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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 (16) 

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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.
$149,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,474 SqFt
0.27 Acres
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MLS#: 1973101
MLS#: 1973101
6321 Tryon Road
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1958
Howard Perry & Walston Realtor Howard Perry & Walston Realtor
$158,975
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,350 SqFt
0.44 Acres
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MLS#: 1973561
MLS#: 1973561
316 Keener Street
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1952
Fonville Morisey/Vandora Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Vandora Sales Office
$159,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
870 SqFt
0.18 Acres
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MLS#: 1964230
MLS#: 1964230
209 Marilyn Circle
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1964, Basement
Weichert REALTORS-Triangle Homes Weichert REALTORS-Triangle Homes
$168,000
3 Bed, 3 Bath
2,511 SqFt
0.46 Acres
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MLS#: 1971958
MLS#: 1971958
108 Tarlow Court
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1998
Re/Max United Re/Max United
$175,000
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,700 SqFt
0.17 Acres
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MLS#: 1974802
MLS#: 1974802
108 Barcliff Terrace
Cary, NC  27518
Year Built: 1974, Basement, 2 Car Garage
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU
$177,800
3 Bed, 3 Bath
2,169 SqFt
1.55 Acres
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MLS#: 1964314
MLS#: 1964314
207 Maumee Court
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1993
Re/Max United Re/Max United
$179,500
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2,147 SqFt
0.20 Acres
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MLS#: 1965434
MLS#: 1965434
102 Delchester Court
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1986, Basement, 1 Car Garage
Howard Perry & Walston Realtor Howard Perry & Walston Realtor
$179,900
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,560 SqFt
0.35 Acres
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MLS#: 1975381
MLS#: 1975381
114 Oak Hill Loop
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1986, Basement, 1 Car Garage
Re/Max One Realty Re/Max One Realty
$179,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,102 SqFt
0.10 Acres
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MLS#: 1968801
MLS#: 1968801
110 Marshfield Place
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1987
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Go Realty Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Go Realty
$184,900
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,498 SqFt
0.28 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#: 1969887
MLS#: 1969887
103 Thamesford Way
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1993
Fonville Morisey/Lochmere Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Lochmere Sales Office
$189,900
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,351 SqFt
0.20 Acres
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MLS#: 1973640
MLS#: 1973640
928 Manchester Drive
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1971
Re/Max United Re/Max United
$189,900
4 Bed, 3 Bath
1,828 SqFt
0.28 Acres
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MLS#: 1966647
MLS#: 1966647
208 Electra Drive
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1985, 1 Car Garage
Weichert REALTORS-Triangle Homes Weichert REALTORS-Triangle Homes
$192,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,491 SqFt
0.28 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
$196,400
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,559 SqFt
0.14 Acres
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MLS#: 1953224
MLS#: 1953224
215 Dutchess Drive
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1984
Chatham Homes Realty Chatham Homes Realty
$199,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,400 SqFt
0.31 Acres
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