Downtown Fayetteville Neighborhood in Fayetteville, NC
Downtown Fayetteville Neighborhood
Downtown Fayetteville is a historic neighborhood known for its down home charm and the cultural opportunities of a big city. Housing in the area includes older houses, new custom homes, and condominiums. For renters, Downtown Fayetteville is the heart of Fayetteville, where apartments and luxury lofts have all the modern amenities. The downtown area is pedestrian friendly. Residents and visitors have access to restaurants, shops, and cultural events.
Public and private schools in the Cumberland County School District are in walking distance. Students can commute to Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville State University, and Methodist College. The Cumberland County Public Library began with a meeting of the Fayetteville Library Society and has served the community since 1793.
Most Fayetteville residents depend on their automobiles for transportation, but for public transportation, FAST buses serve the community. The Fayetteville Regional Airport has daily flights to transportation hubs in Charlotte, Atlanta, Dallas, and Fort Worth. The city has an Amtrak station and a Greyhound bus depot.
The Cape Fear Valley Health System is the largest non-government employer in Cumberland County. The Cape Fear Valley Medical Center is a long-term acute care and urgent care facility.
Self-guiding tours of the historic houses and landmarks in Downtown Fayetteville are available through brochures from the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors’ Bureau. The Historic Poe House was designed in the East Lake style and is a house museum, which was restored to show life in the late 19th and early 20th century. Built in 1897, the house belonged to Edgar Allen Poe, a local brickyard owner who is not related to the famous writer.
The Cool Springs Tavern is the oldest structure in Downtown Fayetteville and is designed in the Federal style. In 1789, the tavern housed delegates who were in Fayetteville to ratify the United States Constitution.