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Average rent in Cary, NC

$1,689/mo Cary, NC average rental price, October 2022
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Cary, NC is $1,689.

    Cary, NC apartment rent ranges

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    Getting around in Cary, NC

    50 /100
    Somewhat Walkable
    26 /100
    Some Transit
    55 /100
    Bikeable
    Walk Score®: 50, Transit Score®: 26, Bike Score®: 55

    Frequently asked questions

    When were prices and availability in Cary, NC last updated?

    Prices and availability in Cary, NC were last updated on 29 Jan 2023.

    What are the best apartments in Cary, NC?

    The best apartments in Cary, NC are: Chancery Village, 2022 Highland Village Drive, Woodcreek Apartments, Bexley at Carpenter Village and Griffin Weston.

    What is the average rent in Cary, NC?

    The average rent in Cary, NC is $1,689. Start your search for apartments in Cary, NC now.

    What is the price range for a studio apartment in Cary, NC?

    The price range for a studio apartment in Cary, NC is between $1,505 and $2,215. View all studio apartments in Cary, NC.

    What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cary, NC?

    The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cary, NC is between $1,010 and $4,297. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Cary, NC now.

    What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Cary, NC?

    The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Cary, NC is between $1,172 and $5,347. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Cary, NC.

    What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Cary, NC?

    The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Cary, NC is between $1,125 and $6,110. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Cary, NC.

    What type of rental buildings are in Cary, NC?

    In Cary, 33% of the residents are renting compared to 67% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 13% of Cary’s rentals, 71% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 15% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in Cary, NC?

    The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Cary are about 22 years old, on average. Of these, 54% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 3 stories. About 86% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 13% are mid-rises, and none are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

    What apartment floorplans are common in Cary, NC?

    Rental apartments in Cary come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 0.1% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 41% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 48% of all rentals in Cary. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

    Cary, NC in the news

    Renter's guide to Cary, NC

    Cary is a small city in North Carolina that rests in what is known as the Research Triangle, consisting of Raleigh, Durham, and Cary. The city is often referred to as a bedroom community, since many area residents make the short 10-mile commute to Raleigh, or the 20-mile trip to either Chapel Hill or Durham. In fact, Cary has been ranked as one of the best cities for teleworkers, due to its proximity to numerous large employers headquartered-, or with offices in the Triangle.

    The city has a small-town feel, despite having a population of over 150,000, and is known for having exceptional school districts and low crime rates. The weather in Cary is typically very pleasant, with a mild spring and fall. The summers do get hot and humid with a fair amount of rain, while the winters are fairly mild, although residents will see some occasional snow and freezing rain.

    Tips for renting in Cary, NC

    Rights for renters in Cary are governed by North Carolina state law, and are very typical of rights of renters throughout the rest of the state and country. However, North Carolina does have its own set of requirements for eviction notice, as long as the notice length is not specifically stated in the lease.

    For monthly rentals, the eviction period is 7 days; for a year-to-year rental the minimum eviction notice is 30 days; and for mobile homes the minimum eviction notice is 60 days.

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    Cary, NC demographics

    Cary, NC has a population of 169,177 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 86,202 of Cary’s residents are women and 82,975 are men. The median age of those who live in Cary, NC is 39.6.

    Living in Cary, NC

    One of the major pros of living in Cary is the diversity, as less than 30 percent of the city’s population was actually born in Cary. Also, an astounding 20 percent of Cary residents were born outside of the US, making it a bit of a melting pot of cultures and nationalities.

    Cary is also known for being one of the safest cities in the country, as it has been consistently named as one of the safest places in the country. Recently, the FBI actually released crime data that backed up these claims, showing that Cary actually had the lowest crime rate in the US among cities that have a population between 100,000 and 500,000.

    While there aren’t many cons to living in Cary, some see the fact that it’s a bedroom community as a negative. But many also see this as a pro, since it allows them to avoid the hustle and bustle of the big cities while raising a family in a safe place with great public education.

    Cary, NC households

    • 45,964 Family
      17,555 Non-family
    • 24,529 Children
      38,990 No Children
    • 63,519Total Number of Households
    • 2.66Average People Per Household
    • $107,463Median Household Income

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 63,519 households in Cary, NC. 45,964 are family households and 17,555 are non-family households. There are 24,529 households with children in Cary and 38,990 households without children. On average, about 2.66 people live in a household in Cary, NC.

    Things to do in Cary, NC

    There is no shortage of things to do in Cary, and with the city’s large workforce, people here love their coffee. Cary is well known for its locally-owned coffee shops and bakeries where you can get a great cup of joe, like Crema Coffee and Bakery, Fresca Café, Coffee & Crepes, Java Jive, and many more.

    Cary also has lots of great dining options, with one of the most popular being Bosphorus, where they serve a variety of Mediterranean dishes, and visitors can even bring in their own bottle of wine to drink with dinner! Or, for some hometown cooking, residents can head to Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen for some fried southern favorites. The city also features several local farmers markets, where visitors can get a taste of some of the best locally-grown fruits and veggies, as well as loads of other homemade treats.

    Cary is also known as being a very fit city, coming in ranked as the 15th fittest city in all of the United States, and it’s a great place to run, jog, or hike. It has an astounding 36 greenway trails open from sunrise to sunset, with one of the hottest spots to run being the Stevens Nature Center at the Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve.

    Things to do

    Cary is also known as being a very fit city, coming in ranked as the 15th fittest city in all of the United States, and it’s a great place to run, jog, or hike. It has an astounding 36 greenway trails open from sunrise to sunset, with one of the hottest spots to run being the Stevens Nature Center at the Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve.

    The area’s also got some of the most beautiful parks in America, and there’s no shortage of them in Cary either. Overall, there are 29 park areas in Cary, including the popular North Cary Park, as well as the 310-acre Bond Park. Bond Park features several free concerts and events throughout the year, including the Hob Nob Jazz Series, performances by the North Carolina Symphony, as well as summer movie showings. So there truly is a spot here for just about any recreational activity under the sun, whether it’s a summer picnic, scenic afternoon, an evening jog, or a relaxing musical performance.  

    The avid sports fan will fit right in too, as the city is home to the Cary Tennis Park, as well as the USA Baseball National Training Complex, and has also played host to over 20 NCAA Championship Events and 30 ACC championships. Not to mention that the area is filled with Duke Blue Devils, Wolfpack, and Tar Heels supporters, so sports fans will feel right at home here!

    The avid sports fan will fit right in too, as the city is home to the Cary Tennis Park, as well as the USA Baseball National Training Complex, and has also played host to over 20 NCAA Championship Events and 30 ACC championships. Not to mention that the area is filled with Duke Blue Devils, Wolfpack, and Tar Heels supporters, so sports fans will feel right at home here!

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    Cary, NC employment & economy

    Cary’s population has been growing tremendously over the last several years, largely due to all of the job opportunities available in the Research Triangle. The nearby Research Triangle Park is one of the largest business parks in the entire country, and houses over 200 businesses with nearly 50,000 employees. Many big companies also have their home offices in the park, including both IBM and Cisco Systems, so there’s no shortage of jobs here in the Cary area.

    Education in Cary, NC

    Education has always been a high priority in Cary, and the city’s school districts rank among the best in the country. So it’s no surprise that over 60% of Cary residents have at least a bachelor’s degree.

    And for those looking for opportunities to further their education, there are also many wonderful colleges and universities in and around Cary, including NC State University, the University of North Carolina, and Duke University.

    Cary, NC education statistics

    The level of education of the population of Cary, NC is as follows: 1% have no high school education, 13% completed some high school, 17% partially completed college, 6% have an Associate Degree, 36% have a Bachelor Degree, and 27% have a Graduate Degree.

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