A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$183,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$712
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%

Fayetteville Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    374
    0
  • Murder
    6
    0
  • Rape
    49
    41
  • Robbery
    68
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    517
    1
  • Theft
    3,465
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    438
    0

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,432
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    11%
  • 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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Fayetteville Reviews

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Fayetteville, a Sprawling city nestled in the Ozark mountains, has something to offer everyone! Love the outdoors? Fayetteville is just a fifteen minutes from Beaver Lake, with its beautiful scenery and enchanted trails. Enjoy shopping? Fayetteville is home to the Northwest Arkansas mall. Did I mention the night-life? Visit the legendary Dickson Street, which is home to many lively bars and restaurants, and quaint little shops. Fayetteville, Arkansas is a diverse city with much to offer!
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Great small town feel with big city opportunities. Great schools, safe & affordable neighborhoods, and tons to do from farmers markets, to festivals and concerts, to arts, nature and sporting events. Some of the most beautiful, scenic sites hidden all throughout the town. I've lived all over the world and the only thing missing from Fayetteville is proximity to the beach! Voted top 10 best places to live several times over the last decade.
Fayetteville is a great city! Located in the heart of northwest Arkansas, and nestled in the Ozark Mountains, this little town packs a big punch. It is a college town just a short drive from Bentonville, the home of Walmart, and is home to the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. The town is overflowing with school spirit, and state pride. It is completely connected with bike trails, and has several wonderful parks. The nightlife is awesome, and there are several community-oriented festivities every year. Fayetteville is very supportive of local businesses, the community, and the environment. This wonderful city has so much to offer for every type of person.