TIME Money names Rogers as the Best Place to Live in Arkansas. Previously, both Rogers (#14) and Fayetteville (#45) were named in Money’s Best Places to Live in America list.
Using data from the Best Places to Live in the U.S. list, TIME Money took another crack at the numbers to generate a list of the Best Places to Live in Every State.
Critical factors that landed Rogers in the top spot included beautiful scenery, a sense of community, affordability, safety, convenience, and a bustling economy.
“Looking for career opportunities? Rogers might be a good bet for you. The area saw a 2.9% increase in jobs from 2010 to 2017, and will grow another 7.8% in the next four years, according to Moody’s Analytics. The city’s impressive growth earned it second place in Forbes’ 2018 ranking of the best midsize cities for jobs. While 22% of the workforce is employed in manufacturing and construction, Rogers is also home to the first Walmart store opened by Sam Walton. (Today, the corporate giant’s headquarters resides in neighboring Bentonville.) Aside from jobs, Rogers also boasts 218 clear days per year, providing ideal weather to explore one of the city’s 24 parks.”