Fayetteville Named #4 Best College Town

Published 08/21 2014 12:14PM

Updated 08/21 2014 12:38PM

University of Arkansas, Facebook
FAYETTEVILLE, AR-- It's no surprise that Fayetteville is one of the best college towns in the country. It has ranked on several of these lists in years past.

One list that just came out this year from Livability.com puts Fayetteville at number four in "10 Best College Towns 2014." Last year, the city ranked ninth on the same list.

The Livability.com article applauds Fayetteville on its "southern charm," "innovative businesses," and "breathtaking natural attractions."

The ranking criteria for the list includes student population, percentage of 24- to 35-year-olds, affordable housing, walkability, education sector jobs, educational attainment, and entertainment venues.

Here are the cities that made the list:
  1. Ames, Iowa
  2. Logan, Utah
  3. Oxford, Ohio
  4. Fayetteville, Arkansas
  5. Tempe, Arizona
  6. Charlottesville, Virginia
  7. Champaign, Illinois
  8. Moscow, Idaho
  9. South Bend, Indiana
  10. Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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