Fuquay-Varina is a small community with southern charm located in a beautiful setting in the southern part of Wake County. The town has two distinct historical centers adjacent to each that became one community in 1963. It is a rapidly growing area that is maintaining its wonderful small-town charm and quality of life. At the same time, Fuquay-Varina is only minutes away from the amenities of nearby Raleigh, the world-renowned Research Triangle Park and Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
Fuquay-Varina citizens are fortunate to have access to one of the strongest education system in North Carolina. The Wake County public school system, which is the largest in North Carolina, has K-12 schools located in Fuquay-Varina along with numerous area private schools. Nearby Wake Technical Community College offers a wide-ranging curriculum, as well as college transferable courses. Also nearby are 16 colleges and universities that result in one of the most educated workforces in the United States.
Fuquay-Varina offers a wide-array of recreational and sports opportunities for all of its citizens through the many programs at recreation centers placed strategically throughout the town. Regionally, there are nurmerous sports venues offered at the various schools and universities, in addition to professional hockey and soccer.
Fuquay-Varina residents today still value the small town feeling that is so pervasive in the town. Development in the area includes many new residential subdivisions and retail/commercial sites along the major routes into Town. Many of the older houses and structures from bygone days remain in Fuquay-Varina and are still valued by its citizens. Many Victorian, Craftsman and Colonial Revival homes were constructed in the late 1800s and early 1900s and are designated historic structures by the Fuquay Springs National Register Residential Historic District. At the same time, the downtown shops and businesses are part of the Varina National Register Commercial Historic District. Various area landmarks located in these districts include The Dr.Wiley S. Cozart House, The Ballentine Spence House, and The Ben Wiley Hotel. The Wiley Cozart House was built across the street from the mineral springs by the original owner and proprietor. The springs are now part of a small park developed on the site in 1945 and, in 1998, was handed over to the Town to maintain as an historic park.