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Fayetteville Livability #524 ranked city in North Carolina#24,111 ranked city in the USARanks better than 17% of areas

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      Living in Fayetteville, NC

      Fayetteville, North Carolina is a highly populated city with a population of 203,670 people. Individuals of White (46%) and Black or African American (42%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of the city. The median age of all Fayetteville residents is 31, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles.

      If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Fayetteville, North Carolina. With useful information like amenities, crime, weather and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Fayetteville and in the areas around Fayetteville is a much easier task.

      Fayetteville, NC receives 62 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #453 in North Carolina and #20,837 in the USA. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Fayetteville has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+) and weather (B). Unfortunately for Fayetteville, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: crime (F), education (F), employment (F) and housing (F).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Fayetteville on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Airborne and Special Ops museum, ZipQuest Waterfall Treetop Adventure, and Cape Fear Botanical Garden.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Fayetteville is actually affordable. The median home price for Fayetteville homes is $127,500, which is 18.8% lower than the North Carolina average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Fayetteville, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.9, which is 12.1% lower than the North Carolina average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Fayetteville area were 7% and 5 year appreciation rates were 0.7%.

      Fayetteville transportation information

      Statistic Fayetteville North Carolina National
      Average one way commute19min24min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.5%81.1%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.2%9.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.8%1.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.2%0.6%
      Workers who walk5.4%1.8%2.8%
      Working from home3.1%4.8%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Fayetteville, NC data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).