Cary NC Neighborhoods – MacGregor Downs – Moving To Cary NC – Cary NC Real Estate

Yoana Nin
Yoana Nin
Published on March 5, 2022

Are you planning on moving to or living in the MacGregor Downs neighborhood of Cary North Carolina? MacGregor Downs is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Cary.


The MacGregor Downs neighborhood is located in Cary, North Carolina, off of US 64, roughly west of the US 1 South Intersection surrounded by Woods of Kildaire and Queensferry neighborhoods. 

MacGregor Downs Map
MacGregor Downs Neighborhood of Cary NC Map


MacGregor’s proximity to nearby enjoyment adds to its value. It’s approximately a 2 to 5 minute drive from Waverly Place, Cary’s open-air shopping center. Waverly Place is home to Whole Foods and restaurants such as Tasu Asian Bistro and Enrigo Italian Bistro. The Christmas tree lighting happens here and also many beautiful concerts during the summer.

LifeTime Fitness off of Regency Pkwy is also close by, being one of the most beautiful fitness centers in the area. 

Lifetime Fitness  in Cary NC Aerial Image
Lifetime Fitness in Cary NC Aerial Image

By the way, check out my video about Ridgefield Farms and Amberly neighborhoods in the 27519 Zip code! They are simply beautiful!

Community center – MacGregor Downs Country Club

You’ve heard of the glories that are North Carolina’s country clubs, but this one takes allure to a whole new level. MacGregor Downs Country Club in Cary is not just any old private club – it sits on the gorgeous Lake MacGregor with plenty of activities for everyone. Their pool is situated on the shores of the beautiful water. The MacGregor Downs tennis complex contains 8 clay courts featuring state-of-the-art vertical burn illumination and three additional hard courts. MacGregor Downs has an outstanding golf course, and because of its immaculate playing conditions, the 18-hole private golf course is consistently recognized as one of the best in the Southeast.


Since Cary is such a popular destination, many schools have reached the maximum number of students they can effectively teach so your base school might have an enrollment cap. If you recently moved to your home or planning to live in the MacGregor Downs neighborhood, your child may be assigned to an overflow school. There are many other available options though. Farmington Woods Elementary is one of the nation’s best Magnet Elementary schools just minutes from MacGregor Downs. If you are lucky enough, your child might start there.

You can find a list of all schools in the 27511 Zipcode HERE

These are the base schools assigned to the MacGregor Downs neighborhood:

ElemSch1 – Wake – Briarcliff
MidSch1 – Wake – East Cary
HighSch1 – Wake – Apex


WakeMed Cary Hospital, Cary’s only full-service hospital, delivers sophisticated medical treatment and cutting-edge technology to one of the country’s best locations to live. It serves as a regional epicenter for specialist medical services and comprehensive treatment for people in western Wake County.

WakeMed Cary Hospital
WakeMed Cary Hospital

WakeMed Children’s Hospital is honored to be Wake County’s only pediatric inpatient care provider, caring for thousands of newborns and children each year and ensuring that our youngest patients receive the best possible care. 


Macgregor Downs has an amazing shopping center, Macgregor Village which offers over 20 stores for your convenience. It features an escape room, a bakery, and many cuisines of several cultures. 

MacGregor Village
MacGregor Village At Night


Within a few minutes, you can hop on one of Cary’s beautiful Greenways. Greenways are a great way to get out and explore the natural beauty of our city. They provide access into pristine areas that would have otherwise been lost, like along wooded stream corridors or in floodplains.

Kildaire Farms Greenway
Kildaire Farms Greenway

Greenway trails often lead you right through some really scenic spots such as preserves with a rich history – if it’s your first time going on an adventure near water then don’t worry because these Greenways will take your breath away. 


MacGregor has its own little shopping mall, MacGregor Village with several restaurants, a bakery, MacGregor Draft house, and many more. Wasabi Sushi and Thai restaurant is very popular, averaging a 4.4-star rating. If you’re ever craving cookies or a satisfying dessert, you can take a walk to Baked Cookies & Dough. Although, if you prefer seafood, Tonys tap and oyster is a great option!

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