8.2 out of 10

Bentonville

36.3598423414625 -94.2396425382491
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
May 17, 2016

"Excellent town for families and retirees."

I've lived on and off in NWA for 25 years and 10 in Bentonville. And in the 10 years I've watched Bentonville grow from a nondescript tiny corporate town to a thriving art and culture community and continuing to grow. My husband and I like the amenities of bigger cities but we are very comfortable here. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is free and amazing! They also host fantastic exhibits all over town. The school are very good and continuing to improve. There are many miles of mountain biking trails throughout the area. It's a very bike friendly town. The traffic is not improving, but there are plans for positive improvements. This is a safe town. At it's worst, it's so cute and comfortable that sometimes we refer to it as our bubble. And it is not very culturally diverse. But I find my neighbors to be intelligent and open minded, usually. And it is continuing to grow in diversity. Politically you'll find both both parties represented here. Aesthetically the downtown square and outlying neighborhoods are renovated and smart. Quite a bit of historical renovation happening now along with new modern architecture, though most Bentonville neighborhoods are slightly craftsman style, or transitional. We are being relocated, but remember this as our home.
Pros
  • great amenities
  • Clean
  • Friendly
  • Safe
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Growing city with a promising future!"

Bentonville, the home of the largest retailer in the world (Wal-Mart) home office is here. Great schools and great food, very friendly town. This is an awesome place to raise children, retire or work. Safe would be a great word for Bentonville. It also has lots of parks and bike and walking trails. Our newest addition is Cyrstal Bridges an Art museum with many walking trails behind it. If your looking for laid back living and a peaceful setting with fun things to do like walking, biking, farmers markets and shopping not to mention our near by lakes for camping and boating this is the place to be.
Pros
  • Clean
  • Friendly
  • Safe
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers

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