Cary NC Neighborhoods – Preston – Moving To Cary NC – Living In Cary NC – Cary NC Real Estate

Yoana Nin
Yoana Nin
Published on March 13, 2022

If you are considering living in Cary NC, Preston is probably one of the most popular neighborhoods in Cary.

If you are planning on living in Cary North Carolina or moving to Cary North Carolina, this is the page you need! I will tell you everything you need to know about Cary NC Real Estate, the Preston neighborhood, schools, hospitals, shopping, restaurants, and what it is like to be living in Cary North Carolina after moving to Cary from Los Angeles California.

I will show you the best neighborhoods, parks, homes, greenways, schools, hospitals, restaurants, and more.

Now, Let’s Talk About Preston


Preston is one of the most popular Cary, North Carolina neighborhoods located in Cary, East of HWY 540 and West of 54.

Preston NC Map
Preston Neighborhood in NC Map


 Preston is about 30 minutes from downtown Raleigh, 22 minutes from Durham, and about 29 min from Chappel Hill. That being said, you can buy a house in the same neighborhood but in a different city as some homes are in Cary, while others are actually in Morrisville NC. It is surrounded by Heritage Pines, Carramore, Huntington Woods, Glenkirk, and Weatherstone neighborhoods. 

Preston to Raleigh NC
Preston to Raleigh NC

Let me know if you’d like me to make a video about those neighborhoods!

History of Preston

This beautiful neighborhood was founded in 1993 by the SAS Institute and is composed of smaller neighborhoods such as Preston Glenn and Preston Pines. It is considered affluent and educated. Known for its superb golf courses – the Prestonwood Country Club is located here. Events such as the SAS tournament are held in Preston regularly. The proximity to downtown Raleigh, schools, restaurants, and greenways makes this an ideal location to call home. Homes were built primarily in the 1990s and range from traditional to craftsman-style homes. If you’re looking for a Cary, NC neighborhood that has it all, Preston is sure to please. 

Community center

Nestled in the heart of Cary, Prestonwood Country Club is a luxurious golf and country club community. This private club offers its members and their guests, championship golf, superb amenities, and a relaxed and comfortable setting.

It is known for its challenging 18-hole course designed by renowned golf architect Donald Ross. The course winds through rolling hills and dense hardwoods, providing a stern test for even the most experienced golfer. In addition to the championship golf course, Prestonwood also offers a 9-hole executive course, perfect for beginners or those who want a quick round.

Members and guests at Prestonwood enjoy access to world-class amenities. The clubhouse features a pro shop, fine dining restaurant, and lounge.


If you are into some great food, Preston is surrounded by shopping centers filled with a plethora of restaurants to choose from. Approximately a 2 to 5-minute drive to Stoneckreek Village, you can find Tazza Kitchen, centered on made from scratch wood-fired cooking, Tribecca Tavern, with handcrafted burgers, and of course a Chik-Fil-A for a fast bite.

Tazza Kitchen Cary NC
Tazza Kitchen Cary NC

If you are into some Indian or Asian flavors, Nazarra Indian Bistro and So Hot would be my top choices. You can find them just on the other side of the road. If you’d like to indulge yourself with sweets, Kilwins(one of my favorite ice cream places) is in the same shopping center. Once you are done with your calories intake, you can hit F45, a truly challenging small fitness center, a hidden gem just next to Tazza Kitchen. Now, a truly amazing bakery, probably the most popular one in Cary, is La Farm Bakery, in the Preston Corners, just at the intersection of High House Rd and NW Cary Parkway. 

La Farm Bakery Cary NC
La Farm Bakery Cary NC


About 22 minutes away from Preston, The Crabtree Valley Mall is one of the biggest malls in North Carolina.

Crabtree Valley Mall NC Aerial Image
Crabtree Valley Mall NC Aerial Image

It has over 200 stores, including many that are part of national chains or franchises such as Old Navy, Banana Republic and Victoria’s Secret.


If you buy a house in Preston and you are in Cary NC

ElemSch1 – Wake – Morrisville Elementary
MidSch1 – Wake – Alston Ridge Middle
HighSch1 – Wake – Green Hope High

Now, if you decide to buy a house in Preston that’s in Morrisville NC, your base schools would be

ElemSch1 – Wake – Weatherstone Elementary

MidSch1 – Wake – West Cary Middle

HighSch1 – Wake – Green Hope High


WakeMed Cary Hospital is the only full-service hospital in North Carolina that serves as both a regional epicenter and compassionate care center for people living on or near westward travel lanes. The staff at this renowned health care facility provides sophisticated medical treatment using cutting-edge technology, which has made it one of America’s best locations to live!

WakeMed Pediatric Center Aerial Image
WakeMed Pediatric Center Aerial Image

WakeMed is the only pediatric inpatient care provider for newborns and children in Wake County. They take great pride in ensuring that each patient receives top-notch service, which has earned them an international reputation as one of North America’s finest hospital systems 


What would you say if I told you that within just a few minutes, Cary has countless beautiful Greenways waiting for you? These beautiful trails along wooded stream corridors or in floodplains, provide access into pristine areas of our city which may otherwise be lost. There are also many preserves with a rich history on these paths – so don’t worry about getting bored because there’ll always be something new around each turn-and who knows where your adventure will lead next…

Greenway Trails often lead right through scenic spots such as historic squares and parks.

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