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Fuquay Varina, NC

Those that are looking to relocate to an apartment near Raleigh, North Carolina certainly have many options from which to choose. Raleigh is the epicenter of a sprawl of suburbs that surround the capital city, as their residents eagerly make use of its seemingly endless offerings of night life, entertainment, and dining. But which to choose? Many towns in the area are rapidly expanding due to commercial success in the nearby Research Triangle, which continues to draw businesses. But even as some towns revitalize their downtown areas and plan new developments, it's all but impossible to plan and develop the natural charm that some cities already possess.

Residents who rent apartments in Fuquay-Varina have found such an area, whose origins and name even suggest a story of romance that may have come from a storybook. According to the town's website, in about 1860, J.D. "Squire" Ballentine was a resident of the area where Fuquay-Varina apartments stand today, and had served as the local schoolmaster before leaving to fight for the Confederate Army in the Civil War. As the story goes, a local woman by the name of Virginia Avery would send him letters during his duty, signing her name "Varina." When Ballentine returned home, he met his admirer and fell in love. When he became the first post-master at the area's new post office, he named the town after her.

Renters in Fuquay-Varina benefit from another legacy of the town's early residents, as the Frenchman William Fuquay was among the area's first settlers, and his great-grandson is credited with discovering a mineral water spring that has been used from everything from tourism to drinking water for many years.

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