Fayetteville is a thriving community of 95,230 residents (2021 Census estimate). As the second largest city in Arkansas, Fayetteville provides all of the resources and culture 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.
Fayetteville has something for everyone: Boutique shopping, a diverse culinary scene, historic neighborhoods, exciting nightlife, live music and fine arts, a nationally-recognized public library, sporting events, community theater and thousands of acres of park land for a wide range of play, including fishing and free concerts. In addition to the exciting events in the city, Fayetteville's location in the beautiful Ozark Mountains – including our lakes, rivers, hiking and biking trails – provides wonderful scenic adventures for people who enjoy the outdoors.
With a thriving local economy, educated workforce and loyal customer base, the number of jobs within Fayetteville is consistently on the rise. Fayetteville is home to the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas, which 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. Mix everything together with a year-round temperate climate, and you'll see why we're proud to call Fayetteville home, where life is great and the living is easy.