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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 (23) 

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MLS#: 1963907
MLS#: 1963907
314 Wood Street
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1925
Deans Group Realty LLC Deans Group Realty LLC
$114,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
1,223 SqFt
0.30 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.
$149,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,474 SqFt
0.27 Acres
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MLS#: 1956794
MLS#: 1956794
907 Castalia Drive
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1977, Basement
Oak Strong Realty, LLC Oak Strong Realty, LLC
$164,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,403 SqFt
0.30 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#: 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
$169,400
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,102 SqFt
0.10 Acres
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MLS#: 1968222
MLS#: 1968222
136 Lake Pine Drive
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1980
Triangle Area Realty Triangle Area Realty
$169,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,200 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#: 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#: 1964314
MLS#: 1964314
207 Maumee Court
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1993
Re/Max United Re/Max United
$189,500
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2,147 SqFt
0.20 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#: 1965516
MLS#: 1965516
1136 Manchester Drive
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1975
Peach Realty Peach Realty
$189,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,589 SqFt
0.30 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#: 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#: 1966200
MLS#: 1966200
1105 Castalia Drive
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1982
Howard Perry & Walston Howard Perry & Walston
$192,900
4 Bed, 2 Bath
1,753 SqFt
0.27 Acres
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MLS#: 1951282
MLS#: 1951282
204 Tapestry Terrace
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1989, 1 Car Garage
Victory Property Solutions Victory Property Solutions
$194,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,291 SqFt
0.16 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
$194,500
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,498 SqFt
0.28 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#: 1968676
MLS#: 1968676
114 Loch Lomond Circle
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1979
Golden Realty & Management Golden Realty & Management
$194,900
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,617 SqFt
0.28 Acres
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MLS#: 1949674
MLS#: 1949674
618 Dorset Drive
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1959, Basement
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU
$194,999
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,431 SqFt
0.34 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#: 1969906
MLS#: 1969906
109 High Pine Court
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1986, 1 Car Garage
Howard Perry & Walston Howard Perry & Walston
$195,000
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,330 SqFt
0.23 Acres
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MLS#: 1968241
MLS#: 1968241
108 Ridgepath Way
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1987, 1 Car Garage
Allison James Estates and Homes Allison James Estates and Homes
$195,100
4 Bed, 3 Bath
1,772 SqFt
0.37 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
$196,900
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,559 SqFt
0.14 Acres
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