A new study by a national nonprofit group says Fayetteville is among the nation`s most livable cities. Partners for Livable Communities, an offshoot of the National Endowment for the Arts, compiled the list of the nation`s 30 most livable cities. The purpose is to highlight cities that have creatively generated economic growth, provided housing, rehabilitated downtowns or planned regionally. The group said Fayetteville was recognized for a mix of positive lifestyle ingredients including job creation and park space, quality schools and below-average living costs. Fayetteville Mayor Dan Coody said the award will help solidified the city`s status as a regional hub for family living.