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Cary Real Estate

Cary

With a population of about 164,000 and located only 17 minutes outside of downtown Raleigh, Cary is a bustling town perfect for those who want a little separation from the city. Although in an urban area, Cary still has many parks, nature reserves, and other outdoor attractions. It’s no wonder that Cary has been rated one of the best places to live in North Carolina.

What To Do?

La Farm Bakery

Restaurants

Cary has tons of variety when it comes to food. Start your morning with authentic French breads and pastries at La Farm Bakery. If you’re looking for Turkish or Mediterranean fare, head to Bosphorus, an elegant eatery with rave reviews. If you prefer ramen, Noodle Boulevard is the place for you with authentic, fresh dishes. Looking for a little taste of home, Lucky 32 has homemade southern-style cooking. No matter what you want, you’re sure to find it in Cary.

Shopping

Waverly Place Shopping Center

Cary has lots of options for shopping, and one of the most notable is Crossroads Plaza. They have many major retailers like Ulta, DSW, Target, and HomeGoods. They also have a wide range of food options like CoreLife Eatery, Chipotle, and Jason’s Deli, so once you’ve worked up an appetite shopping, you can grab lunch nearby.

At the Waverly Place Shopping Center, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for in this open-air space. Not only do they have great shops and restaurants, but their landscaping, fountains, and acre of green lawn make a beautiful and lively addition to your shopping experience.

 

Parks

Fred G. Bond Metro Park

The Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve is a 104 acre registered natural area and is run by both the state of North Carolina and the town of Cary. They have over two miles of trails to explore, and they offer environmental education programs for those who want to learn more about the environment where they live.

Fred G. Bond Metro Park is an expansive 310 acre park, one of the largest municipal parks in Wake County. With a large lake and canoe rentals, multiple walking trails, fields, and picnic areas, this is the perfect place to go escape the hustle and bustle of urban life.

Arts

Cary Arts Center

The Cary Arts Center, located in downtown Cary, is the perfect place to go to express your creativity! They have an art gallery available for public view, and offer open studio classes, and even have a theater with a variety of performances.

About 10 minutes away from the Cary Arts Center is the Koka Booth Amphitheater. Head to this beautiful outdoor space to see concerts, symphony performances, or movie screenings. They also host various events throughout the year like the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival. Odds are, you’ll be able to find something fun to do with friends or the whole family.

 

 

Further Attractions

Chatham Hill Winery

If you like wine, head over to Chatham Hill Winery, the first in the Triangle area.  It’s unique urban location makes for an interesting date night or day out with friends. They give tours of the winery, tastings, show local artwork, and have live music.

After you have some wine at Chatham Hill, you can head over to Wine and Design, a local studio that offers paint and wine parties. You can even take the kids over for paint classes when they host events for children. There’s no doubt that no matter who you’re with, you’ll have a great time exploring your creative side!

If you like to golf, there are plenty of options to choose from, including Lochmere Golf Club. Because it is a semi-private club, you don’t have to be a member to use their facilities. Equipped with an 18-hole golf course, a practice area, and a grille on site, there’s plenty of activities to choose from.

Schools

Cary has a wide selection of both public and private schools to consider. Cary Academy and Cary Christian School, the third largest Christian school in the country, are both notable for their academics and overall satisfaction. Many of Cary’s public schools are great as well, including Davis Drive Elementary, Green Hope Elementary and High School, and Panther Creek High School. No matter your preference, there are great schools available in Cary.

For more information, visit the Wake County Public Schools website.

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