Jason and his wife moved to Fuquay-Varina over a decade ago, and since then the town's population has tripled in size. I visit my brother and his family once or twice a year and have witnessed his town develop from Small Town USA into the modern suburb of Raleigh (the state's capital) that it is today. Fuquay-Varina is one of the few small towns in North Carolina that have been able to withstand extensive growth and still maintain its charming southern vibe that originally attracted residents to the area. My brother serves on the Town Board of Commissioners and also runs the town's online newspaper Today in the Quay. I love coming to visit and always feel welcome and invited into the community – as will you!
PAUL: Welcome to F***ay-Varina. Hey who's censoring me?
JASON: It's Fuquay-Varina!
Even though you might have trouble pronouncing its name, there's no shortage of reasons to visit this charming southern town in North Carolina, including the town's not one, but two downtowns. Originally Fuquay Springs and Varina were two separate neighboring communities, divided by train tracks. But in 1963 they decided to merge together with a shared emphasis on growth.
Today even though Fuquay-Varina identifies as one municipality, it continues to maintain two distinct historic downtowns, which makes it a fun a unique place to visit on your next trip to North Carolina.
On the Fuquay side, spend an afternoon shopping antiques to boutiques in locally owned stores.
In Varina is where nightlife comes alive at restaurants and breweries.
Two downtowns with a little something for everyone.
So stop on by Fuquay-Varina because things will be great when you're downtown.