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10 Reasons to Love Living in Fuquay-Varina, NC

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Thirty minutes from Raleigh, two historic downtowns, one of the nation’s top suburbs — welcome to Fuquay-Varina, NC! This fast-growing community has become a shopping, dining, and career destination for people from all over The Triangle and the state. While visiting is always fun, there are plenty of reasons to make this thriving town your home.

10 Reasons to Live in Fuquay-Varina

1) Close to Major Employers

Whether you’re just starting out in your career or already have an impressive résumé, Fuquay-Varina should be at the top of your list to consider for a relocation. With low unemployment and above-average job growth predicted for the next 10 years, professionals of all ages are drawn to this bustling job market. Nearby Research Triangle Park is home to global companies such as Apple, Google, biotech giant Beam Therapeutics, and hundreds more. Fuquay-Varina itself has its fair share of major employers including John Deere, TE Connectivity, Bob Barker Company, and Fidelity Bank. 

2) Top Performing School System

Fuquay-Varina is part of the Wake County Public School System, the largest school system in the state and one of the top-performing large systems in the nation. There are seven elementary schools, one middle school, two high schools, and one public charter school. There are also a number of excellent private schools, giving parents a variety of choices to give their kids a great educational foundation.

3) Suburban Hot Spot

Fuquay-Varina tops many “best of” lists, including Homes.com’s “Best U.S. Suburbs to Move to in 2021.” This fair city ranked 6th in the nation, based on population growth and home buying criteria such as median list price, median square footage, housing price-to-income ratio, and number of homes for sale. Any way you look at it, Fuquay-Varina is one of the most sought-after cities in the nation for homebuyers. 

The city will also literally be a hotspot… for the Internet! Ting is a new fast fiber Internet with up to 1,000 Mbps speeds, and it’s available to all residents of Fuquay-Varina.

4) Outdoor Recreation

We can’t write a North Carolina appreciation post without mentioning the great outdoors! Even within cities, outdoor recreation is a priority for residents, and Fuquay-Varina doesn’t disappoint. The Fuquay-Varina Dog Park is an 8-acre, free admission, off-leash dog park where pups (and their owners) can get some fresh air and exercise. When you’re ready for a more calming outdoor experience, head to Carroll Howard Johnson Environmental Park. This 28-acre environmental learning facility has a 2-mile nature trail with overlooks and natural bridges, abundant wildlife to observe, and areas for picnics and small gatherings. The Fuquay Mineral Spring Park — a trickling spring discovered in the 1850s — is an idyllic setting to spend an afternoon picnicking with family and friends. In total, there are 20 parks in this clean, green small town!

5) Dining & Craft Beer Scene

After a morning or afternoon of retail therapy, enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner at one of the dozens of local restaurants, cafes, and eateries dotting the downtown area. Fuquay-Varina is also becoming well known as a craft beer hot spot. Local breweries like Aviator, Mason Jar Lager Company, and Fainting Goat Brewery have become popular throughout the region, serving innovative craft beer and seasonal favorites in relaxed, casual environments. Many Fuquay-Varina taprooms are on the Raleigh Beer Trail, drawing interest and visitors to this already popular town.  

6) Eclectic Downtown Shopping

“Downtown” is actually two historic districts separated by a 15-minute walk, and people from across the state visit this town for a unique shopping experience. The Shoppes on Main features over 30 distinctive stores to suit every interest and browse at your leisure. Whether you prefer upscale boutique items, hand-crafted art pieces, gourmet food, or novelty gifts, you’ll find it in Downtown Fuquay-Varina.

7) Kids’ Activities

There’s no shortage of things for kids to do! Many families move for the high-quality schools, but kids enjoy plenty of extracurricular and fun activities in town, too. The Splash Pad offers hours of outdoor fun for the little ones in the summer, The Playhouse Children’s Museum is a clean, safe, indoor play area all year, and The Ballentine Farms Riding Academy teaches kids of all ages how to ride horseback. With dozens more camps, learning facilities, recreation areas, and themed venues throughout Fuquay-Varina, your kids will never be bored!

8) Fairs, Festivals & Events

From the Ice Cream Social in July to the Tree Lighting in December, there is no shortage of events and festivals to love in Fuquay-Varina. With perfect weather in every season and scenic locales throughout town, outdoor celebrations are one of the residents’ favorite pastimes. 

9) Lower Cost of Living

Compared to Raleigh just up the highway, Fuquay-Varina is a more affordable city. Housing, food, and groceries cost slightly less, and if you are relocating from a more expensive metro like New York or Los Angeles, you’ll appreciate how much further your dollar will stretch. 

10) Brand New Housing Options

If a thriving suburb with lots of personality, great schools, and positive economic growth checks all the boxes for your next move, check out the new single-family homes available for purchase at The Oaks at Kenneth Creek. This is one of New Home Inc.’s newest communities, providing brand new homes right in the heart of Fuquay-Varina, NC. 

Located just off Judd Parkway, only two miles from N. Main Street in Downtown Fuquay-Varina and one mile from Carroll Howard Johnson Environmental Park, The Oaks at Kenneth Creek offers easy access to this picturesque town and all of its highly sought-after career opportunities, shops, restaurants, breweries, parks, and much more. Join the New Homes Inc. VIP List and be the first to know when Fuquay-Varina’s newest homes are available!

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