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Cary

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Cary is the seventh-largest municipality in North Carolina. Cary is in Wake and Chatham counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Located almost entirely in Wake County, it is the county's second-largest municipality and the third-largest municipality in The Triangle after Raleigh and Durham. The town's population was 135,234 as of the 2010 census (an increase of 43.1% since 2000), making it the largest town and seventh-largest municipality statewide. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the town's population to be 159,769 as of July 1, 2015. Cary is the second most populous incorporated town (behind only Gilbert, Arizona) in the United States.According to the US Census Bureau, Cary was the 5th fastest-growing municipality in the United States between September 1, 2006, and September 1, 2007. In 2015 Cary had a low crime rate of 84 violent crimes per 100,000 residents. Charlotte, the largest city in North Carolina, had a violent crime rate of 648 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, almost 8 times higher than Cary.Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill make up the three primary metro areas of the Research Triangle metropolitan region. The regional nickname of "The Triangle" originated after the 1959 creation of the Research Triangle Park, primarily located in Durham County, four miles from downtown Durham. RTP is bordered on three sides by the city of Durham and is roughly midway between the cities of Raleigh and Chapel Hill, and the three major research universities of NC State University, Duke University, and UNC-Chapel Hill.
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Popular things to do in Cary

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Park
Fred G. Bond Metro Park
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Spa
The Umstead Spa
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Brewery
Bond Brothers Beer Company
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Cary

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State Park
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area Apex
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Educational Site
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
The Carolina Basketball Museum Chapel Hill
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Scenic Walking Area
North Carolina Botanical Garden Chapel Hill
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Cary

Water Body
Apex Community Park
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
Cary Arts Center
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
Sri Venkateswara Temple
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Downtown Park
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Cary

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Crossroads Plaza
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Cary Towne Center
3.0
Duration: 2 hours

Breweries & Distilleries in Cary

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Brewery
Jordan Lake Brewing Company
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Cary

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Park
Jack Smith Park
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Places to visit with Cary

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