Ranked Top 5 Best Places to Live

3 Years in a Row

Fayetteville, Arkansas is a thriving community with big city amenities and a quality of life true to its historic heritage.

Mission Heights is located at the Heart of Fayettevillle

Just a few minutes from Downtown Fayetteville and sitting at the bottom of Mt. Sequoyah, Mission Heights surely is the place to live.

5 min.

Farmers' Market

A nationally recognized farmers’ market offers local produce on the downtown square, you’ll find other local eateries, bakeries, and a top-ranked public library just a few blocks away.

7 min

Dickson Street

Fayetteville has something for everyone, and if you’re not sure what that is yet, head down to the Dickson Street, home to the entertainment district. You can stroll down Dixon and admire visual art on nearly every block while deciding on a nice candlelit dinner, a locally brewed beer with live music, or if you prefer your food on the go one of Fayetteville’s many food trucks offers a variety of cuisine.

1 min - 20 min.

Parks and Trails

With over 60 miles of multi-use nature trails and 4,300 acres of land, outdoor adventures are easy to find in Fayetteville. You can admire the scenery at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, play Disc Golf at Walker Park, or enjoy the amenities of Scull Creek Trail, which has a 12-foot paved surface, connects to other parks and offers lighting throughout.


Of course, nothing beats the excitement in the air during college football season- Go Razorbacks! Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas, founded in 1871 and Arkansas’ first public university. With an emphasis on cultivating diversity, an educated workforce and improving the business economy, UoA also gives the community a Mascot to rally around!

Fayetteville Public Schools also has nine elementary schools, five middle and junior high schools, and a central high school campus, achieving high standards in both academics and athletics.

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