Fayetteville, GA
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Fayetteville has the oldest surviving courthouse in Georgia, which served as the central point of the city where businesses were built in its early days. Fayetteville is known for its historic charm and is home to a handful of museums and a quaint downtown. Fayetteville is a popular location for those looking to live just outside of Atlanta and benefit from quality schools and affordable housing.

Cost of Living

Fayetteville is one of the more affordable places to live in the Atlanta suburbs, with a cost of living only slightly higher than the Georgia and national averages. The median home cost here is lower than the U.S. average, and Fayetteville tends to be much more affordable than neighboring Peachtree City or Tyrone.


Interstate 54 runs through Fayetteville, connecting the city with Peachtree City to the south and I-75, I-85 and I-285 to the north. Downtown Atlanta is about a 40-minute drive north of Fayetteville, and Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is about 30 minutes south. One major bus route, Line 400, provides transportation between Atlanta and Fayetteville.


Fayetteville is part of Fayette County Public Schools, made up of 14 elementary schools, six middle schools and six high schools. The high school graduation rate in Fayetteville is very high, and test scores tend to be stronger than the Georgia state average. Fayette County Public Schools are among the best performing schools in the state, and there are a handful of higher education institutions near Fayetteville, including Point University and Clayton State University.


Fayetteville is a town of rich Southern history that can be enjoyed at its historic sites and museums, like the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum or the Margaret Mitchell Library. The Southern Ground Amphitheater is a scenic outdoor music venue that attracts local and touring bands and performers. Fayetteville has two main public parks, Church Street Park and Patriot Park, home to a veterans memorial, greenspace and walking paths, and the city hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including outdoor movies on the courthouse lawn, 5K community runs and holiday festivals.


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