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Best Places To Live In Cary, NC

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  • Cary, NC
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 155,822
  • I want to move to Cary NC for lots of reasons It's great to raise a family it has low crime great schools affordable housing everything is a great stat for this place except the cost of living although…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score91
  • Holly Springs, NC
  • City: 8.9mi / 14.3km away
  • Population: 30,126
  • For the past 4 years, I have enjoyed my time living in Holly Springs, North Carolina a clean and excellent community in the suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina. Holly Springs is a multicultural suburb…[read more]
91
  • Morrisville, NC
  • City: 4.0mi / 6.5km away
  • Population: 22,600
  • The city wraps in in the loving arms of charming, beautiful Southern architecture and trees that offer shade for a peaceful walk almost any time of the year. Summers can get a bit hot, but it's not…[read more]
90
  • Apex, NC
  • City: 4.6mi / 7.3km away
  • Population: 43,893
  • This place is okay. Please delete my old review. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .…[read more]
89
  • Wake Forest, NC
  • City: 20.9mi / 33.7km away
  • Population: 36,472
  • There is so much to say about this beautiful place! I was born and raised in Wake Forest, NC and growing up here was so much fun. It has a home town feel and everyone is very friendly. Everyone looked…[read more]
87
  • Carrboro, NC
  • City: 18.3mi / 29.5km away
  • Population: 20,867
  • Carrboro has everything I've ever wanted in a small town, but with access to nice cities all around. First, understand Carrboro itself. Living in Carrboro, NC is one of the most charming ways to enjoy…[read more]
87
  • Five Points, Raleigh, NC
  • Neighborhood: 9.9mi / 15.9km away
  • Population: 8,393
85
  • North, Raleigh, NC
  • Neighborhood: 14.5mi / 23.3km away
  • Population: 76,649
  • North Raleigh NC is a great place to raise a family. I have lived here for over 20 years and have grown with the town. We currently live in the North Hills area. This area of town has more than 27,000…[read more]
83
  • Hillsborough, Raleigh, NC
  • Neighborhood: 8.1mi / 13.0km away
  • Population: 14,634
82
  • Wade, Raleigh, NC
  • Neighborhood: 7.9mi / 12.8km away
  • Population: 8,992
82
  • Chapel Hill, NC
  • City: 16.2mi / 26.0km away
  • Population: 59,005
  • There is no better place to live in the triangle. Honestly. The school system is second to none, the food culture is outstanding, there is a ton of stuff to do, and the people are mostly accepting of all…[read more]
81
  • Glenwood, Raleigh, NC
  • Neighborhood: 8.8mi / 14.2km away
  • Population: 7,562
81
  • Knightdale, NC
  • City: 17.8mi / 28.6km away
  • Population: 13,787
  • Knightdale, North Carolina is a great place to live! I've spent the last 24 years here and plan on spending the rest of my life as a resident of this town. We have so many different things to do, are…[read more]
80
  • Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • City: 13.0mi / 21.0km away
  • Population: 22,722
  • Living here in Fuquay-Varina reminds me of an old storybook country living survival guide. Never heard of one? Well, here goes. I will take the time to explain to you how living in a city such as this…[read more]
78
  • West, Raleigh, NC
  • Neighborhood: 5.5mi / 8.8km away
  • Population: 37,998
78
  • Raleigh, NC
  • City: 9.8mi / 15.8km away
  • Population: 441,326
  • Great for families.. Cost of living is pretty great. People are mostly friendly. Crime is low. Very diverse group of hard-working people. Lots of parks and great weather. Highly recommend giving Raleigh…[read more]
77
  • Northwest, Raleigh, NC
  • Neighborhood: 7.2mi / 11.7km away
  • Population: 81,974
76
  • Southwest, Raleigh, NC
  • Neighborhood: 8.6mi / 13.8km away
  • Population: 22,629
75
  • Garner, NC
  • City: 12.2mi / 19.7km away
  • Population: 27,625
  • After living in Raleigh for several years, I decided to move to Garner, NC. about 30 minutes outside the capital. The small town life has an appeal for me. The weather is moderate most of the year, but…[read more]
75
  • Northeast, Raleigh, NC
  • Neighborhood: 15.4mi / 24.8km away
  • Population: 87,424
  • While I was in college, I lived in the northeast Raleigh area. It is one of the busiest areas I have lived in, but I wouldn't have traded it for anything. My apartment building was very quiet, and I was…[read more]
75
  • Six Forks, Raleigh, NC
  • Neighborhood: 10.3mi / 16.5km away
  • Population: 10,549
73
  • Mordecai, Raleigh, NC
  • Neighborhood: 10.1mi / 16.2km away
  • Population: 2,801
73
  • Rolesville, NC
  • City: 22.1mi / 35.5km away
  • Population: 5,583
72
  • Southeast, Raleigh, NC
  • Neighborhood: 13.7mi / 22.1km away
  • Population: 28,074
70
  • Durham, NC
  • City: 14.7mi / 23.7km away
  • Population: 251,761
  • I don't know what all the hub bub is about but I personally feel Durham is over rated. First off the amenities here are limited. Looking at the list on this site they listed the children's museum…[read more]
70
  • Falls Of Neuse, Raleigh, NC
  • Neighborhood: 11.3mi / 18.2km away
  • Population: 9,631
69
  • South Central, Raleigh, NC
  • Neighborhood: 10.6mi / 17.1km away
  • Population: 8,076
69
  • Central, Raleigh, NC
  • Neighborhood: 9.6mi / 15.5km away
  • Population: 5,240
68
  • East Raleigh, Raleigh, NC
  • Neighborhood: 12.1mi / 19.4km away
  • Population: 11,665
67
  • Fearrington Village, NC
  • City: 14.9mi / 24.0km away
  • Population: 2,984
  • The central village of this community has a great bookstore and nice outdoor beer garden with live music. Gardens in village are lovely. Folk art and animals are unique and fun. The sandwich and coffee…[read more]
66
  • Youngsville, NC
  • City: 25.1mi / 40.3km away
  • Population: 1,457
65
  • Angier, NC
  • City: 19.4mi / 31.2km away
  • Population: 5,079
65
  • North Central, Raleigh, NC
  • Neighborhood: 10.3mi / 16.5km away
  • Population: 6,392
63
  • South, Raleigh, NC
  • Neighborhood: 13.1mi / 21.0km away
  • Population: 17,197
58
  • Gorman, NC
  • City: 18.0mi / 29.0km away
  • Population: 941
53
  • Moncure, NC
  • City: 18.2mi / 29.2km away
  • Population: 552

Listed above are the best places to live in Cary, NC for 2020. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Cary, NC, followed by the best places to live near Cary, NC, sorted by Livability Score.

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