Fayetteville Named One of Best Places to Live by U.S. News and World Report

 August 10, 2020

Fayetteville is experiencing remarkable growth, along with the rest of the Northwest Arkansas region. Nestled in the Ozarks, Fayetteville has earned a reputation as a hot spot for business, education, and entertainment.

U.S. News and World Report ranked Fayetteville as one of the top five places to live in the United States for the fifth consecutive year. U.S. News analyzed 125 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on five key ranking criteria: desirability, value, job market, quality of life, and net migration.

University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

For those that call Fayetteville home, it’s not hard to see why the town continues to be ranked as one of the best places to live.

Home to the state’s largest institution of higher education, the University of Arkansas brings a unique livelihood to Fayetteville. The Fayetteville community rallies behind the beloved Arkansas Razorbacks and looks forward to welcoming students to campus every fall.

Located between the historic downtown square and the University of Arkansas, Dickson Street boasts a variety of restaurants and entertainment venues, including George’s Majestic Lounge, the longest-running live-music venue in Arkansas.

Dickson Street

The charming downtown square is home to locally owned businesses that thrive from the support of residents. In the heart of downtown is the Walton Arts Center and TheatreSquared, entertainment venues that offer world-renowned productions and first-class productions.

Minutes from downtown, Fayetteville residents enjoy countless opportunities to enjoy the region’s beauty. The city’s extensive trail system includes the 36-mile Northwest Arkansas Razorback Regional Greenway that connects the downtown areas of neighboring cities.

Fayetteville was not the only Arkansas city to rank as one of the best places to live. Little Rock took the 88th spot, receiving high marks for value and job market.