Fayetteville LGBTQ City Guide

Fayetteville is a beautiful North Carolina city with a rich history and plenty of southern hospitality. Located close to Fort Bragg, it has a unique military heritage that adds plenty of diversity and many employment opportunities. It is also a city with a vibrant arts scene, plenty of museums, excellent restaurants, and an abundance of options for enjoying the beauty of the outdoors.  If you’re thinking of finding your next home in Fayetteville, chances are, you’ll find plenty about it to love!

A Look at Fayetteville's History

Fayetteville's modern-day history began with two settlements on the Cape Fear River – Cross creek and Campbelltown, both of which were established in the mid-1700s. The towns merged in 1783 and were named Fayetteville in honor of the Frenchman Marquis de Lafayette, who supported the American cause during the American Revolution. The city has grown steadily since its founding, becoming an important center of agriculture and industry, as well as an essential military base. Today, Fayetteville is a diverse, vibrant, and thriving city with so much to offer. For so many reasons, Fayetteville would be a great place to call home.

A Few Fun Facts About Fayetteville

  • Fayetteville is a popular name. In fact, there are 13 of them in the United States – but Fayetteville, North Carolina is the only Fayetteville that namesake Marquis de Lafayette ever actually visited.
  • Putt-putt golf initially started in Fayetteville.
  • Babe Ruth hit his very first home run in Fayetteville in 1914.

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Fayetteville’s LGBTQ Community                                     

Fayetteville is a city that loves and supports its LGBTQ community with a variety of resources, including:

PFLAG Fayetteville

PFLAG Fayetteville is the local chapter of the national PFLAG organization serving the Fayetteville area. PFLAG is the largest grassroots organization of its kind in the country and has 500 chapters with more than 200,000 members in the United States. PFLAG plays a critical role in providing advocacy, support, and resources to the LGBTQ community, and offers monthly support meetings, as well as resources, advocacy, and networking opportunities for the LGBTQ community, friends, and allies.

What's the Weather Like in Fayetteville?

Fayetteville usually has winters that can bring chilly temperatures and some snow, and warm, sometimes humid summers, with fall and spring seasons that also provide plenty of opportunities to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. Throughout the year, temperatures range from a low of 32ºF in January, to a high of around 91ºF in July. Fayetteville receives approximately 45 inches of rain per year and an average of 2 inches of snow.

Can’t-Miss Events in Fayetteville

Fayetteville Pridefest

Fayetteville Pridefest is a can't-miss annual festival that celebrates all that the LGBTQ community adds to the city. The festival includes parties, vendors, music, kid-friendly activities, and more. Don’t miss your chance to join in the fun!

The Best Neighborhoods in Fayetteville

If you’re thinking of making a move to Fayetteville, you will find that the entire city is very welcoming. Unlike some larger cities that tend to have one specific “gayborhood,” the LGBTQ community in Fayetteville is sprinkled throughout the city, so there are many neighborhoods that would make wonderful places to call home.  The current median list price of homes for sale in Fayetteville is around $198,000.

Arts and Entertainment

Cameo Art House Theatre

The Cameo Art House Theatre is a beautiful old theatre – more than 100 years old, in fact. Originally built in the 1920s, it has recently been restored to its original style, and it’s a wonderful place to enjoy a show (or several!) in a unique historical setting.

Cape Fear Regional Theatre

Fayetteville is a city that loves the arts, and one of its can’t-miss theatres is certainly Cape Fear Regional Theatre. Since 1962, the theatre has been one of Fayetteville’s most beloved cultural institutions. The theatre offers a wide variety of excellent performances each year – truly, there is something here for everyone!

Parks and Recreation

Arnette Park

If you’re looking for the perfect spot to spend a beautiful Fayetteville day, you’ll definitely want to visit Arnette Park. With over 100 acres of green space, there is plenty for everyone to enjoy. Whether biking, hiking, picnicking, playing, or just relaxing, it’s a great place to visit.

Cape Fear Botanical Garden

Cape Fear Botanical Garden is the perfect place to enjoy the stunning outdoor beauty in a fun, unique way. The gardens stretch across a stunning 77 acres of land and include scenic views over the Cross Creek River as well as the beautiful Cape Fear River. The grounds are covered in different themed gardens, and visitors can also enjoy a wide variety of interactive and educational exhibits.

Fayetteville Nightlife

On After Bar and Grub

Though not specifically an LGBTQ bar, On After is very friendly and welcoming to all, and offers an excellent selection of drinks and pub grub. It also offers frequent karaoke nights, pool tables, and plenty of cozy spots to relax and have fun.

Louie's Sports Pub

Louie's is one of the most popular nightspots in town and with good reason. It offers great drinks, a spacious patio, games, live music, and plenty of fun. Don't miss your chance to stop by and enjoy yourself on a night out in Fayetteville!

Contact a Fayetteville Gay Realtor Today

If you're ready to make a move to Fayetteville, at, we're here to help you take the first step toward finding an agent who knows and loves the community, and who can help you find a home and a neighborhood you'll love. We're proud to have a network of excellent realtors in Fayetteville, and we would love to help connect you with the right one. Contact a Fayetteville gay realtor today for a free, no-obligation consultation!