"Fuquay Varina is just such a charming little town with beautiful up-and-coming neighborhoods and lots of new construction."
- Brenda Carroll
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Fuquay Varina Museum Complex
Just a block from Downtown Fuquay at Library Park, the Fuquay Varina Museum Complex is home to five unique historic museum sites showcasing the town’s rich history. These include the First Post Office, Squire Ballentine Schoolhouse, the Centennial Museum, the Tobacco Barn, and even an old caboose!
Downtown Fuquay Varina
Shopping, dining, entertainment, events… Downtown Fuquay Varina has it all! Whether you want to shop local, grab a delicious bite to eat, or even catch a show or celebration, you’ll find plenty of options in one of Fuquay Varina’s TWO downtowns—Downtown Fuquay or Downtown Varina!
Fuquay Mineral Spring Park
The lush and beautiful Fuquay Mineral Spring Park is the site of the acclaimed Mineral Spring, which once drew visitors by the thousands to experience the powers of its alleged healing waters. Today, the park is still a popular attraction, thanks to the spring’s unique legend and its idyllic scenery of brick walking paths, lush trees, arched bridges, and a restored spring house.
More About the Fuquay Varina Lifestyle
Fuquay Varina is growing fast… but it’s certainly not losing its small-town charm! The town's convenience to Raleigh and the Research Triangle Park have made it a popular destination for job-seekers, especially those looking to escape from the big-city hustle and bustle. In Fuquay Varina, you can stay close to all the amenities and attractions of the big city… while also enjoying a quaint and charming Downtown, tons of local events, beautiful parks, and top-notch schools.
Arts & Culture
There’s always something happening in Fuquay Varina! During the summer, the Follow Me 2 Fuquay Varina Concert Series is an outdoor favorite. The Freedom Balloon Fest draws thousands of visitors from across the state. But there are lots of small events to enjoy, too, like the Ice Cream Social on National Ice Cream Day, Celebrate Fuquay Varina, or the Haunted Trail near Halloween.
Small-town Fuquay Varina is a local business hotspot! Fuquay Varina’s two downtowns are just a 15 minute walk apart—and between them, they’ve got a lot of unique and delicious dining favorites. Try Abbey Road Tavern & Grill or Anna’s Pizzeria for down-to-earth classics, or perhaps a brewery—Aviator, Fainting Goat, or Mason Jar—for some truly unique local flavors.
Parks & Recreation
Looking for a way to get outside and explore? You’ll find plenty of fantastic options in Fuquay Varina! The town maintains 21 parks, which span more than 300 acres across town. In addition to sports courts and fields, playgrounds, and picnic areas, these parks include amenities such as walking tracks and nature trails, historic structures, and more. There’s also a seasonal Splash Pad, the Carroll Howard Johnston Environmental Education Park, and the historic Mineral Spring Park that dates back to Fuquay’s beginnings.
Local Fuquay Varina School Districts
Students in Fuquay Varina are served by Wake County Public School System, the largest, and one of the most acclaimed, school districts in North Carolina. The town is home to top-rated schools like Fuquay Varina High School, Fuquay Varina Middle school, and Willow Spring Elementary (ranked the #79 Best Elementary School in NC). Students also have the option of attending specialty and charter schools such as Wake NC State University STEM Early College High, Wake Early College of Health & Sciences, and Southern Wake Academy.
Located just outside of Raleigh, in the heart of the Research Triangle area, Fuquay Varina is within a short commute of tons of the area’s top employers and companies. These include health care systems like Duke University Health, WakeMed, and UNC Rex. It includes research universities like Duke, UNC, and NC State. And it includes national and international companies like IBM, SAS Institute, Cisco Systems, and Fidelity Investments, among many others.
What is There to Do in Fuquay Varina
Fuquay Varina might be a close-knit little town, but it’s still filled with fun hangouts, unique entertainment, and beautiful parks and outdoor spaces. Take a look at some of the town’s top attractions.