Cary Homes

Written by Helen Glenn Court
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You're looking at Cary homes, then? You've heard about CNN Money magazine rating it as among the top five or six cities in the country? You think you may settle in central North Carolina. Settled in 1750 as Bradford's Landing, Cary was renamed in 1854 and incorporated in 1871. Adjacent to the state capital of Raleigh and within 25 miles of both Chapel Hill and Durham, Cary boasts one of the state's highest median incomes.

Both the Outer Banks and the Atlantic Ocean (some 150 miles to the east) and the Great Smoky Mountains (190 miles to the west) are reasonable drives. Closer at hand are Duke University, North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Cary homes open doors to a wide selection of cultural and civic and sporting activities. Its Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival has evolved into one of the premier festivals in the South.

Within a 30-mile radius of any of the Cary homes you might choose are scores of libraries, theater productions, several museums and a number of arboretums. The triangle area offers major league hockey, triple-A baseball and college sports from all three universities. Golf, too, is taken seriously, as it is throughout the state. An annual golf classic draws big names from the entertainment and sporting world to raise funds for cancer research.

Cary Homes and Work Places

Cary's largest employer is the privately held software company SAS Institute. IBM, MCI, Lucent Technologies and Siemens are also have a significant industrial presence. Business 2.0 magazine has put the town and the triangle area at the top of its list of cities creating high-wage job opportunities.

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