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Cary is a thriving city of approximately 110,000, located in Wake County in the heart of the Research Triangle Area of North Carolina. The town became known as a "bedroom community" due to its ideal location to the Research Triangle near many high tech companies where residents would commute to work. In recent years, however, Cary has "come unto its own" and in January 2004, Money Magazine named it "the hottest town in the East" and one of six "Hottest Towns in America," in August 2006. Other accolades include being named one of the "Best Small Cities in America," and ranking fifth in the "Best Places to Live" category, again by Money Magazine. It has also been ranked in the "Top 10 Safest Cities in the U.S." for six years in a row. It is no wonder, then, that the city of Cary is fast becoming one of the most sought after places to raise a family, retire or visit as a vacation destination. This peaceful community is conveniently located adjacent to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport and is just a two-hour drive to the beautiful beaches of North Carolina and about three hours to the mountains. Cary offers more than 20 public parks, twenty miles of hiking trails and is the site of the annual Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic. The town's Amphitheater at Regency Park features concerts and other performances in a beautiful setting beside a lake and Cary is host to one of the South's premier festivals - the Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival, held in late August.

Surrounding areas: Raleigh, North Carolina (8.1 mi), Chapel Hill, North Carolina (17.3 mi), Zebulon, North Carolina (26.2 mi), Oxford, North Carolina (37.4 mi)

Cary Vacation Rentals

Cary Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Cary Inn1722 Walnut StCary, NC (919) 481-1200
Bridgestreet Accomodations1155 Kildaire Farm Rd # 102Cary, NC (919) 481-3663
Comfort Suites Cary350 Ashville AveCary, NC (919) 852-4318
Courtyard By Marriott Raleigh Cary102 Edinburg Dr SCary, NC (919) 481-9666
Days Inn1716 Walnut StCary, NC (919) 481-4011
Embassy Suites Hotel201 Harrison Oaks BlvdCary, NC (919) 677-1840
Extended Stay America1500 Regency PkwyCary, NC (919) 468-5828
Extended Stay Deluxe3100 Regency PkwyCary, NC (919) 460-1161
Hampton Inn Cary201 Asheville AveCary, NC (919) 859-5559
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites5630 Dillard DrCary, NC (919) 851-1220
Homewood Suites Cary100 Mcaylson CourtCary, NC (919) 467-4444
La Quinta Inn & Suites - Raleigh/Cary191 Cres CommonsCary, NC (800) 687-6667
Oakwood@harrison Grande300 Sudbury DrCary, NC (800) 520-5288
Red Roof Inn1800 Walnut StCary, NC (919) 469-3400
Residence Inn Raleigh Cary2900 Regency PkwyCary, NC (919) 467-4080
Studioplus600 Weston PkwyCary, NC (919) 677-9910
Towneplace Suites Raleigh/Cary120 Sage Commons WayCary, NC (919) 678-0005
Westover Hills1000 Heathmoor LnCary, NC (919) 677-7887
Hampton Inn & Suites - Raleigh/Cary111 Hampton Woods LnRaleigh, NC1.9 mi.(919) 233-1798
Candlewood Suites Raleigh Cary1020 Buck Jones RdRaleigh, NC2.8 mi.(919) 468-4222
Motel 61401 Buck Jones RdRaleigh, NC2.8 mi.(919) 467-6171
Comfort Suites Arena1200 Hurricane Alley WayRaleigh, NC3.1 mi.(919) 854-0502
Alta Seasons100 Summer Sky DrMorrisville, NC3.3 mi.(919) 461-0500
Baymont Inn & Suites-raleigh Airport1001 Aerial CTR PkwyMorrisville, NC3.3 mi.(919) 481-3600
Hilton Garden Inn Rdu Airport1500 Rdu Center DrMorrisville, NC3.3 mi.(919) 840-8088
Raleigh Research Park Marriott4700 Guardian DrMorrisville, NC3.3 mi.(919) 941-6200
Summit Westwood Apartments2100 SMT RDG LoopMorrisville, NC3.3 mi.(919) 462-0029
The Oaks At Weston1000 Henrico LnMorrisville, NC3.3 mi.(919) 677-0220
Courtyard By Marriott Raleigh Durham Airport2001 Hospitality CtMorrisville, NC5.0 mi.(919) 467-9444
Residence Inn By Marriott2020 Hospitality CourtMorrisville, NC5.0 mi.(800) 331-3131
Extended Stay America2700 Slater RdMorrisville, NC5.1 mi.(919) 380-1499
La Quinta Inn #944-raleigh1001 Hospitality CTMorrisville, NC5.1 mi.(800) 531-5900
Days Inn Raleigh Airport/RTP1000 Airport BlvdMorrisville, NC5.2 mi.(919) 469-8688
Hampton Inn Rdu1010 Airport BlvdMorrisville, NC5.2 mi.(919) 462-3217
Holiday Inn Express Rdu1014 Airport BlvdMorrisville, NC5.2 mi.(919) 653-2260
Staybridge Suites1012 Airport BlvdMorrisville, NC5.2 mi.(919) 468-0180
Fairfield Inn & Suites Rdu Airport2750 Slater RdMorrisville, NC5.3 mi.(919) 468-2660
Microtel Inn-raleigh/durham104 Factory Shops RdMorrisville, NC5.3 mi.(919) 462-0061
Amerisuites Hotel Rdu Airport200 Airgate DrMorrisville, NC5.4 mi.(919) 405-2400
Country Inn & Suites Raleigh/Durham Airport201 Airgate DrMorrisville, NC5.4 mi.(919) 544-1010

Cary Weather & Climate

The Piedmont Plateau in central North Carolina has become popular with retirees looking for a moderate climate. The region is protected by the western mountain ranges in winter, so the cold, snowy conditions of the mountainous ski resorts is less common here in the warmer east. Summer weather is the least variable and the most predictable - often with very calm conditions. Wind speeds are also much lower in summer than in winter. Intense, short-lived local showers are often common on a summer afternoon, although occasionally there are more widespread, gentle rain showers. Autumn is the driest season. Average humidity does not vary greatly from season to season, and the lowest levels are found over the southern Piedmont region. Tropical hurricanes come close enough to North Carolina to influence the weather about twice in an average year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 48°F 30°F 4.46 in. -
February 53°F 32°F 3.53 in. -
March 61°F 39°F 4.46 in. -
April 70°F 47°F 2.98 in. -
May 77°F 56°F 4.03 in. -
June 84°F 65°F 4.06 in. -
July 87°F 69°F 4.35 in. -
August 85°F 68°F 4.30 in. -
September 80°F 61°F 4.27 in. -
October 69°F 49°F 3.78 in. -
November 61°F 41°F 3.06 in. -
December 52°F 33°F 3.21 in. -

Cary Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Raleigh Durham International airport (RDU) located about 5 miles north of Cary in Raleigh - Durham, North Carolina, the Rocky Mount Wilson Regional airport (RWI) located approximately 50 miles east of Cary in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Fayetteville Regional Grannis Field (FAY) located roughly 55 miles south of Cary in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and finally the Piedmont Triad International airport (GSO) located around 68 miles southeast of Cary in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Cary Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Wet 'n Wild Emerald PointeGreensboroNC59.8 mi.
Water Parks
Emerald Pointe Water ParkGreensboroNC59.8 mi.
Golf Courses
Lochmere Golf ClubCaryNC 
Knights Play Golf CenterApexNC5.7 mi.
Cheviot Hills Golf ClubRaleighNC7.9 mi.
Eagle Ridge Golf ClubRaleighNC7.9 mi.
Hedingham Golf ClubRaleighNC7.9 mi.
Par 3 Golf CourseRaleighNC7.9 mi.
Raleigh Golf AssociationRaleighNC7.9 mi.
River Ridge Golf ClubRaleighNC7.9 mi.
TPC at Wakefield PlantationRaleighNC7.9 mi.
Wildwood Green Golf CourseRaleighNC7.9 mi.
WilMar Golf ClubRaleighNC7.9 mi.
Eagle Crest Golf CourseGarnerNC11.1 mi.
Hidden Valley Golf ClubWillow SpringsNC14.2 mi.
Meadowbrook Country ClubGarnerNC14.9 mi.
Crossings Golf ClubDurhamNC15.0 mi.
Duke University Golf ClubDurhamNC15.0 mi.
Falls VillageDurhamNC15.0 mi.
Hillandale Golf CourseDurhamNC15.0 mi.
Lakeshore Golf CourseDurhamNC15.0 mi.
Heritage Golf ClubWake ForestNC19.6 mi.
Paschal Golf ClubWake ForestNC19.6 mi.
Wake Forest Golf & Country ClubWake ForestNC19.6 mi.
Neuse Golf ClubClaytonNC21.0 mi.
Pine Hollow Golf CourseClaytonNC21.0 mi.
Riverwood Golf ClubClaytonNC21.0 mi.
Willowhaven Country ClubDurhamNC21.9 mi.
Wendell Country ClubWendellNC23.1 mi.
Cedar Grove Golf CourseHillsboroughNC26.2 mi.
Occoneechee Golf ClubHillsboroughNC26.2 mi.
Keith Hills Golf ClubBuies CreekNC26.5 mi.
State Parks
William B Umstead State ParkNC4.7 mi. 
Falls Lake State ParkNC15.9 mi. 
Raven Rock State ParkNC23.2 mi. 
Eno River State ParkNC23.7 mi. 
North Carolina Museum of HistoryRaleighNC8.1 mi.(History)
North Carolina State Museum of Natural SciencesRaleighNC8.1 mi.(Science)
North Carolina Museum of ArtRaleighNC8.1 mi.(Art)
North Carolina Museum of Life and ScienceDurhamNC15.5 mi.(Science)
Duke University Museum of ArtDurhamNC15.5 mi.(Art)
Old West Durham OnlineDurhamNC15.5 mi.(Art)
Ackland MuseumChapel HillNC17.5 mi.(Art)
Alexander Vaisman GalleryChapel HillNC17.5 mi.(Art)
Imagination Station Science MuseumWilsonNC48.8 mi.(Science)
Malcolm Blue FarmAberdeenNC58.4 mi.(History)
ArtQuestGreensboroNC59.8 mi.(Children's)
Greensboro Historical MuseumGreensboroNC59.8 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
North Carolina Zoological ParkAsheboroNC58.2 mi.

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