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Growing Community

Fuquay-Varina is thriving. The community that once was built on tobacco and farming is now one of the fastest growing towns in the State of North Carolina. 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 our town.

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Great Place to Live

  • Fuquay-Varina is a safe place to reside!

    • In 2023, MoneyGeek ranked Fuquay-Varina as the 3rd Safest Small Town in North Carolina.

    • In June 2023, SmartAsset set out to determine which U.S. suburbs are the safest. SmartAsset analyzed safety data for 370 suburbs of the 100 largest cities – and also compared the affordability of the safest areas. Fuquay-Varina ranked at No. 37 out of 370 or in the top 10%.

    • Also, in 2023,  Safewise ranked Fuquay-Varina in the top 10 safest places to live in North Carolina.

    • In 2022, UpHomes ranked Fuquay-Varina the #1 Safest City in NC.

  • WalletHub ranked Fuquay-Varina in the 90th percentile of Best Small Cities in America.
  • Recognized by ETC Institute as a "National Top Performer" in 2023 in the top 10% of all local governments in the United States for quality and value of service provided to its residents (2023)
  • ranked Fuquay-Varina as the sixth Best Suburb in the Country to Move To in 2021. The study scored towns based on median home price, square footage, and price-to-income ratio as well as education scores, work-from-home index, and crime index, among others. Fuquay-Varina is the only North Carolina suburb to be represented in the top 10.
  • Fuquay-Varina  ranks as one of the Best Cities and Towns for First-Time Homebuyers by Apartment Therapy (June 2021)
  • Named by LendEDU as the 6th Most Affordable Cities in North Carolina for Veteran Homebuyers in North Carolina (2020)
  • In 2022, Zillow named Fuquay-Varina in the top 10 fastest-emerging dog-friendly cities in the U.S
  • named Fuquay-Varina as one of the Triangle's Best Suburban Towns for Young Families.
  • Niche ranks Fuquay-Varina in the Top 25 Places to Live for Young Professionals in North Carolina (2021)
  • Fuquay-Varina is a North Carolina Main Street Community

Great Place to Work

  • The Wake County Home Builder's Association awarded Fuquay-Varina the 2018 Local Government Staff Award (Dec. 2018).

Financially Stable

The Town of Fuquay has a Standard and Poor's AAA bond rating. Only a handful of North Carolina towns enjoy this superior bond rating. 

The Town of Fuquay-Varina also has the Aa1 rating from Moody's Investor Services.

Since 2014, the Certificate for Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the Town of Fuquay-Varina by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).

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