Bentonville draws attention these days for its major quality-of-life upgrades over the past several years, most notably Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (est. 2011) and the Scott Family Amazeum (est. 2015).

Bentonville Population: 51,111

Known For: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Scott Family Amazeum, The Walmart Museum, Brightwater Culinary School, 8th Street Market, Downtown Square, Walmart Stores Home Office

Median Home Sale Price: $261,300

There are walkable neighborhoods throughout the city, including the downtown area where the city’s investments, new restaurants and 21c Museum Hotel have made it one of the region’s most popular places to go after the workday ends. The 8th Street Market is an 80,000 square foot community-focused food hub that hosts an annual food festival, which has put the region on the culinary map nationally. Bentonville is a great city for families as well, with the Bentonville Community Center, as well as the Bentonville Public Library. There’s also a fantastic dog park in a northern area of the city.

Bentonville is home to the corporate offices of Walmart and Sam’s Club, meaning a quick commute for the thousands of employees who choose to live in town. The Walmart Museum provides an interesting and fun history of the company.