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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$208,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,050
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%

Fuquay-Varina Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    55
    283
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    18
    41
  • Robbery
    28
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    333
    500
  • Theft
    1,517
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    48
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$70,226
National
$55,322
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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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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Fuquay Varina is an "up & coming" suburb of Raleigh. The downtown areas (Fuquay & Varina Station) boast great shopping and eateries. The quaint Fuquay Springs park is my favorite outdoor area to study on a beautiful day. On cold or rainy days, you can find me at The Mill coffee shop with a good book, working on a school project, or studying for my next quiz!
Fuquay is mostly a quiet town that is continuously growing, not only in population, but also in attractions and housing. I have lived here all of my life and it has remained consistent throughout the years. The only problem with Fuquay is that there is no place for teens to hang out on a regular basis. Recently an escape room was built which will attract people that are too old for bounce houses yet too young to drink. There are surrounding parks but no where for a really good time. Although Fuquay has a dull reputation, it is not too far from cities that do have enjoyable activities. All in all Fuquay is a great place to live.