitan-styled pizzas in the area. At Pizzeria Faulisi, toppings include fresh, local ingredients that change daily!
  • La Farm Bakery. Located in the heart of Cary, La Farm Bakery offers the experience of an imagined trip to France, serving hand-crafted bread daily in a variety of flavors, shapes, and sizes! Stop by and pick up the famously delicious sourdoughs, Scandinavian ryes, or French baguettes for dinner! Or, satisfy that sweet craving and try the soft, flaky almond chocolate croissant.

Coffee Shops 

Coffee & Crepes. This all-inclusive restaurant in Cary offers gluten-free and whole-wheat options, specializing in freshly prepared sweet and savory crepes. At Coffee & Crepes, you can find locally roasted coffees and espressos, as well as real fruit smoothies. 

  • Chanticleer Cafe & Bakery. This family-owned cafe in Cary offers baked goods and breakfast/lunch sandwiches, as well as locally roasted coffee. At Chanticleer Cafe & Bakery, there are kid-friendly options of food such as Nutella, strawberry jam, and grilled cheese used only with the finest and freshest ingredients.
  • Caribou Coffee. A famously known cafe in Cary, Caribou Coffee features high-quality handcrafted beverages and food. Here, you can find delicious roasted coffee and espresso blends, as well as more flavorful drinks such as mochas and lattes.

Cary Festivals 

The town of Cary features an array of festivals from arts and crafts to summer outdoor concerts, there is always something fun, new, and exciting to explore throughout the year. Appealing to all ages, some of the more popular events you can look forward to are the following: 

For more information on homes and real estate in Cary NC, contact our office at any time. 

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