Boasting a stunning country club, many beautiful lakes nearby, and an undeniable sense of luxury.

Overview for Preston, NC

46,660 people live in Preston, where the median age is 39.9 and the average individual income is $53,979. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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39.9 years

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Welcome to Preston

Upscale living in an exclusive, private neighborhood.
The epitome of elegant luxury, Preston is the largest neighborhood in Cary, North Carolina, and is home to magnificent properties in a highly sought-after real estate market. Boasting a stunning country club, many beautiful lakes nearby, and an undeniable sense of luxury, the community draws high net worth families and individuals from across the state to its idyllic streets in search of their perfect home.
Founded in 1993, Preston is a very young neighborhood. However, it more than makes up for that with its excellent golf course, incredible natural landscape and green spaces, and the forethought and opulence with which the neighborhood’s homes are designed. 
Generally perceived as one of the region’s most affluent neighborhoods, Preston offers potential homeowners immaculate properties, from estate residences to low-maintenance townhouses. Today, many professionals and business leaders working in Raleigh or Durham call Preston home. The neighborhood’s exclusive nature and proximity to all the big cities’ amenities have made it one of Wake County’s most desirable property markets.

What to Love

  • Luxurious homes in an exclusive neighborhood
  • Exceptional golf course and country club
  • Proximity to Durham and Raleigh
  • Highly desirable real estate market

Local Lifestyle

As most residents of Preston skew to the affluent and educated, the neighborhood has an undeniable sense of luxury that’s palpable, from its beautifully designed and constructed homes to the many upscale eateries and shopping venues in and around the community. Preston is a welcome respite from the buzz of the nearby major cities, and locals revel in the neighborhood’s beautiful outdoor spaces and parks that allow for peaceful enjoyment of the region’s natural landscape.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

True to its luxurious environment, Preston offers its residents only the best when it comes to dining and shopping destinations. Bradford Shops is a firm favorite among locals in search of high-end boutiques and upscale restaurants. These include stores like Boba Baba for delicious boba tea, and A Suite Salon, for all your pampering and self-care needs. Another local staple, Park West Village, located in nearby Morrisville, is home to many popular brands like Claire’s, Michael’s, and Panera. The onsite B&B Theatres’ Park West 14 also offers visitors all the best in new and classic films. 
For foodies, two restaurants in or around Preston stand out for their authentic cuisine and excellent ratings. Lugano Ristorante offers guests authentic Italian dishes in a comfortable, casual setting, while the Miso Ramen Bar, based in Cary, is a family-run restaurant that serves incredible Asian food made with only the best quality premium ingredients.

Things to Do

Preston is home to many popular outdoor recreation venues. Easily the most renowned in the region is the Prestonwood Country Club, which boasts 54 holes of championship golf, a fitness and aquatics center, 15 tennis courts, and regular social and dining events and get-togethers. For the health-minded, the Morrisville Aquatics & Fitness Center hosts a sparkling blue pool and a newly renovated gym. Preston’s pristine natural landscape is best enjoyed from the many nearby public parks, including Umstead State Park, which offers equestrians, cyclists, and hikers miles of multi-use trails, while watersport enthusiasts can enjoy a day on the Big Lake, paddling in a canoe or rowboat, or fishing from the shore. Another excellent public park offering is the Fred G. Bond Metro Park, a 310-acre municipal park hosting a boathouse and several picnic shelters.


Residents of Preston enjoy access to many highly rated schools. These include: 

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Around Preston, NC

There's plenty to do around Preston, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including World In Motion Dance Movement & Music Center, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, and Prue Physical Therapy and Sports Performance.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Active 2.4 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.99 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.54 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.62 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.55 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.6 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Preston, NC

Preston has 18,953 households, with an average household size of 2.46. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Preston do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 46,660 people call Preston home. The population density is 2,876.86 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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50.42 / 49.58%

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Schools in Preston, NC

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The following schools are within or nearby Preston. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Cardinal Charter Academy
K - 8th
Weatherstone Elementary
PreK - 5th
Kingswood Elementary
PreK - 5th
Chesterbrook Academy-Preschool And Elementary
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Reedy Creek Elementary
K - 5th
6th - 12th
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6th - 8th
Northwoods Elementary
PreK - 5th
6th - 8th
6th - 12th
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Cary Christian School
K - 12th
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Lucy Daniels School For Early Childhood Education
PreK - 5th
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St Michael The Archangel Catholic School
PreK - 8th
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Grove School Of Cary
K - K
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