Five facts you should know

Less than two miles from downtown Fayetteville is the Savoy Heights neighborhood. Established in 1960, the neighborhood has been home to many Black residents in the city.

Now, the residents in the neighborhood are worried they are beginning to see some early signs of gentrification as some older homes are being sold and new homes are being built with higher prices.

Current and former residents of the neighborhood have raised some concerns about the area and want to see Savoy Heights preserved and protected as change looms.

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1. Where is Savoy Heights actually located in Fayetteville?

Many people in Fayetteville know of Savoy Heights because of its close proximity to the Haymount Historic District. The two neighborhoods are separated by parts of Hay Street. Haymount starts at the bottom of the hill where Hay Street and Bragg Blvd meet.

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