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: 16,400

Known For: John Brown University, Siloam Springs Kayak Park, Siloam Springs Public Library, Simmons Foods headquarters

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

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