•Climate •Two Historic District • Low Crime • Family and pedestrian friendly • Strong business community
About Fuquay-Varina, NC
Located in the southern part of Wake County (Wake Co. is centrally located in the middle of the state). Raleigh is a short drive – 23 minutes to downtown. Estimated population is approximately 26,000 in 2016. The town is filled with specialty shops, boutiques, restaurants, offices and second-story residences. Larger chains like Home Depot, Wal-Mart and Kohl's are also conveniently found in Fuquay-Varina.
Fuquay-Varina offers residents a friendly and welcoming community and the opportunity to take advantage of home prices that are often a little lower than the neighboring communities of Cary and Raleigh.
View a picturesque and informative 3-minute video all about Fuquay-Varina.
Living in Fuquay-Varna
Much of the housing in Fuquay-Varina has been built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can be taken as an indication that the local Fuquay-Varina economy is robust. Jobs or other amenities may be attracting an influx of new residents. The median household income is approximately $65,000.
Fuquay-Varina is a town of professionals, sales people, office workers, and service providers. Many people living in Fuquay-Varina work in office and administrative support (12.16%), management occupations (9.99%), and sales jobs (9.49%).
Also of interest is that Fuquay-Varina has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the U.S! Approximately 37% of adults in Fuquay-Varina have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
Listed, in the order of the highest percentage to the lowest percentage, are employment sources: Administrative, management, sales, education & library, computer & mathematical, food & serving, production, health practitioners and technicians, arts & recreation.
The most common employment is from retail, healthcare & social assistant, professional, scientific, tech services, accommodations, food service, and educational services. As mentioned previously, there is a Wal-Mart, Kohl’s and Home Depot.
The Fuquay-Varina Parks and Recreation Department cares for 21 parks with more than 300 acres spread throughout the town. No matter where you live, a park is always close by. All parks are open from dawn to dusk except for approved programming.
A favorite is the 6000 sq. ft. Splash Pad – fun for kids of all ages. There are 35 water features!
•BBQ and Brew •Trick or Treat Downtown •Celebrate Fuquay-Varina Festival •Chili Cook-Off •Cash for Christmas •Small Business Saturday •Sleigh Rides •Fuquay-Varina Tree Lighting
French veteran of the Revolutionary War named William Fuquay who moved his family to the exact site, purchasing 1000 acres of Jones Land in 1805.
While plowing a field, circa 1858, William's son Stephen or grandson David Crockett uncovered a mineral spring. "
"Taking the waters" became an attraction for people with all types of physical ailments, leading to the annual celebrations at the spring on Easter Monday and the Fourth of July
The early timber rail provided a ready means of transportation while hotels, catering to long term visitors, surrounded the spring.
A woman using the pen name "Varina" wrote to soldiers to boost morale. Mr. Ballantine, one of the soldiers who received letters, married her. He continued calling her Varina and named his post office and mercantile store after her.
1909 Fuquay Springs incorporated. 1963 Fuquay Springs joined the neighboring community of Varina. Therefore Fuquay-Varina has not one, but two historical districts.
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