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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 Townhomes for Sale $100K-$199K (26) 

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MLS#: 1898283
MLS#: 1898283
228 Rosebrooks Drive
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1986
Weichert REALTORS-Triangle Homes Weichert REALTORS-Triangle Homes
$109,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,088 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: 1942204
MLS#: 1942204
104 Applecross Drive
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1981
Keller Williams Keller Williams
$109,900
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,184 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: 1955143
MLS#: 1955143
203 Danforth Drive
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1985
Re/Max United Re/Max United
$118,000
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,224 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: 1945706
MLS#: 1945706
602 Applecross Drive
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1982
Denise Cox Homes Denise Cox Homes
$120,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,165 SqFt
0.04 Acres
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MLS#: 1960657
MLS#: 1960657
422 Applecross Drive
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1983
Keller Williams Keller Williams
$120,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
963 SqFt
0.04 Acres
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MLS#: 1957172
MLS#: 1957172
104 Arbuckle Lane
Cary, NC  27518
Year Built: 1981
Fonville Morisey/Lochmere Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Lochmere Sales Office
$127,400
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,356 SqFt
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MLS#: 1956656
MLS#: 1956656
517 Applecross Drive
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1982
Flynn Real Estate, LLC Flynn Real Estate, LLC
$129,900
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,520 SqFt
0.04 Acres
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MLS#: 1954372
MLS#: 1954372
117 Climbing Ivy Court
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1997
Legacy Partners Realty, LLC Legacy Partners Realty, LLC
$130,000
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,440 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: 1949365
MLS#: 1949365
290 Beechtree Drive
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1987
Howard Perry & Walston Realtor Howard Perry & Walston Realtor
$133,900
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,342 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: 1946328
MLS#: 1946328
201 Orchard Park Drive
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1999
Coldwell Banker Advantage Coldwell Banker Advantage
$142,000
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,264 SqFt
0.04 Acres
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MLS#: 1944493
MLS#: 1944493
114 E Chalfont Way
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1988
Real Triangle Properties Real Triangle Properties
$144,900
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,440 SqFt
0.04 Acres
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MLS#: 1957796
MLS#: 1957796
226 Windbyrne Drive
Cary, NC  27513-2859
Year Built: 1993
Coldwell Banker Advantage Coldwell Banker Advantage
$165,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,225 SqFt
0.05 Acres
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MLS#: 1958903
MLS#: 1958903
717 Blossom Grove Drive
Cary, NC  27519
Year Built: 2008, 1 Car Garage
Howard Perry & Walston Realtor Howard Perry & Walston Realtor
$169,900
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,506 SqFt
0.05 Acres
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MLS#: 1958949
MLS#: 1958949
2103 Freeport Drive
Cary, NC  27519
Year Built: 2007
DEBTEAM DEBTEAM
$170,000
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,528 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: 1959383
MLS#: 1959383
222 Windbyrne Drive
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1993
Coldwell Banker Advantage Coldwell Banker Advantage
$172,000
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,390 SqFt
0.04 Acres
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MLS#: 1959892
MLS#: 1959892
121 Barbary Court
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1979, Basement
Don Anthony Realty Don Anthony Realty
$174,000
3 Bed, 4 Bath
2,004 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: 1952885
MLS#: 1952885
106 Madison Square Lane
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 2004, 1 Car Garage
First Advantage Realty First Advantage Realty
$179,900
3 Bed, 4 Bath
2,026 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: 1954212
MLS#: 1954212
229 Michigan Avenue
Cary, NC  27519
Year Built: 2010, 1 Car Garage
Re/Max United Re/Max United
$187,900
3 Bed, 4 Bath
1,789 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: 1954672
MLS#: 1954672
147 Spring Cove Drive
Cary, NC  27511-7219
Year Built: 1986, 1 Car Garage
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU
$189,900
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,541 SqFt
0.05 Acres
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MLS#: 1936403
MLS#: 1936403
124 Madison Square Lane
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 2005, 1 Car Garage
Fonville Morisey/Lochmere Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Lochmere Sales Office
$192,500
3 Bed, 4 Bath
2,080 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: 1959559
MLS#: 1959559
202 Longchamp Lane
Cary, NC  27519-8788
Year Built: 2007, 1 Car Garage
Cathy Dyer, Inc. Cathy Dyer, Inc.
$193,000
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,736 SqFt
0.04 Acres
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MLS#: 1948564
MLS#: 1948564
419 Madison Avenue
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 2006, 1 Car Garage
Pan Realty, LLC Pan Realty, LLC
$199,000
3 Bed, 4 Bath
2,075 SqFt
0.04 Acres
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MLS#: 1956547
MLS#: 1956547
4143 Sykes Street
Cary, NC  27519
New Construction, Year Built: 2014, 1 Car Garage
Lennar Carolinas LLC Lennar Carolinas LLC
$199,565
2 Bed, 4 Bath
1,716 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: 1959175
MLS#: 1959175
116 Loch Bend Lane
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1985
Coldwell Banker Advantage Coldwell Banker Advantage
$199,900
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,935 SqFt
0.06 Acres
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MLS#: 1959230
MLS#: 1959230
226 Michigan Avenue
Cary, NC  27519
Year Built: 2012, 1 Car Garage
Re/Max United Re/Max United
$199,900
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,780 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: 1960160
MLS#: 1960160
3021 Freeport Drive
Cary, NC  27519
Year Built: 2006
Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty
$199,900
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,676 SqFt
0.04 Acres
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