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Cary is a town in North Carolina. It is primarily a fast-growing suburb of Raleigh, the state capital; however, in recent years it has begun to develop some economic gravity of its own. Cary is known throughout the area for having a very high population of non-native residents. The name of the city is jokingly referred to as standing for Containment/Concentration Area for Relocated Yankees . As of October 2008, the population is 132,647.[1]

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By Plane[edit]

Cary is approximately 9 miles from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (IATA: RDU). RDU is served by all major U.S. airlines including Southwest, American Airlines, and Delta Airlines. These and other airlines provide direct connections to most major hubs, including Atlanta, Washington-Dulles, Baltimore-Washington, Chicago (Midway and O'Hare), New York (LaGuardia), Las Vegas, Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Phoenix, and London, among others. Most other major cities are reachable after a single connecting flight.

By Car[edit]

  • Interstate 40 runs just north of Cary and goes to points west including Durham, Chapel Hill, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Asheville. Two and a half hours east on I-40 is Wilmington and the North Carolina Beaches.
  • Interstate 440 serves as the inner loop surrounding Raleigh.
  • US 1 runs through Cary on its way to points north and south.
  • US 64

By Train[edit]

Amtrak's Carolinian/Piedmont and Silver Service/Palmetto lines serve Cary. The station is located at 211 North Academy Street.

By Bus[edit]

Get around[edit]

The immediate downtown area can be walked but Cary is fairly widespread and is best traveled by Car. If you are visiting the area there are several car rental locations nearby at RDU International Airport.

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Do[edit][add listing]

  • Carolina Railhawks Football Club, 201 Soccer Park Drive, [1]. The Carolina Railhawks are a second division (NASL) professional soccer team that plays in WakeMed Soccer Park, a 7,000 seat stadium that is part of a larger 150 acre multi-use complex. The team plays from April through October and tickets start at $10.  edit
  • Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Rd, [2]. A 310 acre park that includes 4.2 miles of walking trails, a lake and boathouse, ampitheatre, athletic fields, playground, and picnic areas.  edit
  • Golf. If golf is your thing then try visiting on of Cary's several public and private courses. Checkout MacGregor Downs Country Club[3], Lochmere Golf Club[4], and The Fairways Golf Course at Prestonwood Country Club[5]. Prestonwood CC also hosts the SAS Championship in late September-early October.  edit
  • Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Rd., [6]. Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve has three miles of trails on 150 acres along Swift Creek. The preserve has several plants and trees that are not common to the piedmont region of North Carolina along with bird and wildlife viewing opportunities and various nature programs throughout the year.  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Cary Towne Centre Mall, Enclosed shopping center with department stores Belk, Dillard's, J.C. Penney, Macy's and Sears. Open Mon-Sat 10:00AM-9:00PM and Sun 12:00PM-6:00PM. [15]

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • An, 2800 Renaissance Park Place, 919-677-9229, [7]. Upscale French/Vietnamese cuisine  edit
  • Cinellis Pizza, 107-119 Edinburgh Dr. S, 919-461-3799, [8]. Italian. Most dishes between $10-20  edit
  • Hot Bread Cafe, 1901 NW Cary Pkwy Morrisville, NC 27560, (919) 677-1331, [16].
  • Jimmy V's Steakhouse & Tavern, 107-131 Edinburgh Dr. S, 919-380-8210, [9]. Entrees $28-50.  edit
  • Outback Steakhouse, 1289 Kildaire Farm Road, 919-460-1770, [10].  edit
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House, 2010 Renaissance Park Pl, 919-468-1133, [11].  edit
  • Sushi Thai, 106 Kilmayne Drive, 919-467-5747, [12]. Japanese/Thai cuisine. Most entrees between $10-20  edit

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Hilton Garden Inn, 1500 RDU Center Dr. (Exit 285 off I-40), 919.840.8088, [13]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: Noon.  edit
  • Courtyard Raleigh Cary, 102 Edinburgh Drive South, 919-481-9666, [14]. Located between Raleigh and Research Triangle Park. (35.738196,-78.798999) edit

Get out[edit]

Routes through Cary
GreensboroChapel Hill  W noframe E  RaleighWilmington
RichmondRaleigh  N noframe S  ApexColumbia

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