Popular zip codes | Cary, Durham Named Among Most Popular ZIPs in America

Two Triangle cities score high in a new ranking for the most popular zip codes in the United States.

Cary was ranked number 11 and Durham came in at number 30 on Realtor.com’s annual list.

The report noted that the latest median price in Cary is $442,000, slightly more than Raleigh’s.

Stephanie Jabusch bought her home in Cary in the late 1990s.

She has finished raising all her children there and is now considering ways to jack up the price even further.

“It has tripled in value,” Jabusch said. “We are very happy with our investment and are thinking of investing in our home by updating or extending it, and we still get money back when we sell it.”

Anthony Fuller said the city has changed a lot since his family moved from Florida 15 years ago.

“When I moved here, there wasn’t much. It was just a little… it was cool, it was more like a home away from home,” he said.

The area feels like it’s exploding. The new construction continues. Row houses at the intersection of Highway 55 and Morrisville Parkway go for $650,000.

There are new entertainment centers, such as The Fenton.

Phaedrea Watkins owns Realty One Group in Cary and says there are other draws.

“(There are) good schools, very good schools and it’s just a family-oriented area,” Watkins said.

She continues to help out-of-state buyers move to the area.

Watkins notices that homes have been on the market for a little longer.

“It’s increasing a little bit, and I wouldn’t say significantly, this is kind of what we saw as normal before we got this big jump in a lot of people moving to the area and it flew off the market in one to two days See now we maybe a week or two,” Watkins said.

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