One of 12 municipalities in Wake County, Fuquay-Varina is the county’s most southern municipality. Its natural geographical location provides many added benefits for both residents and businesses. The Town is located near major interstate highways including I-40, I-85, and I-95, as well as North Carolina Highways 42, 55 and 401 that all converge in Town and offer direct access to downtown Raleigh, Raleigh-Durham International Airport and the world-famous Research Triangle Park. One of the United States' largest military installations, Fort Bragg is located south along NC Hwy 401 in addition to being within a day’s drive of nine other military bases.
The proposed southern portion of the I-540 Triangle Expressway will be extended through Fuquay-Varina’s northern US Hwy 401 gateway. Construction began in 2019. This southeast extension will complete the 540 Outer Loop around the greater Raleigh area. The Southeast Extension will link the towns of Clayton, Garner, Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs, Apex, Cary, and Raleigh. The project will increase the capacity of the existing roadway network and divert traffic from secondary roads in areas experiencing substantial growth.
The Town has a total of approximately 12.2 square miles. The Town’s residents are served by six public schools (K-12) and are strategically located near North Carolina’s second largest community college, Wake Technical Community College. The Raleigh/Durham International Airport is approximately 36 miles away and is serviced by both a freight railway service. Fuquay-Varina has one of the lowest property tax rates in Wake County of $0.395 per $100 in assessed value.