Fuquay-Varina is a city of about 7,898 people (as of 2000) in North Carolina. Originally the two separate communities of Fuquay Springs and Varina, which merged upon incorporation in 1909. The town is often referred to simply as "Fuquay", pronounced ['fyu-kwei].
Get in[edit source]
The main road running through Fuquay-Varina is US-401, from Raleigh and Garner in the north to Lillington and Fayetteville in the south. NC-42 — linking Fuquay to the outskirts of Cary and Durham in the north, and Angier and Kinston in the east — and NC-55 — which runs through Sanford in the southwest to Wilson in the northwest — also run through town.
Get around[edit source]
- Historic downtown Fuquay (S Main Street from Ennis to E Spring) and downtown Varina (Broad Street and Stewart Street). Historic local landmarks, shopping and eateries.
- The National Register Historic Districts of Fuquay Springs, five blocks of residential homes around S Main Street and Spring Street, and Varina, a block and a half of commercial buildings around Broad Street.
- The original Fuquay Mineral Springs for which the town was named, on S Main Street.
- The local newspaper is the Fuquay-Varina Independent [dead link], 209 E Vance Street, +1 919 552-5675. Daily newspaper.
- El Dorado Mexican restaurant 112 E Vance St
- Cooley's 305 South Main Street
- Joyce's Family Diner 135 South Main Street
- RJ's Diner
- Aviator Brewing Company
- Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Garden, 333 South Main Street, ☎ , toll-free: . A bed and breakfast.
Go next[edit source]
- Raleigh, about 25 minutes north on US-401, offers world-class music concerts at Alltel Pavilion and the Carolina Hurricanes professional hockey team.
- Asheboro, about 2 hours west on NC-55 / US-64, is home to the North Carolina Zoo.