Established as a summer resort community in 1965, Bella Vista became one of the state’s largest retirement communities. Since then, the city has transitioned from being a primarily retirement-focused community to welcoming young couples and families.

Bella Vista Population: 28,661

Known For: Golf Courses, Mountain Bike Trails, Lakes, The Mildred Cooper Chapel, the Veterans Wall of Honor

Housing Options: $168,900

Bella Vista residents enjoys seven lakes, a marina, large treed lots, wooded common grounds, seven golf courses, tennis courts, the Mildred Cooper Chapel, parks with playgrounds as well as dog parks, and miles of gorgeous hiking and mountain bike trails. Currently, home to the Blowing Springs and the Back 40 soft-surface trail systems, Bella Vista will soon be home to over 100 miles of world-class trails.