Fayetteville, NC –   The 2012 Carolina Lifestyle Survey conducted by CarolinaLiving.com ranked Fayetteville as the #13 most preferred town in North Carolina.   In 2011, Fayetteville ranked #16.


The Carolina Lifestyle Survey annually surveys 4,000 families planning vacation sites to explore primary and secondary home opportunities.


“It’s no surprise that Fayetteville is climbing on the list,” says John Meroski, Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau(FACVB)  President and CEO.  “We have worked hard over the last decade to bring to market what the consumer is seeking.”


Fayetteville, which celebrated its 250th birthday in 2012, is a three-time winner of the National Civic League’s All-America City award (1985, 2001, 2011).  For the last 10 years, the National Arbor Day Foundation named Fayetteville a “Tree City USA.”



Carolina Living is a twice yearly lifestyle magazine and a website, www.carolinaliving.com.
Both the print and online editions focus on readers looking to relocate or retire in North or South Carolina. Topics covered include jobs, taxes, climate, cost of living, where to live, travel and retirement.

The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, not-for-profit organizationresponsible for positioning Fayetteville/Cumberland County as a destination for conventions,sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visitwww.VisitFayettevilleNC.com  or call 1-888-98-HEROES. Fayetteville/Cumberland County is the America’s first military sanctuary. Through the Army’s Army and other volunteer groups, our citizens and businesses are dedicated to “watching over those who watch over us ©.”



Melody Foote

Director of Communications


Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

245 Person Street

Fayetteville, NC 28301

P: (910) 483-5311

F: (910) 484-6632


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