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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    C
Fairfield Bay is a town in Arkansas with a population of 2,537. Fairfield Bay is in Van Buren County. Living in Fairfield Bay offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Fairfield Bay and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$110,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$918
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    227.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    45.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    181.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    408.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,317
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    90.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    0%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    4%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    49%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Fairfield Bay

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,153
National
$55,322
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Fairfield Bay Reviews

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A retirement community with beautiful houses and landscape. One of my favorite parts of living here has always been waking up early on sunny mornings, looking out our living room window, and seeing the sparkling lake underneath the horizon. Lack of people my age has been an on-off problem, but the recent influx of tourists has been remedying that. Watching this city grow and thrive has been an exciting experience!
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Retired here in 2017 from Hawaii and couldn't be happier. Quiet, safe, beautiful, friendly people and great outdoor recreation opportunities. Can't beat the cost of living, especially housing.
Nice place to vacation. A little hard to live here with kids. There are few options for sitters, but also no nightlife to speak of so who needs a sitter, really? Ha! Limited grocery options, not great dining... but it's beautiful and peaceful. Always a lovely view!