Welcome to Fuquay-Varina
Originally two separate towns (Fuquay and Varina), what is now the town of Fuquay-Varina, NC merged in 1963 to create a charming and fast-growing little town filled with charm. Though it’s just a short drive from Raleigh, Fuquay-Varina is very much its own world of fun, festivities, and businesses. And with continued interest and growth throughout the Triangle area, Fuquay-Varina has seen its share of residential and commercial development in recent years, making it the perfect blend of quaint and modern.
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Why Do Residents Choose Fuquay-Varina?
Parks & Recreation
Love to get outside? It’s easy in Fuquay-Varina. Numerous local parks offer everything from sports fields and courts (with concession stands) to an amazing 600-square-foot splash pad! There are picnic and grilling areas, batting cages, walking trails, and even a dog park. The scenic Mineral Springs Park features a brick path and footbridge, as well as a spring house. And the Carroll Howard Johnson Environmental Education Park offers nature trails, teaching kids, and outdoor classrooms.
Small-Town Charm with TWO Downtowns
Vibrant yet laid-back, historic yet modern, Fuquay-Varina is the perfect blend of charm and convenience. Explore the attractions of Downtown Fuquay... then head to Downtown Varina for even more good times.
Fuquay-Varina students are served by Wake County Public Schools, which is not only the largest school district in the state, but also one of its top performing and most acclaimed. Schools in town include Ballantine Elementary, Fuquay-Varina Elementary, Lincoln Heights Elementary, Herbert Akins Elementary, Fuquay-Varina Middle, and Fuquay-Varina High School. Fuquay-Varina is also home to Southern Wake Academy public charter school and private Hilltop Christian School.
Things to Do
Looking for fun in Fuquay-Varina? You won’t have to look far—this little town is filled with fun. In fact, it has not one but TWO downtowns (Downtown Fuquay and Downtown Varina). In each downtown area, you can find a unique collection of local shops, boutiques, consignment stores, art galleries, and delicious restaurants. There are also a number of local breweries in each, like Aviator Brewing Company, The Maron Jar Lager Company, and Fainting Goat Brewing Company. Plus, the Town of Fuquay-Varina hosts a variety of all-ages events throughout the year, from the regular Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina to the giant Freedom Balloon Fest. There’s also a Follow Me 2 Fuquay-Varina Concert Series, an Independence Day Celebration, a Celebrate Fuquay-Varina festival, and much more.
Shopping & Dining
Though it’s got plenty of small-town charm, Fuquay-Varina is also home to a number of major businesses and commercial centers, like Sexton Commons, where you can find everything from grocery stores to fast food. There’s a Walmart in town, a Kohls, and many other businesses and conveniences.