Fuquay-Varina is among the fastest growing towns in the state of North Carolina. Known for its small, family-centered community, this Triangle area suburb offers a slower way of life with easy access to the fast-paced careers and employment opportunities available in Raleigh, Durham, and the Research Triangle Park.
Built on the Fuquay Mineral Spring, the town of Fuquay-Varina is unique with two charming downtown areas, a developing business community and the serene suburbia setting many growing families seek. With the slogan of A Dash More, the town is committed to maintaining its vintage appeal while matching its residents’ want of steady, progressive development and pedestrian-friendly streets. Learn more about what life is like in Fuquay-Varina.
Offering a relaxed, small-town setting on the cusp of convenience, Fuquay-Varina has become a favorite for families looking for a friendly place to live in the greater Raleigh area. The town has done a great job of adding a dash more of what home buyers want in the community they choose to call home.
Fuquay-Varina residents have access to 20 public parks with walking trails, an outdoor amphitheater, tennis courts and even a fun splash pad. Locals and visitors also enjoy spending time at the Fuquay Mineral Spring Park, the very same grounds and healing spring that drew people to the area in the 1850s.
Currently under construction, the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center is a highly anticipated addition to the growing town. Dedicated to visual and performing arts, the new Art Center will have specialized classrooms, dance studios, computer media rooms, a 300-seat theater and more.
Local craft beer breweries like the popular Aviator Brewing Company have helped to boost Fuquay-Varina’s downtown social scene drawing beer enthusiasts from all over the state to sample a few pints with friends.
Hosted every Memorial Day weekend, the annual WRAL Freedom Balloon Festival attracts more than 80,000 people to the town to see hot air balloons take to the sky to celebrate the sacrifice and service of all military families.
Fuquay-Varina is home to John Deere’s Turf Care division, specializing in golf and commercial mowing equipment.
The well-manicured Fuquay Mineral Spring Park is home to the town’s natural mineral spring discovered in 1858 by Davey and Stephen Fuquay.
BBQ, Blues & Brews, Celebration of the Arts, Chili Cook-Off, and En Plein Air Paint-Off, are just a few of the events that take place in Fuquay-Varina’s bustling downtown.