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Nature preserve in Cary, North Carolina
Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve | Cary, NC
Cary Continues To Be The Favorite City To Relocate To In The Raleigh Area
By Janet Campbell | Assoc. Broker & Interior Designer

Cary continues to be the favorite city amongst New Yorkers.

When Rob and I made the decision to relocate to the Triangle area, we chose to make Cary, North Carolina our new home.  Being from Long Island, New York ourselves it was comical to hear from the locals say, “Do you know what CARY stands for?” Containment Area for Relocating Yankees, we laughed and knew we made the right choice. 

Being real estate brokers with years of relocation experience, we have helped many people relocate to North Carolina, from various parts of the country and one thing we notice is Cary continues to be the favorite city amongst New Yorkers. If you’re wondering why, here are the top five reasons New Yorkers have made Cary their hometown.


One of the main reasons why New Yorkers relocate to Cary is because of the quality of life that the town offers. Cary has consistently been ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States.  Ranked by Money Magazine among the “Best Small Cities in America”, and consistently named in the “Top 10 Safest Cities in the US” by the SafeWise organization. Its also the home to the USA Baseball National Training Complex and National soccer teams.  Daily groceries are a quick trip down the road, and Downtown cafés like Esteemed Coffee offer the perfect feel-good pick me up. 

Additionally, Cary has a vibrant arts and culture scene, with numerous parks, recreational facilities, and green spaces.  Annual events like the Dragon Boat Festival, Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival, and Winter Wonderland at Bond Park delight locals and visitors alike.  Life here prioritizes easy-going attitudes and sweet serendipity.


Another reason why New Yorkers relocate to Cary is because of the affordability of housing. The cost of living in Cary is much lower compared to New York City, which makes it an attractive option for those looking to buy a home or rent an apartment. 

Cary is where luxury living and endless leisure meet.  Buyers can expect to see contemporary communities, alongside historic neighborhoods – each charming in their own ways.  The homes are chic, the neighborhoods are connected, and public parks are on every corner.

Prestonwood Country Club
Preston Village Country Club | Cary, NC

Luxury custom homes from striking estates to mid-century modern creations make up some of Cary’s most coveted communities including Preston, Lochmere, and MacGregor Downs.  These neighborhoods curate a country-club-inspired lifestyle – boasting endless accessibility, natural lakes, and community amenities ranging from post pools to golf greens! Growing neighborhoods like Regency and Cary Park are sought after for their family-friendly appeal and contemporary yet comfortable selection of single-family homes, townhomes, and condos.

Additionally, property taxes in Cary are relatively low, making it an affordable option for homeowners.

Cary is where luxury living and endless leisure meet.


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Research Triangle Park | 3D Renderings Of Makeover


Cary located in the heart of the Research Triangle Region (RTP) has a thriving economy, with many job opportunities in various industries. As a result, there are many job opportunities available in the area. Some of the most in-demand job sectors in Cary include:

  1. Technology: Cary is home to several large technology companies, including SAS, Epic Games, and Bandwidth. These companies are always looking for skilled software engineers, data analysts, and other technology professionals.

  2. Healthcare: Cary has several major healthcare providers, including WakeMed and UNC Health Care. These organizations offer a variety of job opportunities, from physicians and nurses to administrative and support staff.

  3. Education: Cary is home to several colleges and universities, including Wake Technical Community College and the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

  4. Finance: Cary is a hub for banking and financial services, with companies like Fidelity Investments and Deutsche Bank having a presence in the area.

  5. Retail: Cary has several large shopping centers like the Park West Village, including the newly upscale Fenton Shopping Mall that features upscale stores, dinning and nightly entertainment. 


Location is one of the main reasons that makes Cary attractive.  Cary is located minutes from RDU airport and proximity to both downtown Raleigh and Durham, providing easy access to even more amenities that New Yorkers are accustomed to like its thriving arts and culture scene within proximity to museums, galleries, theaters, and music venues. 

Cary has plenty of parks, green spaces, and walking trails, providing ample opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and picnicking.  Additionally, Cary is located near several lakes and rivers, also making it an ideal location for water sports and fishing.

It offers a great balance between urban amenities and natural beauty, as well as a strong sense of community and cultural vibrancy.

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85-Miles Of Picturesque Green Ways


Cary is a family-friendly town, with plenty of amenities and activities for children and families.  It boasts 85 miles of greenways and an expansive collection of more than 3,000 acres of parks, green space, and community gathering centers.  The greenways are where you’ll find many families enjoy their weekends from soccer tournaments to picnic birthday parties.  The town has excellent public and private schools like Cary Academy an independent, coeducational, nonsectarian, college-preparatory secondary school.

Additionally, Cary has a strong sense of community, with many events and activities that bring people together.

In conclusion, there are many reasons why New Yorkers relocate to Cary, North Carolina. The town offers a high quality of life, affordability, job opportunities, a mild climate, and a family-friendly environment.

If you are considering relocating to Cary, North Carolina; Contact Us today and we’ll help you find your dream home in this beautiful town. Also check out our Relocation Guide!

RJ Collective Relocation Guide

Janet Campbell with RJ Collective

About The Author

Janet began her career in real estate more than 20 years. Having sold over $150M in real estate and facilitating hundreds of successful transactions, she has added interior design services to her already exceptional services by opening LINEN + ORCHID design studio with her real estate broker husband Rob, bringing their unique full service real estate centric brand to life with their Sell.Buy.Design.™ focus.

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