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Fuquay-Varina is a medium-sized town in Wake County, North Carolina. It has about eight neighborhoods and is the 50th largest community in the state of North Carolina. Its located approximately 23 minutes from downtown Raleigh where the North American Piedmont region meets the Atlantic Coastal Plain. It is an upper-middle income community compared to state and federal economic statistics. It is a thriving community whose population has more than doubled since 2000. Commuting is commonplace and an average commute is about 31 minutes. There is little public transportation and residents generally rely on private vehicles for daily commutes, though passenger trains can be caught in the neighboring communities of Cary and Raleigh. It has a council/manager form of town government and a moderate subtropical climate. Over 35% of adults in Fuquay-Varina have four-year degrees or higher, which is well above the national average. It is a diverse community, however, English remains the primary language. The community is family friendly, with good schools, quiet streets and low crime rates.

French veteran of the Revolutionary War, William Fuquay, settled in the area in 1805 on 1000 acres of land. It was one of Fuquay’s descendants that found it’s fabled mineral water spring in 1858. Travelers flocked to the area to visit the spring for its “healing” properties. It soon became a tourist attraction and hotels and then a community grew around it . Varina had its start in a romance between a young confederate soldier named Ballentine and a mysterious woman with the pen name Varina who wrote to raise morale among the soldiers. Ballentine searched for, found and married his mystery lady. Together they established a post office and mercantile store named Varina after her. The nearby timber railroad station took the name Varina and a community was born . The communities merged in 1963 and took on the hyphenated name to signify their equality and unity. From 1970 to 2000 the population doubled and from 2000 to 2010 it doubled again.

The community spans 12.2 square miles of virtually all land area. The community has a mixed workforce of white and blue collar workers. In 2000, the median household income was $42,903, the median household income was $49,531 and the per capita income was $20,268. By 2013, the estimated median household income was $57,387 and the estimated per capita income was $26,969. In the same year, the mean price on all housing units in the town was $271,171 and the median gross rent was $996. In 2014, the population had risen to 22,644.

The town is mainly served by Wake County School District, but a small portion falls in the Harnett County School District. Public schools in Fuquay-Varina include Ballentine Elementary Schools, Fuquay-Varina Middle School, Fuquay-Varina High School and others. There is one local private school, Hilltop Christian School. The town is blessed with two gorgeous downtown areas one from each of the original two communities. There are fourteen parks in the community featuring amenities like playgrounds, walking trails, sports courts and fields, picnic areas, nature areas and more. Many of the homes for sale in the community are new or recently built. Other real estate options include rental and lease properties such as apartments and condominiums. To find your new home call local real estate agent (insert name) at (insert number).

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        919-890-7333
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        919-557-2566
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        919-567-4100
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        919-557-1120
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        919-557-2587
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