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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C
Fuquay-Varina is a suburb of Raleigh with a population of 24,373. Fuquay-Varina is in Wake County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Fuquay-Varina offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Fuquay-Varina there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Fuquay-Varina and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Fuquay-Varina are highly rated.
About Fuquay-Varina...
Population
24,373

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$221,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,086
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    94.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    18.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    25.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    229.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,064.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    76.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    19%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Fuquay-Varina

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$75,105
National
$55,322
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Fuquay-Varina Reviews

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I like Fuquay-Varina because the town has a very personal, entertaining presence. We have well-loved small businesses, an engaged, caring police department, and even hilarious Facebook and Instagram meme pages that poke fun at nearby towns and ourselves. Most people in Fuquay have pride in our little town and how much we are growing. Although there is diversity, everyone is united by small, quirky things like a hatred of the new medians downtown or the horrible traffic due to the railroad that used to split Fuquay and Varina before the towns merged. I love our town's history and the sweet people that live here. We also host a balloon festival every year that attracts thousands! Fuquay-Varina is moving up in North Carolina and I am proud to be a citizen of our town.
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I love this city! I do not feel unsafe at all and feel comfortable walking, running, etc by myself. As a younger female, that is something that is important to me when looking for a place to live! This suburb is the perfect blend of a smaller town feel, but yet being similar to Raleigh. It is big enough to have a lot of food options, but small enough to not be "in the mix" of a large city. It is beautiful around here as well.
Fuquay Varina is a tight knit diverse community filled with life, activities and driven individuals. Home to many, it’s reputation of upholding a safe environment for all attracts many to the area. Home to stressing the importance of education, such as hosting annual events of drinking and driving awareness, allows individuals to grow and have opportunities to participate in many events, extracurricular activities and volunteer services that shape the youth of tomorrow.