I live in Cary Park, which is assigned to Mills Park Elementary, a year round school adjacent to the neighborhood. Mills Park just opened last year, and is already a School of Excellence, one of 12 in Wake County to receive that status. We love the school!
Some of the kids in our neighborhood chose to stay at their previous school, Highcroft, another great year round school, located in the middle of Highcroft neighborhood. I've heard wonderful things about Highcroft.
Close by, we also have Cedar Fork, Carpenter (year round), Green Hope, and Davis Drive. Alston Ridge is opening in the fall. Honestly, if you want to be in Wake County, you don't have to worry about a commute, you want to be near RDU, and you want to ensure a great elementary school, NW and West Cary are excellent areas.