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The Most Criminally Overlooked City In North Carolina And Why You Need To Visit

With two articles both about places to not be after dark and most dangerous towns, many were surprised that the city of Fayetteville somehow didn’t make the list. Fayetteville has a metro population of around 350,000 and located in eastern North Carolina. Many notably know the city for Fort Bragg, a major U.S Army base and installation. When it comes to crime rate comparison, Fayetteville’s is slightly higher than North Carolina’s average, but while some years saw a spike in violent crime, the last two have seen a decrease. Fayetteville is a historic town that’s on the rise. From new restaurants and breweries to the charming town square, you’ll want to plan a visit here.

Other bonuses include close proximity to nearby beaches and beautiful, countryside scenery once outside the city. Do you live here now or want to plan a trip?

While visiting, how about trying out our road trip through the most picturesque small towns in North Carolina?

Emory Rakestraw
Emory was born and raised in North Carolina. She enjoys writing, photography, filmmaking, travel, wine and cheese. You can find more of her work on emoryrakestraw.com