Best Places to Live in Arkansas

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What you need to know about Arkansas

All regions of Arkansas provide residents and tourists with top-notch outdoor recreation opportunities such as fishing, boating, hiking and hunting, which accounts for its nickname as “The Natural State.” The capital and most populous city is Little Rock, a hub for government, culture and business. Among the best places to live in Arkansas are Fayetteville, Hot Springs, and Bentonville (headquarters of Walmart). The state’s landmark university is the University of Arkansas, based in Fayetteville, which also was recognized as a Top 10 College Town.

 

Population

2,947,036
Up by 4%
Fayetteville, AR
Fayetteville, AR Is a Welcoming City with Unique Advantages
Discover why this community is an inviting place to put down roots
Fayetteville, AR
Local Flavors in Fayetteville, AR
You won't regret a visit to any one of these highly rated local restaurants.
Fayetteville, AR: Innovation District
Fayetteville Establishes New Innovation District
New downtown district supports creative culture.
Fayetteville, AR
Fayetteville, AR Business Overview
Strong workforce leads to diverse, creative economy
Agritourism is Active In Arkansas
From Wineries and Farm Tours to Trail Rides, the Number of Agritourism Experiences are Plentiful

Housing

Homes Owned 67%
67% Complete
Homes Rented 33%
33% Complete

Median Home Price

$108,700
Higher than the national average
Things to do in Fayetteville, AR
Ten Things to Do in Fayetteville AR
112 Drive-In, Clinton’s home highlight the attractions

Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport
Fayetteville, AR Enjoys Good Infrastructure Network
Roads, air, rail, utilities help economy move forward

Ladies in white dresses pose for a picture at the Hispanic Heritage Festival
Cultural Diversity Strengthens Community
An inclusive and welcoming environment enhances Fayetteville's quality of life.

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Fayetteville, AR Dining
Fayetteville's restaurants bring plenty to the table with selections as diverse as its population.
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New Business Initiative Launched by Chamber
New initiative combines tradition with innovation
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Fayetteville, AR Business Overview
Variety of business sectors propel region's economy

Median Household Income

$41,264
Lower than the national average

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 21%
21% Complete
Graduated High School 84%
84% Complete

Residents

Most residents are
5-17 Years old

Arkansas Top 100 City Rankings

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Fayetteville, AR Is a Welcoming City with Unique Advantages
Discover why this community is an inviting place to put down roots

Local Flavors in Fayetteville, AR
You won't regret a visit to any one of these highly rated local restaurants.

Fayetteville Establishes New Innovation District
New downtown district supports creative culture.

Fayetteville, AR Business Overview
Strong workforce leads to diverse, creative economy

Agritourism is Active In Arkansas
From Wineries and Farm Tours to Trail Rides, the Number of Agritourism Experiences are Plentiful

Ten Things to Do in Fayetteville AR
112 Drive-In, Clinton’s home highlight the attractions

Fayetteville, AR Enjoys Good Infrastructure Network
Roads, air, rail, utilities help economy move forward

Cultural Diversity Strengthens Community
An inclusive and welcoming environment enhances Fayetteville's quality of life.

Fayetteville, AR Dining
Fayetteville's restaurants bring plenty to the table with selections as diverse as its population.

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Treatment and teaching make JRMC the region's pacesetter for patient care

New Business Initiative Launched by Chamber
New initiative combines tradition with innovation

Fayetteville, AR Business Overview
Variety of business sectors propel region's economy

Best Breweries in Little Rock, AR
Little Rock has a lot of passion for fine craft brews

Fayetteville, AR Health-Care Overview
Several medical facilities add to community's quality of life

8 Reasons to Move to Little Rock, AR
Recreation, culture and community give Little Rock an edge

Why Fayetteville, AR Is a Best Place to Live
Ozarks oasis leads the state in progressive policies and quality-of-life upgrades

Fayetteville, AR Chamber Turns 125
Chamber celebrates major milestone

University of Arkansas Provides Major Economic Impact to Fayetteville
The university plays a big role in Fayetteville's prosperity

Business and Industry in Fayetteville, AR
Education, medicine and manufacturing pace Fayetteville commerce

Fayetteville, AR Sustainability Promotes Growth, Local Sourcing
Sustainability efforts help residents source fresh local foods

Fayetteville, AR Arts & Culture
Local cultural offerings add to quality of life

Fayetteville, AR Restaurants, Cafes and Breweries
Where to chomp, chow and cheers in Fayetteville

Fayettechill Clothing Inspired by Fayetteville, NW Arkansas
Living the brand in Fayetteville, the Ozarks and beyond

Best Places to Live in Arkansas