Fayetteville, AR, known as the "Track Capital of the World", was recently ranked on Forbes' top 20 list as one of the best places for business and careers. Home of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville is a fun-filled college town surrounded by the Ozark Mountains that is ideal for young professionals and college students. Rent an apartment here and you can take part in this lively football community's contagious energy.
President Thomas Jefferson acquired the area that would later become known as Fayetteville in the Louisiana Purchase in 1804, although the territory wasn't officially established until 1828.
Today, the city's population surpasses 73,000, and residents renting apartments here enjoy attending the University of Arkansas' myriad of athletic events, particularly the infamous Razorback's football, baseball, and basketball games.
Outdoor enthusiasts will be happy to know that the Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department maintains 70 parks and outdoor attractions, including the picturesque Botanical Garden of the Ozarks.
If you're in the mood for a fun night out on the town, take a stroll down Dickson Street, where the Walton Art Center, Arkansas' main entertainment center, is currently located. In addition, the city's annual motorcycle rally Bikes Blues and BBQ is located on Dickson Street, and given the city's reputation for unbeatable BBQ, this is an event that you will not want to miss.
Fayetteville Historic Square is also a must-see part of the city, and contains restaurants, shops, and a farmers' market that runs from April to November, as well as a Block Street Block Party and a holiday-themed Lights of the Ozarks Festival, complete with pony rides, hot chocolate, and celebratory music.
Fayetteville prides itself as a bicycle-friendly city. In terms of public transportation, Razorback Transit is a free bus system serving the University of Arkansas, and Ozark Regional Transit is a broader transit system for students and non-students alike.
This city is known primarily as a college town. Many of the residents here attend The University of Arkansas. Northwest Arkansas Community College is close by as well.
The primary industries driving Fayetteville's local economy are in the education, healthcare, and government sectors, with University of Arkansas, Washington Regional Medical Center, and Washington County Government among the primary employers.