A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$196,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$953
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    172
    273
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    18
    41
  • Robbery
    63
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    791
    525
  • Theft
    2,001
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    163
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$64,846
National
$53,889
Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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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.
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Great people in a great area! Close to big cities such as Raleigh or Fayetville, but has the great, Small town vibe. Right in the middle between the beach and the mountains, so fun day trips are always easy.
We relocated to Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina from Connecticut in 2009. Moving is always a huge adjustment, especially when moving to another state where you don't know anyone. Fuquay-Varina instantly felt like home. The residents were warm and welcoming. The schools have been wonderful for our children. Now that we live here, we couldn't imagine living anywhere else.