About Cary, N.C.
The ideal place to live, work & play
Let your senses guide you to and around Cary - home of renowned restaurants, endless shopping, booming business, quality entertainment, and an unforgettable cultural and recreational experience! It's no wonder that MONEY magazine has frequently ranked Cary one of the Best Places to Live in the country. In fact, Cary consistently makes the honor roll among the nation's top cities, being frequently recognized as one of the Safest Places to Live in America, Best Places to Retire and Best Places to Raise a Family in the United States.
Cary, N.C., home of the USA Baseball National Training Complex and the North Carolina Symphony, is located in western Wake County at the heart of North Carolina's renowned Research Triangle Region. With its small-town atmosphere and close proximity to Raleigh, Durham, Research Triangle Park and the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, Cary is the ideal place to live, work and play. Cary provides a variety of enjoyable and economical recreation, sports, environmental, historical and cultural arts programs and services. Our beautiful parks, greenways and recreation facilities assure quality leisure opportunities for all.
Indulge yourself in the enticing, natural beauty waiting on one of our 27 greenway trails open sunrise to sunset and providing more than 34 miles of recreational amenities for walking, jogging and bicycling in a natural setting.
If you're an outdoor enthusiast, head over to one of Cary's 22 parks or one of our five special feature facilities, including Cary Tennis Park (a U.S. Tennis Association outstanding facility), Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Sk8-Cary, WakeMed Soccer Park (home of the Carolina RailHawks), and the USA Baseball National Training Complex. Bond Park, one of Cary's largest and more popular parks, is the hub of our greenway system, home of a 42-acre lake with fishing, kayaking, canoeing and small sailboats sure to please any type of outdoor appetite. Also, Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve includes a gift shop, classrooms and exhibits designed to explain the uniqueness and natural history of the area to every visitor.
At the Town of Cary, we are equally committed to providing quality events and entertainment throughout the year to bring families, friends and communities together from near and far. Cary is one of America's premier host communities for amateur and collegiate athletics. The NCAA has selected Cary to serve as one of the inaugural members in its new "NCAA Championship City" pilot program that will feature multiple host opportunities of NCAA Division I, II and III men's and women's championships through the year 2012. Every year in the spring, avid runners look forward to testing their endurance at the Cary Road Race. Treasure seekers may enjoy browsing the exquisite goods created by North Carolina's most talented artists at the annual Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival. Summer brings a host of outdoor sporting events to WakeMed Soccer Park and Cary Tennis Park and astonishing concerts to our two outdoor amphitheatres. Each summer, we present the Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival, one of the highest-ranked, one-day festivals in the country. Fall supplies the perfect setting for the Diwali Indian Festival of Lights. During the winter, Cary celebrates the holidays in grand style with the "Heart of the Holidays Celebration". Kwanzaa brings a communal, cultural experience that honors African-Americans and their heritage. The award-winning Applause! Cary Youth Theatre showcases some of Cary's most talented youth year round.
Unlimited attractions provide endless possibilities for you and your family in Cary. For more information, visit www.townofcary.org.