With a population at 177,000+ Cary is the largest city outside of Raleigh. It's located between Raleigh and the RTP (Research Triangle Park). Cary offers all major shopping, cultural centers, and Koka Booth Amphitheater for enjoying live music. It's continuous greenways are a plus for enjoying an active lifestyle. Cary continually ranks as one of the top 20 safest large cities nationally and the safest in the Southeast. Its Police and Fire departments and Emergency Medical Services are nationally accredited. Golf communities include MacGregor Downs, Prestonwood, and Lochmere. Cary has established neighborhoods with tree lined streets, yet continues to expand for new development.