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Cary is the seventh-largest municipality in North Carolina in population and is located in western Wake County. It is bordered by the state capital of Raleigh on the north and east and by Research Triangle Park on the north and west. The geography is hilly with much of the undeveloped land covered in dense woods and has several creeks and small lakes.

Cary is a place of expansion and growth. The U.S. News and World Report cites the area that includes Cary (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill) as second out of 150 metro areas in their Best Places to Live list. To be at the top of the list, a city must have “good value, be a desirable place to live, have a strong job market, and a high quality of life.”


The median age is 39.9 years old with 64% of the population married. There is 61% of the population between the ages of 20 and 64. Ninety-six percent of the population has at least a high school diploma and 65.1% of the population has at least a Bachelor’s degree.


Cary offers schools that operate both on the traditional calendar as well as a year-round format. There are four high schools, five middle schools, and 17 elementary schools. Cary’s schools have active parent-teacher organizations, corporate support, and exciting extracurricular activities. Furthermore, Cary enjoys the advantage of proximity to numerous well-regarded local colleges, Wake Technical Community College, and some of the nation’s top universities–Duke University, N.C. State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Arts, Culture, and Recreation

Cary is a city that showcases the arts with galleries, festivals, and concerts. Cary’s two amphitheatres–Booth Amphitheatre and Seroma Amphitheatre at Bond Park–offer a variety of family-friendly activities like “Movies by Moonlight” and outdoor summer concerts.

Outside spaces that are perfect for exercising and physical activities are in no short supply in Cary. With more than 30 public parks, an 80-mile greenway system with six park trails, 11 greenway trails, three special-use facilities, and eight staffed facilities, Cary residents have ample places for physical activities.

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