Cities

People who decide to move to Northwest Arkansas discover a great surprise. The average home price in Benton and Washington counties is near $220,000, and the region’s overall cost of living is about 14 percent lower than the national average.

Paychecks go farther in Northwest Arkansas

considering the region’s high per capita personal income coupled with a low cost of living. Those who move from other metropolitan areas often upgrade their housing when they move to Northwest Arkansas.

Each community has its unique qualities, but they are all outstanding. It’s possible to compare cities using this helpful tool. Whether it’s a downtown condo, townhouse in a walkable neighborhood, or family home with a big yard, you’ll find it in Northwest Arkansas.

Best Affordable Places to Live in the U.S.
Best Places to Live in the U.S.
(Northwest Arkansas)
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT, 2019
Best Midsize Cities for Jobs
(Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers)
Forbes
Top Best Places for Riding
(Bentonville, Fayetteville, Springdale, Bella Vista)
Places for Bikes
Coolest Towns in America
(Bentonville)
Matador Network

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Bella Vista

Established in 1917 as a summer resort destination, Bella Vista is a recreational community offering five golf courses, miles of nature trails, and parks for hiking, biking, swimming, and much more.

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Bentonville

Known as the birthplace of Walmart, Bentonville is one of the fastest-growing regions in the country. With the opening of Crystal Bridges and The Momentary, it is an ideal place to call home.

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Rogers 

Rogers is the perfect place to experience both cutting-edge entertainment and a nostalgic downtown square. Find bustling outdoor shopping and innovative dining throughout the city.

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Lowell 

Lowell is the first settlement along Old Wire Road and is centrally located to all that Northwest Arkansas has to offer. It is a growing suburban community, home to many families and commuters.

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Springdale

The city of Springdale is a diverse community, sprawling with parks and recreational areas. It is also home to neighboring headquarters like Tyson Foods, a minor league baseball team, and a museum of natural history.

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Fayetteville

From the arts to nightlife to nature, Fayetteville provides something for everyone. It is home to the University of Arkansas, eclectic restaurants and culinary experiences, and more than 50 parks and natural areas.

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