Known for its friendly community and small-town atmosphere, Fuquay-Varina has experienced rapid growth and development in recent years while managing to preserve its historic character.

Fuquay-Varina is a charming town located in Wake County, North Carolina. It is a part of the Research Triangle region, which also includes the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. Fuquay-Varina is situated approximately 20 miles south of Raleigh, the state capital.


Known for its friendly community and small-town atmosphere, Fuquay-Varina has experienced rapid growth and development in recent years while managing to preserve its historic character. The town is a combination of two formerly separate communities: Fuquay Springs and Varina. Each community had its unique history and identity before merging in 1963.


Fuquay-Varina boasts two picturesque downtowns lined with historic buildings that house various locally-owned shops, restaurants, and businesses. The town takes pride in preserving its heritage and has made efforts to revitalize the downtown district, making it a popular destination for residents and visitors alike.


The town's location provides easy access to the amenities and opportunities of the larger cities in the region while offering a more relaxed and suburban lifestyle. Residents enjoy a mix of urban and rural characteristics, with well-maintained neighborhoods, tree-lined streets, and a range of housing options, including single-family homes and new developments.


Fuquay-Varina also offers numerous recreational opportunities. There are several parks and green spaces, such as Carroll Howard Johnson Environmental Education Park and Falcon Park, which provide walking trails, sports fields, playgrounds, and picnic areas. The Hilltop Needmore Town Park & Reserve offers over 140 acres of open green space, ponds, and trails that vary in difficulty. With over 20 parks, there are plenty of options to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. 


The town hosts various community events throughout the year, including the Balloon Festival, holiday parades, concerts, and farmers' markets. These events foster a strong bond within the community and provide opportunities for residents to come together and celebrate.


Education is also a priority in Fuquay-Varina. The town is served by the Wake County Public School System, one of the largest and most respected school districts in North Carolina. Several public schools within the town offer quality education to students of all ages.


Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, is a thriving town that combines small-town charm with the convenience of being near larger cities. With its historic downtown, a strong sense of community, recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a variety of Fuquay-Varina homes for sale, it continues to attract individuals and families looking for a welcoming place to call home.

Demographics and Employment Data for Fuquay-Varina, NC

Fuquay-Varina has 11,567 households, with an average household size of 2.85. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Fuquay-Varina do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 33,135 people call Fuquay-Varina home. The population density is 1,880.93 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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46.97 / 53.03%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
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Schools in Fuquay-Varina, NC

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The following schools are within or nearby Fuquay-Varina. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Herbert Akins Rd Elementary
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Lincoln Heights Elementary
PreK - 5th
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Banks Road Elementary
PreK - 5th
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