A variety of factors come together to make Cary one of America’s top cities to live in. On paper what catches the eye is a low crime-rate and centres of education and research nearby, but when you get here you’ll be stunned by the profusion of parks and greenery. In Cary you’ll never be more than a few moments from some woodland, a hiking trail or boating lake. Culturally, Cary is also a real find, with a massive performing arts complex in a stately building at the heart of the town and an amphitheatre that books heavyweight performers throughout the year.
1. Fred G. Bond Metro Park
If you’re curious about how Cary ranks so highly among America’s most liveable cities this park is a good starting point. It’s a relaxing natural space right in the middle of the city where you can be active, collect your thoughts or take a lazy picnic on a summer afternoon. At the centre of the park is Bond Lake with its own public boathouse and you can wander through the greenery along more than four miles of trails. The park’s littlest visitors can also have a whale of a time at the Lazy Daze Playgrounds.