What you need to know about Fayetteville, AR

Combining small-town charm with a thriving business climate, Fayetteville is located in the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas. Home to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville earned a spot on Livability.com's 2013 Top 10 College Towns list. In addition to its impact on demographics and cultural amenities, the university dramatically impacts the economy as the city's top employer. The area's 70 parks, 40 miles of trails and three lakes make it a great place for outdoor recreation, while theaters and art centers enhance the local entertainment scene.

Top 10 College Towns  2014
Fishing in Fayetteville, AR
Fayetteville, AR caters to anglers with the area's five lakes, three rivers and well-stocked lake tailwater stream.

Digital Magazine

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Population

77,264
Up by 5.74%
Things to do in Fayetteville, AR
Ten Things to Do in Fayetteville AR
112 Drive-In, Clinton’s home highlight the attractions
Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport
Fayetteville, AR Enjoys Good Infrastructure Network
Roads, air, rail, utilities help economy move forward

Nearby Cities

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Cultural Diversity Strengthens Community
An inclusive and welcoming environment enhances Fayetteville's quality of life and makes the city more attractive to businesses, families
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Fayetteville, AR Dining
Fayetteville's restaurants bring plenty to the table with selections as diverse as its population.

Median Home Price

$179,800
Higher than the state average

Housing

Homes Owned 41.36%
41.36% Complete
Homes Rented 58.64%
58.64% Complete

Real Estate

In Fayetteville, Arkansas


Ready to move to Fayetteville? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Fayetteville.
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New Business Initiative Launched by Chamber
New initiative combines tradition with innovation
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Fayetteville, AR Business Overview
Variety of business sectors propel region's economy
Fayetteville, AR Health-Care Overview
Several medical facilities add to community's quality of life
I would put our entertainment district up against any other ones in the country. Our arts offerings continue to grow and our annual events continue to grow and bring visitors to Fayetteville. That has a positive impact on our whole community, from businesses to residents.

Alderman Justin Tennant

Schools

In Fayetteville, Arkansas


The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Fayetteville rates.

Median Household Income

$37,350
Lower than the national average

Business

In Fayetteville, Arkansas


Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Fayetteville.
Students at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville enjoy the area's laid-back lifestyle and natural attractions.
Why Fayetteville, AR Is a Best Place to Live 2015
Ozarks oasis leads the state in progressive policies and quality-of-life upgrades
 University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas
University of Arkansas Provides Major Economic Impact to Fayetteville
The university plays a big role in Fayetteville's prosperity

Residents

Most residents are
10-24 Years old
Fayetteville Farmers Market
Fayetteville, AR Sustainability Promotes Growth, Local Sourcing
Sustainability efforts help residents source fresh local foods
Walton Arts Center
Arts and Culture in Fayetteville, AR
Fayetteville, Ark., has a huge arts and culture scene. Here are a few highlights.
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Fayetteville, AR Restaurants, Cafes and Breweries
Where to chomp, chow and cheers in Fayetteville
Fayettechill in Fayetteville, AR
Fayettechill Clothing Inspired by Fayetteville, NW Arkansas
Living the brand in Fayetteville, the Ozarks and beyond

Health

In Fayetteville, Arkansas


Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Fayetteville.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 46%
46% Complete
Graduated High School 92%
92% Complete

Fayetteville, AR's Rankings

Top 10 College Towns  2014

More About Fayetteville, AR

Ten Things to Do in Fayetteville AR
112 Drive-In, Clinton’s home highlight the attractions
Fayetteville, AR Enjoys Good Infrastructure Network
Roads, air, rail, utilities help economy move forward
Cultural Diversity Strengthens Community
An inclusive and welcoming environment enhances Fayetteville's quality of life and makes the city more attractive to businesses, families
Fayetteville, AR Dining
Fayetteville's restaurants bring plenty to the table with selections as diverse as its population.
New Business Initiative Launched by Chamber
New initiative combines tradition with innovation
Fayetteville, AR Business Overview
Variety of business sectors propel region's economy
Fayetteville, AR Health-Care Overview
Several medical facilities add to community's quality of life
Why Fayetteville, AR Is a Best Place to Live 2015
Ozarks oasis leads the state in progressive policies and quality-of-life upgrades
Fayetteville, AR Chamber Turns 125
Chamber celebrates major milestone
University of Arkansas Provides Major Economic Impact to Fayetteville
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Business and Industry in Fayetteville, AR
Education, medicine and manufacturing pace Fayetteville commerce
Fayetteville, AR Sustainability Promotes Growth, Local Sourcing
Sustainability efforts help residents source fresh local foods
Arts and Culture in Fayetteville, AR
Fayetteville, Ark., has a huge arts and culture scene. Here are a few highlights.
Fayetteville, AR Restaurants, Cafes and Breweries
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Living the brand in Fayetteville, the Ozarks and beyond
Fayetteville, AR Education Overview
Students have multiple choices for strong academics
Fishing in Fayetteville, AR
Fayetteville, AR caters to anglers with the area's five lakes, three rivers and well-stocked lake tailwater stream.
Top Employers in Fayetteville, AR
Fayetteville, AR’s major employers provide a wide range of services while making the region very attractive for businesses and career seekers.
Innovative Startup Companies in Fayetteville, AR
Companies are finding new and different ways to do business in Northwest Arkansas including Fayetteville, AR.