1. How important is it to be in Cary? Cary is a great town (I live here) and housing values are much more stable here compared to other areas in the Triangle area. Are there school considerations that have to be met? Finding larger tracts of land in Cary is tough. Being right outside of Cary or close to Cary would present you more options and probably a lesser price.
2. Do you want 4 acres to achieve privacy?
You may be coming from a home or background where you are aware of what 4 acres feels like but there are not many people that can look at a parcel of land and correctly guess the acreage. Also, there may be homes available that have 4 acres but only 1 or two acres are actually able to be used. There may be homes in Cary that have smaller acreage but still achieve the privacy that you want in a home. Without knowing what you specifically want in a home, decreasing your acreage requirements for a home with a Cary address from 4 acres+ to 2-4 acres greatly increase your choices.
3. Older neighborhoods will probably work for you.
You will probably be just fine in this category because i suspect that the majority of homes you will find with your characteristics are going to be older. I would use the term neighborhood loosely because you probably won't find many neighborhoods in Cary that have many 4 acre lots. Most of the homes will probably set back off of a road and not really be in a neighborhood.
You may have all this figured out but if you need someone to talk about your needs or just bounce ideas back and forth, please consider me!!!
Good luck with your home search,
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I know of a great little neighborhood in Cary called Harmony Hills. Its basically one gravel street, off Davis Drive. It is not quite 4 acres. (3.26) but it is beautiful, wooded, lots of azaelas, there is 4 bedroom, a pool, a barn and pasture. You would never know you are in Cary! I beleive the price is $499,000. The home was built in 1974, but has been painted inside and out, has a new roof, and new bathroom tubs and vanities.
Could be a beautiful retreat with all the Cary conveniences at your fingertips. Please let me know if I can show you this home.
Kim Saylor, Fonville Morisey
Coldwell Banker Advantage
As everyone else has said, plan to spend plenty of money for 4 acres, if you can find it, in the town of Cary.
Good luck, I'll be happy to answer more quesetions directly.
Smokemont Drive, 3.7 acres for $200,000 Emery Gale Lane, 3 acres for $280,000 with possible additional 3 acres
Green Level Church Rd, 3.17 acres for $325,000 Old Reedy Creek Rd, 2.99 acres for $395,000, walk to Umstead Park
Indian Wells Rd, 3.09 acres for $400,000 5 acre parcel on Ferson Road next to the Tobacco Trail is contingent under contract.
Cary has long been one of the most sought after areas of the Triangle, so it is harder to find acreage here.
Many of the people we work with who are looking for acreage tend to consider Chatham County, southern Wake County, eastern Wake County, or areas around Hillsborough or north of Durham.