With the home office of Walmart located here, in addition to several Fortune 500 companies having offices in the area, it's not surprising that Bentonville, Arkansas has a thriving economy, low unemployment and a reasonable cost of living. Beyond plain economics, though, is a wonderful, family-friendly, down-home community with the backdrop of the beauty of the Ozarks and a variety of lovely neighboring cities including Rogers, Fayetteville and Springdale. Here's a good look at what you can expect in the Bentonville area:
Finding Apartments for Rent in Bentonville, AR
When you haven't had a chance to spend a great deal of time in an area or checking out apartments, it can make choosing one very difficult! It's easy to see why Bentonville is such a popular destination to move to. Whatever your interests are, you're sure to find something to please you in the area, whether you're an outdoors type, love to shop, are interested in the cultural offerings of the area or just want a quiet place to raise your kids. So why not take a weekend trip and fall in love with Bentonville and the Ozarks?
Top Neighborhoods in Bentonville, AR
It's hard to pick a top neighborhood in Bentonville, because the city as a whole has so very much to offer! With low crime rates, low cost of living and an ever-expanding number of subdivisions, there really are no areas that have specific problems. Your best bet is to cater to what your needs and wants are, so downtown is great for someone who likes being able to walk to great shopping experiences and dining, while the area around the Walmart offices would work well for someone working regularly with those offices. Schools in Bentonville are very good, with only a few elementary schools receiving an average rating instead of high marks.
Shopping, Dining and Nightlife in Bentonville, AR
With a variety of shows regularly occurring at the Walton Arts Center, well over 100 eateries including everything from fast food to fine dining and a variety of international tastes, and ready access to a number of different malls, big box stores and a fabulous downtown shopping experience for unique items, it's easy to find something to do in Bentonville! There are a number of events in the area every year, including street fairs, farmer's markets, art walks, charity events, concerts, plays and other gatherings. But beyond Bentonville, there's also three neighboring towns with a number of opportunities for dining, shopping and evening entertainment.
Sports in Bentonville, AR
A thriving sports center, Bentonville has a number of sports you can either watch or participate in. From nearby golf courses that are some of the best in the state, running race weekends and events to rafting or floating the clear, pure waters of rivers in the Ozarks and experiencing the miles of hiking trails in the area, there's always something to keep you active. If you're looking for a more sedentary activity, there are PGA golf tournaments in the area, local tennis competitions, basketball games and soccer, as well as a number of collegiate-level sports in the area.
With a beautiful climate, dozens of miles of park trails in the region and a similar number of local, state and national parks to enjoy, it's easy to get outdoors and enjoy the beautify of the Ozarks. With dozens of lakes, rivers and streams within an easy drive, it's also an excellent spot for water sports of all kinds, including fishing, boating, rafting, canoeing, swimming or just enjoying a quiet afternoon by the water.
Cultural Attractions in Bentonville, AR
Bentonville is a thriving cultural center for the Ozarks, from preserving historical sites, heritage skills still in practice and a range of art galleries, festivals and other offerings. There are a number of folk and fine art establishments in the area, including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, which is situated on a 120 acre park, the 1875 Peele Mansion and Heritage Gardens with a beautiful Italianate Victorian home on the property, and the Museum of Native American History with the largest collection of artifacts in the South.
The area is also well known for its many art festivals, including War Eagle Mill's Fall Craft Festival, which draws well over 130,000 people every fall, in addition to Bentonville's First Fridays, farmer's market, the Art and Culinary Festival and so many more offerings! The Arkansas Philharmonic and a number of other groups regularly play in the area, and a number of small community and college theaters offer a variety of plays throughout the year.View Apartments in Bentonville, Arkansas
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