Simmons Army Airfield
XVIII Airborne Corps
Parham Blvd, Fort Bragg, NC 28310
In Fayetteville, NC, the summers are hot and muggy, the winters are short and cold, and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 34°F to 90°F and is rarely below 22°F or above 97°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 24 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 83°F. The hottest day of the year is July 19, with an average high of 90°F and low of 73°F. The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from December 1 to February 27, with an average daily high temperature below 60°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 34°F and high of 54°F.
The wetter season lasts 3.4 months, from May 23 to September 5, with a greater than 34% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 50% on August 6. The drier season lasts 8.6 months, from September 5 to May 23. The smallest chance of a wet day is 19% on October 30.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living in Fayetteville, NC is 1% lower than the North Carolina average and 6% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Fayetteville, NC, the city’s goods and services are 3% higher than the North Carolina average and 1% higher than the U.S. average.
Getting to Know the Area
Simmons Army Airfield is located at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, NC. The area has a rich history and military background with many museums and monuments dedicated to service members, such as the Airborne and Special Operations Museum and JFK Special Warfare Museum. Fayetteville is a vibrant and modern city that hosts live music nights, night clubs, fine dining restaurants, art galleries, and upscale shopping areas. There are also several beautiful parks, trails, and playgrounds.
Fort Bragg has two large commissaries, two large PX’s, two smaller shopping centers with banks, dry cleaning, fast food options and dine-in restaurants. Throughout the base are gas stations, convenience stores, auto repair shops, movie theaters, skating rink, bowling alley, golf courses, a library, gyms, pools and tennis courts. Additionally, there are a number of outdoor activities to enjoy, such as horseback riding, camping, fishing and hunting.
Some points of interest include Cape Fear River Trail, Cavers Creek State Park, Cameo Art House Theater, Arnette Park, Fayetteville Area Transportation and History Museum, Campbellton Landing, Cape Fear Botanical Garden and Milton E. Mazarick Park.