According to Money Magazine, Cary is the best city in North Carolina to live in. With a population of 154,0588, Cary is large enough to have a sense of importance, but small enough to maintain a hometown feel. Coming in at number 37 on Money’s “Top 50 Best Places to Live”, it’s obvious why living in Cary is considered a luxury.

The median home price is $319,000 with normal property taxes sitting at $3,168. The unemployment rate is 4.3 percent, which is below the state’s average of 4.7 percent. Sticking to averages, it takes most residents a mere 22 minutes to commute to work thanks to the prime location of the city.

Resting right outside of Raleigh’s city limits, Cary comes without any of the annoyances that are a part of living in a bigger city. For starters, Cary is safer. There are more opportunities for job growth, and the Wake County Public School System is a good one to be able to claim.

Since Cary is a part of the Research Triangle that includes the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke and North Carolina State University, you’ll have access to some of the best universities. This results in many local employers who started companies such as SAS – hiring more than 5,000 with many having graduated from one of the Triangle’s colleges.

Speaking of jobs, Cary is expected to see tremendous growth in the next five years at a rate of 11.3 percent.

Besides quality schools and projected job growth, the city of Cary alone has its own attractive factors. There are 39 greenway trails located within city limits, as well as seasonal festivals such as Oktoberfest that take place annually. A Chinese lantern festival and the North Carolina Symphony also call Cary home.

Interested in moving to this city within the state’s capital? These new home communities are currently selling and offer lifestyle benefits that will only enhance living in the state’s top-ranked city:

Bailey Court

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Bailey Court

Currently under construction, Bailey Court is located right off of Evans Road that is handily close to I-40 and I-540. This small community of luxury homes features 20 wooded homesites with intimate cul-de-sacs to deliver a sense of privacy for your family.

Piazza at Stonewater

If variety and exclusivity is what you’re looking for, the homes at PiazzPiazza at Stonewater living areaa at Stonewater should be your go-to. Almost all floorplans are exclusive to the neighborhood- featuring ranch-style, first floor owner’s suites and two story homes. When searching for your newest home, you’ll find 10-foot ceilings, media room options and basement homesites at the palm of your hand.


Parkside Town Commons is less than two miles away, where you can find the Cinebowl & Dine movie theatre along with other dining and shopping options.


Built by Preston Development Company’s custom builder team, these homes are guaranteed to be stunning. The builder team at Sedgefield features some of the most well-respected homebuilders in the entire Triangle, and it shows. Gorgeous, rolling hills set the scene for this neighborhood, along with interiors to match. Soft, overhead lighting and intricate details such as window seats and stand-alone tubs make these homes unlike others around them.

Sedgefield - New Homes in Cary

Having been described as “magical”, you’ll have to go visit the model today to see why one of the 73 homesites in West Cary should be your newest purchase.

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