It’s an unusual name, sounding more like a celebrity’s surname than a North Carolina town. But that’s fitting in this case. Fuquay-Varina is a town that stands out among the many outstanding places to live in North Carolina. Since 2010, the population of this Raleigh suburb has nearly doubled, from 17,937 to 34,152. Which makes it one of the reasons thousands of people are looking for new home communities in Fuquay-Varina NC!
Named one of the Best U.S. Suburbs to Move to in 2021, Fuquay-Varina has also earned high marks from experts, like Niche.com. The website gave the town an overall “A” grade, based on the quality it provides in categories that include Public Schools, Good for Families, Diversity, Nightlife, Housing, and Safety. Niche praises Fuquay-Varina on a variety of “Best” lists, including “Best Places to Buy a House in North Carolina” ”Best Suburbs to Live in North Carolina”, Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in North Carolina”, and “Best Suburbs for Young Professionals in North Carolina”. Both MoneyGeek and Safewise have ranked Fuquay-Varina as one of the safest places to live in North Carolina. No matter how you look at it, finding new homes in Fuquay-Varina is thriving.
What makes Fuquay-Varina so desirable, particularly in the sought-after Raleigh area?
Just 18 miles from Raleigh, there’s a small town atmosphere that carries through Fuquay-Varina. It’s a friendly place where neighbors step up to help one another. The town itself is associated with wellness. Fuquay-Varina Mineral Spring Park is the town’s signature attraction. In the middle of the 19th century, the waters from the spring were believed to have curative powers. The fascination with the mineral spring brought eager visitors to the health resort that sprung from the spring’s popularity. While it’s no longer an active wellness source, the town still carries that feeling of healthy living.
Things to do in Fuquay-Varina
One of the big benefits about living and finding new home communities in Fuquay-Varina is how many things there are to do in the town. The town’s proximity to everything the Triangle has to offer is part of what makes it so easy to find things to do in Fuquay-Varina—but you can find plenty of diversions right in your hometown.
Fuquay-Varina has two very walkable downtown districts. Main Street is recognized as a Nationally Accredited Main Street and a North Carolina Main Street Community. Stroll along the downtown streets and you can pop into a variety of shops and small businesses, locally owned by people you’ll get to know. When you work up an appetite, the search for a place to eat is only made difficult by the number of interesting dining choices. From small bites to fine food to the best brews (there are over a half dozen breweries, taprooms and taverns), you’ll never go hungry—or thirsty. And eating or shopping downtown means supporting the community and the people that make it special.
Fuquay-Varina is home to an active arts and events scene, too. The Fuquay-Varina Arts Center sparks creative passion with performances in the 294-seat theatre, art gallery, studios, and classrooms. For local lore, get an education on the town’s long heritage at The Squire Ballentine School and Centennial Museum, which comprise the Fuquay-Varina Museums at Ashworth Park.
Do you want to make a real splash in one of Raleigh’s most popular suburbs? South Park serves up a 6,000-square-foot splash pad. The multi-use recreational area also gives the community baseball and sports fields, a playground, picnic area, and walking track. What a great place to spend a day!
Is outdoor recreation a must-have in your hometown? The town’s 20 parks cover more than 500 acres of green spaces. Residents love the Fuquay-Varina Dog Park (8 acres, no leashes!) and Carroll Howard Johnson Environmental Park (28 acres of natural woods). With so many places to enjoy being outdoors, it’s easy to find the right spot to play ball, picnic, hike, walk, work out, or take your dog off-leash at your pick of public parks.
Always something to celebrate
A small town is often big on festivities. Fuquay-Varina is no exception. The townspeople count on the fun that comes with their annual events. The outdoor concert series brings people together for good music, family-friendly entertainment, and refreshments served up from food trucks. Independence Day, National Ice Cream Day, an Easter Egg Hunt, Downtown Bounty Festival, Halloween festivities, and Christmas tree lighting represent traditional gatherings in Fuquay-Varina.
Come home to Fuquay-Varina
When you’re looking for small-town living that’s convenient to an active city, Fuquay-Varina is a smart choice. New Home Inc. makes it easy to make yourself at home here. We’re expanding the Oaks at Kenneth Creek, one of our new homes communities in Fuquay-Varina. This popular neighborhood features single-family homes with three- to five-bedrooms and 1,874 to 2,900 square feet. The collection of floor plans gives you options for choosing the right home design for your taste and then personalizing the details to make it your own.
New Home Inc. is bringing a new approach to building and buying a new construction home, what we call our “Future-Proof” concept. We researched the way people live in their homes now, which has evolved in the past few years. We looked at what homeowners want and need, how they move from room to room, where more space is important, and what’s the right place to put storage. We brought all this information together and designed floor plans that make more sense—like smart home automation, a smart door delivery center that protects your packages, three-sided islands, and dedicated pet spaces, to name just a few of the innovations you’ll find in our new homes communities in Fuquay-Varina, Apex, and Selma, plus those that are in the planning stages.
Fuquay-Varina is a growing, thriving Raleigh suburb. New Home Inc. invites you to get to know this town and our company. Discover the homebuilding process that caters to your needs, a partnership built on trust. Contact New Home Inc. to start envisioning the life you’re going to have.