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What Fayetteville is like for active adults

Fayetteville is a small city of about 200,000 in south central North Carolina.  The city is the home of one of the largest army bases in the U.S., Fort Bragg. The 82nd Airborne is headquartered here.  Fayetteville State University's presence makes this a college town. Although the military is by far the biggest economic and cultural force in the area, there are many retirement communities in the area, as well as many retirees who are former military. Photo of Cool Spring Tavern courtesy of Wikipedia and KMayner78.

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Where to Live & Real Estate Values

There are some active communities in the area (see active communities link at right). Home prices in the second quarter of 2015 was $159,900 according to the National Association of Realtors.

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What is special about this retirement community
Home to Fort Bragg, the 82nd Airborne, and the U.S. Army Special Operations Command.  It is a very friendly place for military families.
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What is not special about this retirement community

The crime rate is very high.

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What kinds of people like retiring here
Former military people will feel right at home in Fayetteville.
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Local economy is driven by
Fort Bragg and Fayetteville State University drive the local economy.
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Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is about 41 degrees with the average July temperature 80 degrees.

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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Fayetteville is considered the world's first sanctuary for soldiers and their families. Time Magaziine recognized the community as "America's Most Pro-Military Town".

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The crime rate in Fayetteville is very high, more than double the national average.

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Medical facilities

Cape Fear Valley Medical Center; Fayetteville VA Medical Center

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Fayetteville has a commercial airport, Fayetteville Regional/Grannis Field. I 95 runs through town, and there is an Amtrak station.
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Valuable Links
Fayetteville Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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  • State: NC
  • Environment: Small-mid Sized City,
  • City Population: 100,001+
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 121+ (very high)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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1. Rating: 3.3/5 ( 18 votes cast)

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6. Rating: 3.3/5 ( 6 votes cast)

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8. Rating: 3.9/5 ( 11 votes cast)

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10. Rating: 2.9/5 ( 8 votes cast)


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