CITY

Fayetteville

POPULATION:

97,697

MEDIAN HOME:

398,900

COUNTY:

WASHINGTON

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January 25, 2024

Pink House Alchemy + Onyx Coffee Lab Named Finalists for Good Food Awards

Onyx earned a finalist spot in the chocolate category and Pink House made the top…
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December 30, 2023

4 Fayetteville Artists Make Paste Magazine’s Best Music List

The year-end list includes music released by local artists Bonnie Montgomery (River), Dylan Earl (I…
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December 11, 2023

George’s Majestic Voted Best Music Venue in Southeast

In November, George’s was named one of five winners in “Hometowns of Consequence” a fan-driven…
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CIVIC

Experience Fayetteville Link

EXPERIENCE FAYETTEVILLE

The convention and visitors bureau for the city of Fayetteville, Experience Fayetteville aims to promote the city as a premier tourist destination by showcasing its unique blend of natural beauty, cultural attractions, and recreational activities.

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City of Fayetteville Link

CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE

A vibrant town in the heart of the Ozarks, Fayetteville is known for its lively arts and music scene, delicious dining options, and abundance of outdoor recreation activities.

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Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce Link

FAYETTEVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

One of the largest and top-performing Chambers in the state, the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to supporting local businesses and entrepreneurs. They provide a range of services and resources, such as networking events, business advocacy, and economic development initiatives to help businesses in the Fayetteville area grow and thrive.

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OUTDOORS

Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks

BOTANICAL GARDENS OF THE OZARKS

Attracting more than 70,000 visitors annually, The Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks has twelve themed gardens and the region’s only native butterfly house. As a member-supported public space, the Gardens is dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and education while providing a community destination for unique nature experiences.

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Wilson Park

WILSON PARK

Located in the heart of Fayetteville, Wilson Park spans across 22.7 acres and is the city’s oldest and most popular park. Featuring the Wilson Park Pool, beautiful pocket gardens, a serene spring-fed creek, a whimsical castle, and a 100 year old Osage Orange tree, Wilson Park is a peaceful place to play and recharge.

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Gulley Park

Gulley Park

This popular 27-acre park includes Niokaska Creek, wide open fields, a pond, and a 1.5 mile paved trail surrounding the park. Every summer, the Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department offers a series of free outdoor concerts featuring family-friendly local and regional talent.

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Lake Fayetteville

LAKE FAYETTEVILLE

With 458 acres of land and 194 acres of water, Lake Fayetteville offers a plethora of recreational activities for outdoor enthusiasts, including disc golf at North Shore Park, a boat dock and marina, multiple softball fields, and boat and bike rental services. Visitors can also explore the stunning Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks. The park features 5.5 miles of nature trails and 4.3 miles of hard-surfaced multi-use trails that encircle the lake.

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Centennial Park

Centennial Park

Centennial Park at Millsap Mountain is a cycling-activated park with state-of-the-art cyclo-cross and mountain biking facilities. Residents are able to access trail infrastructure unlike any other in the region within an area of preserved greenspace connected to neighborhoods and Fayetteville’s existing 53 miles of shared-used paved trails and 56 miles of natural-surface trails.

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Fayetteville Farmers Market

FAYETTEVILLE FARMERS MARKET

Open all year long, the Farmers Market offers the best locally sourced produce, flowers, meats, baked goods, honey, jams, eggs, and juried crafts from the four-county area. All producers at the market grow and make their products within 60 miles of Fayetteville.

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EDUCATION

University of Arkansas Link

University of Arkansas

Thanks to its ‘students-first’ philosophy, the University of Arkansas is consistently ranked among the nation’s top public research universities. With over 200 academic programs across 10 colleges and schools, it offers students a wide range of opportunities to pursue their academic and career goals. The university’s culture is built upon its core values of curiosity, creativity, character, and our shared humanity.

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Fayetteville Public Schools

Fayetteville Public Schools

Recognized across Arkansas and the region as a leader in academic excellence and teaching innovation, Fayetteville Public Schools create a personalized learning experience to help students exceed expectations and achieve their fullest potential in an inclusive and safe environment.

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The New School Link

The New School

This private, independent preK-12 school offers a challenging and innovative curriculum focused on developing critical thinking, creativity, and a love of learning. The New School is ranked No. 1 in the nation by The Best Schools on their list of 50 Best Private Elementary Schools in the U.S.

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Haas Hall Academy

Haas Hall Academy

With campus locations in Bentonville, Rogers, Fayetteville, and Springdale, Haas Hall is a public charter school providing a rigorous, college-preparatory education to students in grades 7-12. The school has consistently been ranked as one of the top high schools in Arkansas and the nation, and its graduates have gone on to attend some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country.

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Jean Tyson Child Development

Jean Tyson Child Development Study Center

A preschool and research facility located on University of Arkansas’ campus, the center provides high-quality education to children from infancy through age 5 and has been recognized as a model program for early childhood education.

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Northwest Arkansas

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NONPROFIT

Ozark Literacy Council Link

Ozark Literacy Council

A non-profit organization dedicated to improving adult literacy, OLC offers free one-on-one tutoring services, as well as English as a Second Language (ESL) classes and basic computer skills training to help adults achieve their goals and improve their quality of life.

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Seeds that Feeds

Seeds That Feed

Seeds That Feed partners with local farmers to redirect surplus food to those in need, enabling thousands of our neighbors to access healthy and nutritious meals. By collecting and redistributing excess food, Seeds That Feed promotes healthier eating habits and reduces food waste, making a positive impact on both our community and the environment.

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NWA Equality

NWA Equality

A nonprofit organization providing programming, education, and advocacy to serve, connect, and empower the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. They provide free HIV/STI testing services, various support groups, resources, and social and community outreach events.

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Canopy NWA

Canopy NWA

Canopy’s mission is to provide a strong support system for refugees resettling in Northwest Arkansas. Their goal is not only to fulfill the basic needs of refugees, but also to equip them with the tools and resources needed to thrive as active members of the community.

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Impact NWANWA GIVES

KEY ENTITIES

Washington Regional Hospital

Washington Regional Hospital

The largest hospital in the region with a network of primary care and specialty clinics, Washington Regional offers a wide range of medical services and is committed to serving communities in Northwest Arkansas through compassionate, high-quality care, prevention, and wellness education.

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Fayetteville Veterans Administration Hospital

Fayetteville Veterans Administration Hospital

A vital resource for veterans in the region, the VA hospital provides comprehensive outpatient services such as counseling, therapy, and access to support groups. Its convenient location makes it easily accessible to veterans living in the surrounding areas.

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Procter & Gamble

Procter & Gamble

P&G is a multinational consumer goods company committed to providing high-quality, innovative products that make peoples’ lives better in small but meaningful ways, every day.

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Bank of Fayetteville Link

Bank of Fayetteville

With five branches in Fayetteville, as well as branches in West Fork, Farmington and Prairie Grove, The Bank of Fayetteville is founded upon community-oriented banking and is committed to the success and well-being of its employees and customers by treating all with dignity, respect, and compassion.

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