The City of Fayetteville, Georgia is a full-service municipality governed by an elected Mayor and five elected City Council Members. The day-to-day operations of the City are led by an appointed City Manager, who is supported by approximately 180 employees across 10 departments.
Located about 20 miles south of Atlanta, Fayetteville was known for decades as a bedroom community of commuters who worked in Atlanta and at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Good schools, low crime, and high quality of life were major draws as the population grew from about 5,600 in 1990 to 16,000 in 2010. Good schools, low crime, and high quality of life continue to be Fayetteville hallmarks, and according to the 2020 U.S. Census Report, more than 19,000 people now call Fayetteville home.
Nowadays, there are more business opportunities than ever in Fayetteville. Piedmont Fayette Hospital on the city’s west side has attracted many additional healthcare practices and facilities, and the nearby Trilith Studios campus has put Fayetteville on the entertainment industry map. The 146-acre Fayette Pavilion retail shopping complex on the City’s north side remains an important regional draw, and several downtown redevelopment projects are bringing people back to the heart of the City.
Established in 1823, Fayetteville is the county seat of Fayette County.