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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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Fayetteville is a town in Arkansas with a population of 80,552. Fayetteville is in Washington County and is one of the best places to live in Arkansas. Living in Fayetteville offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Fayetteville there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Fayetteville and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Fayetteville are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$186,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$734
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    61%
  • Own
    39%
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Fayetteville Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    386
    283
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    49
    41
  • Robbery
    77
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    572
    500
  • Theft
    3,417
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    402
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$40,013
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Beautiful college town nestled in the Ozark foothills. Great education system, booming economy, good entertainment and nightlife, outstanding trail and park system, and extremely safe. Probably the most progressive and welcoming city in Arkansas by a long shot. Truly one of the best places in America to live! And a wonderful place to move to if you are looking for a smaller town and slower pace than the big city without losing the benefits of living in a more metropolitan area.
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Fayetteville has a wonderful, quirky vibe that has something for everyone. I was not a nature lover until I came here and experienced the beautiful places it had to offer and the experiences that came with it. I love local shops and boutiques (Fayetteville is full of them!) and there is a lot of nightlife and diversity thanks to the university. The only thing I would want to improve is the safety. Overall, it is very safe but in the last few years there have been some crazy things happen. Of course that happens in every city, but it would be nice to see it stepped up a notch!
Located in a region that's experiencing drastic growth, Fayetteville – together with Bentonville, Rogers and Springdale – has transformed from a small town to a center of higher education, culture, commerce and entrepreneurialism. The area known as Northwest Arkansas is the birthplace of Walmart, the headquarters of Tyson Foods and the home of the University of Arkansas, the flagship campus of the U of A system.
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. With dozens of volunteer organizations and nonprofits, there's an abundance of ways to get involved in the community.