Fuquay-Varina…a dash more!

   

Patriot Bluffs is located in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, a town of approximately 25,000 residents in southern Wake County. The town has two vibrant downtowns, downtown Fuquay and downtown Varina. Fuquay was settled in the mid-1800s by William Fuquay around a mineral water spring. It was officially incorporated in 1909 as Fuquay Springs. Varina was founded in 1880 by a Civil War veteran and named after his wife, Varina. The two towns continued to grow side-by-side, mainly due to the tobacco trade, until their proximity virtually merged them together. They became one town, Fuquay-Varina, in 1963.

Why should I live in a small town? Small towns, specifically suburbs of larger cities, give you the best of both worlds. You’re just minutes away from major shopping centers, nightlife, and businesses that are the highlights of living in a city. In a city, however, you don’t get the space, quiet, and sense of community that only comes with living in a small town!

When it’s time to cut lose, residents can explore downtown Fuquay-Varina for various indoor and outdoor activities. Whether it’s visiting a local park, joining a sports team, or simply enjoying a cold adult beverage our town is sure to have something for everyone.

Fuquay-Varina Arts Center

Located at 123 E. Vance Street, the center is in the heart of downtown and centrally located. There is little doubt that the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center will be a downtown hot spot when it opens in early summer, 2018! Currently under construction, this renovation/new construction project promises to enliven the downtown arts scene. Utilizing the Hudson-Belk Department Store on the corner of East Vance Street and South Fuquay Avenue, and coupling it with new construction running along South Fuquay Avenue, the new Arts Center promises to have something for everyone to enjoy. The renovated space will include classrooms, a digital lab, paint and dance studios, an art gallery, an administrative suite, and performance support areas. The new construction will include a 300-seat theatre, the technical theatre infrastructure, elevator and stairs. Combined, the facility will be a highly flexible space, usable for many purposes and events.

Fuquay-Varina Museum at Ashworth Park

Ashworth Park is home to significant historical Town treasures including the J.D. “Squire” Ballentine School, the first Fuquay Springs Post Office, and Centennial Museum. Features include an original tobacco farm, and a playhouse from the Johnson House.

The Parks Of Fuquay-Varina. No matter where you live, a park is always close by!

The Fuquay-Varina Parks and Recreation Department cares for 21 parks with more than 300 acres spread throughout the town.

South Park Splash Playground

The Fuquay-Varina Parks and Recreation Department cares for 21 parks with more than 300 acres spread throughout the town. No matter where you live, a park is always close by. During the warm months, families can cool off at South Park’s 6,000-square-foot splash pad. Join us for cool fun at the Splash Pad. This year, the Splash Pad will have two new water features. The 6,000 square foot pentagon shaped pad features multiple jets of streaming water from more than 35 water features.

Falcon Park

This is one of Fuquay-Varina’s oldest parks, and sits on 5 acres of land. Features include baseball/softball, buildings for rent, multi-purpose field, picnic shelter, playground, and restrooms.

Fuquay Mineral Spring Park

Features include picnic tables, a restored spring house, footbridge, and a walking track. The Mineral Spring, commemorated within Fuquay Mineral Spring Park, was discovered in 1858, and believed to have healing powers as visitors came from far and wide to partake of the mineral waters.

Fuquay-Varina Downtown Dog Park

The downtown dog park sits on 8 acres of land, and is an off leash park for dogs with free admission. The park has sanitary stations, benches, water stations, and plenty of shade.

Library Park

This park is right off Main Street in downtown Fuquay, and is 1 acre, located right next to the Fuquay-Varina Museum complex. Features include picnic shelter, and playground.

The Fuquay-Varina Parks and Recreation Department cares for 21 parks with more than 300 acres spread throughout the town. No matter where you live, a park is always close by. During the warm months, families can cool off at South Park’s 6,000-square-foot splash pad. Join us for cool fun at the Splash Pad. This year, the Splash Pad will have two new water features. The 6,000 square foot pentagon shaped pad features multiple jets of streaming water from more than 35 water features.

Exciting lifestyle amenities in Fuquay-Varina include a Splash Pad, extensive parks and recreation facilities, a dog park, an arts center and a dash more!

The Fuquay area was most known for its mineral springs. The most famous mineral spring was discovered by William Fuquay. He believed it had healing powers, and built walls around it. The water was eventually bottled and sold to local hotels, while many summer tourists came to stay at local hotels, see the spring and try the water. The mineral spring was most famous in the early 1900s.

Those looking to spend time shopping and mingling outdoors can stroll either of Fuquay-Varina’s downtown districts with restaurants, local shops, art galleries, consignment shops and more. Shops in the areas include a boutique floral shop, a local novelty store with hand-crafted décor, a boutique clothing store, a paradise for fans of craft beers,

What was Fuquay-Varina famous for? Originally, visitors traveled from near and far to the quaint little town near Raleigh seeking the healing powers of the Fuquay mineral spring. Discover the majestic Fuquay Mineral Spring Park that gave the town part of its name.

Other Links of Interest

In addition, several towns and cities are in closing driving distance:

Raleigh: Fuquay-Varina, located just 15 minutes south of the capital city, remains a rewarding destination for those looking for day-trip adventure or a weekend getaway.

  • Cary: 15-20 minutes |
  • Apex: 20-25 minutes |
  • Garner: 15 minutes