Fuquay-Varina, located 15 miles south of Raleigh, has grown by 42.2 percent since 2009, bringing its number of residents to 25,000 based on the latest U.S. census. It boasts two downtown areas in reflection of what used to be separate towns. Both feature shops, restaurants and annual festivals. I-540 makes it possible for residents to quickly travel to RTP and downtown Raleigh.

Once known as “Piney Woods,” Fuquay-Varina became famous for a mineral spring rumored to heal ailments. Named after French Revolutionary War veteran William Fuquay, who moved his family to the site, Fuquay incorporated in 1909 and joined the neighboring community of Varina in 1963 to become Fuquay-Varina. Annual events include the WRAL Freedom Balloon Festival in May and FM2FV Concert Series in the spring. Fuquay-Varina ranked ninth on the National Council for Home Safety and Security’s 2018 list of “The Safest Cities in North Carolina.”

Town of Fuquay-Varina

401 Old Honeycutt Rd., 919-552-1400

Population: 25,865

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