Northwoods in Cary is a neighborhood in the Greater Raleigh area. The community is northwest of downtown Raleigh. The boundaries of Northwoods are Gregory Drive to the east, Kingswood Drive to the south, Harrison Road to the West, and Bellhaven Road to the north.
The Northwoods subdivision is highly sought after for home and land sizes and its proximity to major roadways. The homes are above the median price range for the Raleigh area. Most of the homes were built after 1980, with some as new as 2005. There are many four- and five-bedroom homes, as well as the three-bedroom residences in Northwoods.
The streets of this community are tree-lined and quiet. Many are neighborhood routes with no through traffic. Basketball hoops and bicycles are everywhere, and with good weather most of the year, they get a lot of use. Families out playing or on an afternoon stroll are a common site.
Parks and the outdoor greenbelts are common in the community. Cary Dog Park is on Northwest Maynard Road, just five minutes from Northwoods, and offers residents a place to let their dogs run and play with other dogs in a fenced-in area. Next door is the SK8-Cary Skate Park, a professionally planned skate and bicycle park with a street course that allows participation at every skill level. Cary offers many miles of hiking and biking trails through the greenbelts that are maintained by the city and that provide a trip through the pine forests that are a part of North Carolina.
The City of Cary operates the Booth Amphitheatre. Nestled among 14 acres of hardwood forest, this attraction offers a unique venue for concerts, plays, and entertainment of all kinds.