For the second year in a row, Fayetteville was named one of the top five best places to live in America by U.S. News & World Report. Of course, what makes Fayetteville a great place to live also makes it one of the best weekend getaways! With year-round events, live music and the best nightlife in Northwest Arkansas, an amazing culinary scene, boutique shopping and attractions for all ages, it’s no wonder Fayetteville has been garnering national attention as a travel destination.
As we embark on a new year, it’s time to dust off that wanderlust bucket-list and start making those 2017 travel plans. While you’re making a list of must-see sites and restaurants, why not plan a “beercation” too? It’s our new favorite word and with brewery themed destinations on the rise in the coming year, Fayetteville, Arkansas is right up there with the big dogs.
Our little corner of the world was just named one of the best places for business and careers. Fayetteville was ranked No. 24 by Forbes magazine in the publication’s 18th annual “Best Places to Live for Business and Careers” list.
In observance of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s 41st wedding anniversary, the Clinton House Museum will host a celebratory open house at the couple’s first home and the site where they married. The event will be held Thursday, October 27, from 6:00p.m. – 8:30p.m. It is free to the public and will feature a replica of the Clintons’ wedding cake as well as food, music and photos of the couple throughout the years.
Miss America The Miss America pageant finals were held in Atlantic City Sunday, September 11, where Fayetteville native and University of Arkansas Student, Savvy Shields was crowned.Shields competed in the talent phase with her signature jazz dance routine and then fielded a question concerning presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Shields is the first UA student to win Miss America since Donna Axum won the title in 1964, and the first Miss Arkansas to win the title since Elizabeth Ward won in 1982, according to the organization’s website.
The new Kessler Mountain Regional Park recently, and it will have an amazing impact on our city for generations to come. The new park is just off of Cato Springs road in south Fayetteville and plans to be an epicenter for sports and activities. It’s 200 acres already boasts 6 full-size lighted soccer fields (each of which can be split into multiple youth fields) and four baseball fields. Future phases of park development plan to include additional baseball and softball fields, new trailhead to the hiking and mountain biking trails on Mt. Kessler, basketball courts, tennis courts, sand volleyball, a playground and an amphitheater. With all of this, the park is changing the game for youth sports and families by providing not only a huge complex for kids to play and host tournaments but a regional hub for family activities that will link our hiking and biking trails to our sports fields.
The Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission has hired Molly Rawn to serve as its executive director. She assumes the role on August 8.
Fayetteville is on a roll with great news and rankings lately! It was recently named the most affordable place to live by U.S. News and World Report.