Town of Cary
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Cary is a flourishing community in the heart of the Triangle Area which is constantly ranked as one of the top regions in the country to life or work, find a home, start a business, raise a family or retire. The Cary residents are hard-working and have one of the highest median incomes in the state. Education is a crucial part of Cary life, and more than two thirds of adults hold a college degree. Cary is no more than 20 minutes away from major universities such as Duke, North Carolina State and the University of North Carolina, drawing many residents to seek educational and business opportunities in this "Technology Town". Cary embraces the effort to retain a small-town atmosphere while earning accolades such as "#1 Fastest Growing Metropolitan Area" by the US Census in 2009. Planned greenways, tree-lined streets, and well groomed subdivisions, retail centers and office parks are all a testament to Cary's controlled growth and livability. It continually ranks as one of the top 20 safest large cities nation-wide with nationally accredited Police and Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services. This diverse town enriches the life of every resident by creating an outstanding environment for each citizen to thrive and prosper.
Cary's thriving economy has spurred phenomenal growth, with a population that has doubled every 10 years since 1960 and an estimated current population of 135,000. The Town of Cary has a passion for education and is part of the nationally recognized Wake County Public School System offering schools that operate on both the traditional and year round format, both which encourage active parent involvement and participation in the excellent extracurricular activities. Cary's dedication to smart growth is exemplified in its state-of-the-art infrastructure that maintains Cary's quality of life. Convenient shopping and entertainment abounds from the Cary Towne Center Mall and the Crossroads Shopping Center to locally owned boutiques and restaurants. The town's proximity to the Research Triangle Park and local universities has created a spirit of innovation and an unrivaled workforce with an unemployment rate of only 3.4% in the Cary Metro area. It is no wonder that business from all over the globe flock to this prosperous town.
Cary is located in Western Wake County and is an easy drive to Raleigh, Durham, the Research Triangle Park, RDU Airport, and local universities.
Approximate Driving Times from Cary to:
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Cary Parks and Recreation
Cary's Parks and Recreation Department has been nationally accredited since 2002 and has earned the North Carolina Fit Community designation which rewards communities for their efforts to promote healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco-free schools and healthy work environments. Cary has over 20 public parks featuring tennis courts, baseball and soccer fields, basketball and volleyball courts, playgrounds suited for all ages, a dog park, ropes course, amphitheatres, a greenway system consisting of six park trails and 11 greenway trails, three special use facilities and eight staffed facilities.
The Fred G. Bond Metro Park is set on 310 acres and is one of the largest municipal parks in Wake County. The park features a lake, boathouse, ropes course, Sertoma Amphitheatre, playground, picnic shelter, athletic fields and 4.2 miles of trails, all integrated into the natural setting.
The Town of Cary is passionate about providing a place for pedestrians and bicycle enthusiasts to enjoy nature within a bustling community. The parks contain many miles of natural walking trails, and a greenway system continues to grow throughout Cary.
From Youth Theatre, Concerts, and Art Gallery Exhibitions to Ethnic Programs and the Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary also has a diverse offering of cultural opportunities.
Cary Special Events
Cary provides many opportunities for entertainment through Festivals and Events held throughout the year. The Spring Daze and Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festivals offer the best in arts and crafts, food and entertainment. Various holiday events including Independence Day Celebrations, Easter Egg Hunts, Christmas & Winter Holiday Celebrations, and Halloween Events offer residents and visitors an opportunity to come out and celebrate in style. In addition, Concert Series are held throughout the year in the town's community centers, amphitheatres and parks.
Allison Francis "Frank" Page was Cary's first developer, mayor, postmaster and railroad agent. In 1854, Frank and his wife, Kate bought a 300 acre development and named it after Samuel Fenton Cary, a prohibition leader from Ohio. Cary was incorporated in 1871, and the Page-Walker Hotel (now an arts and history center) was established on Town Hall campus and is now on the National Register of Historic Palces. With the development of the Research Triangle Park in the 1960's, Cary began to grow rapidly from a quaint town of a few thousand people to the thriving community it is today.
Whether attracted by the sense of security, the vibrancy of the businesses and retail opportunities, the livability, the diversity, or the sustainability of Cary, new residents continue to flood into the renowned Town of Cary.
- #2 Best State to Do Business In (North Carolina), Chief Executive Magazine, March 2009
- #1 Fastest-Growing Metropolitan Area in the Country (Raleigh-Cary), US Census, March 2009
- #18 MSA with Highest Rate of House Price Appreciation (Raleigh-Cary) Federal Housing Finance Agency, February 2009
- #1 Safest Town in North Carolina *NEW!*