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Cary, NC Real Estate

In the last 30 years, Cary, NC real estate has increased from small town plots with one main street to a thriving community that has grown exponentially since the development of Research Triangle Park began in the late 1960's.  There are some historic areas, but the vast majority of the Cary, NC real estate is new and sparkling.  The population doubled  in the 1970's to over 21,000; doubled again in the 1980's and again in the 1990's.   The town has gone from being a bedroom community for Research Triangle Park and Raleigh, to a vibrant community itself. Cary's current population is just above 100,000 citizens.

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In the last 30 years, Cary, NC real estate has increased from small town plots with one main street to a thriving community that has grown exponentially since the development of Research Triangle Park began in the late 1960's.  There are some historic areas, but the vast majority of the Cary, NC real estate is new and sparkling.  The population doubled  in the 1970's to over 21,000; doubled again in the 1980's and again in the 1990's.   The town has gone from being a bedroom community for Research Triangle Park and Raleigh, to a vibrant community itself. Cary's current population is just above 100,000 citizens.

Cary was rated the 5th Best Place to Live by Money Magazine.

The History of Cary, NC Real Estate

The town was actually founded in 1854 by Catherine "Kate" Raboteau Page and her husband, who bought approximately 300 acres of land. Cary was named after Samuel Fenton Cary, a leader of the prohibition movement from Ohio. Cary was incorporated in 1871, several years after the Seaboard and North Carolina railroads formed a junction in Cary.  The historic train station is now a museum and art center in central Cary.

In recent years Cary, NC real estate owners instituted measures to more closely manage growth and has initiated an open-space conservation program.  Cary has also become a leader in water conservation, starting a first-in-the-state program to conserve drinking water by reclaiming highly treated waste water for irrigation of Cary, NC real estate lawns.

Cary is now a sprawling town, which is 10 minutes from Research Triangle Park and Raleigh-Durham International Airport.  It is 25 minutes from downtown Durham and 15 minutes to downtown Raleigh.  Cary is approximately 3 hours from North Carolina beaches and 4 hours to the mountains, meaning that Cary, NC real estate is just as easily accessible as neighboring cities.

Cary Arts and Entertainment

Cary is home to four performing arts venues including:

  • The Jordan Hall Arts Center
  • The Page-Walker Arts and History Center
  • The Koka Booth Amphitheatre, and
  • The Sertoma Amphitheatre in Bond Park

Cary, NC real estate owners can also take advantage of the new Durham Performing Arts Center or the Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh.  Both of these theatres have major Broadway and concert activities.

The Durham Bulls baseball stadium is only 20 minutes from Cary, plus Duke, The University of North Carolina and N.C. State University all offer Cary, NC real estate owners top NCAA Division I sports programs.

Biking and jogging trails are abundant among active Cary, NC real estate owners.

Major Employers in the Cary Area

  • AT&T
  • Capital Broadcasting Companies
  • Cree Research, Inc.
  • GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals
  • National Institutes of Environmental Sciences
  • Nortel
  • Research Triangle Institute
  • SAS Institute (home-grown in Cary, recognized as a top national employer)

Owners of Cary, NC real estate typically work for these companies.


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Cary, NC Condos for Sale $100K-$199K (9) 

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MLS#: 1933434
MLS#: 1933434
915 Portstewart Drive
Cary, NC  27519-6515
Year Built: 2008
Coldwell Banker Advantage Coldwell Banker Advantage
$105,000
1 Bed, 2 Bath
802 SqFt
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MLS#: 1941075
MLS#: 1941075
224 Waterford Lake Drive
Cary, NC  27519
Year Built: 2004
Coldwell Banker Advantage Coldwell Banker Advantage
$106,900
1 Bed, 2 Bath
800 SqFt
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MLS#: 1943291
MLS#: 1943291
813 New Kent Place
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1985
Broughton Real Estate Agency, Inc. Broughton Real Estate Agency, Inc.
$107,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
962 SqFt
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MLS#: 1934759
MLS#: 1934759
622 New Kent Street
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1985
Fonville Morisey/Lochmere Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Lochmere Sales Office
$110,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,139 SqFt
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MLS#: 1920443
MLS#: 1920443
1723 Bulon Drive
Cary, NC  27518
Year Built: 1996
Keller Williams Realty Keller Williams Realty
$124,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,325 SqFt
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MLS#: 1942891
MLS#: 1942891
115 Springfork Drive
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1998
Re/Max United Re/Max United
$125,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,418 SqFt
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MLS#: 1935077
MLS#: 1935077
1621 Bulon Drive
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1995
Sold By Summer Real Estate Sold By Summer Real Estate
$129,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,325 SqFt
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MLS#: 1939778
MLS#: 1939778
512 Waterford Lake Drive
Cary, NC  27519
Year Built: 2006, 1 Car Garage
Fonville Morisey/Highway 54 Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Highway 54 Sales Office
$179,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,400 SqFt
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MLS#: 1943449
MLS#: 1943449
318 Waterford Lake Drive
Cary, NC  27519
Year Built: 2005
Freedom Realty Firm Freedom Realty Firm
$179,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,400 SqFt
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