Welcome to Fayetteville, GA, the Fayette County Seat and home to the oldest surviving court house in the state. Fayetteville is a fabulous place to live with a rich history, a variety of great neighborhoods and great schools.
Fayetteville is conveniently located only 35 minutes from downtown Atlanta and 20 minutes from Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. The award winning Fayette County public schools are some of the best in the state and make Fayetteville a desirable place to live.
The Fayette County Courthouse, built in 1825 four years after the county and town’s founding, is the oldest surviving courthouse in Georgia. The courthouse is located in the center of the Fayetteville town square. Since the construction of a new courthouse, the 1825 building has been adapted for use as the local welcome center. It holds offices for Fayetteville Main Street and the Fayette County Development Authority.
The Old Courthouse Square and lawn are home to several events each year.
The Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House was built in 1855 by John Stiles Holliday, uncle of the western gambler John Henry “Doc” Holliday. Operated as a house museum, it is open to the public, Tuesday – Saturday, as the Holliday Dorsey Fife Museum.
The Margaret Mitchell Library, built in 1948 and named in honor of the author, serves as the headquarters of the Fayette County Historical Society. Among its holdings are Civil War and genealogical records.
Living in Fayetteville, GA
The northern part of the city is more established. Neighborhoods have smaller lots and are a little older with many of the homes being renovated and updated. There is also more shopping and The Fayette Pavilion is an outdoor shopping mall with stores like WalMart, Target, The Home Depot, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Marshall’s, and the Cinemark Tinseltown Movie Theater. Although the area is more built out than the southern part of Fayetteville, you can still find new(er) subdivisions as well.
The southern part of Fayetteville is more rural. Homes are on larger lots, with some on 5 or 10 acres. Since there is more land to build on, you will find newer homes and subdivisions next to homesteads and small farms.
Check out the following video, where I touch upon the pros and cons of Living in Fayetteville. Although we don’t call Fayetteville “Fabulous Fayetteville” for nothing, it is not all sunshine and puppies…
Cost Of Living In Fayetteville GA
When you go to bestplaces.net, you’ll see that Georgia has a lower cost of living than the average United States. However, Fayetteville actually has a higher cost of living than average in the US. Fayetteville’s index is 107, 7 points higher than the US, as the US is indexed at 100.
Why is Fayetteville’s cost of living higher?
It all comes down to desirability. Fayetteville is a desirable place to live, ranked #10 on Homesnack’s 2021 list of Best Places To Live in Georgia.For this list, Homesnacks took into account all the aspects of a good place to live: safety, cost of living, commute time, and even population density.
Fayetteville, Georgia Neighborhoods
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