Living in Fayetteville
Fayetteville, Arkansas is ranked #5 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Places to Live
"People from all over the world call Fayetteville home. Newcomers often comment on the friendliness of Fayetteville residents. People wave and smile at each other in the street, and community events are well-attended...
Nestled in the Ozark Mountains, Fayetteville attracts outdoorsy types with its abundance of state parks, acres of community green space, playgrounds, parks and walking trails. The metro area also boasts a first-class performing arts center, an active local food movement, live music venues and a dynamic festival scene."
- U.S. News & World Report
In 2015, U.S. News & World Report named Fayetteville as the #1 Best Most Affordable Place to Live. Fayetteville was also recognized by Business Insider, with the city topping the list of "25 best places to live where the average home costs less than $250,000."
Livability has listed Fayetteville as a Top 10 College Town and a Top 100 Best Place to Live. Fayetteville is home to Arkansas's oldest music venue, features an expansive trail system, and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is just a short drive away. Lonely Planet has even named Northwest Arkansas No. 7 in a list of U.S. destinations to visit.
Northwest Arkansas is home to the headquarters seven Fortune 500 companies. Fayetteville was ranked number 24 in Forbes' "Best Places for Business and Careers." In fact, DataFox named Fayetteville as the 3rd best place to start a business. Fayetteville provides the resources of a large city, yet boasts the culture and atmosphere of a small town.