Welcome to Raleigh/Cary
A charming, family-friendly town with big city vibes
Raleigh and Cary are quaint towns in the heart of Wake County in North Carolina. The family-friendly town welcomes you with open arms. It is in close proximity to the major cities, Durham and Chapel Hill, so residents have a convenient commute to endless possibilities. It is a wonderful place to raise a family with quiet, tree-lined streets full of parks and suburban single-family homes. With all the bliss of a quiet town and the amenities of a large city, it’s no wonder Money Magazine named Raleigh/Cary one of the country's best places to live.
Raleigh and Cary are a mere 40 miles from the Virginia state line and close to multiple highways. You can be at a beach or in the mountains in a couple of hours. If you don’t want to travel to enjoy the outdoors, Raleigh and Cary boast a whopping 70 miles of recreational amenities with 36 greenway trails and the Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve.
From the abundance of dining options dotting the town, the notable tech companies like Xerox and Garmin, to the Page-Walker Arts & History Center there is something to appeal to even the pickiest of audiences. With everything this town has to offer, it’s the perfect place to call home.
What to Love
- Natural beauty and recreational amenities
- Research Triangle Park
- Over 200 restaurants
- Sports galore
- Family-friendly atmosphere
- Amenities of a big city
Locals love Raleigh/Cary for the small-town feel and the big city amenities. With a variety of outdoor things to do and trails to hike, it’s an outdoor enthusiast's dream area. The proximity to both the beaches and the mountains while also being close to major cities makes it a central hub. Herbert C. Young Community Center provides an abundance of classes and programs for children of all ages. The Page-Walker Arts & History Center provides classes, events, concerts, and more year-round. The Koka Booth Amphitheater offers a variety of events such as the annual Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival. Downtown Cary is a picturesque area where locals congregate to enjoy festivals and year-round entertainment.
Things To Do
If you’re looking for entertainment, there is no better place than Raleigh and Cary. The Koka Booth Amphitheater hosts concerts, festivals, and fun runs. The annual Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. The Cary Art Center has a variety of classes and summer camps for those who enjoy visual and performing arts. Their monthly performances provide options for all ages. Another town favorite is Cary Band Day, an annual tradition since 1959. It brings High School marching bands from across the southeast to compete. It’s a whirlwind of music and fun for everyone.
Downtown Cary has delicious food and local craft brews. Academy Street Bistro, in the heart of historic downtown, has beautiful scenery and delicious food. Their jumbo crab cakes and fresh vegetable platters are well-loved. Looking for a good brew? Bond Brothers Beer Company was crowned USA Today’s Best New Brewery. It is a casual family and pet-friendly brewery. Bond Brothers is a crowd favorite for local brews and sodas, plus they have an assortment of snacks including Bacon Brother’s Jerky.
Raleigh and Cary have the largest public school system in the state. There are also private schools available.
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