Google designates Cary a 2013 eCity!

Downtown Cary

Google has just named Cary its 2013 eCity for the state of North Carolina, a designation that recognizes the strongest online business community in each state.  Scott Levitan, Director of Small Business Engagement at Google says “Cary’s growth and innovation in e-commerce is an example that other cities across the state can strive to replicate.” 

Other winners include Boulder, CO, Carlsbad, CA, North Myrtle Beach, SC, Sioux Falls, SD, and Santa Rosa Beach, FL.

For more information about the Town of Cary, be sure to check out their website at www.TownOfCary.org

Source: Triangle Business Journal

Cary Ranked #1 City in North Carolina with the Highest Quality of Life

A recent study by the American City Business Journal ranked Cary the #1 City in North Carolina with the Highest Quality of Life.  The study looked for well-rounded areas with healthy economies, light traffic, moderate costs of living, impressive housing stocks and strong educational systems.  Coming in at number 2 was Morrisville, followed by Apex at number 3. 

Check out the full list for North Carolina to see how your city ranked!

Source: Triangle Business Journal

Easter Egg Hunts in the Triangle Area!

 

Egg Hunts in the Triangle

Spring is here and Easter egg hunts are right around the corner.  Below is a list of fun Triangle events for children and their families. Many community hunts’ have age restrictions, so please check event details. 

Raleigh: Saturday, April 16th 11 a.m. Check your local community centers plus Brier Creek, Lake Johnson, Laurel Hills and Tarboro Road. For kids10 and younger. Call 831-6640 or click here for locations.

Raleigh: Saturday, April 23rd 10 a.m-1:30 p.m. At Moore Square Park, downtown Raleigh.   Raleigh’s biggest festival and egg hunt for kids of all ages.  For more information click here.

Cary: Saturday, April 16th 10:00 a.m. Kids ages 10 and under are invited to Cary’s Bond Park, 801 High House Road, for the 20th Annual Easter Egg Hunt with morning and afternoon hunts. For more details, including a schedule of egg hunts, click here or call (919) 460-4965.

Apex: Saturday, April 16th 10 a.m. For ages 9 and under at the Apex Town Hall Campus. For more information, click here or call 919-249-3402. 

Fuquay-Varina: Saturday, April 16th 10 a.m. For ages 10 and under at South Park at 820 South Main Street. Over 12,000 candy filled eggs and several special eggs that can be exchanged for special prizes. For more information, click here or call 919-552-1430. 

Morrisville: Friday, April 22nd 10 a.m.at Cedar Fork District Park, off Aviation Parkway. The children will be divided by age, and there will different sections of the Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 3 – 10. For more information, click here.

Durham: Saturday, April 16th 10:00 a.m.- 2 p.m. Bethesda Park. For kids 12 and younger. Call 560-4355 or click here for details.

Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Orange County: Saturday, April 16th 9:30 a.m. to noon.  At Homestead Park, Chapel Hill for kids ages 2 to 10. The spring festival includes an egg hunt at 10:30 a.m., entertainment, games and prizes. For more information, click here or call 968-2784.

Garner: Saturday, April 16th 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.. Join us for the annual Egg Hunt & Kite Fly at Lake Benson Park, 921 Buffaloe Road.  The egg hunt is scheduled at 11 a.m. for kids 8 and younger. Click here or call 772-4688 for details.

Wake Forest: Saturday, April 9th Egg hunts start at 10:30 a.m. depending on age.  At E. Carroll Joyner park at 701 Harris Road. The hunts start at 10:30 a.m. for ages 3 and under; 11:30 a.m. for ages 4-6; 1:30 p.m. for ages 7-9; and 2:30 p.m. for ages 10-12. Click here or call 554-6180 for details.

Cary Ranked Safest City in North Carolina!

CQ Press just released its annual City Crime Report which ranks 400 U.S. cities with 75,000 or more people.  Cary came in as the 8th safest city (and number #1 in North Carolina).  Cary fared well because of its low rates for murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and car theft. 

Raleigh made the list as the #164th safest city with Durham coming in at #284. 

Click here to download a PDF listing of all 400 cities included in CQ Press’ City Crime Rankings report.

**Source: Triangle Business Journal and CQ Press

1 Acre Land for Sale at Regency Park Estates (Cary, NC)!

Regency Park Estates

  

109 Avenue of the Estates – 1 Acre Land!

 Great lot with ability to BUILD YOUR DREAM CUSTOM HOME!  Lot backs to the 150 acre Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve. Walking distance to Koka Booth Amphitheater (.64 mile), walking trails, & Lifetime Fitness Health Club in South Cary.  

Visit Realtor.com to view more photos! 

 For more information on this beautiful, wooded lot, please contact Linda Trevor at (919) 469-6522, email Homes@LindaTrevor.com, or visit www.LindaTrevor.com.         

Halloween Events & More!

Here are some not-to-miss Halloween events, contests and more!

Marbles Kids Museum Presents Not-So-Spooky Stories With Tarheel Tale Tellers, Oct. 2, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Great Pumpkin Contest at the State Farmers Market, Oct. 7 (no time listed)

Darkside Haunted Estates Low Scare Night: Oct. 8-31 (select nights): 7 to 9 p.m. (Link takes a while to load.)

Marbles Kids Museum Family Fun Night Spooktacular: Oct. 14, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Town of Cary’s Spookywoods Haunted Adventure (for ages 12-17): Oct. 16, 4:30 to 11 p.m.

Haunted Twilight Tour of Downtown Cary (ages 13 and up): Oct. 22, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Durham Jaycees 38th Annual Haunted House Children’s Night: Oct. 24, 1 to 6 p.m.

Museum of Life and Science’s Spooky Saturday: Oct. 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Children’s Pumpkin Carving at The Umstead Spa & Hotel: Oct. 24, 3 to 5 p.m.

New Hope Valley Railway Halloween Express Trains: Oct. 23 and 30, 4 to 8 p.m.

Boo at the Zoo: Oct. 23-24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Reel-y Scary Movie at Koka Booth Amphitheater: Oct. 26-30, 7:30 p.m.

Scar-olina Skies at Morehead Planetarium: Oct. 29-30 at various times

Happy Halloween at Marbles Kids Museum: Oct. 29-31, all day

Town of Cary’s Tricks and Treats Halloween Bash: Oct. 30, 5 to 9 p.m.

Trick or Treat at Crabtree Valley Mall: Oct. 29, 6 to 8 p.m.

Safe ‘N Sane Halloween Celebration at Cary Towne Center Mall: Oct. 31, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Carowind’s Presents Howl-O-Fest’s Boo Blast Oct. 2-31 and Scarowind’s Halloween Haunt X now through Oct. 31