Cary, North Carolina 27519
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About the Cary Park Community
Encompassing 345 acres of picturesque former farmland in northwestern Cary, there is something for everyone at Cary Park. Its close proximity to I540 allows residents to drive to Raleigh Durham International Airport (RDU) and Research Triangle Park (RTP) in 15 minutes. Cary is a short drive to nearby Jordan Lake and only 2.5 hrs to North Carolina's pristine beaches or you can be in the Blue Ridge Mountains in about 3 hrs. Cary Park has over 10 subdivisions which include condos, town homes, and single family homes ranging from 766-7225 sq. ft. on lots between .20 -.57 acres. Prices range from condos in the low $100K to all brick, both custom and non-custom homes ranging from $250-$375 all the way to lake front homes over $1 million.
Cary Park Homes
Cary Park’s 345 acres consist of several different sections including condos, town homes and single family homes. With properties built since 1999 to present day, you will see styles such as all brick Georgian, two story Colonials to Cape Cod or Cottage style homes. The diverse architecture on sidewalk lined streets adds to Cary Park’s village feel. The average selling price in Jan.-Oct. 2016 was 386K with an average of 30 days on the market.
Cary Park Amenities
Cary Park is centered around Cary Park Lake which is surrounded by a 1.9 mi. paved trail. The trail is perfect for walking, jogging or biking, is maintained by the Town of Cary and connects to other Greenway trails. The community also features a beautiful clubhouse with meeting rooms, big screen TV’s, a fireplace and snack bar. There are two playgrounds, an athletic field and two pools - one large 6 lane lap pool and a zero entry pool that features a three story water slide. The streets are lined with sidewalks so everything is fully accessible.
History of Cary Park
Originally developed by East West Partners in 1999, Cary Park was the first large planned unit development (PUD) in west Cary. Cary Park’s planned village concept is evident from walking trials and sidewalks that lead to Cary Park Town Center where residents can walk to shops, dine and have access to banks, medical offices and the like.
Cary Park Location
In addition to being about 15 minutes to RDU and the RTP, a five minute drive to I540 offers access to all areas of Wake Co. and beyond. You can walk to get groceries, grab a coffee or lunch and there are endless options a short drive away as well.
Cary Park is convenient to countless options for recreation, shopping, restaurants, medical and business services, schools etc. The following are just some of the ones you can walk to from Cary Park: Harris Teeter, Starbucks, Walgreens, CVS, Los Tres Magueyes Mexican, Subway, Cupcakes, Cupcake? Bakery, Spring Kitchen, Dunkin' Donuts and more.
There are also several banks, a family practice medical office, dentist/orthodontist and an animal hospital all in walking distance.
In under 20 minutes you can spend the day boating on Jordan Lake’s 14K acres, multiple private and public golf courses or shopping at the Streets of Southpoint Mall. Some great day trips include the NC Zoo, any of North Carolinas wonderful beaches or a scenic drive on the Blue Ride Parkway. Here is sampling of things to do right here in Cary: Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park, Cary Arts Center, WakeMed Soccer Park which is home to the Carolina RailHawks professional soccer team, William B. Umstead State Park, USA Baseball National Training Complex, Thomas Brooks Park, Sk8 Cary Skate Park, Fred G. Bond Metropolitan Park, Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve and for some R&R check out the Umstead Hotel and Spa, a five start rated resort.
Cary was first settled in 1749 as a small farming community and soon became a popular crossroads. Cary’s economy began to grow with the expansion of the NC Railroad in the mid 1800’s. Incorporated in 1871, Cary had an area of just one square mile. The early to mid 1900’s brought electricity, paved roads, suburban planning and growth to Cary. It was the creation of the Research Triangle Park in 1959, that made a huge impact on the town and the population doubled by the 1960’s. Cary grew by leaps and bounds in the 70’s and 80’s and began to to utilize Planned Unit Developments (PUD). The PUD model became so popular in Cary that 22 more were created between 1980 and 1992. This type of planning helped accommodate the towns rapid growth but retain it’s small-town character. During this time, the town adopted several ordinances designed to preserve the look of down town and the areas green space. One such ordinance was the Land Dedication Ordinance which requires developers to set aside one acre of green space for every 35 housing units constructed.
Today, Cary has an estimated population of over 155K. Cary’s original 1 sq. mile has expanded to 55.4 miles which makes Cary the seventh largest municipality in North Carolina. Located in north central North Carolina, just south-west of Raleigh. Cary is in the center of the state’s ‘Research Triangle’ and provides easy access to Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Durham. Cary has long been considered a great place to raise a family with excellent schools and is repeatedly ranked among the top regions in the country to live, work, find a home, start a business, raise a family or retire.
Cary is part of the Wake County Public School System and home to about 26 public and 8 private schools. Cary’s largest employers include SAS Institute, Fidelity Investments, Verizon and the American Airlines Reservation Center and Wake Med. Cary is also home to dozens of yearly art, music and cultural festivals, some of which have been calling Cary home for over 40 years.