The 5 Best Reasons To Live in Fayetteville

As the moving boxes come out in full force during the spring and summer seasons, families all over the country are uprooting their lives for a fresh start somewhere new. Some move for a job change while others are looking to retire in a warmer climate. 

Whatever the reason, if you’re on the hunt for a new home, North Carolina should be at the top of your list! Fayetteville is a hidden gem in this beautiful state, and here are the five best reasons why you should consider making it your future home.

Small Town Living with Big City Convenience

Fayetteville is the perfect mix of small town charm and big city convenience. With a population of just over 200,000, it’s large enough to offer everything you need, but small enough to avoid the hustle and bustle of a metropolis.

There are plenty of restaurants, shopping areas, and cultural attractions to keep you busy. Fayetteville is smack dab in the middle of North Carolina, giving you access to major cities including:

  • Raleigh: 1 hour
  • Durham: 1.5 hours
  • Chapel Hill: 1.5 hours
  • Wilmington: 1.75 hours
  • Winston-Salem: 2 hours

From commuting for work, to taking a day trip to explore, or catching a flight out of a major airport, Fayetteville is the perfect central location.

We should also mention that Fort Bragg, the biggest military base in the country, is located just 20 minutes away. Military families make up much of the local population and contribute to the city’s patriotic atmosphere and rich history.

A Growing Economy

Fayetteville’s economy is closely tied to the presence of Fort Bragg. Many residents of the area work on the base or in one of the many businesses that support it. The military is the city’s largest employer but there are also opportunities in healthcare, education, and retail.

The local economy has seen a lot of growth in recent years, and that’s expected to continue at a steady pace.

Outdoor Recreation

Fayetteville is a nature lover’s paradise! There are dozens of parks, hiking destinations, and recreation areas right in the city, including the Cape Fear Botanical Garden, home to over 80 acres of gardens and nature trails.

Summer activities include swimming, fishing, and canoeing in one of the many lakes or rivers. You can also take a drive out to the coast and enjoy the beach! There are also several golf courses in the area for those who enjoy a round or two (or three!). 

Whatever the season, there are plenty of ways to enjoy North Carolina’s beautiful scenery from the comfort of a new home in Fayetteville!

Rich Cultural History

The city of Fayetteville has a rich history, as the area was home to several Native American tribes before European settlers arrived. Fayetteville was also an important part of the Revolutionary War and the Civil War.

Today, you can explore this history at one of the many museums or historic sites in the area, including:

  • The Museum of the Cape Fear
  • The Airborne & Special Forces Museum
  • Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
  • The Fayetteville Museum of Art

Affordable Housing

One of the best things about Fayetteville is that it’s affordable! The cost of living is quite reasonable, with housing costs 29% below the national average and utility expenses 5% lower than the national average.

If you’re in the market to move, McKee Homes offers new construction homes in a variety of communities throughout the Fayetteville area. We have a wide selection of floor plans to choose from, so you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your family. Visit our Design Studio and discover all the ways you can personalize your new home to make it truly yours.

Need to move right away? No problem! We also have a selection of quick move-in homes that are ready for your family.

Now that you know all the reasons to love Fayetteville, what are you waiting for? Take a tour of one of our model homes and see for yourself what makes this city so special! 

Start building your Life Changing Moment with McKee Homes today!


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