The hyphenated name, Fuquay-Varina attests to the town’s history as two separate towns. A French veteran of the Revolutionary War named William Fuquay moved his family to this area, purchasing 1000 acres of land in 1805. While plowing a field, circa 1858, William’s son Stephen uncovered a mineral spring. “Taking the waters” became an attraction for people with all types of physical ailments. The area became known as Fuquay Springs. Conveniently, the early timber rail provided a ready means of transportation while hotels, catering to long term visitors, surrounded the spring.
During the Civil War, a young soldier named Ballentine, born just south of the spring, received morale boosting letters signed with the pen name “Varina.” He later looked up the Fayetteville lady, married her and brought her to live at his homeplace. Continuing to call her Varina, he named his post office and mercantile establishment across from the mineral spring for her. When two timber rail lines crossed nearby, “Varina Station” was born.
Fuquay Springs, incorporated in 1909, joined the neighboring community of Varina in 1963 as one municipality. Since that time, Fuquay-Varina has become one of the fastest growing small towns in North Carolina. The town with the hyphenated name and two historic districts has been able to retain its small town charm while successfully adding modern amenities and rewarding business opportunities that have attracted residents from all over the United States.
Fuquay-Varina is thriving. Fuquay-Varina’s rich history provides roots that grow deep and wide, yet her branches welcome newcomers from all corners of the globe. Proximity to employment centers, a rich quality of life and a small town atmosphere with plenty of amenities, continues to draw people to this town.
Residents and visitors as well like to stroll either one of Fuquay-Varina’s downtown districts, with their restaurants, local shops, art galleries, consignment shops and more. Fuquay-Varina’s growing arts scene with Art After Dark, Celebration of Arts in June or “En Plein Air Paint-off “in April, are all local favorites and highlights of the year. During the warm months, you can enjoy Movies in the Park at Falcon Park or catch Movies Under the Stars. The town has no shortage of delicious craft beer. Take a tour at Aviator Brewing Company , Draft Line Brewing Co. or Lincoln Brewing Co. Become part of the celebrations during annual events including ‘Celebrate Fuquay-Varina’ in June, the town’s Independence Day Celebration, ‘Downtown Bounty Festival’ in the fall and the community Easter Egg Hunt.
Fuquay-Varina Real Estate
With the completion of the southern half of I-540 scheduled to be completed over the next several years, Fuquay-Varina will have even easier access to other points of the Triangle and will continue to not only grow, but see an increase in property values. You will find a wide variety in styles of housing and developments. The current median price for homes is $270. Scroll down to see all homes currently for sale in the area. Home shown below can and will change frequently. Bookmark this page for future visits.
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