Downtown Cary

Downtown Cary is the heart and soul of the town. Centered around the historic Cary Train Depot built in 1906, downtown Cary oozes small-town charm. The area features tree-lined streets filled with locally-owned shops, restaurants, and historic homes. Some of the top attractions in downtown Cary include Ashworth’s Drug Store soda fountain, the Cary Arts Center, the Page-Walker Hotel, and the Nancy Jones House. The Jones House is a historic home built in the 1820s that allows visitors to take a peek into 19th century life. Downtown Cary hosts several community events throughout the year like the NC Brewers and Music Festival, Food & Flea Market, Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival, and more. With its walkable streets and friendly community feel, downtown Cary is a must-visit for anyone looking to experience classic small-town America.

Cary Towne Center & Surrounding Area

Just west of downtown sits the Cary Towne Center and surrounding shopping area. Cary Towne Center is an indoor shopping mall with over 130 stores and restaurants. Shopaholics will love browsing popular department stores like Macy’s and Dillard’s or checking out specialty stores like Free People and Victoria’s Secret. The dining options at Cary Towne Center range from casual to upscale with restaurants like The Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang’s, and Mission BBQ. Surrounding the mall you’ll find dozens more shopping plazas filled with major retail chains and unique local boutiques. Some include Crossroads Plaza, Waverly Place, and Centerstone Plaza. The area also features plenty of family entertainment like Frankie’s Fun Park arcade and mini golf, the Raleigh Super Grande movie theater, and Pole Position Raceway indoor go karts. With endless dining and shopping opportunities, it’s easy to spend a whole day exploring in this bustling part of Cary.

Preston Community

Located in northwest Cary, the Preston Community offers family-friendly living with plenty of amenities. This neighborhood features a large community pool, clubhouse, tennis courts, soccer fields, playgrounds, and walking trails perfect for an active lifestyle. Preston also has excellent access to shopping at Waverly Place, recommendations and Cary Towne Center along with dining options like Villa Rosa Italian Restaurant, Le Mekong Vietnamese Cuisine, and Himmi Teriyaki. Local schools like Adams Elementary, Davis Drive Middle, and Panther Creek High are top-ranked district schools found in the Preston area. With recreation, retail, and education all close by, Preston is a wonderful Cary neighborhood for families.

MacGregor Village

Tucked behind Cary Towne Center, MacGregor Village is a charming neighborhood with a mix of housing options. Options range from townhomes and condos to single-family homes both new builds and older homes with historic Southern charm. MacGregor Village is especially popular with families thanks to amenities like the neighborhood pool, playgrounds, walking trails, and recreation center. Residents also enjoy the location within walking distance to Cary Towne Center. The neighborhood hosts fun seasonal events like an Easter egg hunt, Independence Day parade, Halloween festival, and holiday market. Outdoor enthusiasts will especially love the easy access to the beautiful MacGregor Downs Country Club golf course located beside the community.

Adams Ridge & Hillcrest

Found in the southeast corner of Cary, Adams Ridge and neighboring community Hillcrest combine luxury living with nature. These neighborhoods are filled with custom-built homes ranging from cozy cottages to grand estate-style abodes. Homes are situated on large wooded lots, many even backing up to open greenery for ample privacy. Other upscale features found here include backyard pools, outdoor kitchens, media rooms, and more. Despite the peaceful wooded settings, shopping and dining at Park West Village are conveniently close by along with quick highway access. Nearby private school Cardinal Charter Academy offers schooling options in addition to the highly-rated Green Hope High found in these neighborhoods.

Maynard Oaks

Tucked behind High House Road in Cary, Maynard Oaks provides a secluded oasis just minutes from local conveniences. Winding streets lined by mature trees set the woodsy mood in this neighborhood. Homes range from quaint starter homes to sprawling custom estates with luxury details. Amenities in Maynard Oaks include a neighborhood pool, clubhouse, tennis and basketball courts. The nearby MacGregor Village Shopping Center offers essentials like a grocery store, pharmacy, salons, and eateries. Outdoor recreation like golfing at MacGregor Downs and hiking at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve is also easily accessible. Maynard Oaks appeals to those looking for suburban seclusion without sacrificing amenities.


Found along Cary’s eastern border, Wakefield mixes small town charm with modern amenities. Developed in the 1980s around the historic Nancy Jones House, Wakefield has a quaint community feel. Neighborhood parks like Thomas Brooks offer idyllic spots for kids to play while walking trails let you enjoy nature. Unique local businesses like White Swan Breads bakery, family-owned Rudino’s Pizza, and Lexi Dog Grooming line the streets. Newer shopping centers provide modern conveniences including groceries, pharmacies, retail, and chain dining. With reputable schools, community events, and a friendly atmosphere, Wakefield appeals to couples and families alike.

Weston Oaks

Tucked behind High House Road adjacent to Maynard Oaks, Weston Oaks is another hidden gem in Cary. This neighborhood features spacious homes on large lots backing up to wooded open space. Many homes include luxury details like home theaters, custom stonework, and elaborate moldings. The centerpiece of the neighborhood is the Weston Club with amenities including a Jr. Olympic-sized pool, clubhouse, playground, and tennis courts. Nearby conveniences include the MacGregor Village and Waverly Place shopping centers along with quick access to High House Road and Davis Drive. Weston Oaks appeals most to upscale buyers looking for luxury living and amenities just minutes from local shopping and dining.

Book a Bus With Us

The best way to fully experience Cary’s charming neighborhoods is together on a private group bus rental. At Cary Party Bus Company, we provide premium transportation services to groups across Cary and the entire Triangle region. Our fleet of party buses, limo buses, charter buses, and mini coaches can accommodate any size group for community events, wine tours, nights out, and more. Our buses come loaded with luxury amenities like WiFi, satellite TVs, surround sound, dance floors and poles, restrooms, and seating for 14 to 56 passengers. Leave the driving to us while you relax, party, and make memories together. Contact us today at (984) 208-0198 or reserve your bus online to start exploring Cary in style!