About Cary


The Village of Cary, with a population 17,826 (2020 census), was founded by William D. Cary in 1833 and was incorporated in 1893. The village is located in picturesque McHenry County and is approximately 45 miles from downtown Chicago and 30 miles from Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Easy access to the City of Chicago by way of the Metra train that passes through the heart of downtown Cary makes the village an ideal residential and business location.

Size & Surrounding Communities

The Village covers 5.9 square miles and is bordered by the Village of Algonquin to the south, the City of Crystal Lake to the northwest, the Village of Lake in the Hills to the west, the Village of Oakwood Hills to the north, and the Village of Fox River Grove on the east. The beautiful Fox River borders the southern boundary of Cary. The Village is a recipient of the Governor’s Home Town Award and has been recognized as a Tree City USA community since 2008.

With its small town character and professional, state of the art services, the Village of Cary offers abundant opportunities to residents and businesses!