Neighborhood

Fayetteville: Beyond a College Town

Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas. It is on the outskirts of the Boston Mountains, deep within the Ozarks. The city is located within the county that has been home of the University of Arkansas since the institution's founding in 1871. When classes are in session, the thousands of students on campus drastically change the city's demographics. Forbes ranked Fayetteville as the 8th-best city for "Business and Careers," and U.S. News ranked the city as one of the best places to retire, making it an ideal location for students, recent college graduates, and retirees. Fayetteville's culture is a combination of a Southern city and college town. The city derives a cultural identity from the U of A, exhibiting many trademarks of a college town such as a prominent arts and music scene, a college-oriented bar/restaurant district, and many progressive residents focused on issues such as environmental sustainability. Whether you're a college student looking for a good time or a retiree searching for a tranquil environment, Fayetteville will be able to put a smile on your face!