Fayetteville Arkansas, University of Arkansas--Old Main Overview

Fayetteville Arkansas, University of Arkansas--Old Main Overview
Overview of Fayetteville, AR

Sunday, February 26, 2006

New Books Tout Fayetteville as Great Place to Live

Career Press has recently published two books that add Fayetteville as one of the best places to live in America. "50 Fabulous Places to Raise Your Family" by Kathleen Shaput and "50 Fabulous Places to Retire in America" by Mary and Arthur Griffith, join a long line of such books and articles featured in Forbes, USA Today and others. Shaput and the Griffiths studied factors such as quality of life, safety, dining options, entertainment opportunities, medical facilities, accessibility and services for seniors, crime rate, education, public safety, taxes, real estate, and educational opportunities.

Listings for each community include information such as potential drawbacks, climate charts, tax rates, and real estate averages. Contacts for utility companies, newspapers, chambers of commerce, and a listing of activities and services for seniors are also included.

Fayetteville and NW Arkansas have long appeared on “best places to live” lists in various publications. However, with the increased urbanization, paralyzing traffic jams due to lagging infrastructure, and escalating home prices, the quality of life touted in these articles may be disappearing. Growth is great for the economy, but the increasing cost of living here (like sales taxes of over 9%) may make this area a “not so great” place to live in the near future.

Source: Northwest Arkansas Times, February 9, 2006

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