Average Hi/Lo Temps:
Winter 23 / 50
Spring 37 / 76
Summer 63 / 89
Fall 37 / 81
Average Annual Precipitation:
Rainfall …………44 inches
Elevation: 1400 feet
Fayetteville is located in Northwest Arkansas, only 25 miles from Missouri and 20 miles from Oklahoma.
Travel times to major cities:
Fort Smith, AR - 1 Hour
Branson, MO - 2 Hours
Tulsa, OK - 2 Hours
Springfield, MO - 2.5 Hours
Little Rock, AR - 3 Hours
Oklahoma City, MO - 3.5 Hours
Kansas City, MO - 4 Hours
Wichita, KS - 4.75 Hours
Memphis, TN - 5 Hours
Dallas, TX - 5.5 Hours
Fayetteville AR is home to the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas
Washington County: 225, 477
Northwest Arkansas MSA: 501,563 (Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers & Bentonville)
Arkansas: 2,915, 918
Note: statistics based on 2016 census data
Personal property and real estate taxes are about 1%. Sales tax is 9.25%
The Office of Sustainability, a rarity among small cities in the United States, was created in 2007 to partner with city divisions to promote and incorporate ecological practices into city projects and planning. A Sustainability Plan for Fayetteville is in the process of being developed for future use.
Fayetteville is a member of the Green Valley Network, a non-profit coalition that fosters collaboration and commercialization of sustainability technology.
Fayetteville boasts a constantly expanding trail system that currently covers 129 miles of paved and off-road trails throughout the city. Additional miles for future tails have been identified to continue connecting Fayetteville neighborhoods and parks. Click here to get a map of our trails. And here to get a trail guide.
Click here to learn more about making Fayetteville your home.
The county seat was located in the geographic center of Washington County, which was then much larger. First called Washington Courthouse, the name was changed to Fayetteville within six months because of confusion with Old Washington in south Arkansas. Fayetteville got its name from Fayetteville, Tenn., the original home of two commissioners who helped located the county seat.
Many historic buildings are still standing in the older part of the city. Click here to find a listing of the places you can visit. And, for a map of all our walking tours, click here.
To find more information about the history of Fayetteville, visit fayettevillehistory.com.