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Cary - Municipality Highlight

Cary, North Carolina is consistently ranked among the top places in the country to live and work.  It has continuously built upon its assets, taking advantage of its unique location in the Triangle, to create a nationally recognized community of excellence. Regardless of what qualities you are looking for, CARY’S GOT IT.

Cary is a thriving community of more than 150,000 residents in the heart of the Research Triangle region of North Carolina, and it repeatedly ranks among the top places in the country to live, work, start a business and find a home.

A great business climate? CARY’S GOT IT.

Factors in Cary have converged to create a great environment for building and expanding companies: a highly educated workforce, a variety of properties and real estate, and a competitive cost of doing business.

Hundreds of businesses have responded by establishing headquarters, offices and major facilities here including:



DB Global Technology

HCL Corporation

Oxford University Press

ABB Inc.

Epic Games

John Deere Company

Fidelity Investments

American Airlines

SAS Institute, Inc.

Kellogg’s Snacks



Siemens Medical Solutions USA

Lord Corporation

Global Knowledge

Cotton Inc.

Verizon Network



Cary’s proximity to the Research Triangle Park and renowned universities—Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and NC State University—has produced a spirit of innovation and learning. Plus, with Cary’s distinction as a top place to live and raise a family, the area is a magnet for top employees—creating an unrivaled workforce and an unemployment rate for the Cary Metro area that is consistently around half the national average.

Living Here

Looking for a home in a thriving community offering arts, festivals, sports, hospitality and shopping? CARY’S GOT IT.

Cary offers a wide choice of housing options, including large-lot single-family dwellings, townhomes, condominiums and high-end apartments. With a reputation for high-quality housing and neighborhoods, Cary is largely comprised of master-planned communities that offer amenities such as trails, neighborhood parks, club houses, pools and golf courses.

Playing Here

Cary is established as an amateur sports mecca with venues to host world class soccer, tennis, & baseball.  Annually Cary attracts ACC & NCAA tournaments along with Olympic trials and the State Games. 

Cary is also home to amazing venues such as the Koka Booth Amphitheatre, which welcomes music performances from the nation’s top artist as well as the NC Symphony every Fourth of July!  For almost 40 years, Cary has been home to Lazy Days, one of the largest arts and crafts festivals in the Country.

Cary and the surrounding towns set the bar high and continue to raise it. From AAA 4 and 5 Diamond Hotels to world-class museums, up-and-coming chefs and award-winning breweries, the desire to be better is always here. Great cultural and recreational resources including 70 miles of greenways, 30 parks and hundreds of annual community events? CARY’S GOT IT.

Commitment to infrastructure? CARY’S GOT IT.

Cary is not only serious about growing, but also growing smart. Dedicated planning, with budgets to back it up, means it’s geared to expand without jeopardizing Cary’s important lifestyle.

In recent years, the Town of Cary has budgeted nearly $500 million in infrastructure projects focused on maintaining Cary’s quality of life. The totals of the infrastructure project are broken down into:

  • $87 MILLION budgeted for sewer
  • $10.5 MILLION budgeted for fire
  • $159 MILLION budgeted for transportation
  • $101 MILLION budgeted for parks, recreation and cultural resources
  • $135 MILLION budgeted for water

All of this has been done while still maintaining a AAA bond rating from all three major rating agencies and one of the lowest tax rates of all the municipalities in Wake County.

Additionally, Cary has invested in its technology infrastructure. From robust broadband servers to support for satellite uplinks, nearly all of Cary’s citizens have access to the Internet at home or at work, about twice the national average.  The Town signed an agreement with AT&T in 2014 to implement its high speed fiber to the home project in Cary. It will provide at least 20 times the current bandwidth available to residents. Cary has also been selected as a Google Fiber city and the rollout is already underway, making it one of only a handful of cities who will have multiple vendors of ultra-high speed fiber. 

No matter what you’re looking for, whether it's a safe neighborhood, a great school district, top employers, cultural and recreational amenities galore or just a great home, it’s a safe bet that CARY’S GOT IT!


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