Cary Area Guide Explore the Triangle


Part of Wake County, and one of the fastest growing communities in the area. Once a small crossroads and has grown into one of the most desirable communities in the Triangle. Its central location gives its residents easy access to the Research Triangle Park, Raleigh Durham International Airport and major shopping and dining. In spite of this growth, the town still maintains its small town charm, but has all the attributes of a metropolitan area. Part of the popularity is its strategic location, conveniently located just 10 miles from Research Triangle Park, and 8 miles from Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Cary is the summer home to the North Carolina Symphony and is also home to USA Baseball.

Quick Facts

Population * Cary 144,000+/-
Median Age 34
Area 56 Square Miles +/  * Wake County – 833 Square Miles +/-
Average Home Sales Price $312,000
Major Employers
SAS * Caterpiller * John Deere * Lucent Technologies
Property Taxes 2019
Cary $.95  * Wake County $.93 – $1.10/ X+ $20 Recycle Fee  
Sales & Income Tax Rates
NC Sales Tax 6% -7.5% (State & Local combined, varies by county) NC Income Tax 5.25%


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