While many Northwest Arkansas cities have grown so much that they press up against once another, Siloam Springs is unique because it’s still a short drive from the region’s larger cities.

Siloam Springs Population: 16,991

Known For: John Brown University, Siloam Springs Kayak Park, Memorial Park & Chautauqua Amphitheater, Simmons Foods headquarters

Median Home Sale Price: $151,100

The city is home to John Brown University, a private Christian college. Located adjacent to the Arkansas-Oklahoma line, Siloam Springs has been recognized as one of the nation’s best small towns.