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: 27,000

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

Housing Options: Homes for rent/sale, apartments for rent/sale

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.