5 Things You Should Know BEFORE Moving to Fuquay-Varina, NC (2020)

Posted by Ryan Fitzgerald on Friday, February 21st, 2020 at 6:33am.

Living in Fuquay-Varina, NC

Learn the reasons why so many people are moving to Fuquay-Varina, NC 

Moving to Fuquay-Varina, NC - What is it like living in Fuquay-Varina, NC?

Fuquay-Varina is one of the best places to live in Wake County so it's no wonder everyone is moving here!

With so many folks moving to Fuquay-Varina, NC the city is quickly becoming one of the best places to live in the Triangle! The Downtown Fuquay-Varina area has seen massive growth in the past few years. What was once a sleepy town that most folks wouldn’t consider moving to is rapidly turning into one of the best secrets the Triangle has to offer!

Fuquay-Varina has a population of 30,000 and has nearly doubled in population growth in the last 10 years. New Construction in Fuquay-Varina is on the rise with so many folks relocating to the area and calling the Raleigh suburb home. Part of the reason Fuquay-Varina is experiencing so much growth is the spillover from the number of people moving to Raleigh.

With so many folks moving to Fuquay-Varina, NC the city is quickly becoming one of the best places to live in the Triangle and here are few of the reasons why:

5 of the things you should know before moving to Fuquay-Varina, NC:

1. Fuquay-Varina is a Safe Place to Live

Fuquay-Varina is a safe place to live and a great place to raise a family in Wake County. The folks who live in Fuquay-Varina will be the first to tell you just how proud they are of their town and how happy they are to call Fuquay-Varina home. There are some awesome neighborhoods in Fuquay-Varina for families with access to shopping, dining, and entertainment! 

Downtown Fuquay-Varina is exploding with growth, small businesses, and developments. This is in large part thanks to the folks who are living here and moving here each day. If you are looking for a great place to live Fuquay-Varina is definitely one to look at!

Some of the neighborhoods in Fuquay-Varina that folks like best include:

Sunset Lake - Sunset Lake is one of the most underrated communities in the entire Triangle region and one of the top neighborhoods in Fuquay-Varina/Holly Springs. The Sunset Lake community is on the border of Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina which makes it one of the most convenient locations in Fuquay-Varina. Another community just north of Fuquay-Varina that people are moving to is Holly Springs and you have the best of both worlds between Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs with easy highway access making for shorter commutes to work.

South Lake - One of the neighborhoods we recommend clients check out in Fuquay-Varina is South Lake, especially those folks who are looking for affordable homes near or on the water. South Lake has a lot to offer with great homes, walking trails, and more! 

Bentwinds - Located in northeast Fuquay-Varina, NC the Bentwinds community is another one close to the lake views people are seeking! The Bentwinds community offers larger lots, larger homes and affordable prices making it a great value. If you're looking for a top community in Fuquay-Varina, Bentwinds is one to check out!

Phillips Pointe - Phillips Pointe is a great neighborhood near Main St and has quick/easy access to downtown Fuquay-Varina! The proximity to downtown Fuquay-Varina is part of what separates Phillips Pointe from a few of the other great places to live in Fuquay-Varina. The Phillips Pointe community allows people the quality lifestyle away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Fuquay-Varina while being close enough to walk there! This is one Fuquay-Varina community you have to check out!

2. Affordability of Homes in Fuquay-Varina

The homes for sale in Fuquay-Varina offer great values when you compare the pricing, the location, and the home. 

Most folks who are moving to Fuquay-Varina, NC are looking for a better quality of life. These people are often moving from places in the northeast, southeast, west coast, Texas and midwest. They are searching for a better place to live in often end up in the Raleigh area. Fuquay-Varina is one of the top Raleigh suburbs which is bringing such a large change to the town's population and growth.

The Fuquay-Varina real estate market is a healthy one that should see continued rapid growth. With so many new construction neighborhoods being developed in Fuquay-Varina it certainly seems as though builders are betting on the town's continued growth. Fuquay-Varina and the Raleigh area, in general, is a safe investment thanks to how many people are moving here. The last time the economy took a downturn our area saw a slight appreciation.

If you're making a move to Raleigh or anywhere in Wake County, Fuquay-Varina is a town you will want to look at!

3. The Weather in Fuquay-Varina

The weather in Fuquay-Varina is comfortable and mild. The chart below shows the monthly average temperatures with January being the coldest month and July being the warmest. The months in between are amazing! There is around one snowfall per year, just enough snow to appreciate it and then long for the warmth of the sun which typically comes soon after melting all the snow. You can golf almost year-round in Fuquay-Varina.

Weather in Fuquay-Varina, NC

4. Things to Do in Fuquay-Varina

One of the best parts about 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. There are some truly great restaurants, bars, and breweries in Downtown Fuquay-Varina that offer live music and more!

A short commute to Raleigh, Durham, Cary or Chapel Hill you can be anywhere in the Triangle in 30-45 minutes. Whether you want to have dinner downtown, catch a Duke basketball game or both, there is always something to do in Fuquay-Varina!  

Healthcare is huge in the Fuquay-Varina/Triangle area with some of the best hospitals in the world just a short drive away including Duke, UNC, and WakeMed who all provide top-notch healthcare.

There are so many things to do in Fuquay-Varina from the hiking trails to the quick and easy commute to anywhere in the Triangle, as well as the short and easy commutes to the beach or the mountains!

5. Restaurants and Breweries in Fuquay-Varina

Fuquay-Varina has some of the best restaurants in the area! There are also some really great ones in Raleigh as well. Aside from the chain restaurants that can be found in most of the fast-growing areas around the country the local spots are some of the fan favorites!

The Mason Jar Tavern - One of the best local restaurants in Fuquay-Varina is The Mason Jar Tavern. The restaurants have become such a fan favorite that there are now several around the Triangle! A great place to grab a bite with the family or a drink with friends, the Mason Jar Tavern has the right menu and atmosphere for everyone. The second Mason Jar Tavern is located in Holly Springs, a short drive for most folks in Fuquay-Varina.

Zeera Indian Restaurant - Zeera Indian Restaurant is a fan favorite in Fuquay-Varina opening at 11 am and offering a great lunch buffet with traditional fare and vegan options. A lot of folks love Zeera Indian restaurant and that is part of the reason the restaurant has such rave reviews online! If you like Indian food, you'll love Zeera!

Garibaldi Trattoria - A fantastic Italian restaurant in Fuquay-Varina that offers traditional Italian dishes inside a casual/bar eatery that includes an outdoor patio and New York Style Pizza. Garibaldi is the local favorite for great Italian and pizza. Their entrees are some of the reasons people keep coming back as well! Opening at 11 am you can stop in for a lunchtime meal or call ahead to pick up a pizza on the way home!

Aviator Smokehouse - Aviator Smokehouse is a restaurant that we have to add to the list because Aviator is synonymous with Fuquay-Varina. The Aviator Smokehouse is a laid-back spot for smoked wings, burgers, BBQ, and more, plus the craft beers from its sister brewing company also located in Fuquay-Varina! This restaurant is a must-try if you're looking to truly experience something local.

Joyce & Family Restaurant - A Fuquay-Varina staple offering a buffet of homestyle Southern eats and an a la carte menu in simple digs. You will love the atmosphere, the food and the feeling that Joyce and Family Restaurant creates. If you're looking for a laid back spot for some great southern food, Joyce Family Restaurant is the spot!

Moving to Fuquay-Varina

There are so many reasons why people love living in Fuquay-Varina, NC and why it has become one of the best places to live in the Wake County area. From the safety of living in Fuquay-Varina to the things to do to the restaurants and more, you will love living in Fuquay-Varina!

If you have any questions on Fuquay-Varina please don't hesitate to reach out to us here. We are happy to help answer any questions as it relates to Fuquay-Varina or the Raleigh area in general!

Fuquay-Varina is attracting families from all over the country to make the move and thanks to the town's rapid-paced growth the people who are moving here are able to make friends easily! Many of the people in the town have made the move from somewhere else and may not know anyone else making it easy to make new friends!


Ryan Fitzgerald Raleigh RealtyHi there! I'm Ryan Fitzgerald, a REALTOR in Raleigh-Durham, NC and the owner of Raleigh Realty. Chances are you and I share a similar passion, Real Estate! I also have a passion for technology, sports, and people. Would love to hear from you. Drop me a note in the comments section below and feel free to share this article socially!

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