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Top 12 Neighborhood Amenities in Preston, North Carolina

Preston is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Cary, NC. Preston offers great restaurants and shopping nearby. Prestonwood Country Club is a private club in Preston that features three premier, signature golf courses. There is even a dog park close by to Preston where you can let your dog run without its leash.


Target is a great retailer that sells clothing, health and beauty products, food, electronics, CDs, DVDs, bedding, kitchen supplies, sporting goods, toys and pet supplies. It offers quality brands and low prices.

Park West 14

Park West 14 is a fantastic movie theater that offers fourteen of the latest movie releases, comfortable stadium seating and a concession stand with popcorn, candy and drinks. This theater also shows 3D movies, which are especially popular during the summer blockbuster season.

Cary Dog Park

Cary’s dog park provides a place for dog owners to let their dogs run around and play without a leash. The park is around one acre in size and is located next to Godbold Park. The park features a five-foot high fence and benches for owners. Dog owners can buy an annual membership or a day pass at any Cary community center.

La Farm Bakery

La Farm Bakery is a fantastic French bakery and café that offers breads, pastries, cakes, croissants and other delicious snacks. Lionel Vatinet opened La Farm Bakery in 1999 after improving his skills at the best bakeries in the world. La Farm produces fifteen different types of bread and also twenty seasonal breads throughout the year. All breads are hand made every day.

Prestonwood Country Club

Prestonwood Country Club is a private country club located in Preston, Cary. Members at Prestonwood enjoy three 18-hole championship golf courses and an impressive golf learning center. Its tennis players can play on six composition clay and nine all-weather courts. Its huge fitness center offers the finest equipment and personal trainers. The club also has three swimming pools and a Kids Club that offers fun activities for children and grandchildren of its members.

Brilliant Sky Toys & Books

Brilliant Sky Toys and Books is focused on enrichment, enlightenment, and enjoyment. The founders believe that the right playthings can teach, inform, enlighten and enrich. The managers have done an excellent job hiring the right people. The employees are dedicated to helping you find the perfect gift for your own child or for your friend’s child. They listen to learn who you are shopping for and they provide excellent advice. If you bring your child to the store, he or she can play with the toys in a play area. Not only does Brilliant Sky have toys, it also has games, puzzles, crafts, books, magic, kites and musical instruments. The breadth of its selection is excellent. It has established partnerships with over six hundred toy manufacturers from around the world so it is able to offer the best toys from around the world.

Barnes & Noble

Barnes and Noble offers a good selection of books, DVDs and music. This store also provides good customer service and a Starbucks café that serves snacks, food and beverages. Special events also take place at this store including book club discussions and writing critique groups.

Tribeca Tavern

Tribeca Tavern is a casual restaurant that serves delicious hamburgers, sandwiches, seafood and chicken entrees. Its menu selections range from health-conscious to decadently indulgent. You will also find a good selection of beers and its exclusive Mash House craft brews. Enjoy watching the game at the bar with appetizers and beers or catch up with friends over dinner.

Jimmy V's Steak House & Tavern

Jimmy V’s is a NY style steak house that is well known for its delicious certified Angus beef. Jimmy V’s also serves fresh seafood, Italian delicacies and a great selection of wines. The restaurant was named after Jim Valvano, who inspired the owners with his words and actions.

Dean's Seafood Grill & Bar

Deans Seafood Grill & Bar is one of the best seafood restaurants in the Triangle.
There is a new “Fresh Catch” section of the menu with six to eight different types of fish every week. My favorite fish is the pan seared Mountain Trout – it is delicious. Dean’s Seafood also serves excellent clams, mussels, peel-and-eat shrimp and crab legs. Their menu also includes steaks, chicken and hamburgers in case someone in your family does not eat fish or seafood. Local meats and produce are used whenever possible to support the North Carolina economy. Dean's Seafood is owned by Rocky Top Hospitality, whose restaurants have consistently been included as some of the best Triangle restaurants since they launched in 1998.


Starbucks serves hot and cold beverages, smoothies, whole-bean coffee, micro-ground instant coffee, full-leaf teas, pastries and snacks. Starbucks is a great place to meet with friends or network with business contacts.

Another Broken Egg Cafe

Another Broken Egg Cafe is one of my favorite breakfast spots in the Triangle area. It serves delicious breakfast, brunch and lunch items. This restaurant has excellent, friendly service and is managed by owners who are focused on customer service and getting the details right.

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Top 12 Neighborhood Amenities in Preston, North Carolina