About Fayetteville

Located in the foothills of the scenic Ozark Mountains and close to metropolitan areas including Little Rock and Tulsa, Fayetteville boasts a thriving cultural scene, easy access to outdoor recreation, eclectic shops, and restaurants that serve everything from comfort food to organic cuisine.

The city is complete with gorgeous trails, running streams, serene lakes and breathtaking foliage, offering something for everyone: nearby hiking and a trail system that runs throughout the city, live music and entertainment on Dickson Street, canoeing and rafting on nearby rivers and water sports at Beaver Lake, local theater offerings, and museums. Fayetteville is home of the University of Arkansas with outstanding research and development capabilities, a world class public library, superior academic facilities and amenities, and the Arkansas Razorbacks.

  • Fayetteville is “one of the country’s best-kept secrets with its thriving economy and a family-friendly atmosphere nestled in the Ozark Mountains.” – Sperling’s Best Places
  • Outside Magazine “Coolest College Towns in the Nations” ranked No. 23
  • Forbes Magazine ranked Fayetteville the 7th best college town
  • Forbes Magazine has also named Fayetteville, Arkansas as one of the best places in the U.S. for businesses and careers.
  • Money Magazine has chosen the Fayetteville area as one of the “Best Places to Live in America”
  • Fayetteville has been featured in Lifestyles Magazine, Southern Living, and The Best Towns in America – A Where-To-Go Guide for a Better Life

With a population of 500,000, Northwest Arkansas is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic regions in the United States. With the beautiful Beaver Lake and the majestic Ozark Mountains that define the Natural state, the northwest Arkansas region, inspired by its surroundings, is the up-and-coming leader in business, education, sports, tourism and arts & culture.

For more information on the Fayetteville Region go to: Explore Northwest Arkansas