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: 47,100

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

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

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. 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.