Fast Facts of Cary

Cary is considered as the 2nd largest municipality in the Wake County and 3rd largest Municipality in the Triangle after Raleigh and Durham. The city is known as the ‘Technology town of North Carolina’ for its large number of residents having access to computers. The city is almost located in Wake county, to the just west of Raleigh city. It is close to Research Triangle located in North Carolina. Let us now know some fast facts of Cary.

The U.S Census Bureau has reported that, the population of Cary has grown by 43.1% from 2000 to 2010, and the estimated population was about 135,234 by 2010.

Cary covers a total area of 43.5 square miles, of which 42.1 square miles is land and 1.4 square miles is covered by water. It is located in the Piedmont region of U.S, adjacent to Research Triangle.

The temperature in Cary ranges from the negatives to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. It is in humid subtropical climate zone.

The history of Cary dates back to 1750. Allison Francis is the founder of the city Cary. In 1854, Allison has bought 300 acres surrounding railroad junction and developed it as Cary. He built a hotel (Page-Walker hotel) to serve railroad passengers coming through Cary. The city was formally established on April 6, 1871, with Allison becoming the first mayor. Later in 1879, the Raleigh and Augusta Air-Line Railroad was built in Cary from the southwest, creating a junction which is just north of downtown.

Cary in the Research Triangle, ranks among the top places in United States to begin or expand a business. Simply, we can say that, it is a home to world-class businesses. The city owns SAS Institute Inc, which is the biggest privately-held software company in the world. The other companies such as MCI World Com, IBM, American Airlines Reservation center, Siemens, John Deere and Cotton Inc, Lucent Technologies, etc., have earned prominent place in the City.

This city has been included in the list of cities with capacity to create high wage jobs, top of “boom town” by Business 2.0 Magazine.

Visitors/tourists have several choices for recreation in and around Cary along with a number of historic places. Cary includes a number of golf courses, a skateboard park and a tennis center for recreation. The major attractions of Cary are Page-Walker Arts & history Center, Wake Med Soccer Park, Koka Booth Amphitheatre, William B.Umstead State Park, and so on. All the accommodations in Cary varies from overnight lodging to extended-stay facilities, allowing tourists/guests to tailor their trip accordingly.

Cary being a popular business center is well connected with all the other major cities. Even the provisions to spend a vacation or to maintain a household/living are very much convenient in this city.