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Fayetteville NC, 28311
Fayetteville NC, 28303
Fayetteville NC, 28303
Come see what Cumberland Towers has to offer today! We offer desirable and modern one, two, and three bedroom apartment homes. You will find value here like no other place as well as upscale features! conveniently located near military bases, Cape Fear Hospital, downtown Fayetteville and Hope Mills. Don't forget how close we are to shopping malls and the shopping district as well!
Fayetteville NC, 28306
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Overview of Fayetteville
This charming town located in the southern part of the state has won several "All-America City" awards due to it being a city active with its citizens and providing a friendly, hometown atmosphere to visitors. With a population of more than 200,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, Fayetteville has maintained all the small-town Southern hospitality that citizens have come to appreciate and enjoy. With a community diverse in culture, a historic downtown, beautiful parks and several nearby colleges and military bases, there a plenty of reasons why so many people are seeking Fayetteville apartments for rent.
Living in Fayetteville, NC
Merged from two small towns into one city after the Revolutionary War, the newly chartered city of Fayetteville was named after Frenchman Marquis de Lafayette, who was instrumental in the American patriot movement in the United States during the Revolution. According to the North Carolina History Project, Fayetteville was the political center of the state in its beginnings. The University of North Carolina was charted, the General Assembly was formed, North Carolina's state lines were determined, and the state's first Senators were selected in Fayetteville during the years following the American Revolution.
During the 19th century, Fayetteville was a regional hub for exporting goods and services. After a fire that destroyed much of the city in 1832, Fayetteville residents rebuilt the downtown with the historic brick structures you see today. Before the Civil War, the city's main exports were flour, lumber and wheat. After the war, Fayetteville was on the forefront of African-American education when it adopted three institutes of higher learning for newly-freed slaves.
In the early twentieth century, Fayetteville began to operate as one of the most important military cities in the country after the largest Army base in the U.S., Fort Bragg was constructed. In the past 50 years, Fayetteville has become a sprawling metro area due to its growth in the retail service and military sectors.
Fayetteville Work and Study:
Boasting an unemployment rate of 4.5 percent, according to the city's website, Fayetteville is a great place to find Fayetteville rentals due to its career opportunities. The famous military institutions in the city, Fort Bragg and nearby Pope Air Force Base, make up the bread and butter of the region's economy. However, Goodyear Tire Co. and the Cape Fear Valley Health Center also make up a large chunk of the work opportunities here.
Fayetteville has become somewhat of a college town, especially for military students looking to expand their horizons. Fayetteville State University offers one of the best engineering programs in the state, and Methodist University is a private institution that offers small class sizes and a diverse student body. Many students also seek their education at Fayetteville Technical Community College, a centrally-located campus that offers many degrees and accreditations.
Rentals in Fayetteville, NC and Cost of Living
As of 2011, CNN ranked Fayetteville as one of the Top 10 best places to live in the country due to its low crime rate and strong job growth. Fayetteville also enjoys a low cost of living index with a score of 90.3, nearly 10 points lower than the national average. As of 2009, the median gross rent in the area was $789 per month and the median household income average increased more than $3,000 per year from 2000 to 2010, according to the census.
Fayetteville Attractions and Special Events
Fayetteville enjoys warm weather throughout much of the year, so the residents here often enjoy outdoor festivals, but perhaps the most anticipated one is the Dogwood Festival held every spring to celebrate the beautiful dogwood trees and their gorgeous blooms that are peppered throughout the city. Held in the historic downtown area, this festival has been promoting live music, local food, art shows and community togetherness for over a quarter of a century.
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