Fayetteville Named #4 Best College Town

Published 08/21 2014 03:18PM

Updated 08/21 2014 03:23PM

University of Arkansas
University of Arkansas
FAYETTEVILLE, AR (KNWA)- It's no surprise that Fayetteville is one of the best college towns in the country. It has ranked on several of these lists in years past.

One list that just came out this year from Livability.com puts Fayetteville at number four in "10 Best College Towns 2014." Last year, the city ranked ninth on the same list.

The Livability.com article applauds Fayetteville on its "southern charm," "innovative businesses," and "breathtaking natural attractions."

The ranking criteria for the list includes student population, percentage of 24- to 35-year-olds, affordable housing, walkability, education sector jobs, educational attainment, and entertainment venues.

Here are the cities that made the list:
Ames, Iowa
Logan, Utah
Oxford, Ohio
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Tempe, Arizona
Charlottesville, Virginia
Champaign, Illinois
Moscow, Idaho
South Bend, Indiana
Hattiesburg, Mississipp

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