Fuquay-Varina is located near two interstate highways on the southern edge of Wake County: I-40 and I-95. Fuquay-Varina is convenient to several major cities: including Raleigh (20 minutes north), Research Triangle Park (35 minutes northwest), Cary (20 minutes northwest), and Durham (45 minutes northwest). The scenic North Carolina mountains are approximately three hours to the west, and the beautiful North Carolina beaches are about two hours to the east.
Thirty-four churches or centers of worship represent more than fifteen different denominations.
Fuquay-Varina has a mild climate with an average annual temperature of 59.8 degrees. The annual average rainfall is 44.6 inches, and the annual average snowfall is 3.7 inches.
Over forty civic and fraternal organizations are actively involved in an effort to make Fuquay-Varina an even nicer place in which to live.
The Angier Chamber of Commerce - www.angierchamber.org
The Fuquay-Varina Chamber - www.fuquay-varina.com
The Holly Springs Chamber - www.hollyspringschamber.org
Fuquay Varina Revitalization Association - www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com
Kiwanis - www.kiwanis.org
The Fuquay-Varina area schools are part of the Wake County Public School District: one of the highest ranked districts in North Carolina. The Fuquay-Varina and surrounding area has four elementary schools, two middle schools, and a high school.
Wake County Public Schools - www.wcpss.net
Harnett County Public Schools - www.harnett.k12.nc.us
Johnston County Public Schools - www.johnston.k12.nc.us
Wake Technical Community College - www.wake.tec.nc.us
Duke University (Durham) - www.duke.edu
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill) - www.unc.edu
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Wake Forest) - www.sebts.edu
North Carolina Central University (Durham) - www.nccu.edu
Campbell University (Buies Creek) - www.campbell.edu
Durham Technical Community College (Durham) - www.durhamtech.edu
North Carolina State University (Raleigh) - www.ncsu.edu
Meredith College (Raleigh) - www.meredith.edu
St. Augustine’s College (Raleigh) - www.st-aug.edu
Shaw University (Raleigh) - www.shawuniversity.edu
Peace College (Raleigh) - www.peace.edu
Newspapers include The Independent (weekly), Southside Shopper (weekly), Community News (monthly), and the Raleigh News & Observer. Six television stations, eighteen radio stations, and Time Warner Cable also serve the area.
Fuquay-Varina, in town: 16,965
Fuquay-Varina, Nearby Service Area: 60,000
Wake County: 800,000
Fuquay-Varina’s tax rate per $100 assessed valuation is $ .385, and Wake County’s rate is $ .534. Both are subject to annual change.
Poison Control – (800) 848-6946
Highway Patrol – (919) 733-3861
Progress Energy -(919) 508-5400 - www.progress-energy.com
Sprint Telephone – (919) 552-7171 – www.sprint.com
Public Service Gas – (877) 776-2427 – www.psncenergy.com
Water/Sewer (Fuquay-Varina) – (919) 552-1406 - www.fuquay-varina.org
Garbage/Trash (Fuquay-Varina) – (919) 552-1408
Public Service Gas Company (877) 776-2427
Harnett Public Water – (910) 893-7575
Heater Utilities – (919) 467-7854
ABC Sanitation (County Trash Collection) – (919) 662-2988, Republic Waste – (919) 772-1316
Southern Wake Hospital, a branch of Wake Medical Center.
Raleigh Community Hospital
Duke University Medical Center
Durham Regional Hospital
Wake Medical Center
University of North Carolina Hospitals.