Fayetteville makes ‘Best Places to Live in Every State’ list

Mural by Jason Jones / File photo

Fayetteville just made another “best places to live” list.

The city last week was listed in the ‘Best Places to Live in Every State 2018’ list released Jan. 19 by Money magazine.

According to the article, the editors of the list looked for “someplace that pairs strong economic and educational performance with affordability, and then ticks other boxes as well: convenience, safety, a pleasant way of life.”

As it tends to do, Fayetteville received high marks in several of these categories, and the opportunities for outdoor activities, the UA, and the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market were listed specifically as reasons the city made the list.

From the article:

Nestled in northwest Arkansas’s Ozark Mountains, Fayetteville is a combination of thriving business community, college town, and outdoors haven. Town culture and the local economy are deeply entwined with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville’s top employer. Other job opportunities help keep unemployment at an ultralow 2.7%. Seven months out of the year, residents can pick up fresh produce at the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market, located at the town square and open three days a week in season.

It’s not the first time Money magazine has recognized the city. It also made the magazine’s “10 Best Places to Live in the South” list back in the fall.

The city also appeared in US News & Word Report’s “best places to live” list last year, and a CNBC-published best place live for millennials list that came out over the summer.

See the full list at time.com/money.