Retire in Cary, North Carolina

Retire in Cary, North Carolina

Those who retire in Cary will find a well-to-do community in the Raleigh and Durham area of North Carolina.   There are renowned restaurants, shopping galore, and plenty of cultural and recreational opportunities.  Money Magazine frequently lists Cary as one of the best places to live in the country.   The Koka Booth Ampithetre is the perfect place for an outdoor concert.   For those of you who are sports fans, there is the Carolina RailHawks Soccer Team and the USA Baseball National Training Complex.  The Cary Arts Center is a great place to catch a show, watch ballet, or take a performance class.  There is always something going on, from world class Golf to Blues Concerts, Farmer’s Markets, to classes at the University.   The Raleigh/Durham International Airport is close by and the town has an Amtrak station.  

 One of the safest communities in North Carolina, 61% of adults in Cary have a college degree.   There are 151,000 people here and just 8.6% are over 65, making this a pretty ‘young’ place to live.    The median value of owner occupied homes is $302,000 which is high for North Carolina.   The summers are hot (89 degrees in June, July and August) and the winters are mild.  Cary averages about 43 inches of rain per year.  

Indulge yourself in the enticing, natural beauty waiting on one of the 36 greenway trails open sunrise to sunset and providing more than 60 miles of recreational amenities for walking, jogging and bicycling in a natural setting.

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Cheryl and her husband have just recently retired and live in the Pacific Northwest. She has been enjoying her herself by traveling around the world, playing with her grandchildren, and she frequently volunteers in her community. There is certainly never a dull moment with Cheryl. She cheerfully co-founded RetireBook and wants to share her energy, hoping that it inspires her readers to live life at its fullest.