Fayetteville – Home to the University of Arkansas and much more
Fayetteville, Arkansas (located in the northwest corner of the state) is a fun and unique mix of cool college town, thriving business community, outdoor-lovers Mecca and cultural/arts center. We’ve been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of the top five smaller towns in the country to live and work …. and everyone knows we’re the only place where the Razorbacks run wild. Woo Pig Soooiee!
What others say about Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas
Northwest Arkansas has always been known for its natural beauty but it’s also world headquarters for some of the largest companies in their fields: Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Tyson Foods and JB Hunt. With the opening of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, NWA is fast becoming known for its thriving art community.
Here’s a sampling of the accolades Fayetteville and NWA have garnered.
Top Retirement Destination, featured in “8 Terrific Towns for History Lovers” – 2012 Where to Retire Magazine
#23 Best Performing City 2011 by Milken Institute
Top 100 Leading Locations 2011 by Area Development
USA Today ranked Fayetteville Public Library one of the Top Libraries in America 2011
Top 100 Place to Live in the United States 2011 by Relocate America
Shine Superstar Award 2011 by Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission
Distinguished Service Award 2011 by Council for Public-Private Partnerships
Triple Winner in 2011 by the America In Bloom program:
• 50,000-150,000 population category
• Turf & Groundcover
• Greatest Number of Years in AIB
# 9 Most Affordable U.S. City by The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER)
Washington Regional Medical Center named 2012/2013 Consumer Choice Award Winner by National Research Corp
Money magazine included Northwest Arkansas in its list of 100 Best Places to Live.
Forbes magazine’s annual list of the 200 Best Metro Areas for Doing Business placed Northwest Arkansas in its top 10 of major metropolitan areas.
MSN.com ranked Northwest Arkansas as the best low-cost area in the nation in which to live and work, saying “access to culture and the beauty of the surrounding mountains and lakes has helped land [NWA] the title of one of America’s Most Livable Cities.”
The Milken Institute also placed Northwest Arkansas in their Top 10 Best Performing Large Metros list for the third time.
Northwest Arkansas was ranked 10th on the 2011 Most Livable Bargain Markets list published by MSN Real Estate & Bert Sperling of Sperlings Best Place
Northwest Arkansas Ranks 15th for Growth from ’00-’10 by the US Census 2012