What is it Like to Live in Fuquay-Varina, NC ?


There are many options to choose from when searching for new homes in Fuquay Varina NC, which led you to the South Lakes new home community. With all of the great amenities and family-friendly atmosphere of the South Lakes neighborhood, it is a perfect fit for you and your loved ones. In this, the first in a series of blog entries detailing all aspects of Living in Fuquay Varina, you get an overview of the great educational opportunities and a look at Weather in Fuquay Varina, also. However, to reassure your decision, one must ask no further questions then, What is it Like to Live in Fuquay-Varina, NC?

Living in Fuquay Varina

Located just 15 minutes south of Raleigh, the town of Fuquay-Varina is one of the quickest growing municipalities across the state. In addition to seeing its population double in the past decade to over 26,000 residents, the consistent flow of new and thriving business in Fuquay-Varina has made the town more alluring than ever. Supporting the positive momentum the town has seen is their consistent climb year-by-year in annual polls including the Fastest Growing Cities in North Carolina, Best Places to Live in NC, and Best Places to Raise a Family in NC, among others, at homesnacks.net.

Fuquay-Varina Schools


Shown is a rendering of the new Willow Springs High School that sits adjacent to the South Lakes neighborhood in Fuquay-Varina

According to the highly accredited staff at niche.com, Fuquay-Varina Schools boast some of the highest “grades” and have some of the most impressive reviews of any located within the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS). Fuquay-Varina Schools have an overall grade of “A-” from the experts at Niche in their “Public Schools” rankings.

This grading is based upon data reviewed in nearly ten different areas, including academics, teachers, health and safety, resources and facilities, and clubs and activities. Summing up the experience at one of the public Fuquay-Varina Schools, a resident noted on niche.com, “Teachers are very concerned for a student’s well-being and invest their time and energy to make sure each and every student can succeed.”


South Lakes Elementary will be the newest among Fuquay Varina Schools when it opens its doors in the Fall of 2020

New Schools By Fall 2020

In addition to the accolades given to the Fuquay-Varina Schools and across the WCPSS, those at the South Lakes new home community will soon enjoy the great educational opportunities with added convenience. Two new WCPSS schools, South Lakes Elementary (K-5) and Willow Springs High School (9-12) will both open their doors for business adjacent to the South Lakes neighborhood by the Fall of 2020.

Weather in Fuquay Varina

In the decision-making process and analysis of What is it Like to Live in Fuquay-Varina, NC, certainly the climate and the typical Weather in Fuquay Varina would weigh into your relocation choice. With an average temperature that varies throughout the calendar from between 33 and 89 degrees Fahrenheit, the mild winters and sun-soaked North Carolina summers, coupled with a scenic and at times spectacular Spring and Fall season consequently gives Fuquay-Varina residents a four-season weather pattern that is comparable to any desirable location nation-wide. Below is a month-by-month look at Weather in Fuquay Varina temperature and precipitation levels.

  • Jan (Low 32, High 51, Pre-4.43) 


    The pristine late Summer Weather in Fuquay-Varina is showcased in this beautiful sunny, September afternoon overlooking the 30-acre lake in the South Lakes neighborhood

  • Feb (Low 34, High 56, Pre-3.6)
  • Mar (Low 41, High 64, Pre-4.44)
  • Apr (Low 48, High 73, Pre-2.98)
  • May (Low 57, High 79, Pre-3.95)
  • Jun (Low 65, High 86, Pre-4.05)
  • Jul (Low 69, High 89, Pre-4.48)
  • Aug (Low 68, High 87, Pre-4.23)
  • Sep (Low 62, High 82, Pre-4.41)
  • Oct (Low 50, High 72, Pre-3.58)
  • Nov (Low 42, High 63, Pre-3.19)
  • Dec (Low 35, High 54, Pre-3.21)

In seeking out the all-important question, What is it Like to Live in Fuquay-Varina, NC, there are many other intangibles to consider in addition to schools and weather patterns. Hence, our next upcoming blog entries will continue to focus on Living in Fuquay Varina and above all continue to give you the insight to make an educated final decision before settling down in the town’s South Lakes new home community.