Fayetteville is a small city in Fayette County, Georgia, just south of the metropolitan city of Atlanta. With a population of just over 16,000, Fayetteville is long on small community charm while still having access to all the amenities of the big city. The city lies just 22 miles from Atlanta and 15 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, recently recognized as the world’s busiest airport. From this airport you can connect with 80% percent of the U.S. population within a two-hour flight.
Fayetteville has an extremely livable climate with January highs averaging 54 degrees and summer highs in the low 90’s. Fayetteville averages around 220 sunny days per year, higher than the national average of 205.
Fayetteville’s roots trace back to a 19th century small agricultural town. Today its residents work hard to maintain much of the charm and culture of those days gone by. There is much to see and experience here by way of connecting with the past. In the heart of the town square sits the Fayetteville Court House. First constructed in 1825, this now stands as Georgia’s oldest surviving Court House. Today it serves as a tourist welcome center.
For those looking for some local fun and excitement there is Fun Junction USA, (formerly Dixieland Fun Park) which is the third largest amusement park in Georgia. Fun Junction USA is famous for its annual Halloween Festival.
Fayetteville prides itself on its forward thinking and long view approach to community planning. This is one of the key reasons the city has a reputation for being an exceptional place to live for people of all ages. In this spirit, municipal planners built a series of trails and pedestrian paths to make Fayetteville a “walkable city.” These multi-use paths connect schools, businesses, and community centers.
Adding to its livable reputation are the greenspace and public parks. The city has added more than 500 acres of open space and parks in past few years alone. For a relaxing walk in lush greenery, there’s Gazebo and Patriot Park amongst the many options.
Schools in Fayetteville are administered by the Fayette County School District. It oversees 24 schools in the district comprised of 14 elementary schools, five middle schools, and five high schools.
Amongst the highest rated schools in Fayetteville are Bennett's Mill Middle School, Christian Academy, Cleveland Elementary School, Counterpane School, Fayette Christian School, and Fayette County High School.
Fayetteville truly is one of those best-of-both worlds places with a vibrant small community spirit without being too far removed from big city amenities. That’s why their unofficial slogan is “close to everywhere but just far enough away.” Given Fayetteville has routinely been recognized as one of the safest communities in the state, it’s not surprising the city is widely recognized as one of Georgia’s most desirable places to live.