Cary, North Carolina (population 104,210) is:
The “hottest town” in the East with a population of over 100,000 · One of the six most desirable places to live in America according to Money Magazine, December 16, 2003.
Cary’s population growth is 118% since 1990 and the town planners and Wake County, NC are ready for more!
The Town of Cary boasts 24 Medical and Surgical Hospitals and 3,575 Doctors’ offices and clinics.
Unemployment rates are low here and Cary has a high percentage of college educated working professionals. Student to teacher ratio in the public schools is excellent (12.4) and higher education is served by 8 Colleges, universities and professional schools (including the famed Duke University and North Carolina State University at Raleigh) as well as 5 Junior colleges and technical institutes.
Public Transportation includes the new GoTriangle! which serves the entire Triangle area in NC. C-Tran, a Town of Cary service, offers door-to-door transportation by reservation to and from anywhere in Cary.
The Town of Cary was founded by Allison Francis Page, U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain. Page built a hotel in 1868 that is now the Page-Walker Arts & History Center. Placed on the National Register for Historic Places in 1979, it has become home to visual, performing and literary arts as well as the Fox and Hound English Pub & Grille. (Try the Carolina Cask Conditioned).
Cary’s history is incorporated in its schools’ study guides. Time lines in the elementary schools track the subject being studied as well as what was happening in the world and what was happening in Cary during that time.
The list of recreation and entertainment available in Cary is over 100 pages long at the Town of Cary website. It does not include Cary’s commercial offerings, such as the 1,219 restaurants, 17 Golf courses, 2 Pro sports teams, or 52 libraries within a 30 mile radius. Five museums, including the Cary Heritage Museum, further and preserve historical and scientific milestones for residents and visitors alike.