7.0 out of 10


36.8493075761892 -88.3656995541297
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"A few fun events make Benton a place to visit!"

Benton is a small town, but it's still known for a few things that make it a lot of fun to visit, and if you really like the feel I'd suggest staying as this is a nice, welcoming town. The first time I visited Benton was for Tater Day, and I'm not the only person whose first, and possibly only experience, with Benton is Tater Day. It's a trade day, and maybe the oldest such day in the US. Basically, people come together to trade/sell all sorts of stuff, like guns and sweet potato slips. As this has become a tourist attraction, there are also rides and such in Benton for Tater Day, so it's a lot of fun for the whole family.

I'd say that's true of the town in general, as it seems very welcoming to families. The schools are also very nice, and while they're not the world's best or anything, they're above average and provide a quality education.

The other that brings in some folks to Benton is on the Fourth Sunday of May each year, as shape note singers come together to sing from the Southern Harmony, which is a song book. I've never actually enjoyed this event, but I've been meaning to and hope to make the trek over to Benton next May for it.

Benton has a fair bit going for it, and the average income is pretty decent, so homes are fairly nice, the town if overall quite clean, and it's very safe. There aren't a lot of restaurants or other activities of that sort of enjoy on a consistent basis, but the yearly events make Benton a good place to live and I recommend at least stopping by for a look!
  • Tater Days is a fun Yearly Event!
  • Safe
  • Decent Economy
  • Not a ton of restaurants
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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