Fayetteville, North Carolina: Historic Military Town Goes Green

by Carson BuckMarch 17, 2017

Settle Down in Fayetteville, North Carolina

Fayetteville, North Carolina is unlike almost every other city in the United States. Why? Because Fayetteville is part of the nation’s first ever Military Sanctuary Community. In Cumberland County, white and blue road signs signal Sanctuary – a small collection of cities that honor military civilians, veterans, and active-duty personnel by providing local services that range from job placement for soldiers’ spouses to free childcare.

Fayetteville’s former Mayor, Anthony G. Chavonne, claims that, “Around [Fayetteville], we don’t just give lip service to ‘support the troops’, we live it every day.” Curious to learn more about the patriotic town of Fayetteville, North Carolina? Read on to learn what makes Fayetteville, North Carolina a great place to call home.
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Getting to Know Fayetteville North Carolina

Best known as the home of Fort Bragg, a historic and monumental U.S. Army installation, Fayetteville is predominantly known as a military town. But today’s Fayetteville is more than a patriotic locale. Today, the city is pushing boundaries for sustainability, and it’s becoming a highly desirable city to set down roots in North Carolina.

Per Homes.com internal search data over recent months, “the number of listings on Homes.com in Fayetteville has grown by 20% since October 2016.” With a rise in home listings, real estate trends show that families and young professionals are eyeing Fayetteville as a safe, green city to call home. So could Fayetteville North Carolina be the next place you call home?
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Neighborhoods in Fayetteville

A fundamental starting point for getting to know any city is learning about the neighborhoods. In Fayetteville, neighborhoods outside the downtown area are preferred by most families for lower crime and greater green space. At Homes.com, here are a couple neighborhoods that we know are on the rise in Fayetteville, NC.

Buckhead – Set along Buckhead Creek, this residential neighborhood is one of the most sought-after area for homes in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Enjoy quick access to nature and an easy drive (or walk) to all of the city amenities you need. If you love the outdoors, check out this Columbus neighborhood, and pay a visit to this unique custom home set in the heart of Buckhead for a taste of what living in this Fayetteville neighborhood is like.

Brookshire – Located on the west side of town, Brookshire is trending for young families looking to put down roots. Located just south of Fort Bragg, in Brookshire, you’ll find even more home for your money in a very desirable area. For less than $180,000, you can buy a beautiful five-bedroom home, like this modern, open-floorplan home. With affordable homes, residential charm, and easy access to the city, Brookshire is a great neighborhood in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
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Understanding Schools in Fayetteville, North Carolina

Another hot topic for those looking to relocate — what are the schools like in Fayetteville, North Carolina? Fortunately, Cumberland County has strong schools to offer its residents, particularly for elementary education. Vanstory Hills Elementary, a public, K-5 school known for its small class sizes, received the top 10 out of 10 rating from Great Schools.

Parents, too, offer high praise for Brit David, claiming that, “the principal is always interacting with the kids and giving them positive feedback – even just walking down the hall [and] everyone who works there goes out of their way to make sure it is a positive learning environment!” Stoney Point, Long Hill, and E Melvin Honeycutt Elementary Schools are also revered as great primary schools in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
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Sustainable Living in Fayetteville, North Carolina

Sustainability is also on the rise in Fayetteville. In efforts to sustain and improve the city, local organization Fayetteville Beautiful is spearheading a city initiative “to encourage our citizens to create and maintain a cleaner and more beautiful Fayetteville.” The organization conducts city-sponsored events that range from an Annual Citywide Cleanup to neighborhood association benefits.

Each effort is part of a broader, community-driven push to make Fayetteville a green city that will be a great home for residents for decades to come. So, don’t delay! Start your search for your Fayetteville home with Homes.com today.
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About The Author
Carson Buck
Carson is a real estate agent based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Carson loves data and market research, and how readily available it is in today's world. He is passionate about interpreting these insights to help his clients find and buy their perfect home. Carson got into the real estate industry because he loves the feeling of handing over the keys to a new home to happy clients. In his free time, he works on his backyard bonsai garden and spends time with his wife, Julia.

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