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When you’re looking for a desirable Raleigh suburb, check out Fuquay-Varina, NC in southern Wake County. Located just 19 miles south of Raleigh—a 30-minute drive— this vibrant town offers close proximity to the state capital while also featuring all the qualities of a suburban lifestyle. Fuquay-Varina earned its place on Niche.com’s nationwide list of Best U.S. Suburbs to Move to in 2021, while also giving the town an “A” for livability, based on the quality of the schools in nearby Holly Springs, diversity, outdoor activities, and being good for families.
Originally a destination for wellness seekers, Fuquay-Varina was known for its mineral springs, dating back to 1858 when it was discovered on the Fuquay family farm. Although the mineral springs are no longer in use, the area has become the Fuquay Mineral Spring Park, a recreational highlight of the growing town of about 34,000 residents. If you’re in need of cooling waters, the splash pad at Fuquay-Varina’s South Park spans more than 6,000 square feet, along with a playground, walking track, and picnic area.
The two downtown districts offer a variety of things to do. Take your pick of the locally owned shops and eateries and stock up on local produce and products at the weekly farmer’s market. The Fuquay-Varina Arts Center represents the creative core of the town, providing a blend of performances, exhibits, and classes. Fuquay-Varina Museums at Ashworth Park celebrate the town’s heritage with historic buildings and artifacts that tell a fascinating story.
Fuquay-Varina is a close-knit community of people who welcome newcomers and take pride in maintaining the comfort, kindness, and friendly atmosphere of their town. They come together to celebrate holidays and seasons, with the popular ice cream social being a particular summer event.