Cary NC Real Estate

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With a rich and storied history, Cary is one of the most interesting towns in North Carolina. As the largest municipality within Wake County, Cary consists of two sides, the east and the west. East Cary is considered the older part of town, which also includes the historic downtown core while West Cary is home to newer, affluent developments that offer convenient amenities and a modern charm to the town. These days, Cary NC is the seventh largest city in North Carolina.

About Cary

Average Price $874K
Lowest Price $229K
Highest Price $2.3M
Total Listings 175
Avg. Days On Market 53
Avg. Price/SQFT $6.2K

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Recent Area Real Estate Statistics

Median Price: $358,000
Average Selling Price: $397,424
Average Rent: $1,662
# of Area Homes For Sale: 1019
Average Days on Market: 45

Market Summary:The Cary, Apex, and Morrisville area continues to be strong in terms of pricing as values are up 4.0% year over year. However, inventory has picked up slightly and days on market are a little higher than they were at this time in 2017, but is still very low.

Cary Homes For Sale

With sprawling neighborhoods, lush parks, well-stocked lakes, and a large golf community, Cary, NC homes for sale are great for a variety of buyers looking to settle in a dynamic, historic town.

Cary real estateHomes for sale in Cary, NC, are highly desired by people working in Research Triangle Park or local area Universities. While school-aged children comprised almost a quarter of the population in Cary, retirement-aged people are the fastest growing group in Cary. The quality of life here makes many people cherish their home in Cary. It's a beautiful town that really prides itself on the look and feel of the area. Because of all of this, homes for sale in Cary North Carolina often sell at a premium. Cary is one of the fastest growing areas within the Research Triangle area with single family homes starting around $200,000 (for what's likely to be an older fixer upper) and averaging just under $400,000 in 2014. One of the many things that residents love about Cary is its extensive Greenway trail system

Depending on what part of Cary you are looking in you will find a very different type of house for sale. In East Cary, you will find historic buildings with old-fashioned charm, traditional features, and classic architecture. While the modern part of West Cary is home to numerous new construction homes and luxuries properties with fantastic features.

Since Cary is an upper-class town with over two-thirds of its residents over 25 holding an associates degree or higher, according to the 2010 census, homes in the area tend to lean toward the high-scale price range with luxurious features such as spa-inspired bathrooms, energy-efficient appliances, modern kitchens, and more.

Whether you are looking for a property rich in history, surrounded by age-old trees providing exceptional shade and privacy, or your taste is more for a new build with manicured lawns and luxury amenities, Cary, NC real estate has something for you.

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Cary is located just outside of Raleigh NC to the west. It is fifteen minutes from downtown Chapel Hill and Durham. Cary offers a lively arts scene featuring a variety of live performance centers as well as numerous venues for the artists to display their works.

Money Magazine recognized Cary as one of the Best Small Cities in America in 2006. Cary is often the destination for people moving to the Triangle area, because of its highest median income levels in North Carolina. Cary also claims the highest percentage of Ph.D's in the country for towns with more than 75,000 people.

Cary homeowners appreciate living in a large community with safe, tree-lined streets. With one of the lowest crime rates in North Carolina, Cary attracts families, young professionals, and retirees to create a diverse and happy community with active residents making meaningful contributions.

You'll find world headquarters for large technology companies, small and medium sized businesses, lots of unique retail shopping experiences, and restaurants in Cary. Plus, as the city continues to expand, we will see more employers settle here and more shopping, dining, and recreation opportunities come along with them. While many homeowners work in Cary, it’s also a great city to play in too. Family fun like the Greenway System of paths and the historic downtown core offer fun, excitement, and a chance to learn about the history and geography of the area. While boutiques, eateries, and cafes always offer something tasty or beautiful to buy.

Other Notable Cary Features

  • Cary is home to numerous outdoor wonders such as the Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, which is home to the largest group of hemlock trees east of the Continental Divide.
  • The town places a high value on arts and culture with numerous theaters, art galleries, and cultural programs.
  • A full calendar of community events provides a sense of togetherness and offers fun and excitement all year long.
  • Summer camps and other community classes and programs encourage residents to get out of the house and get involved with something they are passionate about.
  • Cary is also home to numerous sports leagues including tennis, golf, baseball, basketball, running clubs, and more

If you or your family are looking for more information on the best neighborhoods in Cary, please contact the My NC Homes team online or by phone at (919) 619-8675. Larry Tollen, and My NC Homes wrote the book when it comes to helping buyers get the best deal on their new home!

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