Fayetteville is a city in Washington County, Arkansas, United States, and is home to the University of Arkansas. The Fayetteville–Springdale–Rogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area's population is estimated at 420,876. The city is the third most populous in Arkansas and serves as the county seat of Washington County. Fayetteville, Arkansas is known as the "Track Capital of the World" for being the home of the University of Arkansas' track and field program which has won 42 national championships to date. It was also ranked 8th on Forbes Magazine's Top 10 Best Places in America for Business and Careers. Kiplinger's 2008 "Best Cities to Work, Live and Play" list featured Fayetteville as #7. According to a 2007 estimate, Fayetteville now has a population of 72,208.
Cities in Washington County near Fayetteville include: Elkins, Elm Springs, Farmington, Goshen, Greenland, Johnson, Lincoln, Prairie Grove, Springdale, Tontitown, West Fork, and Winslow.