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Cary Information and Highlights

The seventh largest municipality in North Carolina and a popular suburb of Raleigh, Cary is known for its mixed culture and easy access to everything in its geographically small premises. Portions from Wake County and Chatham County were taken to make the suburb of Cary but a major portion of it is located in the Wake County.

Cary is America’s most populous incorporated town and 5th fastest growing municipality. With only 84 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, Cary is also considered one of the safest towns of America to live in. The population is highly educated and known for peace. The tranquil environment of Cary adds beauty to your every moment in the town.

Here is a quick look at the history of Cary as well as important information you would need when in town.


Cary was started in mid 18th century as a settlement of Bradford Ordinary. The town remained unnoticed before the construction of the North Carolina Railroad.

After the construction of the railroad, Allison Francis ‘Frank’ Page and Catherine "Kate" Raboteau Page bought around 1.2 kilometer-square or 300 acres of land and started developing a town here in 1854. The town was named as Cary. Page also built a hotel for the passengers of the railroad. The development imported more people from all over the country and Page was designated as the mayor of Cary.

The controlled growth and town restructuring was based on ad-hoc basis during initial days of settlement. In 1971, Planned Unit Development (PUD) was built to accommodate the people related to Research Triangle Park. The planned construction led to establishing an aesthetically pleasant and high value town.


Located very close to the North Carolina’s Research Triangle to the north and west, Cary has Jordan Lake area on the west and Holly Springs and Apex on the south. Almost all of the Cary’s geography lies in the western Wake County. The total area of Cary was recorded as 43.5 square-miles but according to recent statistics, the town has expanded and the new area is 55.34 square-miles.


Cary receives average precipitation of 43.05 throughout the year. The temperature is mostly normal throughout the year. The town enjoys all four seasons with highest temperatures in June, July, and August, and lowest temperatures in December and January.


Offering really unique shopping experiences, Cary is a town where everything is affordable and attractive. From shopping malls to wholesale markets and factory outlets, Cary is a town where you can’t get your hands off your wallet. Most of the shopping places are diverse in variety but some places are also product-specific.

Visit these shopping destinations to find everything under one roof.

  • Crossroads Plaza - 213 Crossroads Blvd, 919-233-0185
  • Waverly Place Shopping Center - Corner of Tryon and Kildaire Farm Rd
  • Discount Tire Store - 2002 St Charles Pl, 919-463-0594
  • Cary Towne Center - 1105 Walnut St, 919-467-0145
  • Premium Outlets - 107 Edinburgh South Dr, 919-461-3744


Cary celebrates America’s true love: food. From traditional foods from Asia to continental foods from the West, Cary offers diverse variety in eateries. But grilled and barbecued food is Cary’s specialty.

Don’t miss these restaurants on your visit to the town.

  • Fattoush Mediterranean Grill - 781 Center St, 919- 889-2990
  • Bosphorus - 329 N Harrison Ave, 919-460-1300
  • Brew N Que - 1222 NW Maynard Rd, 919-799-2023
  • Doherty’s Irish Pub & Restaurant - 1979 High House Rd, 919-388-9930
  • Goji Bistro - 100 Maynard Crossing Ct, 919-466-8888
  • Dean’s Seafood Grill and Bar - 1080 Darrington Dr, 919-459-5875
  • Cilantro Indian Cafe - 107 Edinburgh S Dr, 919-234-1264
  • La Farm - 4248 NW Cary Pkwy, 919-657-0657
  • Herons - 100 Woodland Pond Dr, 919-447-4200


The town offers colorful nightlife with wonderful variety in bars and pubs. The people of Cary know how to make the most of every moment simply by blending food and music together. Hip hop and jazz are highly adored by the people of Cary but you will find almost all genres of music here.

Here are the top places to visit and enjoy nightlife in Cary.

  • Doherty’s Irish Pub & Restaurant - 1979 High House Rd, 919-388-9930
  • HighCraft Beer Market - 2716 NC Hwy 55, 919-267-6593
  • Dave And Busters Cary - 1105 Walnut St, 919-535-6800
  • The Cary Pub - 6454 Tryon Rd, 919-859-1070
  • Goji Bistro - 100 Maynard Crossing Ct, 919-466-8888
  • Tony’s Oyster Bar & Grill - 107 Edinburgh Dr, 919-462-6226
  • Jackpiner Pub - 401 Ashville Ave, 919-859-5411
  • Crosstown Pub & Grill - 140 E Chatham St, 919-650-2853


Education has played a very strong role in establishing one of the safest societies in Cary. Although the town does not have its own university, but it is located at very close proximity to Duke University. For primary, middle, and elementary education, people from neighborhoods send their children to Cary.

Here are some popular schools in the town.

  • West Cary Middle School - 1000 Evans Rd, 919-460-3528
  • Cary High School - 638 Walnut St, 919-460-3549
  • Cary Christian School - 1330 Old Apex Rd, 919-303-2560
  • Cary Elementary School - 400 Kildaire Farm Rd, 919-460-3455
  • Mills Park Middle School - 441 Mills Park Dr, 919-466-1500
  • St. Michael the Archangel Catholic School - 810 High House Rd, 919-468-6150
  • The Goddard School - 1177 NW Maynard Rd, 919-466-0008


The settlement of Cary began during American Revolution times; therefore, the town offers a number of historical places and landmarks to visit.

Don’t forget visiting the given landmarks on your visit to Cary.

  • Veterans Freedom Monument - 1517 N Harrison Ave
  • Page-Walker Center Garden - 119 Ambassador Loop, 919-460-4963
  • Historic Yates Mill County Park - 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd, 919-856-6675
  • Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve - 2616 Kildaire Farm Rd, 919-387-5980
  • Downtown Cary National Register Historic District
  • Fred G. Bond Metro Park - 801 High House Rd, 919-469-4100


Started as a small settlement, Cary has now become one of the greatest attractions for Americans and tourists. The town is rich in business growth, offering great opportunities for people in the fields of cotton, IT, smartphone development and energy conservation technology

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