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-Attractive downtown
-Low home prices
-Falling crime rates


-Dependence on military
-Hot, humid summers

What Bert Has To Say About Fayetteville Metro Area

Once an important inland port on the Cape Fear River, Fayetteville houses two large military installations, Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base. The two facilities provide the city’s main economic base. The clean, attractive and walkable downtown contains numerous historic buildings and favorably reflects the results of an extensive revitalization program.

Median home prices represent a good value, and there are appealing developments of homes and golf courses as the area becomes more desirable as a retirement destination. The city is well planned for the most part and sprawl is under control. There are some local arts and culture amenities, but overall the town is quiet. Particularly for those who don’t mind a strong military presence, Fayetteville may be a pleasant surprise.

The area at the edge of the Coastal Plain begins to rise into the Carolina Piedmont Plateau. Surrounding terrain is level to gently rolling with agricultural land and mixed forests of pine and hardwood. The climate is mainly humid subtropical with occasional periods of continental influence. Tropical air brings heat and humidity during most of the summer. Afternoon temperatures frequently reach the 90’s, with frequent afternoon thundershowers.

Coastal storms produce rain year-round. The area is sheltered from extreme cold by mountains to the northwest and the warming effects of the Atlantic. Low temperatures are seldom below 20 degrees. There may be some snow and sleet, but most winter precipitation is rain.


Quick Facts About Fayetteville

    The unemployment rate in Fayetteville is 5.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Fayetteville jobs have Increased by 0.06 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Fayetteville's cost of living is 10.30% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Fayetteville's population is 200,439 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -0.36 percent.
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Fayetteville is $104,300. Home appreciation the last year has been -3.60 percent.
    Fayetteville public schools spend $8,968 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.6 students per teacher in Fayetteville.

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God Bless Our Troops
Fayetteville is a transient location. Given it's proximity to Ft. Bragg the roads and the restaurants for that matter are full of young people. Put a 19 year old, likely... (read more)
Fayetteville has major issues (including a bickeri
At this time, I don’t think I would recommend Fayetteville as a “good place to live”. They need to work on a myriad of issues and wheels turn slower than pond water. I... (read more)
Fayetteville probably needs a new city council
I don't think I would recommend Fayetteville as a good place to live at this time. I moved down here from DC and traffic is horrendous. DC may be a snarled mess. But at... (read more)
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