Money magazine seems to like Cary as it has named the town to its list of best places to live for the third time in four years.
In the new list in Money's August issue, Cary ranks 16th. The only other North Carolina city in the top 100 is Chapel Hill at 65th.
There is an education connection to this post.
Two months ago, I got a call from Money asking for information about schools in Cary. The writer wanted to know more about some of the controversies that have hit schools in town.
For this year's list, Money only chose cities with populations between 50,000 and 300,000.
On the 2007 list, Apex came in 14th and Holly Springs was ranked 22nd. Only cities with fewer than 50,000 people were looked at that year.
On the 2006 list, Cary ranked fifth. In the separate big cities list, Raleigh was ranked fourth.
In 2005, Cary was ranked 34th.
Rankings like this are coveted by many cities.