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Cary, North Carolina is a large town predominantly in Wake County with a small portion extending into Chatham County. It has over 30 neighborhoods, is the 7th largest community in the state and the second largest in the county. It is often considered a bedroom community to other surrounding communities. It is located in the Piedmont region of the U.S. and is only 17 minutes from downtown Raleigh. Public transportation in the community comes in the form of bus services and inter-rail service. The city is also bicycle and pedestrian friendly. The town has low crime rates, good schools and high rates of home-ownership making it family friendly and uncommonly stable. Over 61% of adults in Cary have four-year degrees or more, nearly three times the national education average. The town has repeatedly been named, by the FBI and other sources, as one of the safest places to live in the region. It is diverse both racially and ethnically. English remains its primary language, but is followed by Chinese, Spanish, and various other Asian dialects.

The town spans 54.4 square miles and has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and mildly cold winters. It is white-collar community and a full 92% of the workforce hold white-collar positions. Approximately 9% of the workforce works from home via telecommuting and home-based businesses. In 2013, the population was 151,088 and the population density was 2,788.5 people per square mile. In the same year, the estimated median household income was $89,405 and the estimated per capita income was $43,337. Further in 2013, the mean prince on all housing units was $326,882 and the median gross rent was $1,027. According to the city’s 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report the top five employers in Cary were the SAS Institute, Fidelity Investments, Verizon, American Airlines Reservation Center and the Town of Cary.

The community was founded back in 1750 as the settlement of Bradford’s Ordinary. In the mid-1800s the North Carolina Railroad came through the fledgling community and helped it grow. Allison Francis “Frank” Page is recognized as the town founder. This is due to the fact that Page and his wife purchased 300 acres surrounding the railroad junction. He began development and named the place Cary. Page laid out the first streets and is responsible for establishing many of the town’s early businesses, including a post office, general store, a sawmill, hotel and more. Cary has several structures and districts that appear on the National Register of Historic Places, including, but not limited to the Cary Historic District, the Carpenter Historic District, the Ivey-Ellington House, the Nancy Jones House and others.

Public education in Cary is provided by the schools of the Wake County School District, which has 173 schools and a student body of more than 153,000. There are also a number of private schools in the area. The town has several parks and recreation areas with a variety of wonderful amenities. Annual events like Lazy Daze Art Festival and the Ritmo Latino Music, Art and Dance Festival help build community pride. Homes for sale come in a variety of sizes and styles to suit potential buyers needs. Other real estate options include apartments, condominiums and more. Call friendly local real estate agent (insert name) at (insert number) and find the home of your dreams today.

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        919-387-2130
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        919-388-5270
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        919-380-6988
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        919-290-2333
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        919-466-1466
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        919-297-8709
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        919-387-2136
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        919-460-3455
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        919-380-3660
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        919-460-3469
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        919-544-2474
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        919-460-3481
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        919-363-1391
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        919-462-6780
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        919-460-3491
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        919-460-3527
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        919-460-3443
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        919-387-4490
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        919-460-3431
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