Cary is a booming community of about 150,000 residents nestled between Raleigh and the Research Triangle Park. With easy access to Raleigh and close proximity to three major college campuses, it is no wonder that folks love living in this diverse town. Cary prides itself on its dapper and neat appearance and tidy, well-manicured subdivisions.
Love dining out and shopping? Who wouldn't! There are so many dining options in Cary that run the gamut from home-cooked to exotic. La Farm Bakery hand-crafts its breads daily and offers breakfast, brunch and dinner. Goodberry's is a must if you love frozen custard. Be sure to try the Carolina Concrete. Walk on the wild side with a traditional Turkish dining experience at Bosphorus Restaurant. Of course you'll want to do some shopping to build up your appetite. No worries, Cary offers great shopping opportunities without wandering far from home at the Cary Town Center and Crossroads Plaza or in the quaint downtown area.
Sports enthusiast? The WakeMed Soccer Park is home to the Carolina RailHawks, our local professional soccer team. The USA Baseball National Training Complex - in western Cary - features four fields that host collegiate and national teams and showcases events every year. And if biking and hiking are more your fit, Cary has over 30 public parks. Greenways and trails offer walking, jogging and bicycling in beautiful natural settings.
If you are searching for a great suburban community to live in - with city life just a stone's throw away - then Cary is the place for you to call home!
The North Carolina Railroad is largely responsible for the founding of Cary in the mid-1850s. Farmer Allison Francis "Frank" Page and his wife Kate bought 300 acres. They began developing the town and named it Cary, after Samuel Fenton Cary. The local post office was established in 1856 and Page was the postmaster. He also was the town's first mayor.
The Umstead Hotel and Spa was named among the 2015 Best Hotels in the USA, by U.S. News & World Report in January 2015.
Things to Do
The Koka Booth Amphitheatre is an outdoor concert venues that hosts concerts and events.
Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival takes place every April.Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival happens in August.