Nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, Fayetteville is a thriving community of 73,580 residents. As the third largest city in Arkansas, Fayetteville provides all of the resources and advantages of a large city while maintaining a quality of life that remains true to its unique heritage. Fayetteville is the county seat of Washington County, Arkansas.
Historic Downtown Fayetteville is at the center of the community and offers a variety of attractions and events. Enjoy a gourmet meal and listen to live music on Dickson Street, shop at local boutiques and eateries on the town square, experience a Broadway performance at the Walton Arts Center, take a walking tour of Fayetteville's historic homes and businesses, shop for local produce at one of America's top Farmers' Markets, watch the city square transform into a vibrant arts district on the First Thursday of every summer month, enjoy the energizing atmosphere of a Razorback game day, or read a book and browse the internet at our nationally-ranked public library. Shopping and unique restaurant fare are plentiful in Uptown, Midtown, and South Fayetteville.
For those looking to enjoy the natural beauty of Fayetteville, the City has approximately 26 miles of multi-use trails over 36 miles of soft-surface trails, three lakes, 43 athletic fields/courts, a swimming pool, a BMX track, and a skate park. Covering more than 4,300 acres of land, Fayetteville has numerous parks with something for everyone. Visit Fayetteville's beautiful Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, watch the more than 200 species of birds that make their home in the Ozark Mountain hardwood and pine forests, canoe or kayak down the Buffalo River (America's first National River), and backpack in the nearby Ozark National Forest. Fayetteville boasts an impressive span of walking and biking trails that run throughout the city and surrounding mountains. Take your bike along the 36-mile Razorback Greenway Trail System that will soon run from Fayetteville to Bella Vista, linking six downtown areas in Northwest Arkansas, three major hospitals, twenty-three schools, the University of Arkansas, and multiple corporate headquarters.
With a thriving local economy, educated workforce, and loyal customer base, the number of jobs with in Fayetteville is consistently on the rise. Fayetteville is home to the flagship campus of The University of Arkansas has established itself as one of the top public research and academic institutions in the nation. Fayetteville Public Schools are Arkansas's leaders in both academics and athletics, with nine elementary schools, three middle schools, two junior highs, and one central high school. Mix everything together with 200-plus days of sunshine each year, and you'll see why we are proud to call Fayetteville home, where life is great and the living is easy.