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Fayetteville Facts and Rankings

Where is Fayetteville?

The City of Fayetteville is located in northwest Arkansas in the heart of Mid-America. Fayetteville is 35 miles from the Arkansas-Missouri border and 25 miles from the Arkansas-Oklahoma border. The city is part of the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area), which is comprised of Washington, Benton, Madison and McDonald counties. 

How Fayetteville Ranks

Fayetteville, AR makes the Top Lists  

  • City of Faytteville was recognized as one of top ten BBQ cities by
  • U of A was recognized as one of 108 elite research universities in the nation
  • US News and World Report ranked the University of Arkansas' Sam M Walton College of Business and the School of Law in the top tier of its 2011 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools.
  • Top 100 Leading Locationf for 2011--Area Development Magazine
  • Best Small Cities for Startups--Business Week
  • #13 Best Places to Launch a Small Business Startup--CNN Money
  • #2 Best Cities for Recession Recovery--Forbes
  • #7 Top College Sports Towns for 2010--Forbes
  • #4 Best Places for Business and Careers for 2009--Forbes
  • #9 Healthiest Housing Markets for 2009--Builder magazine
  • #6 Top College Sports Town for 2009--Forbes
  • #7 Best Places to Live, Work and Play for 2008--Kiplinger
  • #15 Top 100 Metropolitan Areas in the Nation for Businesses and Careers--Forbes
  • #23 Best Performing Metropolitan Areas in Job Creation

Facts About Fayetteville

Average Rainfall 
45 in.
Average Snowfall
10 in