Sharon Lewis

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201 Shannon Oaks Circle, Suite 101
Cary, NC
Among Dining in 50 States: Top Restaurants worth Traveling For (Lucky 32, Cary) FlipKey
Among 14 Most Transformational Wellness Destinations Around the World (The Umstead Spa, Cary) Town & Country in United States (Cary) – FBI, January" _fcksavedurl="">Cary has repeatedly ranked among the top locations in North Carolina and the country to; start a business, buy a house, raise a family and retire.
#13 Best Performing City by Milliken Institute (Raleigh-Cary)
#3 Best Mid-Sized City to Move to - Movato
Ranked in The 10 Best Cities in North Carolina by Movato
#2 Best City for Early Retirement – Kiplinger
Raleigh-Cary #5 Top Mid-Sized College City in America by the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER)
Raleigh-Cary MSA ranked the #2 place creating tech jobs by Forbes
#8 Among America's 50 Best Cities to Live (Cary) - 24/7 Wall St., September 2014
Lowest Total Crime Rate in United States (Cary) – FBI, January 2014
#1 Best Place to Walk a Dog (Cary Greenways, Cary) – Dogwalkers of America
Cary remains the 7th largest municipality in North Carolina with 143,000 'Caryites'. Over 56 square miles, this town (and this area) is known for it's moderate climate. Can't beat this location,centered between the ocean and the mountains and strategically located between three major universities: Duke, NC State, and the University of North Carolina; it is  positioned next to a major employment area - the Research Triangle Park.

Centrally located, between the capital city  Raleigh and Durham,Cary offers a number of housing options, including large-lot single family dwellings, town homes, condominiums and apartments.
 Its a wonderful town with 20 public parks, over 20 miles of bike/walking/jogging trails (greenways),skate park,lots of cultural arts programs, concerts and special events throughout the year. 

Fred  G Bond Park is centrally located in Cary, named Fred G. Bond  who was mayor of Cary from 1971 to 1983, his work then has helped create today's Cary. Bond  served three terms deciding to not seek reelection in 1983. He helped to revitalized the downtown area and was instrumental in building a new library along with the townhall. 

The Amphitheatre at Regency Park, Boothamphitheatre  is the Town's state-of-the-art outdoor performance center situated by a lake.
Downtown-Cary's Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival  has become one of the South's top festivals.
More on the town of Cary click here

Cary has wonderful parks, one of my favorites Fred Bond Park,which includeds picnic tables, soccer and baseball areas, great sled hill (if it snows that year) lots of walking/biking, running trails along with a large lake where you can rent boats, fish and/or use the picnic tables nearby. 
The Cary Senior Center is right there as well as the Bond Park Community Center

Places to go in Cary with your pooch, try Cary's dog park  right beside the skate park. Fantastic tennis parks,the biggest is Cary Tennis Park off Louis Stephens Rd.
Love golf? Then you will enjoy Prestonwood Golf and Country Club and don't miss the  annual Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic,which draws big names from the entertainment and sports and  worlds.

The Schools in Cary are part of the Wake County Public School System. The system includes schools on traditional and year-round calendars. There are also private schools , like the highly rated Cary Academy,Grades 6-12 situated on a stunning campus, it looks more like a college than a middle/high school, right beside SAS.

Cary is in the heart of the Triangle area, which repeatedly ranks among the top places in the nation to begin or expand a business. Home to world-class businesses, the largest employer is SAS Institute Inc., the biggest privately-held software company in the world which also built Cary Academy, Prestonwood Golf and Country Club, The Michelin rated Umstead Hotel. Other well known companies in Cary include MCI WorldCom, IBM, American Airlines Reservation Center, Lucent Technologies, Siemens, John Deere and Cotton, Inc.

Cary along with Raleigh, Durham,Chapel Hill and nearby towns is just over a two-hour drive from the North Carolina coast and a three hours drive to  the mountains. One hour to the Furniture Capital of the world, HighPointe  It is the perfect location to live.

No wonder we’ve been named one of the fastest growing cities in the United States.
Best place to live 
Looking for a place to call home? Consider calling Cary your new home
Cary Magazine
Southern Living Online

Here's some Cary news (updated Sept 30 2013)
  • Deutsche Bank adding jobs, 431 new jobs by the end of 2016. Pay will be in the $100,000 range. 
  • If you loved Carolina Pottery,don't fret, they haven't closed,merely relocated to the vacant K-Mart on Kildaire Farm Rd. If you haven't been, go, they have everything, kind of like a big Michaels.
  • United Health is bringing 250 jobs to Cary.
  • More jobs coming to Cary-MetLife is building on 40 acres in Weston. The first phase will include two seven-story buildings. These buildings are scheduled to be completed by early 2015.
  • Publix, one of my favorite grocery stores,opened late 2014 at Davis Drive and High House
  • New residential building permits in Cary were up 39% for the first six months of this year (stats supplied by The Home Builders Association).
  • Cary’s unemployment rate was reported to be 5.4% at the end of July.
  •  Cary was named the “digital capital of North Carolina” by Google this year. Great accolade considering Google only recognizes one city in each of the 50 states.
  • Taking inflation into account the NC Justice Center reported that NC’s median wage is  lower than it was in 1999 . Simply put, $23,550 per annum is what nearly a quarter of workers earn in NC. That is considered the poverty threshold for a family of four! 
  • 83% of the jobs created in Cary tend to be  low paying 'service' jobs which include hospitality, food processing and of course, retail . 
  • Cary  has continued to add jobs since the beginning of the ecomomic downturn,while the more rural parts of North Carolina continu to struggle with job losses.
Here is a list of neighborhoods and subdivisions in Cary .
For more fun calculate the walk score for any of these neigbhborhoods

Cary, NC

I remember arriving in Cary,NC, 16 years ago to lots of trees and older established neighborhoods. My, my, how this place has grown. The charm of a small town is still here plus there are some great new amenities. Wonderful walking/biking/running trails weave their way through Cary. Great restaurants, stores and sought after schools. Cary often makes the list of Best of Small Towns to Live In or Safest Town in US. 

With so much new building its difficult for the homebuyer to stay on top of all the different neighborhoods in Cary. This list should help.

Cary Neighborhoods and Cary Subdivisions






Ardmore -

Arlington Ridge

Ashley Woods


Beaver Pond



Bellmont at Cary Park

Benedum Place


Bexley at Weston


Bishops Gate


Blackstone at Amberly
Bluffs at Kildaire-near Hemlock Bluffs

Bond Point





Brookgreen Forest


Buckhurst West


Camden Forest-created in the mid/late 1990's by SAS, using several reputable regional builders. Home sizes range from  2500 to 5000 sq ft,in traditional & transitional home styles.

Camden Townhomes at Cary Park 

Cameron Pond


Canterbury Woods

Carolina Preserve at Amberly

Carpenter Village built between 1997-2008

Carramore-100 single family homes


Cary Park- mixed housing,homes,twnhomes,condos,apts 

Cary Pines


Cavanaugh Gardens

Cedar Creek

Cedar Pointe

Chesney Glen

Churchill Downs

Churchill Estates

Coles Creek

Colonial Townes

Copperleaf Reserve-custom homes from 800 to over a million

Coronado Village


Coventry Glen

Coventry Woods

Creekside at Tryon




Downing Village

Dutchess Village

Edgehill Farm

Estates at Olde Carpenter

Evans Estates

Evans Farm Subdivision



Farmington Woods

Fenton Estates


Fieldstone Village

Fishers Creek

Forest Park

Fox Chase


Franklin Chase

Georgetown at Preston




Governors Row

Greenlevel Crossing

Greenwood Acres

Greenwood Forest

Greyhawk Landing


Hanover Place

Harbour Towne


Harmony Glen

Harmony Point

Harrison Place


Hearthstone Farms

Heritage Pines

Hermitage Park


Highcroft Village

Highland Oaks

Highland Village


Highlands West

Highlands, The

Hilliard Forest

Hillsdale Forest

Horton's Creek



Isidora at Stonewater

Ivy Creek

Ivy Meadows

Jamison Park


Kensington at Regency

Kilarny Woods

Kildaire Farms


Lakepointe Village


Laurel Park

Lawns at Wimbleton, The

Legacy at Carpenter Village

Lexington Park at Amberly

Lions Gate

Lions Gate at Regency

Linville Ridge


Lochmere Birkhaven


MacArthur Park

MacDonalds Woods

MacGregor West Gregory Poole Sr built the club.There used to be a dirt path going from the clubhouse to Kildaire Farm Road. MacGregor has  hosted many PGA events.The club's name was created by Mr Poole's daughter, who proposed the club's name and Scottish when it was built in the '60's.

Madison Oaks

Madison Place

Magnolia Estates

Magnolia Woods


Maynard Oaks

McCrimmon at the Park

Meadows at Olde Carpenter



Muir Woods



Northwoods Crossing

Oakwood Heights

Olde Carpenter

Oxxford Hunt

Park at West Lake

Park at West Lake, Heritage

Park Crest

Park Grove

Park Place

Park Village

Parks of Kildaire



Peninsua at Ambery

Picardy Pointe

Picardy Village

Pine Valley

Pirates Cove

Plantations of Northwoods

Preston Forest

Preston Village

Preston Village North


Providence Bluffs

Providence Commons


Regency Park Estates

Renaissance at Regency

Reserve, The

Riggsbee Farms


Royal Oaks

Royal Ridge

Russell Hills

Samuels Keep


Savon Heights

Scottish Hills

Seal Harbor at Twin Lakes
Sedgefield, 73 custom homes now being built


Silver Creek



Silver Oaks




Southbridge at Cary Park



Stanton Place


Sterling at Kildaire Farms


Stone Creek Village



Stoneybrook Estates



Tatton Place

Taylors Pond

Terrazo at Stonewater

The Battery

The Forest

The Park at Langston

The Reserve


Towns of Madison

Tradition at Stonewater

Trappers Run

Troon at Kildaire

Tryon Villas

Twin Lakes

Upchurch Farms

Village Green

Village Square at Amberly

Walnut Hills

Walnut Ridge

Washington Square at Amberly

Waterford Place

Waterford Estates



Weldon Ridge


Wellington Place



Westchester Woods

West Lake

Weston Manor

Weston Oaks

Weston Place originally includes 18 all brick townhomes

Weston Point -built between 1994 and 2002 

West Park

Weycroft-119 single-family custom homes built from 2007 to 2011
Westvale- Approx 53 custom homes


Whiteoaks Estates, approx 2-4 acre lots.Built in 70's

Wimbledon-built between 1986 and 2004


Windsor Oaks

Woodlands at Green Level Crsg

Woodlands, The

Woods of Kildaire

Wrenn Meadows


Wynston Ridge

Here are some local restaurants and cafes you might enjoy

35 Restaurant
An Cuisines
Baba Ghannouj Mediterranean Bistro                           
Bella Napoli Italian Restaurant   
Brigs Restaurant
Buffalo Bros Pizza & Wing Co                            The Cary Cafe
Chico's Mexican Restaurant                               Chuck 'Em Sports Grill               
Cinelli's Pizzeria & Restaurant                            Coffee & Crepes                                               
Connolly's Irish Pub
Courtney's Restaurant                                       Coyote Cafe
Danny's Bar B Que                                            Dominic's New York Pizzeria
El Cerro Grande Mexican Restaurants              El Dorado Mexican Restaurant
Goodberry's Creamery                                      Harrisons Bar & Grill                                         
Hong Kong Restaurant                                      Jack Astors Bar & Grill                                  
Jimmy V's Steakhouse & Tavern                       Kabuki Japanese House Of Steak
Kashin Japanese Restaurant                            Korean Garden
La Farm
Los Tres Magueyes                                           Los Dorados Oradoss
Lotus Leaf Cafe                                                Manhattan Bagel
Maximillians Grill & Wine Bar                             Mac Gregor Draft House
Michelangelo's Pizza                                          New China Restaurant 
Once In A Blue Moon Bakery & Cafe                Orient Garden
Paradigm Coffee House                                     Park West Village has a number of restaurants
Ragazzis Restaurant
Red Hot and Blue                                               Sushi Thai   
The Bermuda Room At Lochmere                     The Loop Pizza Grill
Tony's Bourbon St Oyster Bar                            Toreros Mexican Restaurant

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