About the Area
Located on the outskirts of the Boston Mountains deep within the Ozarks, Fayetteville is a true college town and home of the University of Arkansas razorbacks. Nearby, the Walmart corporation has contributed to Fayetteville’s economy. Forbes ranked Fayetteville as the 8th-best city for business and careers, and it is also one of the country’s best places to retire. A bike-friendly city known for its hillbilly charm, Memphis-Texas-style BBQ, and its active commercial district, Fayetteville’s West Dickson Street Historic District includes several blocks with unique shops, restaurants, and bars. Check out the Walton Arts Center, TheatreSquared, or the annual Bikes, Blues, and BBQ motorcycle rally that benefits local charities.
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. The city is centrally located within the county and has been home of the University of Arkansas since the institution’s founding in 1871. Fayetteville is on the outskirts of the Boston Mountains, deep within the Ozarks. Known as Washington until 1829, the city was named after Fayetteville, Tennessee, from which many of the settlers had come. It was incorporated on November 3, 1836 and was rechartered in 1867. The four-county Northwest Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area is ranked 105th in terms of population in the United States with 463,204 in 2010 according to the United States Census Bureau. The city had a population of 73,580 at the 2010 Census. At 1,400 feet of elevation, it is also one of the highest major US cites between the western Great Plains and the Appalachian Mountains.
Source – Wikipedia