As a resident of Bradford, you are located in one of the best places to live in North Carolina – the community of Cary. As you get to know your neighbors, take the time to get to know your community as well. Here are some interesting facts about Cary that all residents should know.
17 Minutes from Raleigh
One of the benefits of living in Cary, NC is the fact that it is just 17 minutes away from Raleigh. While the city itself offers plenty to see and do, as well as plenty of employment opportunities, it is also close to one of the thriving business centers in the state.
Site of North Carolina’s First PUD
A PUD, or Planned Unit Development, is a community that is fully laid out before construction begins, with plans for shopping, schools, homes and other amenities. The first PUD in North Carolina, Kildaire Farms, is located within Cary. It still offers an interesting real estate option for people moving to the area today.
A Clean Beginning
Cary was the brainchild of Allison Francis Frank Page. Mr. Page, a farmer and lumberman, was known for his clean living, disapproving of drinking, cursing, dancing and card playing. He founded a hotel, general store, sawmill and post office in what would become Cary. Interestingly, Cary was originally named “Bradford” after the first tavern in the community. Mr. Page’s influenced caused the name to be changed to Cary after a popular prohibitionist.
An Upscale Community
Cary is known as an upscale town, and with an average household income of $90,000, this name is well deserved. Property values here reflect the upscale nature of the community, with an average value of around $285,000 for a home in Cary. This is a great community in which to see and be seen.
A Park-Lover’s Dream
As the town of Cary has grown, developers have been asked to adhere to a strict set of guidelines aimed at protecting the community’s green space. The town, as a result, is a park lover’s dream. Numerous city parks and green spaces, as well as 60 miles of recreational amenities, provide residents of the city with ample space to enjoy the great outdoors.
Cary is a great place to live, and Bradford makes it even more inviting. Come, discover Cary and all it has to offer for yourself!