CITY

Bentonville

POPULATION:

61,088

MEDIAN HOME:

465,100

COUNTY:

BENTON

IN THE HEADLINES

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July 15, 2024

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Bentonville Ranked Among Friendliest Cities In The South

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CIVIC

City of Fayetteville Link

VISIT BENTONVILLE

The official tourism and travel resource for the city, their mission is to showcase Bentonville’s unique attractions, museums, culinary scene, and outdoor recreational opportunities to help visitors plan their trip.

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Experience Fayetteville Link

DOWNTOWN BENTONVILLE

A private, not-for-profit organization, Downtown Bentonville Inc. works to build and promote a welcoming and lively downtown for all community members. They activate downtown spaces through expertly-executed events, advocate for current and future downtown investments, and amplify the voices of all residents through their digital storytelling platform DWTN Media.

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City of Fayetteville Link

CITY OF BENTONVILLE

A charming and picturesque city nestled in the Ozarks, Bentonville is known for its rich history, thriving arts and culture scene, and outdoor recreation opportunities.

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Experience Fayetteville Link

GREATER BENTONVILLE AREA CHAMBER

A nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting economic development and supporting businesses in the Bentonville area. Through a variety of programs and initiatives, the chamber helps to foster a thriving business community, attract new businesses to the area, and promote the overall growth and vitality of the region.

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OUTDOORS

Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks

COMPTON GARDENS

An oasis in the heart of Downtown Bentonville, Compton Gardens and Arboretum is a peaceful sanctuary of over six acres that celebrates the rich history of Ozark horticulture. Visitors can explore lively woodlands, Champion Trees, native plants, and impressive greenery by foot or bike, and enjoy nature and art on the trails.

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Wilson Park

COLER MOUNTAIN BIKE PRESERVE

A world-class mountain biking destination, the preserve features over 17 miles of multi-use trails for all skill levels, including downhill and flow trails, technical singletrack, and pump tracks. With stunning views of the Ozark Mountains and easy access to nearby attractions, Coler Mountain Bike Preserve is a must-visit for outdoor enthusiasts.

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Gulley Park

Orchards Park

Across from the entrance to the renowned Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the park features walking paths, a wildflower garden, a pond with water foundation, and amphitheater, and a pavilion for picnics, parties, and other gatherings.

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Lake Fayetteville

Slaughter Pen MTB

Offering a unique urban mountain biking experience, Slaughter Pen features 40+ miles of single-track flow alongside the paved Razorback Regional Greenway and by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, where the path is dotted with public art. The bike park system includes trails ranging in difficulty from beginner to expert, with connector trails taking riders between the various hubs of the system. An IMBA Silver Level Ride Center, it’s truly a trail system with something for everyone.

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Experience Fayetteville Link

The Rink at Lawrence Plaza

The Rink is a 7,000 square foot ice skating rink located in downtown Bentonville. In the winter months, from November to February, the chiller is turned on and the concrete pad is converted into the region’s only permanent outdoor ice rink.

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Fayetteville Farmers Market

FARMERS MARKET

Open every Saturday from April through October, the market features a diverse array of fresh produce, artisanal goods, and handmade crafts, the market offers a unique shopping experience that celebrates the region’s agricultural heritage.

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EDUCATION

University of Arkansas Link

Northwest Arkansas Community College

A two-year institution of higher education with an enrollment of over 8,000 students, NWACC offers a variety of associate degrees, technical certificates, and workforce training programs to help students achieve their educational and career goals. As a comprehensive community college, NWACC is committed to providing affordable and accessible education to the residents of Northwest Arkansas.

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The New School Link

Brightwater

A culinary school with a focus on sustainability, entrepreneurship, and innovation in the food industry, Brightwater offers a range of culinary programs, including culinary arts, baking and pastry, beverage management, and food entrepreneurship. With state-of-the-art facilities and experienced faculty, Brightwater is dedicated to providing students with the skills and knowledge to succeed in the rapidly evolving food industry.

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Experience Fayetteville Link

Thaden School

An independent college preparatory school offering a rigorous and innovative curriculum for students in grades 6-12. With a mission to provide students with an education that is both challenging and inclusive, Thaden School focuses on developing critical thinking, creativity, and a love of learning in its students.

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Experience Fayetteville Link

Bentonville Public Schools

One of the top-rated school districts in the state serving over 17,000 students across 22 campuses, Bentonville Schools is committed to providing innovative and inspiring learning experiences.

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City of Fayetteville Link

Founders Classical Academy

A K-12 public charter school committed to providing students with a well-rounded, classical education in the liberal arts and sciences in order to foster intellectual excellence, wisdom, and virtue. The school’s mission is to prepare students to be responsible citizens and lead prosperous lives in a free society.

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Northwest Arkansas

Learn more about Education in Northwest Arkansas

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NONPROFIT

Ozark Literacy Council Link

Boys & Girls Club of Benton County

A leading youth development organization that provides after-school and summer programs for youth ages 6-18. Their mission is to inspire and enable young people to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

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Seeds that Feeds

NWA Children’s Shelter

Committed to serving and supporting children in crisis, the shelter’s comprehensive services include individualized case management, counseling, education, medical and dental treatment, life skills training, and trauma-informed care.

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NWA Equality

NWA Space

A community-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and innovation.

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Canopy NWA

Best Friends Animal Society

A nonprofit organization working to ensure the safety and wellbeing of animals in shelters across the United States. They operate adoption centers, spay/neuter clinics, and advocacy campaigns to promote pet adoption, reduce animal homelessness, and improve animal welfare.

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Walmart Link

Walmart

Walmart, once a small discount retailer in Rogers, Arkansas, has expanded internationally with thousands of stores and eCommerce websites, creating seamless shopping experiences for customers both online and in stores. With a global presence of approximately 10,500 stores and clubs in 20 countries and employing 2.1 million associates worldwide, Walmart continues to bring value and opportunities to communities.

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Sam's Club Link

Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club is a membership-based warehouse club operated by Walmart Inc. With over 600 locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, Sam’s Club provides members with access to a wide selection of merchandise, products, and services at competitive prices.

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Arvest Link

Arvest

As a full-service bank with over 270 branches, Arvest Bank is committed to providing innovative financial solutions and exceptional customer service to individuals, families, and businesses. With a focus on community involvement and employee satisfaction, it has become one of the largest banks in the region.

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