Visit Fayetteville - Best of Fayetteville

Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. The city is centrally located within the county and has been home of the University of Arkansas since the institution's founding in 1871. Fayetteville is on the outskirts of the Boston Mountains, deep within the Ozarks. Known as Washington until 1829, the city was named after Fayetteville, Tennessee, from which many of the settlers had come. It was incorporated on November 3, 1836 and was rechartered in 1867. The four-county Northwest Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area is ranked 105th in terms of population in the United States with 463,204 in 2010 according to the United States Census Bureau. The city had a population of 73,580 at the 2010 Census. At 1,400 feet of elevation, it is also one of the highest major US cites between the western Great Plains and the Appalachian Mountains. Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas, the state's largest university. When classes are in session, thousands of students on campus dramatically change the city's demographics. Thousands of Arkansas Razorbacks alumni and fans travel to Fayetteville to attend football, basketball, and baseball games. The University's men's track and field program has won 41 national championships to date. Forbes ranked Fayetteville as the 18th-best city for Business and Careers in 1997. U.S. News ranked the city as the ninth best Southern city to live and one of the best places in the region to retire. Based in nearby Bentonville, the Walmart corporation has dominated Fayetteville's economy. The city hosts the Wal-Mart Shareholders Meetings each year at the Bud Walton Arena.


Fayetteville is where you would land if you are looking for the University of Arkansas. It is also a business hub. The town is mainly made up of the students of the university. Tourists are mostly seen around the Devil’s Den State Park, the Headquarters House Museum or cheering at the many sporting events in the city. Fayetteville’s entertainment scene is concentrated mainly on the Dickson Street. The Walton Arts Center is one of the most important places on this street. There are theatres and performances houses here as well. Fayetteville Square also serves as a location for summer concerts and farmer’s markets. There is a replica of the Statue of Liberty in front of the Washington Regional Medical Center. The Bikes, Blues and BBQ Festival is also held in Fayetteville. Take a holiday in Fayetteville to know about the beauties of the place.


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Facts and Stats for Fayetteville*

  • Pollution Statistics in Fayetteville

    Know the pollution level of Fayetteville before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
  • Fayetteville: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Fayetteville for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Fayetteville.

    • Burglary and Theft 30 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 32.5 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 22.5 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 20 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 20 (Low)
    • Drug offense 47.5 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 70 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 20 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 15 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 40 (Moderate)
  • Living in Fayetteville - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Fayetteville is 199.32 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 72.7 (High)
    • Climate Index 76.38 (High)
    • Pollution Index 11.21 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 25.67 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 63.36 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.82 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 111.16 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Fayetteville

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Fayetteville

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 42 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 96.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 50.15 USD

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