We are home to 73,580 residents (2010 Census), and no matter how long you have lived here, there is always something new to do in Fayetteville. With everything that Fayetteville has to offer, it's really up to you to decide what you would appreciate the most.
One-of-a-kind shopping, historic neighborhoods, exciting nightlife, live local music and fine arts, a nationally-recognized state-of-the-arts public library, sporting events, community theatre, and more than 4,300 acres of park land for a wide range of play, including fishing and free concerts, Fayetteville has something for everyone. In addition to the exciting events in the city, Fayetteville's location in the beautiful Ozark Mountains--including our lakes, rivers, hiking and biking trails-- provides wonderful scenic adventures for people who enjoy the outdoors.
You can travel around town easily in a variety of ways. Fayetteville invests in a walkable community. We are also a bike-friendly community. Razorback Transit offers free bus transportation for students and local residents, and Ozark Regional Transit has bus routes throughout key areas of the city. Fayetteville has miles of a very popular and award-winning trail system for pedestrians and bicyclists. Public transportation is also available regionally, such as bus routes that run to and from Northwest Arkansas Community College and the University of Arkansas.
Southeastern Conference sporting events, Broadway shows, world leaders--you never know who will be stopping by for a visit. Popular annual events include Springfest, Lights of the Ozarks, the Joe Martin Bicycle Stage Race, the Annual Washington County Historical Society Ice Cream Social, and the fastest-growing motorcycle rally in the world Bikes, Blues & BBQ. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the Farmers Market and the First Thursday Arts Walk on the Historic Downtown Square.
Community volunteer opportunities abound in Fayetteville. For the past six years, Fayetteville residents were honored statewide as an Arkansas Volunteer Community of the Year. Fayetteville's great asset is her people. We pride ourselves on active citizen involvement and lively debates on public issues. In addition, numerous Fayetteville citizen boards, committees, commissions, and Fayetteville Forward Action Groups consist of community volunteers devoted to giving their time and sharing their expertise on a variety of issues, such as animal welfare, planning and development, environmental action, economic development, transportation, historic preservation, parks and trails, sustainability, arts, education, and the public library.
At this website, you can check the status of a building permit or development application, request a building inspection, pay utility bills, find out about street closings and traffic delays, and contact city staff and departments with questions, concerns, or suggestions. The City also has a Facebook page, an electronic newsletter, live streamed City Council meetings and an online archive of meetings, plus a free subscription e-mail notification service through the City's Fayetteville Alert System.