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Area Information on Fuquay Varina, NC
Fuquay-Varina is a quaint Wake County community that had a population of about 18,000 as of the 2010 Census.
Just half an hour south of Raleigh, the community was originally developed as a tobacco trade and agriculture hub.
However, in recent years, Fuquay-Varina has become a bustling hub for other types of modern industry.
William Fuquay, a Frenchman, settled in the nearby farming town of Sipphaw in the 18th century. That land was named for the original Native American tribe who lived there.
The population in the area grew significantly after Fuquay’s great-grandson discovered water on the land that many said had healing powers.
A while later, an area resident named J.D. Ballentine became the first postmaster of the new post office in the town.
He named the post office in honor of a his lover, Virginia Avery, who went by Varina in her letters.
Overtime, settlers in the land connected the two names. When Fuquay Springs and Varina united as one community in 1963, they took on the moniker Fuquay-Varina.
Today, Fuquay-Varina is the 54th largest community in the state!
This Wake County community is also the headquarters of the FVAA soccer association, which started in 2009.
Public and Private Schools in Fuquay-Varina
Residents living in Fuquay-Varina are served by the Wake County Public School System, including such top-notch local public schools as:
- Ballentine Elementary School
- Fuquay-Varina Elementary School
- Lincoln Heights Elementary School
- Herbert Akins Road Elementary School
- Fuquay-Varina Middle School
- Fuquay-Varina High School
There are also a number of high-performing private schools in the area, such as Hilltop Christian School.
And as with all Wake County residents, those living in Fuquay-Varina are just a short drive from several top-notch post-secondary institutions, such as:
- Wake Technical Community College
- NC State University
- Duke University
- UNC Chapel Hill
- And others!
Things to Do in Fuquay-Varina, NC
As previously mentioned, Fuquay-Varinas special spring water drew plenty of development to the area and today, residents can observer that history at the Fuquay Mineral Springs Park.
Other recreational attractions in the area include:
- South Park
- Falcon Park
- Action Park
- Kinton Soccer Field
- Fleming Loop Soccer Complex
- Herbert Akins Park
- And others!
What’s more, Fuquay-Varina enjoys easy access to all of Wake County’s public transportation amenities, such as Amtrak, Triangle Transit Authority and others.
And Raleigh-Durham International Airport is located minutes away, guaranteeing that residents in Fuquay-Varina always have plenty of transportation options at their fingertips
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