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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 (25) 

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MLS#: 1974154
MLS#: 1974154
1230 Donaldson Court
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1972
Re/Max United Re/Max United
$100,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,180 SqFt
0.02 Acres
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MLS#: 1975691
MLS#: 1975691
911 Hampshire Court
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1974
Carolina MaxRealty, Inc. Carolina MaxRealty, Inc.
$109,000
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,360 SqFt
0.04 Acres
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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#: 1972557
MLS#: 1972557
205 Barbary Court
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1978
Keller Williams Preferred Realty Keller Williams Preferred Realty
$109,900
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,287 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: 1967094
MLS#: 1967094
517 Applecross Drive
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1982
Flynn Real Estate, LLC Flynn Real Estate, LLC
$117,500
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,520 SqFt
0.04 Acres
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MLS#: 1982505
MLS#: 1982505
103 Twin Oaks Place
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1980
Re/Max United Re/Max United
$118,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,127 SqFt
0.04 Acres
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MLS#: 1980374
MLS#: 1980374
208 Kristin Court
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1986
Clickit Realty Clickit Realty
$119,900
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,040 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: 1962281
MLS#: 1962281
106 Assembly Court
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1985
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Go Realty Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Go Realty
$129,000
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,083 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: 1966178
MLS#: 1966178
109 Chimney Rise Drive
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1987, 1 Car Garage
Re/Max One Realty Re/Max One Realty
$134,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,443 SqFt
0.07 Acres
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MLS#: 1972634
MLS#: 1972634
104 Union Jack Lane
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1986, 1 Car Garage
Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty
$155,000
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,300 SqFt
0.04 Acres
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MLS#: 1980160
MLS#: 1980160
204 Windbyrne Drive
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1993
Century 21 Triangle Group Century 21 Triangle Group
$160,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,229 SqFt
0.06 Acres
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MLS#: 1971127
MLS#: 1971127
239 Windbyrne Drive
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1993
Coldwell Banker Advantage Coldwell Banker Advantage
$163,500
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,380 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: 1975226
MLS#: 1975226
125 Windward Court
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1993
Re/Max One Realty Re/Max One Realty
$165,000
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,292 SqFt
0.04 Acres
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MLS#: 1979458
MLS#: 1979458
831 Carpenter Glenn Drive
Cary, NC  27519
Year Built: 2009, 1 Car Garage
Pace Realty Group, Inc. Pace Realty Group, Inc.
$169,900
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,497 SqFt
0.05 Acres
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MLS#: 1983038
MLS#: 1983038
224 Chimney Rise Drive
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1987, 1 Car Garage
Carolina's Choice Real Estate Carolina's Choice Real Estate
$172,500
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,500 SqFt
0.07 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#: 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
$174,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,102 SqFt
0.10 Acres
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MLS#: 1979426
MLS#: 1979426
103 Lanigan Place
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 2005, Basement
Raleigh Cary Realty Inc. Raleigh Cary Realty Inc.
$174,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,671 SqFt
0.04 Acres
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MLS#: 1982316
MLS#: 1982316
404 Center Pointe Drive
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1997
Selling Directly Selling Directly
$175,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,452 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: 1982282
MLS#: 1982282
2017 Freeport Drive
Cary, NC  27519
Year Built: 2007
Re/Max United Re/Max United
$179,900
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,600 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: 1966059
MLS#: 1966059
3136 Rapid Falls Road
Cary, NC  27519
Year Built: 2007
Fathom Realty NC, LLC Fathom Realty NC, LLC
$189,900
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,695 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: 1974646
MLS#: 1974646
1011 Freeport Drive
Cary, NC  27519
Year Built: 2006
Carolina's Choice Real Estate Carolina's Choice Real Estate
$189,900
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,611 SqFt
0.04 Acres
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MLS#: 1982728
MLS#: 1982728
1818 Whirlaway Court
Cary, NC  27519
Year Built: 2008, 1 Car Garage
Fonville Morisey/Highway 54 Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Highway 54 Sales Office
$191,000
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,645 SqFt
0.04 Acres
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MLS#: 1982652
MLS#: 1982652
154 Dove Cottage Lane
Cary, NC  27519
Year Built: 2009, 2 Car Garage
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU
$192,500
3 Bed, 4 Bath
1,849 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: 1978562
MLS#: 1978562
122 Point Comfort Lane
Cary, NC  27519
Year Built: 2008
Coldwell Banker Advantage Coldwell Banker Advantage
$199,900
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,800 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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