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Encyclopedia > Cary, North Carolina
Town of Cary

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Nickname: Technology Town of North Carolina
Location of Cary shown within North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°46′44″N 78°48′1″W / 35.77889, -78.80028
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Wake County
Founded 1750
Incorporated April 6, 1871
Government
 - Mayor Ernie McAlister
Area
 - City  43.5 sq mi (112.6 km²)
 - Land  42.1 sq mi (109 km²)
 - Water  1.4 sq mi (3.6 km²)
Elevation  480 ft (146 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 94,536
 - Density 2,246/sq mi (867.2/km²)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 27511-27513, 27518, 27519
The town was named for Samuel Fenton Cary
Website: www.townofcary.org

Cary is the second largest city in Wake County, North Carolina and the third largest city in The Triangle (North Carolina) behind Raleigh and Durham. It is the seventh largest municipality in North Carolina.[1] As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 94,536.[2] Town records show a population of 121,457 as of April 2007. [3] Download high resolution version (915x479, 15 KB) Resolution officially designating the colors and design of the Town of Cary flag Whereas, flags have been used for thousands of years to symbolize leadership and to display the insignia of a community, an office, an organization, or an individual; and, Whereas, flag... // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... Adapted from Wikipedias NC county maps by Seth Ilys. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... 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Geography

Cary is located at 35°46′44″N, 78°48′1″W (35.778919, -78.800208).GR1 It is situated at the heart of North Carolina’s renowned Research Triangle Region. Edged on the north and east by Raleigh, on the north and west by Research Triangle Park and Morrisville, on the south by Apex and Holly Springs, and on the west by the Jordan Lake area. [4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the City has a total area of 43.5 mi² (112.6 km²). 42.1 mi² (109.0 km²) of it is land and 1.4 mi² (3.6 km²) of it (3.17%) is water. More recent Cary records show that as of 2007 the City has a total area of 52.79 mi².[5] The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


History

Today’s Cary began in 1750 as a settlement called Bradford's Ordinary. About 100 years later, the construction of the North Carolina Railroad between New Bern and Hillsborough placed Bradford's Ordinary on a major transportation route. However it was Allison Francis "Frank" Page who is credited with founding the town. Page was a Wake County farmer and lumberman. He and his wife, Catherine "Kate" Raboteau Page bought 300 acres surrounding the railroad junction in 1854. He named his development Cary after Samuel Fenton Cary (an Ohio prohibitionist he admired). Page became a railroad agent and a town developer. He laid out the first streets in Cary. He built a sawmill, a general store and a post office (Page became the first Postmaster). In 1868, Page built a hotel to serve railroad passengers coming through Cary. The Town of Cary was incorporated on April 6, 1871. Page became the first Mayor. [6]


In early years Cary adopted zoning and other ordinances on an ad-hoc basis to control growth and give the city structure. Beginning in 1971, the city created a Planned Unit Development zoning. A PUD allows a developer to plan an entire community before beginning development, thus allowing future residents to be aware of where churches, schools, commercial and industrial areas will be located well before such use begins. Kildaire Farms, a 967 acre Planned Unit Development in Cary was North Carolina's first PUD. It was developed on the Pine State Dairy Farm by Thomas F. Adams, Jr. and was inspired by an early PUD in Farmington, MA. Adams named a section of Kildaire Farms, Farmington Woods in their honor. Cary's emphasis on aesthetics has led to, among other things, the erection of a cellular phone tower disguised as a tree-- the tower is visible above the normal treeline from I-40.


Demographics

Historical populations
Census
year
Population

1940 1,141
1950 1,496
1960 3,356
1970 7,640
1980 21,763
1990 43,858
2000 94,536
2006 115,854

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 94,536 people, 34,906 households, and 25,132 families residing in the town. The population density was 867.2/km² (2,246.0/mi²). As of October 2006, the population had grown to 117,442, a 4.68% increase over the previous year.[1] There were 36,863 housing units at an average density of 338.2/km² (875.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 82.17% White, 6.15% African American, 0.27% Native American, 8.08% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.47% from other races, and 1.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.28% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 34,906 households out of which 41.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.3% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.18. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the town, 29.1% of the population was under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 38.6% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 5.4% 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.7 years.[2] For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.2 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $75,122, and the median income for a family was $88,074. Males had a median income of $62,012 versus $38,819 for females. The per capita income for the town was $32,974. About 2.1% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


In terms of higher education, 68.0% of adult residents in Cary (25 and older) hold an associate degree or higher, and 60.7% of adults possess a baccalaureate degree or higher. Cary has the most Ph.D.s per capita in the U.S. for towns larger than 75,000 people. Cary has one of the lowest crime rates in the state for cities of its size.[3] The home ownership rate (owner-occupied housing units to total units) is 72.8%. Doctor of Philosophy, abbreviated Ph. ...


Despite its increasing size, Cary Town Council has elected to keep the designation of "town". The town's reputation as a bedroom community for transplants from outside the South has led to backronyms for its name such as "Concentrated Area of Relocated Yankees" or "Containment Area for Relocated Yankees" [7] One of the major reasons for the in-migration of educated Northerners is the proximity of Cary to the Research Triangle Park and the many other localities hosting biotech, pharmaceutical and high tech companies. This has made it a popular location for relocating professionals. Ronda, Spain Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... Historic Southern United States. ... A backronym (or bacronym) is a phrase that is constructed backwards from the phrases abbreviation, the abbreviation being an initialism or acronym. ... Biotechnology is technology based on agriculture, food science, and medicine. ... Pharmacology (in Greek: pharmacon is drug, and logos is science) is the study of how chemical substances interfere with living systems. ... High tech refers to high technology, technology that is at the cutting-edge and the most advanced currently available. ...


In reality, a sizeable portion of Cary residents are native to North Carolina. Zip Code Data for 27511 from 2000 Census Place of birth for U.S.-born residents: North Carolina: 14235, Northeast: 8554, Midwest: 5359, South, excluding NC: 8417 and West: 1937. Zip Code Data for 27513 from 2000 Census Place of birth for U.S.-born residents: North Carolina: 10833, Northeast: 7606, Midwest: 4589, South, excluding NC: 6244 and West: 1542. The data shows that Cary is home to people from all over the country.


Additionally, 14% of the town population are foreign born. [8] Zip Code Data for 27511 from 2000 Census Foreign born residents: 5,856 (28.7% are naturalized citizens) from all over the world including Mexico (24%), India (13%), China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%), Canada (4%), United Kingdom (4%), Taiwan (4%) and Germany (4%). Zip Code Data for 27513 from 2000 Census Foreign born residents: 5,640 (31.6% are naturalized citizens) from all over the world including India (21%), Canada (7%), China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%), Germany (4%), Mexico (4%), United Kingdom (4%) and Taiwan (4%).


Government

Cary has a council-manager government; the mayor and council members serve a term of four years, with half of the council seats being up for election each odd-numbered year. Four of the six council seats are elected by district; the remaining two seats are at-large representatives. The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ...


The current town council consists of Mayor Ernie McAlister and Representatives Jennifer Robinson (District A), Nels Roseland (District B), Jack W. Smith (District C), Marla Dorrel (District D), Michael A. Joyce (at-large), and Julie Aberg Robison (at-large). Joyce announced his resignation on July 19, 2006. Cary Mayor Ernie McAlister Ernie McAlister (born 17 June 1957) is the current mayor of Cary, North Carolina. ... Cary Town Council member Jennifer Robinson Jennifer Robinson (born February 14, 1970) is a member of the town council of Cary, North Carolina. ... Categories: People stubs | 1966 births | Members of the Cary Town Council ... Cary Town Council member Marla Dorrel Marla Dorrel (born October 24, 1951) is a member of the town council of Cary, North Carolina. ... Cary Town Council member Michael Joyce Michael A. Joyce (born May 27, 1961) is a member of the town council of Cary, North Carolina. ... Cary Town Council member Julie Aberg Robison Julie Aberg Robison (born November 30, 1958) is a member of the town council of Cary, North Carolina. ...

Samuel Fenton Cary, the namesake of the city.
Samuel Fenton Cary, the namesake of the city.

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Mayors

  • A. F. Page, 1871
  • J. P. H. Adams, 1884
  • R. J. Harrison, 1887
  • John Nugeer, 1897
  • E. C. Hayes, 1900
  • A.R. McGarrity, 1902
  • R. J. Harrison, 1903
  • H. B. Jordan, 1904
  • N. C. Hines, 1910
  • J. M. Templeton, Jr., 1912
  • G. S. Leacock, 1914
  • T. H. Taylor, 1916
  • W. G. Crowder, 1921
  • E. P. Bradshaw, 1921
  • W. H. Atkins, 1921-25
  • G. H. Jordan, 1925
  • E. P. Bradshaw, 1925
  • Dr. F. R. Yarborough, 1927-28
  • A. N. Jackson, 1928-29
  • H. H. Waddell, 1929-33
  • Dr. J. P. Hunter, 1933-35
  • M. T. Jones, 1935
  • T. W. Addicks, 1935
  • L. L. Raines, 1935-37
  • R. W. Mayton, 1937-47
  • Robert G. Setzer, 1947-49
  • H. Waldo Rood, 1949-61
  • Dr. W. H. Justice, 1961-62
  • James Hogarth, 1962-63
  • Dr. E. B. Davis, 1963-69
  • Joseph R. Veasey, 1969-71
  • Fred G. Bond, 1971-83
  • Harold D. Ritter, 1983-87
  • Koka E. Booth, 1987-1999
  • Glen Lang, 1999-2003
  • Ernie McAlister, 2003-present.

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Voting system

In 2007, Cary was the first town in NC to adopt IRV. [9] When the single transferable vote voting system is applied to a single-winner election it is sometimes called instant-runoff voting (IRV), as it is much like holding a series of runoff elections in which the lowest polling candidate is eliminated in each round until someone receives majority vote. ...


Business

Major Employers in Cary:

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Education

Primary and secondary education

History of Cary Elementary and Cary High Schools Established in the late 1800s.


High Schools

Middle Schools Cary High School is a school in Cary, North Carolina, serving grades 9-12. ... Green Hope High School is a school in Cary, North Carolina, serving grades 9-12. ...

Elementary Schools

Private Schools

Cary Academy is a private middle and upper school in Cary, North Carolina established in 1996. ... Cary Christian School is a private Christian school located in Cary, North Carolina. ...

Higher education

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Transportation

  • Local Bus: C-Tran is Cary's bus system. There are three fixed-routes: North-South, East-West and the Maynard Loop. There is also a door-to-door service for the elderly (55+) and the disabled. The [Triangle Transit Authority] operates fixed-route buses that serve the region and connect to municipal bus systems in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. For example the 301 travels RTP-North Cary-Downtown Cary-East Cary-NC State University-Downtown Raleigh. Trips can be planned at Go Triangle.
  • Passenger Rail: Amtrak's Silver Star, Carolinian, and Piedmont offer service to Charlotte, New York City, Miami, and intermediate points.
  • Bicycle: The League of American Bicyclists has designated Cary one of the fourteen recipients of the first Bicycle-Friendly Community awards for "providing safe accommodation and facilities for bicyclists and encouraging residents to bike for transportation and recreation". Cary Bicycle Plan
  • Walking: Cary Geeenways and Trails is a network of sidewalks and paved trails connecting neighborhoods and parks throughout town. These greenways place strict requirements on environmental conditions to preserve a park-like atmosphere. In addition, standard sidewalks and paths exist throughout the city.

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Major roadways

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Recreation and Entertainment

Events

Arts and Entertainment

The Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park is a performing arts ampitheatre in Cary, North Carolina. ...

Sports and Nature

SAS Soccer Park is one of the premier soccer complexes in the United States. ... William B. Umstead State Park is a state park of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ...

Shopping

  • Crossroads Plaza is a shopping district of eastern Cary south of the "crossroads" intersection of the I-40 and US 1 freeways, largely along Walnut Street. Many big box stores are found in the area, including Lowe's and Michaels.
  • Cary Towne Center is a shopping mall in Cary with a 1,004,210 square feet of retail space (GLA). The mall has 140 in-line stores and has five anchors: JCPenney, Dillard's, Sears, Macy's, and Belk. It is located off Interstate 40 (exit 291) and the U.S. Highway 1/64 freeway at the intersection of Cary Towne Boulevard, Maynard Road, and Walnut Street. The mall is owned by CBL & Associates Properties.
  • Waverly Place is a shopping center that is well-known in the area for its design, as seen in a 2007 Doritos commercial [11]. It currently houses a Whole Foods Market, Gold's Gym, and an Eckerd. It formerly housed a Harris Teeter that has since moved across the street and a Carmike Cinemas movie theater. On May 15, 2007, developer Zapolski + Rudd, owner of the Waverly Place, said the shopping center would be entirely razed, replaced by 204,190 square feet of retail, including a free-standing Whole Foods, 216,000 square feet of offices, a 120-room hotel and 200 residential units. - [12]
  • South Hills is a shopping area located on Buck Jones Rd, which features Burlington Coat Factory and Grand Asia Market, among other stores. It currently has a short corridor inside the building, but once had a longer one that crossed the entire building. Therefore, it was formerly referred to as a mall, and one sign retains that name.
  • The Arboretum at Weston in North Cary off Harrison Avenue.
  • Stone Creek Village in West Cary off Davis Drive.

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Dining

There are approximately 300 restaurants in Cary.[13] They range from fast food to fine dining, from national chains to independent establishments and from standard American fare to diverse ethnic offerings. Here are a select few:

Sister cities

Cary has four sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI): Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

Cary is also paired with: Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... Map showing Markhams location in York Region Coordinates: , Country  Canada Province Ontario Regional Municipality York Region Communities Buttonville, Thornhill, German Mills, Milliken, Unionville Settled 1794 Incorporated 1972 (town) Government  - Mayor Frank Scarpitti  - Deputy Mayor Jim Jones  - Regional Councillors Jack Heath, Tony Wong, Gordon Landon  - MPs Susan Kadis (LPC) - Thornhill... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... Statistics Province: Leinster County Town: Navan Code: MH Area: 2,342 km² Population (2006) 162,621 Website: www. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China. ... Hsinchu (新竹 pinyin Xīnzhú) is a large city in northern Taiwan. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Le Touquet Paris-Plage Golf Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, commonly referred to as Le Touquet, is a coastal town and commune of the Pas-de-Calais département, in northern France. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_North_Carolina. ... Apex is a town in Wake County, North Carolina, a suburb of Raleigh. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_North_Carolina. ... Nickname: Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County i Founded 1792 Government  - Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area  - City  134. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ...

Interesting facts

  • Cary was named in honor of Samuel Fenton Cary, a nationally-known leader of the Temperance movement.
  • Cary's most prominent former citizen was Walter Hines Page, former U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom.
  • Cary High School is considered to be the first public high school in North Carolina, having opened in 1896.
  • Cary's unofficial nickname was 'Gourd Capital of the World' as the North Carolina Gourd Society(formerly the Gourd Village Garden Club) first met in Cary in 1937. It is the oldest chapter of the American Gourd Society.
  • Kingswood, a former elementary school and 6th grade center, was the first school in the United States to test the year-round school method.
  • The town's forced annexation policy of surrounding rural land spurred a grassroots campaign named "Stop Cary". [14]
  • In 2004 the town of Cary was declared the ninth safest of 354 large cities in the nation. It is the only southern city in the top 25. This was the sixth year in a row that Cary has been ranked in the top 10 safest cities in the U.S. [15]
  • In 2006 the town of Cary was declared the eighth safest of 354 large cities in the nation, and the safest among the southern states.[4]
  • Cary was listed by CNNMoney.com as one of the best places to live in the Eastern United States in 2003 [16] and #5 place to live in the United States in 2006. [17][5]
  • The Doritos Super Bowl XLI amateur commercial Live The Flavor was filmed at Waverly Place in Cary.
  • The audiophile and home theater company Cary Audio Design was originally located in and named after Cary.
  • Cary is home to the Carolina Railhawks, a Professional soccer team in the USL-1 playing at SAS Soccer Park.
  • Cary is considered an 'Edge City' to Raleigh/Durham within the Triangle Metropolitan Area.
  • Following the 2000 US Census Cary was described as a 'Baby Boomburb' which is a smaller version (50,000-100,000 residents) of a Boomburb (100,000+ residents).

Samuel Fenton Cary (1814-1900) was an Ohio politician who served in Congress shortly after the Civil War and was Greenback Party candidate for vice-president of the U.S. in 1876. ... A cartoon from Australia ca. ... Walter Hines Page (August 15, 1855 - December 21, 1918) was an American journalist, publisher, and diplomat. ... Year 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar). ... ALL-YEAR OPERATION: This sign for Morrisville Elementary School in North Carolina includes flashing lights to alert drivers that students may be on the roadways even during summer months. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... It has been suggested that Taco Doritos be merged into this article or section. ... Date February 4, 2007 Stadium Dolphin Stadium City Miami Gardens, Florida MVP Peyton Manning, Quarterback, Colts Favorite Colts by 7, over/under line 49. ... Cary Audio Design is a company founded in May 1989 which originally designed and manufactured vacuum tube audio amplifiers. ... Carolina RailHawks Football Club is a professional soccer team located in Cary, North Carolina set to play in the USL First Division in the 2007 season. ... The United Soccer Leagues First Division is a professional mens soccer league in North America. ... SAS Soccer Park is one of the premier soccer complexes in the United States. ... Boomburbs are places in the United States with more than 100,000 residents that are not the largest city in their metropolitan areas and have maintained double-digit rates of population growth in recent decades. ...

See also

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section can be improved by converting lengthy lists to text. ... The I-85 Corridor is a multi-state region that follows I-85 across the Southeastern U.S. It includes several metropolitan areas: the Atlanta metropolitan area, The SC Upstate, Asheville, Charlotte metropolitan area, The NC Piedmont Triad, The NC Triangle, and Richmond-Petersburg. ...

References

  1. ^ "Cary By The Numbers", Town of Cary. Retrieved on 2007-04-16. 
  2. ^ "Cary By The Numbers", Town of Cary. Retrieved on 2007-04-16. 
  3. ^ Bourne, Joel. "Suburbia Unbound", National Geographic. Retrieved on 2007-04-16. 
  4. ^ "CARY IS ONCE AGAIN SAFEST IN NC AND IN THE SOUTH", Morgan Quitno Press. Retrieved on 2007-04-16. 
  5. ^ "Best Places to Live", Money Magazine. Retrieved on 2007-04-16. 

2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (107th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (107th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (107th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (107th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (107th in leap years). ...

External links

  • Official Town of Cary website
  • Cary Chamber of Commerce
  • Cary News
  • Cary Magazine
  • "Cary, North Carolina 27513" National Geographic
  • "Renaissance Man" Independent Weekly
  • "Cary Masala" Independent Weekly
  • "Cary: The charm of a fast-growing small town" Independent Weekly
  • Best Places to Live 2006 - Cary, NC Money Magazine
  • Best Affordable Suburbs: South Business Week
  • CaryPolitics.org
  • Cary Visual Art
  • Cary Art Loop
  • Heart of Cary Association
  • Downtown Cary Streetscape Project
  • Town of Cary Planning Department
  • Maps and aerial photos Coordinates: 35.778919° -78.800208°
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Cary, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1449 words)
Cary is the second largest city in Wake County, North Carolina.
In 2004 the town of Cary was declared the ninth safest of 354 large cities in the nation.
Cary High School- It was established back in 1907 and is the first public high school in North Carolina.
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Cary has a council-manager government; the mayor and council members serve a term of four years, with half of the council seats being up for election each odd-numbered year.
One of the major reasons for its large population of residents immigrant to North Carolina is the town's proximity to the Research Triangle Park and the many other localities hosting biotech, pharmaceutical and high tech companies, making it an ideal location for people moving to the Research Triangle area for work.
This is the sixth year in a row that Cary has been ranked in the top 10 safest cities in the U.S. Cary has also been recently voted as one of the best places to live in the United States [2].
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