Living in Fayetteville

Living in Fayetteville

Our PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residency programs are located in Fayetteville, N.C., an “All American City” home to one of the largest military bases in the world and wedged between the beach and the mountains. You won’t run out of things to do in this town known for its history, heroes, and hometown feeling or in the numerous nearby North Carolina destinations including Charlotte, Raleigh, Asheville, and Wilmington. Fayetteville is also perfectly situated for endless travel options with Charleston, S.C.; Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, Md.; and Savannah, Ga. all within driving distance, plus the Fayetteville regional airport and two nearby major airports (RDU and CLT).

Arts and Culture

Theatre, Symphony and Cinema

The region is host to numerous great venues such as the Cape Fear Regional Theatre, Cameo Art House Theatre, Crown Complex, Gilbert Theater, The Arts Council, and the theaters of local universities. Fayetteville is home to several unique groups including Sweet Tea Shakespeare, Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, the 82nd Airborne All American Band, and the Army Rock Band. The All American Holiday Concert is a can’t-miss tradition in the area.


Check out numerous locations with live music, ranging from blues to jazz to country. Among others, Bright Light Brewing Company, Dirtbag Ales Brewery, and Paddy’s Irish Pub feature new artists every weekend. Check out SkyView on Hay, Huske Hardware House, and Cadillac Ranch for live music and dancing. Trivia is a popular weeknight activity at numerous restaurants.

Downtown & Outdoors

Don’t miss downtown Fayetteville’s Fourth Friday with a new theme every month and the best of the downtown businesses open late. Summer activities include Dirtbag Ales Farmers Markets and fresh strawberry/blueberry picking. The Cape Fear Botanical Gardens are beautiful in every season with themed events throughout the year. Outdoor festivals will keep you busy year-round from the Dogwood Festival and the International Folk Festival to the Holly Day Fair, A Dickens Holiday, and the free Fayetteville after Five series featuring live music and great food in the summer. Food festivals are another local favorite including the Annual Greek Festival, Food Truck Round-Up, and Blues-N-Brews.


Whether you want to watch live sports or play yourself there is something for everyone. Segra Stadium – one of the coolest venues in town – is home to the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, a Single A baseball team as a feeder for the Houston Astros. The Fayetteville Marksmen are a minor league hockey team that host numerous themed nights. We also have the Cape Fear Heroes indoor football team.

Fort Bragg offers multiple community leagues for soccer or hockey. You can also try rock climbing at one of the indoor climbing gyms or year-round indoor ice skating. The All American Marathon and Mike-to-Mike half marathon are two iconic races every runner should try at least once.

Heroes, History, & Hometown

For the military buff, visit the Airborne and Special Operations Museum, 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum, and John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Museum. For the history lover, the 1897 Poe House shows a peek into the Southern life in the Early 20th century and the Civil War Trail showcases Fayetteville’s story.

Fort Bragg also hosts numerous events open to the public.

Hometown Extension

Tucked into the northern side of Fayetteville, try treetop adventures, zipline canopy tours, and river floating. If shopping is your thing, check out the numerous boutique businesses in downtown Fayetteville and Southern Pines or the nearby Carolina Premium Outlets.

The surrounding areas offer many additional amenities including resorts, spas, and equestrian events. Tee off from one of the area’s many golf courses, including the world-famous PGA course, Pinehurst No.2, at Pinehurst Resort.

Food and Drink

The region’s variety of ethnic foods are as diverse as the community they serve with many family run restaurants. Try some traditional Italian and Mexican to rival that of any large city or try something new with authentic Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese, Cuban, German, Afghan, and Indian cuisine. Luxury dessert bars and numerous bakeries keep the town sweet. The outdoor dining options of the downtown are great especially during festivals.

Real Estate

Fayetteville and the surrounding regions offer a neighborhood to fit everyone’s needs and preferences.

Downtown & Historic Haymount

Close to Medical Arts, the CARE Clinic, and Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

Terry Sanford

Great school district and close to the Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. The neighborhoods are very established and family friendly.

North Ramsey

Closer to Campbell University and Raleigh with good access to shopping and the main roads.


Numerous apartment complexes with a variety of amenities very close to shopping.

Hope Mills

Suburban neighborhoods with multiple new developments especially near the new I-295 extensions. The town has its own downtown and a community lake.


More rural with land and plenty of privacy.

All these neighborhoods offer a range of rental properties from one-bedrooms in apartment complexes, to condos or townhomes, to private homes with acreage.