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An Honest Perspective Posted On: 5/22/2006 6:46:52 PM
Fayetteville is a college town situated in the Ozark mountains of northwest Arkansas. The city and its residents have tried hard to plan a thoughtful town that respects families and business alike. Right now, the rapid population growth of Fayetteville and northwest Arkansas is taxing the roads and civil harmony of the town. Fayetteville has excellent schools, is within a day's drive of many scenic treasures, and offers a highly educated but relaxed populace to mingle with down on Dickson. Summers are a little hot and humid, but the other seasons are mild. I have lived many places in the U.S. and Fayetteville ranks as one of the best.
Just moved after 10 years as a resident Posted On: 10/17/2005 8:15:37 PM
Springdale is a fast-growing middle-class city of 60,000 plus. The traffic conjestion is and will remain a major problem. Poor planning has left Springdale without true core residential, commercial, and industrial lines of delineation. My child attended Springdale public schools, and I found the lower levels quite good, however, Springdale High School is a disjointed venture run by bureaucrats who espose the party line (If you have had the experience of large metro schools, you know what I mean). Fayetteville, just minutes south, exudes charm, community, and central planning. Fayetteville recently had a debate at the University of Arkansas over the issue of Springdale. In the end the issue was settled -- "Springdale is that bad." For those quantitative types, I give it a 5 out of 10:)