2016 Block Street Block Party / Staff photo
They just keep on coming.
Just days after Fayetteville was ranked No. 5 in U.S. News & World Report‘s annual “Best Places to Live” report, the city has topped another national ‘best of’ list.
This time, Fayetteville was ranked No. 1 on Business Insiders’ list of the best places to live where the average home price is less than $250,000.
According to the article, it appears as though Business Insider used the U.S. News & World Report data, and simply filtered and reranked the cities based on the home affordability criteria.
Still, it’s more national exposure and another feather in Fayetteville’s already feather-full cap.
From the report:
Fayetteville sits among the Ozark Mountains and is home to the University of Arkansas’ flagship campus. The surrounding area of northwest Arkansas is home to headquarters for seven Fortune 500 companies including Walmart and Tyson Foods. The city has experienced immense growth, according to a local expert, who said the region has evolved “from a small town to a center of higher education, culture, commerce, and entrepreneurialism.
Fayetteville was the only Arkansas city on the list. Nashville, Tennessee was ranked at No. 7, and was the only other SEC college town to make the list.