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Plan a Day Around Downtown Cary

Downtown Cary

You could call it a small city, or you could call it North Carolina's largest small town. Whatever you choose to call it, Cary is one of the most charming, vibrant communities in the Triangle. 

Our real estate agents always love getting to spend some time in Cary, and if you're in the area looking at Raleigh homes for sale, we highly recommend you do the same! These are some of our favorite spots for a fun day in Cary, NC.

  • BREW Coffee Bar - 122 E Chatham St, Cary, NC 27511
    Every great day starts with a great cup of coffee, and BREW Coffee Bar is the best place to get one in Cary. They serve an ever-changing selection of gourmet coffee from around the world. BREW Coffee Bar is within walking distance of these Cary homes for sale and many other local attractions, making it a great place to begin your day in Cary.

  • Cary Downtown Farmers Market - 135 W Chatham St, Cary, NC 27511
    If you have the good fortune to be in town on a Saturday, be sure to check out the Cary Downtown Farmers Market. It's much more than a place to buy produce (although it definitely is a great place to buy produce). You'll also find everything from local honey and handmade soap to crafty jewelry and live plants. The farmers market is open every Saturday year-round, from 8 am until noon, and all the vendors are local. 

  • 'All Aboard' Mural - 122 W Chatham St, Cary, NC 27511
    Downtown Cary is home to a growing collection of murals and street art. The 'All Aboard' Mural (a nod to the historic 1871 train that once frequented the city) is a favorite. It's the work of Triangle-area mural artist Sean Kernick and makes for a very Instagram-worthy photo-op in Cary. 

  • Pizzeria Faulisi - 215 E Chatham St, Cary, NC 27511
    Hungry? Grab lunch at Pizzeria Faulisi! Their wood-fired Neapolitan pizza is the best in town, and they have beautiful indoor and outdoor seating areas. Pizzeria Faulisi is known for using the freshest seasonal ingredients, and they have a great wine and beer menu too. 

  • Page-Walker Arts and History Center - 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary, NC 27513
    Housed in a former hotel built in 1868, the Page-Walker Arts and History Center offers a fascinating opportunity to learn more about Cary's storied past. The historic building is open to walking tours and displays educational exhibits and the work of modern local and regional artists.

  • Fred G. Bond Metro Park - 801 High House Rd, Cary, NC 27513
    Less than 10 minutes from downtown Cary, Fred G. Bond Metro Park is the city's largest park, spanning 310 acres. The park features 4.2 miles of trails and a lake that's popular for fishing and kayaking. It's a great place for a walk, a picnic, or to simply enjoy a lovely green space a stone's throw from the city.

Contact us today to learn more about life in the Triangle, and be sure to ask our real estate agents about finding your dream home in Cary and the surrounding areas. 


Cary, NC: 26th Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival

Cary Spring Dave Arts Festival

Are you ready to celebrate spring, support local artists, and remind yourself why Cary is such a special place to call home? Then we've got just the event for you! The Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival, one of Cary's big annual events, returns for its 26th edition this year, with food, art, music, and fun for all ages. Whether you're shopping for Cary homes for sale or you're already a long-time resident, the Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival is a great chance to form a deeper connection with your favorite community. Our REALTORS® are here to help you prepare for the event, with details on Cary's popular Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival for 2019.

Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival in Cary

The Event: Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival
Date/Time: April 27, 2019, 9 am to 5 pm
Location: Fred G. Bond Metro Park – 801 High House Rd., Cary 27513
Admission: FREE

Cary Arts

See Work from More than 170 North Carolina Artists
The Spring Daze Festival is first and foremost an opportunity to connect with North Carolina artists, and the amazing, original art that they produce. The festival features work from more than 170 NC artists, in a wide variety of media including painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry, glass, folk art, clay, candles, and even furniture. Soak in the varied work of talented, local artists, and pick up something truly unique to decorate your home.

Cary Entertainment Stages


Four Entertainment Stages
Interested in live music and great stories from local artists? There will be four entertainment stages at Spring Daze, with shows running all day long. All of the performances at Spring Daze are family-friendly, so that audience members of all ages can enjoy everything that the festival has to offer. Stages are positioned throughout the festival area in Bond Park, so you'll never be far from another great show.

Cary Festival Food

Fantastic Festival Food
It wouldn't be a big event in Cary without some truly tremendous food, and Spring Daze certainly does not disappoint. There's something for every taste at the festival, including crab cakes, BBQ, baked goods, ice cream, kettle corn, and cuisine from around the world. If you're feeling thirsty, there will also be cool, refreshing fruit drinks available throughout the festival.

Festival Activities for All Ages
Spring Daze works hard to keep festival attendees of all ages engaged, with fun activities available throughout the day. See the unique Big Birds art exhibit, created with the help of local children, celebrate Fit Cary month, stop by the Sports Zone, or participate in Cary's annual Earth Day celebration, all without ever leaving the festival.

Cary Children Face Painting

Children's Village
The Spring Daze festival is a great event for kids, too, with a special Children's Village area designed specifically for younger members of the audience. There will be opportunities to plant trees, play interactive games, enjoy face painting, create art, and make new friends at the Children's Village.

Cultural Arts Row
Cary is a community that celebrates the unique heritage of its many residents, and Cultural Arts Row is the perfect chance to explore the community's diverse roots. This corner of the festival features art and information from a wide variety of local cultural organizations, allowing you to learn more about Cary's culture in a fun, educational setting.

Are you still searching for your next home in Cary, and the real estate team that can help you accomplish your goals? We're here to help. Contact us to buy and sell homes in the Cary, NC area.


5 Local Cary Photographers for a Family Photo

Cary Professional Family Photographers
Your family keeps evolving right before your eyes.  Your oldest is a senior in high school, and the youngest is starting kindergarten. Where has the time gone? Now is the perfect time to document some of these memories. Whether you're looking for a documentary photo session or formal family portraits, our real estate agents can recommend their favorite five family photographers in Cary, NC.

Family Photos Make a Wonderful Gift

  1. Laura Ann Photography - 107 Ivy Tree Place, Cary, NC 27519
    Laura Ann Photography offers documentary photography sessions to families in the Triangle area. She provides a variety of sessions, starting with an unscripted Storytelling session, following the family and capturing everyday laughter and moments. Regular appointments begin at $300 but can be expanded into day-in-the-life sessions, which last either four or eight hours and start at $450. She also features a Fresh 48 session, which tells the story of the first 48 hours of a new baby's life right at the hospital and is a new thing for families.

  2. 627 Photography Cary, NC 27519
    627 Photography is located in Cary, NC and focuses on portrait photography for the Triangle area. Founder Amy Hill uses lifestyle portraits and specializes in high school seniors and modern family photos. The 627 Photography team wants this experience to be fun and stress-free and believes it's our job to make you look even more beautiful.

  3. My Friend Teresa Studios - 200 S Academy St. #210, Cary, NC 27519
    The husband and wife team of Justin and Teresa at My Friend Teresa Studios work together to capture the essence of your family. They offer individualized attention, where they'll offer suggestions on clothing or designs ahead of time. They love to use some of the hidden gems in the Triangle area for beautiful scenery, but since these are popular in the Spring and Fall, you'll need to book early. Their stylized video fusion session is popular because it includes unscripted behind the scenes moments of your kids joking around along with the portraits.

  4. Jennifer LaGrange Photography - Cary, NC 27519
    Jennifer LaGrange began as a "mom" photographer and then wanted to share her passion with others. She specializes in family photos and loves doing candid photos and first birthday parties, complete with the smash cake. She also does session portraits and aims to find a way to make each family member so that they're all smiling naturally.

  5. Formont Photography - 1904 Pinetuck Ct, Cary, NC 27519
    The Formonth Photography team is experienced in working with children of all ages during family portraits. They often bring a bucket of props to help bring extra smiles or distract the younger ones. They are more than willing than go beyond the designated one or two-hour slot if it means getting your child to smile and have fun.

Shopping for Cary homes for sale will allow you to have a beautiful backdrop for your photos, both inside a new living area or a landscaped yard or nearby park.  Are you ready to learn even more about what the city of Cary can offer your family? Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to learn about what Cary real estate has to offer you.


Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Cary Office Packs Thousands of Boxes for our Troops

Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston has always been committed to supporting our local community as well as our military men and women who serve our great nation.

Our CBHPW Cary office chose to give this holiday season by supporting active duty military in conjunction with the nonprofit group Military Missions in Action (MMIA). The office took part in an MMIA event called "Fill the Footlocker."  The entire staff pitched in and they filled a mind-blowing 1,377 boxes which were full of gifts, supplies and nonperishable items that will be delivered directly to our military overseas. 

CBHPW has been affiliated with MMIA for years, as MMIA is an HPW Foundation sponsored charity, to help give back to our military in numerous ways. If you would like to donate to this cause and help our service members you can go to to see a full list of needed supplies or to make a monetary donation.




6 Halloween Happenings in Cary

Cary NC Halloween Events
The Halloween season is always one of the most exciting times of the year for Cary locals, and this year is no exception. Whether you're looking for a spooky haunted house, community pumpkin carving, a fall festival, or an opportunity to see local landmarks in a new light, there's an event for every interest around Halloween in Cary. Our real estate agents know Cary, and we've got the details on six exciting, upcoming Halloween happenings in the community.

Spooky Family Fun: Six Halloween Happenings in the Cary, NC Area 

  1. Pumpkin Flotilla at Bond Park – 801 High House Rd., Cary, NC 27513
    Carve your most creative pumpkin design, then watch your creation take to the season Bond Park Lake. The Pumpkin Flotilla at Bond Park is a truly unique event, as carved pumpkins, glowing brightly, meander their way across the water. There will be refreshments available, along with discounted boat rides for anyone who enters a pumpkin or arrives in their finest Halloween costume.

  2. Herbert's Haunted House – 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary, NC 27513
    You won't find Herbert's Haunted House on the list of Cary homes for sale and that's probably a good thing. Held at the Herbert C. Young Community Center, Herbert's Haunted House is a fun, spooky event, organized by the Cary Teen Council. See your favorite community center in a whole new light, as Cary's teens put their imaginations to work to create a scary Halloween experience for everyone in attendance.

  3. Fall for Cary Festival – Academy and West Chatham Streets in Cary, NC
    Enjoy a taste of everything that makes life special in Cary, at the Fall for Cary Festival. Held annually around Halloween, Fall for Cary is a fun, community-focused event for the whole family. Shop for local arts and crafts, visit local businesses, enter the costume contest, enjoy live performances, or even have your face painted to celebrate the season. There is a ton to do at the Fall for Cary Festival every year, with activities for all ages.

  4. Zombiepalooza – 122 E. Chatham St., Cary, NC 27511
    Every zombie has a story, and Zombiepalooza is a truly unique celebration of all things zombie-related. Enjoy more than a dozen short films from local filmmakers, check out some of the best zombie costumes in Cary, and maybe even win some prizes to take home. Zombiepalooza is a fun, free event to celebrate Halloween in Cary this year.

  5. Cary's Great Pumpkin Carve – 319 S. Academy St., Cary, NC 27511
    Pick a perfect pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, then visit a carving station to create something special for Halloween. Cary's Great Pumpkin Carve is an opportunity to enjoy one of everyone's favorite Halloween traditions, and spend some quality time with the community. After the pumpkin carving is complete, there will be family-friendly Halloween films shown indoors.

  6. Mall Crawl at Cary Towne Center – 1105 Walnut St., Cary, NC 27511
    Get ready for a day of family fun with the Mall Crawl at Cary Towne Center. This event is a great chance for kids to get dressed up in their favorite Halloween costume and enjoy an afternoon filled with special memories. The Mall Crawl at Cary Towne Center will include trick-or-treating, Halloween stories, and even a magic show to top off a fun-filled day.

No matter the season, there is always something exciting coming up on the special events calendar in the Cary area. Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy and sell homes in Cary, NC.


Cary Downtown Farmers Market

Cary NC Farmers Market
There's nothing quite like waking up on a Saturday morning to enjoy the sights, sounds, and flavors of a local farmers market.  Our very own Cary Downtown Farmers Market consistently ranks as one of the best in the region. Open every Saturday morning, the Cary Downtown Farmers Market features a wide selection of local vendors, with fresh ingredients, prepared food, arts, crafts, and tons of great gifts. There are also special events, like the annual Fall Farmers Festival. It's a great example of what makes life in Cary special, and our real estate agents have all the details on what you can expect at the Cary Downtown Farmers Market.

Fresh, Local Cary: Experience the Cary Farmers Market and Farmers Fall Festival 

The Cary Downtown Farmers Market
135 W. Chatham St., Cary, NC 27511
Saturdays from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Purchase Fresh Food and Support Local Vendors

Whether you're searching for fresh produce, meat, poultry, or anything else that can be produced by a local farm, the Cary Downtown Farmers Market has you covered. The market is loaded with unique local vendors, including farms, coffee shops, bakeries, and local artisans. You can buy soap, honey, candles, pottery, and even gourmet dog treats. It's a great place to pick up a unique gift or grab ingredients for creating a fabulous meal at home. The Cary Downtown Farmers Market also offers a wide selection of prepared food, from some of the community's favorite food vendors.

A Farmers Market for the Winter, Too!

In many towns, the farmers market is something to be enjoyed during only the spring and summer months. But that's not the case in Cary. The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open during the winter, too, and still offers a great selection of vendors during the cold-weather season. Swing by the market during the holidays to start your holiday shopping.

Annual Events at the Cary Downtown Farmers Market

There's no off-season at the Cary Downtown Farmers Market, and the special events schedule at the market is a big reason why that's the case. September and October are big months for the market, with the Annual Farmers Fall Festival followed by International Day. During International Day, the market features flavors from across the world, inspired by the diverse residents who call Cary home. The Holiday Market, which runs every November, is the perfect place to shop for holiday gifts from all of your favorite local vendors. Keep an eye on the schedule throughout the summer as well, because you never know when the next new event will be coming to the Cary Downtown Farmers Market.

Enjoy the Farmers Fall Festival

The Farmers Fall Festival, which happens every year at the close of summer, is always one of the biggest events of the year at the Cary Downtown Farmers Market. This year's event takes place on September 29, 2018, and it's the perfect place to celebrate the start of the fall season. Enjoy live entertainment, food trucks, farming and crafting demos, kid-friendly attractions, and even a pie-eating contest. The Farmers Fall Festival offers something for every member of the family to enjoy, just like the community of Cary itself.

Are you searching for Cary homes for sale, so that you can enjoy all of the great local attractions in the area? Our team of local real estate experts is here to help. Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy and sell homes throughout the Cary, NC area.


42nd Annual Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival in Cary

Cary NC Lazy Daze Family Event
Summer is just a little sweeter when you live in Cary, NC.  The Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival is always one of the most significant events of the season. With shopping, food, fun games, and entertainment, Lazy Daze offers something for every member of the family to enjoy. This year's event marks the 42nd annual edition of Lazy Daze, with a packed schedule of events all weekend long. Our real estate agents have all the details on what to expect from the Lazy Days Arts and Crafts Festival.

Fun for All Ages in Cary, NC 

The Event: Lazy Days Arts & Crafts Festival
When: Saturday, August 25, 9 am - 6 pm; Sunday, August 26, 12:30 pm - 5 pm
Where: Town Hall Campus, 316 N Academy St., Cary

Explore the Artist Gallery Including Featured Artist Roxanna Jo Alexander

The Lazy Days Arts & Crafts Festival is a celebration of all types of art from painting and sculptures to unique furniture. The festival features digital art, drawing, glass, photography, woodworking, painting, mixed media, and handcrafted leather. Each edition of the event also celebrates a featured artist with well-known local painter Roxanna Jo Alexander of R.J. Artworks taking center stage this year.

Fantastic Food from Local Vendors

There's so much to do at Lazy Daze; you're sure to work up an appetite. Lazy Daze food vendors offer flavors from around the world including barbecue, seafood, bistro, fresh food from local farms--not to mention tons of delicious desserts. Local vendors always bring out their best for the festival every summer, and every member of the family will find something to love on the menu.

Making Memories at Kids World and the Play Zone

Cary NC Lazy Daze Family Event
The Lazy Days Arts and Crafts Festival is an event for all ages, and kids will love exploring two large areas designed just for them. Kids World, located outdoors, features arts, crafts, toys, games, and live, kid-friendly entertainment. Kids World is set up in the Page-Walker Arts and History Center Gardens close to the rest of the action at Lazy Daze. The Play Zone, located in the Herb Young Community Center, is focused on games and athletic activities.

Not-to-Miss Activities and Exciting Entertainment

There will be activities for all ages from tracking down Lazy Daze mascot Little Jerry to watching live demonstrations from various local Artist Guilds. Turn back the clock by getting your news from the Lazy Days Town Crier, and take in some great live entertainment from the crew at the Cary Theater in the Town Council Chambers. On the morning of August 25, you'll also have the opportunity to assist artist Michael Roy Layne in assembling an outdoor art creation.

An Annual Event that Brings the Community of Cary Together

When you shop for Cary homes for sale, you're getting so much more than just a great home. Events like the Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival are great examples of how the community comes together to celebrate all of the little things making Cary a great place to live. No matter the season, you'll find fun events and friendly faces when you live in Cary.

Still searching for the perfect place to call your own, where you can enjoy all the events and attractions that Cary has to offer? Contact Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy and sell homes throughout the Cary, NC area.


10 Reasons Why Cary Should Be Your New Hometown

Living in Cary NC
Talk to any Cary, North Carolina local, and you'll quickly learn there are many reasons to love the community. From an excellent economy to fun, family-friendly attractions, Cary offers everything you need to live, work, and play. Our real estate agents have narrowed the list down to ten reasons why Cary, NC should be your new hometown.

Shopping for a New Home and Hometown? Consider Cary

  1. Big City Population, Small Town Feel
    While Cary may have a population of more than 160,000 residents, it is still classified as a town and retains its welcoming atmosphere and small town feel. Enjoy the amenities of a big city, with the attitude of a small town.

  2. A Safe Community to Call Home
    Cary consistently ranks among the safest places in the country to call home, and safe neighborhoods make this a very popular community for families. In fact, the FBI has ranked Cary as the safest community in the United States with populations of 100,000-500,000.

    Cary NC Schools
  3. Cary's Sensational Schools
    Safe streets are an excellent start, and fantastic schools is yet another reason why families love calling Cary home. Cary is home to top-ranked schools, and consistently earns rankings as one of North Carolina's top cities for learning and student performance.

    Cary Greenways
  4. Free Fitness in Cary
    Cary residents love staying in good shape, and there are plenty of free opportunities to get a workout. The greenways of Cary can be found throughout the community, with plenty of trails that make it easy to walk, bike, and run to your heart's content.

    Cary Climate
  5. Lovely Weather Makes It Easy to Enjoy Outdoor Fun
    The climate in Cary is warm and inviting, making it easy to enjoy your favorite outdoor activities throughout the year. Even the winter months aren't too chilly here, with average highs in December, January, and February still topping 50 degrees.

  6. Booming Job Market of the Research Triangle
    Are you searching for a community where it's easy to find good jobs, with diverse career options in high-demand fields? Cary is a great place to find work, with a median household income well ahead of state averages and diverse employment options.

  7. An Easy Commute to Research Triangle Communities
    Whether you're looking to work, play, or both, you won't have any trouble reaching other communities in the Research Triangle from your home in Cary. Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill are all located within a short commute of Cary.

  8. Enjoying the Perks of an Excellent Economy
    Cary's fast growth, educated population, diverse local business community, and strong employment market provide all of the ingredients you need for a healthy economy. The Research Triangle is booming, and Cary is a great example of why that's the case.

  9. Find Your Place in a Fast-Growing Community
    Cary homes for sale feature something for every buyer and budget, so it's no surprise that you won't be the only new resident calling the community home. Cary's rapid growth is an indicator of the community's popularity and a positive sign for the future.

  10. A Diverse Population Loves Calling Cary Home
    With so many reasons to love the community, it's no surprise that Cary attracts new residents from all over the country. Whether you're coming from the North, or simply relocating within North Carolina, you'll feel right at home in Cary.

Are you ready to start shopping with an experienced, local real estate team that truly knows North Carolina communities? Contact Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy and sell homes throughout Cary, NC.

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