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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 Single Family Homes for Sale $100K-$199K (27) 

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MLS#: 1956378
MLS#: 1956378
319 N West Street
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1957
Fathom Realty NC, LLC Fathom Realty NC, LLC
$119,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,150 SqFt
0.19 Acres
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MLS#: 1890163
MLS#: 1890163
531 Madison Avenue
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1961
Howard Perry & Walston Realtor Howard Perry & Walston Realtor
$150,000
4 Bed, 2 Bath
2,721 SqFt
0.27 Acres
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MLS#: 1961287
MLS#: 1961287
317 Maple Street
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1960, Basement
Allen Tate Co. Inc. Allen Tate Co. Inc.
$158,500
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,474 SqFt
0.27 Acres
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MLS#: 1959369
MLS#: 1959369
101 Creighton Court
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1985
Howard Perry & Walston Realtor Howard Perry & Walston Realtor
$160,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,138 SqFt
0.19 Acres
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MLS#: 1959147
MLS#: 1959147
716 Dub Court
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1966, 1 Car Garage
Reedy Creek Realty Reedy Creek Realty
$163,200
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,598 SqFt
0.35 Acres
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MLS#: 1959131
MLS#: 1959131
207 Honeysuckle Lane
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1981
Don Edwards Realty Don Edwards Realty
$164,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,056 SqFt
0.34 Acres
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MLS#: 1934744
MLS#: 1934744
805 NW Maynard Road
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1980
Keller Williams Keller Williams
$167,500
3 Bed, 2 Bath
2,086 SqFt
0.31 Acres
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MLS#: 1944189
MLS#: 1944189
116 Ellsworth Place
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1993
Keller Williams Realty Keller Williams Realty
$169,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,260 SqFt
0.29 Acres
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MLS#: 1957457
MLS#: 1957457
305 SW Maynard Road
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1972
Premier Properties Premier Properties
$169,900
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,921 SqFt
0.36 Acres
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MLS#: 1955490
MLS#: 1955490
303 Wax Myrtle Court
Cary, NC  27513-5135
Year Built: 1988
Fonville Morisey/Stonehenge Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Stonehenge Sales Office
$170,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,341 SqFt
0.10 Acres
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MLS#: 1948709
MLS#: 1948709
114 Oak Hill Loop
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1986, Basement, 1 Car Garage
Fonville Morisey/Brier Creek Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Brier Creek Sales Office
$174,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,102 SqFt
0.10 Acres
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MLS#: 1953116
MLS#: 1953116
119 London Plain Court
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1988, Basement
Coldwell Banker Advantage Coldwell Banker Advantage
$174,900
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,787 SqFt
0.08 Acres
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MLS#: 1961492
MLS#: 1961492
103 Cavendish Drive
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1986
Howard Perry & Walston Realtor Howard Perry & Walston Realtor
$175,000
4 Bed, 4 Bath
1,937 SqFt
0.27 Acres
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MLS#: 1940062
MLS#: 1940062
1502 Burwick Road
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1977
Allen Tate  Co./Cary-Searstone Allen Tate Co./Cary-Searstone
$179,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,602 SqFt
0.29 Acres
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MLS#: 1960307
MLS#: 1960307
304 Two Creeks Road
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1977
Coldwell Banker Advantage Coldwell Banker Advantage
$180,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,226 SqFt
0.24 Acres
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MLS#: 1934737
MLS#: 1934737
927 Kathryn Street
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1962, Basement
Howard Perry & Walston Realtor Howard Perry & Walston Realtor
$185,000
4 Bed, 4 Bath
2,402 SqFt
0.46 Acres
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MLS#: 1929644
MLS#: 1929644
110 Aborfield Court
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1986, 2 Car Garage
Keller Williams Keller Williams
$189,500
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,900 SqFt
0.17 Acres
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MLS#: 973767
MLS#: 973767
112 Wyatts Pond Ln
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1986, Basement
Triangle Estates Realty, Inc. Triangle Estates Realty, Inc.
$189,900
3 Bed, 3 Bath
2,280 SqFt
0.31 Acres
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MLS#: 1944253
MLS#: 1944253
1437 Lake Pine Drive
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1979, 1 Car Garage
Fonville Morisey/Lochmere Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Lochmere Sales Office
$194,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,621 SqFt
0.39 Acres
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MLS#: 1948580
MLS#: 1948580
1629 Glengarry Drive
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1977
Keystone Properties Keystone Properties
$195,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,330 SqFt
0.29 Acres
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MLS#: 1953224
MLS#: 1953224
215 Dutchess Drive
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1984
Chatham Homes Realty Chatham Homes Realty
$195,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,400 SqFt
0.31 Acres
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MLS#: 1957781
MLS#: 1957781
902 Balmoral Drive
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1987
Town & Country Realty, Inc. Town & Country Realty, Inc.
$196,500
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,466 SqFt
0.29 Acres
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MLS#: 1950441
MLS#: 1950441
315 Walnut Street
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1976
Howard Perry & Walston Realtor Howard Perry & Walston Realtor
$198,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,586 SqFt
0.31 Acres
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MLS#: 1931271
MLS#: 1931271
102 Tarlow Court
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1998
Re/Max One Realty Re/Max One Realty
$199,000
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,680 SqFt
0.09 Acres
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MLS#: 1938538
MLS#: 1938538
108 Tarlow Court
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1998
Re/Max Preferred Associates Re/Max Preferred Associates
$199,900
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,700 SqFt
0.17 Acres
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MLS#: 1945412
MLS#: 1945412
112 Silvercliff Trail
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1987
Re/Max United Re/Max United
$199,900
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,985 SqFt
0.15 Acres
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MLS#: 1955433
MLS#: 1955433
202 Carrousel Lane
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1994
Howard Perry & Walston-Triangle at Southpoint Howard Perry & Walston-Triangle at Southpoint
$199,900
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,559 SqFt
0.14 Acres
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