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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — TRIANGLE NC | VOLUmE 16 — IssUE 1 36 cary by brett cornwright The town of Cary has come full circle over the past half-century. Once a sleepy, largely rural region, Cary is now the seventh largest municipality in the state with a population of more than 155,000. The town has morphed into a thriving metropolis and plays host to a diverse and active group of citizens. Many Cary residents hail from other states or other countries and have put roots down here for easy access to high-paying jobs, educational opportunities, and an enviable quality of life. In fact, statistics from the most recent Census show 55 percent of Cary residents were born in other states, while 19 percent were born in other countries. Cary's population is also highly educated, with more than 60 percent holding college and graduate degrees. Propelled economically by the proximity of technology, advanced manufacturing, and biopharmaceutical companies, Cary ofers its residents unparalleled amenities and afordable homes in an array of neighborhood options. Adding to Cary's appeal is a relatively moderate climate which allows people to experience and enjoy the change of seasons in an ideal location. "We have the highest quality of life with great amenities," said Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht. "Cary is consistently ranked as one of the most desirable places to live by the national media. Our residents enjoy beautiful homes, award winning parks, recreation, and cultural opportunities." Located in Wake County between Raleigh and Research Triangle Park, Cary's prime location makes it a great place to call home. Thanks to major highways, including Interstate 40, N.C. Highway 55, U.S. Highways 1 and 64, and N.C. Highway 54, Cary residents can get to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport in 10 minutes, downtown Raleigh in 15 minutes, downtown Durham in 20 minutes, and downtown Chapel Hill in 30 minutes. "Many of the residents in Cary make the short commute to Research Triangle Park, or nearby Durham or Raleigh, for their jobs," Weinbrecht said. Cary's major employer is SAS Institute, the world's largest privately held software company. SAS (Statistical Analysis System) popular data mining software, used by businesses to analyze trends in data, was developed at North Carolina State University in the 1960s. Its growth was inhibited by lack of funding until 1976 when project leaders Jim Goodnight and John Sall started a company around the software. Cary The company has been enormously proftable ever since and is often regarded as one the best companies to work for in the United States. Other major employers in Cary include Fidelity Investments, Verizon, American Airlines Reservation Center, the Town of Cary, WakeMed, MetLife, Wake County Schools Administration, Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Austin Quality Foods, and HCL America. Other notable businesses in Cary include 3DSolve, Cotton Incorporated, Epic Games, Lord Corporation, and The Pantry. Part of Cary's appeal lies in its commitment to creating a sense of community, a respect for tradition, and its ability to harmoniously incorporate innovation and desirable amenities while retaining a sense of small town America. There is an emphasis on maintaining a visually appealing appearance and providing a unique environment which ofers an extensive array of professional, educational, medical, entertainment and recreational services and opportunities for all ages, lifestyles, and cultures. Tree-lined streets and well- groomed subdivisions and ofce parks show Cary has grown the right way. Cary is also one of the safest places to live in the country due to its extremely low crime rate at just 84 violent crimes per 100,000 residents. For reference, Charlotte, North Carolina's crime rate is 648 violent crimes per 100,000 residents. With many institutions of higher education located nearby, including North Carolina State University, Duke University, the University of North Carolina, and Wake Technical College, the city's residents are aforded great options no matter the career goals. >> h trendy, traditional, high tech

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