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Cary -- Small-Town Safety, Big-City Style

Money Magazine 2006 named Cary the #5 best place to live in the entire country. It’s easy to see why.

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A town with the sophistication and energy of a big city

Passions make life worthwhile. You can find and nurture whatever you are passionate about in Cary, North Carolina. It’s a great place to pursue the goals that are important to you. Small town safety with big city style and a fantastic location make Cary the perfect place to let your own success story unfold. Money Magazine 2006 named Cary the No. 5 best place to live in the entire country. It’s easy to see why: the highest median income in North Carolina; the highest percentage of Ph.D.’s in the United States for towns greater than 75,000; a quick commute to work in one of the 6,000 businesses right in town, or to nearby Raleigh, Durham, or Research Triangle Park.Why stop there? You can access the entire globe with RDU International Airport being literally just a few minutes drive on I-40. It’s no surprise that Cary is referred to as “The Technology Town of North Carolina,” the home of pioneering, high-tech businesses like the world’s largest privately held software company - IBM, Lucent Technologies, MCI WorldCom, and Siemens.

Are you passionate about family and community? Neighborhoods here have access to a great public school system, not to mention private schools.With a married population of nearly 66 percent, you’ll easily find friends and neighbors with similar lifestyles and goals. Annual traditions like the Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival help contribute just the right amount of classic southern charm. It’s a town of classy living, with elegant homes, family-friendly neighborhoods, and safe, quiet cul-de- sacs.

What about shopping? Looking for something old? Find the perfect antique gift at Thieves Market. Something new? Check into Cary Towne Center Mall with over 130 fabulous stores to choose from, or stop by Crossroads Plaza and spend the day browsing their 70 stores, restaurants, and services. Thrifty? Check out Annie’s attic, an upscale consignment shop with prices that’ll afford you a whole new wardrobe.

If food is your fancy, look no further. From country cooking to sophisticated gourmet cuisine, Cary has a full plate ready to serve you. There are over 200 great restaurants to choose from, including something for the vegetarian palate or a taste of regional dishes. Satisfy your appetite with seafood at Bonefish Grill, or a burger served-up-right at Abbey Road. If a more refined atmosphere is what you’re looking for, Southern Star and the Cosmopolitan make great datespots to spark a romantic flame. If your tastes are more exotic, try something spiced to perfection at Ben’s Jamaican, or the Mediterranean cooking at Baba Gannouj.

Are you looking for an ideal place to keep yourself fit and healthy? Cary is your spot! You can set a tee time at a championship golf course. You can take a relaxed stroll through a city park. You can run or hike down miles of beautiful, treelined trails. Or choose another outdoor or indoor activity, like soccer, baseball, rock climbing, tennis, or fishing. Opportunities to increase your self-confidence abound within this active community; there are even hockey, ice-skating, and roller skating rinks.

Do you love fun and tradition? Annual parades, holiday celebrations, block parties and multi-cultural festivals flourish here. The Crossroads Movie Theatre offers 20 state-of-the-art screens to see all the latest that glamorous Hollywood has to offer. And for your more refined artistic and musical palate, let the heartfelt notes of the North Carolina Symphony caress your soul. The Booth Amphitheater at Regency Park presents great entertainment and delicious, catered picnics-wonderful food with none of the work.With a full schedule of world-class concerts at Regency Park, all of your entertainment needs can be deliciously satisfied.

Cary has successfully combined big-city energy and sophistication with hometown warmth and charm. If your life is driven by something more than just the ordinary, fall into the journey that Cary has to offer.

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