What To Know Before Moving to Fayetteville, NC

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Moving to a new city like Fayetteville, NC, can be exciting but overwhelming. In addition to planning a long visit, finding out as much as you can about the area before you move can be helpful.

At Block & Associates, our goal is not only to help you find the perfect home but also to help you adjust to life in a new area. Here, we’ll highlight some of the many reasons we think you’ll love Fayetteville, NC, as much as we do.


Fayetteville was originally founded as “Campbellton” by Scottish immigrants in 1739. It became known as Fayetteville in 1783 after Marquis de Lafayette. The city is also home to the oldest state university, the University of North Carolina.

Military Town

With Fort Liberty Military Base (formerly Fort Bragg) and Pope Army Airfield just outside of Fayetteville, the city and surrounding areas are home to more than 55,000 military officers and personnel.

Food & Restaurants

Fayetteville has fantastic southern food and BBQ and a variety of cuisines from these stellar restaurants: Antonella’s Italian Ristorante, Luigi’s Italian Chophouse and Bar, Circa 1800, 316 Oyster Bar, and many more.

Cost of Living

Fayetteville is an affordable city with housing expenses estimated to be 29% lower than the national average and utility and food costs 4% lower than the national average.

Here’s an overview of average and median costs associated with the area:

  • Median home price: $320,148
  • Median rent: $973.41/month
  • Avg. energy expenses: $170.10/month
  • Avg. gas price: $3.33/gallon
  • Avg. doctor visit: $130.78
  • Avg. dentist visit: $112.84
  • Cost of a gallon of milk: $2.34


Although it’s not uncommon for Fayetteville to see snowfall several times a year, their winters are relatively mild. Summers can be hot and humid, with many thunderstorms and rain showers. 

Job Opportunities

Fayetteville has a rich job market with many opportunities in leisure and hospitality, construction, manufacturing, and professional services.

In addition to the Department of Defense and Fort Liberty, other major employers in the area include Lockheed Martin, Cape Fear Valley Health System, and Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.


Beautiful neighborhoods with exceptional houses throughout the city include Kings Grant Club, Downtown Fayetteville, Grays Creek, Rockfish Township, Hope Mills, Spring Lake, and more. There are homes at many different price points for individuals and families at all stages of life.

Choose Block & Associates To Help You Find Your Dream Home

For nearly 30 years, Block & Associates has helped our customers make Fayetteville their home. We pride ourselves on understanding the local real estate market and the area’s best neighborhoods, parks, and industries.

If you’re considering a move to Fayetteville, let us help you find the perfect property.

Start your move to Fayetteville by calling Block & Associates at 919-459-6300 today.

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