Fayetteville Ranks Top 10 Places to Live

For the eighth-consecutive year, Fayetteville was named one of the top ten best places to live in America by U.S. News & World Report.

Of course, what makes Fayetteville a great place to live also makes it one of the best weekend getaways! With year-round events, live music and the best nightlife in Northwest Arkansas, an amazing culinary scene, boutique shopping and attractions for all ages, it’s no wonder Fayetteville has been garnering national attention as a travel destination. 

This year, Fayetteville was ranked as the tenth best city to live in the 2023-2024 U.S. News “Best Places To Live.” 

As the article stated, "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.

Nestled in the Ozark Mountains, Fayetteville attracts outdoorsy types with its abundance of state parks, acres of community green space, playgrounds, parks and walking trails. The metro area also boasts a first-class performing arts center, an active local food movement, live music venues and a dynamic festival scene."

Other cities in the top ten were:

  • Green Bay, WI
  • Huntsville, AL
  • Raleigh & Durham, NC
  • Boulder, CO
  • Sarasota, FL
  • Naples, FL
  • Portland, ME
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Colorado Springs, CO

According to U.S. News, cities were ranked on affordability, job prospects and a high quality of life. They also factored in a public survey, U.S. Census Bureau data and rankings of the best high schools and hospitals.

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