Local Spotlight: Fuquay-Varina

On a recent drive, Southern City rolled through the ever-growing Wake County town of Fuquay-Varina and stopped at a few spots for photos of the activity. It’s a vision of a successfully managed town. Even in the winter cold, the town of about 35,000 residents showed plenty of foot traffic for the lunch hour, with patrons popping into hip spots like one of the local breweries—Aviator Brewing among the well-known ones there—or any of the locally-owned cuisine spots. The local arts center was hopping, as were the jazzy coffee houses and plentiful park spaces. As one of the few towns in NC with a hyphen in its name, Fuquay-Varina lives up to its billing of a place with “A Dash More.”