The Amberly area of Cary is on the far west side of town, bordering Chatham and Durham counties. It includes the rambling master planned community known as Amberly, and extends a few miles just outside of it. In addition to single-family homes and townhomes, Amberly boasts a Del Webb neighborhood for adults 55+ (Carolina Preserve), and onsite shopping and play areas.
Both the community and the surrounds have seen enormous development since its launch in the mid 2000’s. If you haven’t been to West Cary lately, let’s take a tiny peek at what’s available.
Exploring the Amberly area of Cary, from the inside out
The Amberly community was popular right from the start, thanks to its pretty setting, varied residential styles (an array of builders and sub-neighborhoods make up the community), and amenities like beautiful pools and more.
Amberly’s proximity to Research Triangle Park, RDU airport, and highway access, has also been a boon!
This area is wonderful if you love the outdoors: Jordan Lake and the American Tobacco Trail are nearby, and Old Chatham Golf Club is just a short drive. And as in most areas of Cary, you’ll find plenty of beautiful walking and biking paths, playgrounds and parks, including:
- Mills School Park which shares fields with Mills Park Middle & Elementary schools, open for basketball, picnic shelter and playground.
- Thomas Brooks Park for basketball, trail walking, playground and picnic shelters.
Sweet Waters Cafe at 726 Slash Pine Drive is a go-to destination in Amberly for coffee, tea and pastries, as well as breakfast or lunch sandwiches. (Of course, if you’ve got strong national brand preferences, we should note that you’ll find a Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts just a few blocks away.)
For grocery shopping, the major chains—Harris Teeter, Lowe’s Foods, Aldi and Wegman’s—are all close by. There’s also a convenient smaller market called Green Level Indian Groceries right in Amberly. Customers rate it highly for its range of Indian staples and hard-to-find specialties, along with cleanliness and service. And of course, it’s also handy for fresh produce. Open daily 10a to 9p, at 738 Slash Pine Drive.
Services to care for the whole family
Businesses and facilities have been drawn to West Cary to serve the growing population. From early learning academies and preschools to the Kings and Queens Chess Academy… as well as medical offices, gyms and wellness centers. There’s even a one-stop spot for pet care: Carpenter Veterinary Hospital and Pet Inn, offering all veterinary medicine services, plus grooming and boarding.
Women and men can both be pampered right here in the Amberly area at Bebe Ellis Salon Aveda. The salon, at 742 Slash Pine Drive, draws customers from all over Cary. Its bright, modern-classic interior feels like a treat, which is just what you’ll get from their full menu of cut, color (including vegan), styling, waxing, extensions and spa treatments galore.
Last but not least, it’s always a plus if you have a good destination for ice cream, and Andia’s Homemade Ice Cream, fills the bill for Amberly! Located at 10120 Green Level Church Rd (also one in SE Cary at 1008 Ryan Rd) it’s worth a visit, whether you stop in for a loaded cone, or indulge in one of their delicious cakes.
If you’re thinking about relocating to the Cary area and want a neighborhood that’s a nice blend of settled community and newer construction, we’d encourage you to go exploring the Amberly area of Cary. Better yet, give us a call—we’d be happy to show you around.