East Cary, Cary, NC

East Cary Neighborhood Guide Cary, NC


East Cary is a vibrant neighborhood nestled in Cary, North Carolina. This area is known for its accessibility, given its close proximity to Interstate 40, US-1, and US-64, making commuting to nearby areas a breeze. The community offers diverse residential options, from well-maintained established homes to new developments. The neighborhood enjoys close proximity to downtown Cary, which offers a wide range of dining, shopping, and entertainment options.

What You Will Love About East Cary, Cary, North Carolina

  • Known for its diverse and welcoming community, East Cary presents a warm atmosphere for residents of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Its location allows residents easy access to major highways and to downtown Cary, simplifying commutes and trips to entertainment and shopping venues.
  • There is a unique blend of housing options, from historic charm to contemporary flair, catering to a wide range of housing preferences.
  • The area is abundant in green spaces, with Fred G. Bond Metro Park nearby, offering a welcoming outdoor area for relaxation and recreation.

What’s Nearby

Within close proximity to East Cary, is the bustling downtown Cary, filled with unique local shops, eateries, and entertainment venues. Also nearby is the Koka Booth Amphitheatre, renowned for its concerts and cultural events. The neighborhood is also a stone's throw away from the Crossroads Plaza, a large shopping center with major retail stores and restaurants.


East Cary offers a lifestyle that combines convenience, comfort, and community. Residents enjoy the ease of commuting, a wide array of local amenities, and the friendly neighborhood atmosphere. Additionally, the abundance of parks and outdoor spaces supports a healthy and active lifestyle.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 334 restaurants, 56 grocery stores, and 50 parks within a mile of the East Cary neighborhood.

    Today Asia Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.2 miles

    1207 Kildaire Farm Rd

    Advanced Equipment Company

    Retail, Warehouse / Wholesale Store

    0.3 miles

    102 Commonwealth Ct


    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.4 miles

    1315 Kildaire Farm Rd

    Trader Joe's

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.5 miles

    1393 Kildaire Farm Rd

    Food Lion

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.5 miles

    980 Kildaire Farm Rd

    A & S International Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Fruit and Vegetable Store, Grocery Store

    1.0 mile

    688 Cary Towne Blvd

East Cary Apartments and Rentals

417 Rental properties in East Cary, Cary, NC.

  • Pointe at Lake Crabtree Apartments property


    Pointe at Lake Crabtree Apartments

    1–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    748–1350 Sqft

    6 Units Available

  • Wildwoods Of Lake Johnson property


    Wildwoods Of Lake Johnson

    1–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    641–1225 Sqft

    5 Units Available

  • Preston View property


    Preston View

    1–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    769–1466 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • The Waterford Apartment Homes property


    The Waterford Apartment Homes

    1–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    652–1276 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • Novel Cary property


    Novel Cary

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–3 Baths

    575–1490 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • Amberwood At Lochmere property


    Amberwood At Lochmere

    1–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    600–1150 Sqft

    10 Units Available

Cost of Living

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East Cary Demographics

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East Cary Reviews

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  • Area Has Litter


    Say 12 of 13 renters

  • Good Place To Raise A Family


    Say 12 of 13 renters

  • Noise Late At Night


    Say 11 of 13 renters

  • Busy Streets


    Say 10 of 13 renters

  • Near Grocery Stores


    Say 10 of 13 renters

  • Quiet Area


    Say 10 of 13 renters

East Cary Transportation

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Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.

Somewhat Bikeable

Bike Score®

Some Transit

1 train stop


Train Stop

211 N Academy St

Source: foursquare.com

East Cary Schools

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CrossroadsNeighborhood in Cary, North-carolina----
Cary Towne CenterNeighborhood in Cary, North-carolina----
DowntownNeighborhood in Apex, North-carolina----
Highland VillageNeighborhood in Cary, North-carolina----
WestonNeighborhood in Cary, North-carolina$1,499
NorthwoodsNeighborhood in Cary, North-carolina----
LochmereNeighborhood in Cary, North-carolina----
Bashford RidgeNeighborhood in Raleigh, North-carolina----
PrestonNeighborhood in Cary, North-carolina----
HuntingtonNeighborhood in Morrisville, North-carolina----
TrailwoodNeighborhood in Raleigh, North-carolina----
Park West VillageNeighborhood in Morrisville, North-carolina----
Renaissance at RegencyNeighborhood in Cary, North-carolina----
University SuitesNeighborhood in Raleigh, North-carolina----
SilverlakeNeighborhood in Cary, North-carolina----
HighlandsNeighborhood in Cary, North-carolina----
WimbledonNeighborhood in Cary, North-carolina----