One of 12 municipalities in Wake County, Fuquay-Varina is the county’s most southern municipality. Its natural geographical location provides many added benefits for both residents and businesses. The Town is located near major interstate highways including I-40, I-85 and I-95, as well as North Carolina Highways 42, 55 and 401 that all converge in Town and offer direct access to downtown Raleigh, Raleigh-Durham International Airport and the world-famous Research Triangle Park. One of the United States largest military installations, Fort Bragg is located south along NC Hwy 401 in addition to being within a day’s drive of nine other military bases.
The proposed southern portion of the I-540 Triangle Expressway will be extended through Fuquay-Varina’s northern NC Hwy 401 gateway. Construction on this portion of the expressway is scheduled to commence in 2018, with completion by 2022. This southeast extension will complete the Triangle Expressway. The proposed Southeast Extension will link the towns of Clayton, Garner, Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs, Apex, Cary and Raleigh. The project would increase the capacity of the existing roadway network and divert traffic from secondary roads in areas experiencing substantial growth. The Town has a total of approx. 12.2 square miles. The Town’s residents are served by six public schools (K-12) and are strategically located to North Carolina’s second largest community college, Wake Technical Community College. The Raleigh/Durham International Airport is approx. 36 miles away and is serviced by both a freight railway service. Fuquay-Varina has one of the lowest property tax rates in Wake County of $0.4325 per thousand in assessed value.