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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 (17) 

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MLS#: 1985600
MLS#: 1985600
1001 Parkthrough Street
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1994
Total Source Realty/Just Call Brenda RE Total Source Realty/Just Call Brenda RE
$100,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
953 SqFt
0.02 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#: 1985347
MLS#: 1985347
102 Chisholm Court
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1979
Nine Sages Nine Sages
$124,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,275 SqFt
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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#: 1984963
MLS#: 1984963
127 Picket Lane
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1986
Grow Local Realty LLC Grow Local Realty LLC
$134,500
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,224 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: 1988031
MLS#: 1988031
212 Bay Drive
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1978
FourStar Realty FourStar Realty
$134,900
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,341 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: 1985362
MLS#: 1985362
116 Charter Court
Cary, NC  27511
Year Built: 1994
Howard Perry & Walston Realtor Howard Perry & Walston Realtor
$139,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,382 SqFt
0.03 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#: 1985034
MLS#: 1985034
313 Orchard Park Drive
Cary, NC  27513
Year Built: 1999
Keller Williams Realty Cary Keller Williams Realty Cary
$155,000
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,248 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#: 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#: 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#: 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#: 1974646
MLS#: 1974646
1011 Freeport Drive
Cary, NC  27519
Year Built: 2006
Carolina's Choice Real Estate Carolina's Choice Real Estate
$184,900
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,611 SqFt
0.04 Acres
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MLS#: 1984705
MLS#: 1984705
246 Duck Mill Circle
Cary, NC  27519
Year Built: 2008
Re/Max One Realty Re/Max One Realty
$185,000
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,590 SqFt
0.04 Acres
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MLS#: 1987840
MLS#: 1987840
245 Linden Park Lane
Cary, NC  27519
Year Built: 2007, 1 Car Garage
LaChapelle Properties, LLC LaChapelle Properties, LLC
$185,000
3 Bed, 3 Bath
1,588 SqFt
0.03 Acres
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