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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 (25) 

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MLS#: 1942393
MLS#: 1942393
207 N West Street
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1925
Re/Max United Re/Max United
$125,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,650 SqFt
0.21 Acres
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MLS#: 1933668
MLS#: 1933668
317 WAX MYRTLE Court
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1989
Realty One NC, LLC Realty One NC, LLC
$142,500
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,400 SqFt
0.14 Acres
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MLS#: 1930923
MLS#: 1930923
208 Cape Cod Drive
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1987
Coldwell Banker Advantage Coldwell Banker Advantage
$147,500
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,148 SqFt
0.16 Acres
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MLS#: 1932766
MLS#: 1932766
107 Trappers Run Drive
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1981
Carolina MaxRealty, Inc. Carolina MaxRealty, Inc.
$149,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,384 SqFt
0.48 Acres
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MLS#: 1942748
MLS#: 1942748
216 Rose Street
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1961
C-21 Becky Medlin Realty C-21 Becky Medlin Realty
$149,900
3 Bed, 3 Bath
2,050 SqFt
0.30 Acres
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MLS#: 1921953
MLS#: 1921953
116 McDole Circle
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1979
Northside Realty Inc. Northside Realty Inc.
$159,900
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,581 SqFt
0.34 Acres
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MLS#: 1931509
MLS#: 1931509
316 Walnut Street
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1961
Picket Fence, LLC Picket Fence, LLC
$159,990
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,393 SqFt
0.41 Acres
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MLS#: 1924271
MLS#: 1924271
535 SE Maynard Road
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1967
Northside Realty Inc. Northside Realty Inc.
$164,900
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,701 SqFt
0.33 Acres
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MLS#: 1935291
MLS#: 1935291
100 Abbott Lane
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1985
Fonville Morisey/Inside the Beltline Office Fonville Morisey/Inside the Beltline Office
$164,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,240 SqFt
0.21 Acres
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MLS#: 1939993
MLS#: 1939993
1212 Selwyn Lane
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1978
Keller Williams Keller Williams
$167,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,304 SqFt
0.16 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
$168,900
4 Bed, 2 Bath
2,721 SqFt
0.27 Acres
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MLS#: 1929903
MLS#: 1929903
402 Glen Bonnie Lane
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1983
Team Tradition at Allen Tate Team Tradition at Allen Tate
$168,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,359 SqFt
0.18 Acres
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MLS#: 1940370
MLS#: 1940370
200 Honeysuckle Lane
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1980, 1 Car Garage
Fonville Morisey/Jeanne Hendren Realty Group Fonville Morisey/Jeanne Hendren Realty Group
$169,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,221 SqFt
0.33 Acres
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MLS#: 1934744
MLS#: 1934744
805 NW Maynard Road
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1980
Keller Williams Keller Williams
$173,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
2,086 SqFt
0.31 Acres
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MLS#: 1940630
MLS#: 1940630
109 Clydesdale Court
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1985, Basement
Dream Living Realty Dream Living Realty
$174,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,804 SqFt
0.33 Acres
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MLS#: 1892797
MLS#: 1892797
103 Cavendish Drive
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1986
Howard Perry & Walston Realtor Howard Perry & Walston Realtor
$179,900
4 Bed, 4 Bath
1,937 SqFt
0.27 Acres
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MLS#: 1925363
MLS#: 1925363
101 W Charing Cross Street
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1986, 1 Car Garage
Re/Max United Re/Max United
$180,000
4 Bed, 3 Bath
1,740 SqFt
0.33 Acres
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MLS#: 1934268
MLS#: 1934268
317 Arrundale Drive
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1968
List 2 Sell Realty List 2 Sell Realty
$184,000
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2,094 SqFt
0.54 Acres
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MLS#: 1931767
MLS#: 1931767
915 Pamlico Drive
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1964
Keller Williams Keller Williams
$185,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,500 SqFt
0.36 Acres
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MLS#: 1934737
MLS#: 1934737
927 Kathryn Street
Cary, NC  27519
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#: 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#: 1940062
MLS#: 1940062
1502 Burwick Road
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1977
Allen Tate  Co./Cary-Searstone Allen Tate Co./Cary-Searstone
$189,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,602 SqFt
0.29 Acres
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MLS#: 1939340
MLS#: 1939340
221 Gregory Drive
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1998
Allen Tate Co. Inc. Allen Tate Co. Inc.
$195,000
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,521 SqFt
0.12 Acres
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MLS#: 1914684
MLS#: 1914684
1529 Aridith Court
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1978, Basement
Smart Choice Realty Company, Inc. Smart Choice Realty Company, Inc.
$199,900
3 Bed, 3 Bath
2,027 SqFt
0.32 Acres
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MLS#: 1941192
MLS#: 1941192
1315 Kingston Ridge Road
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1972
Redfin Corporation Redfin Corporation
$199,900
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2,093 SqFt
0.78 Acres
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