Did You Know?


more spent on bicycles than the US average


of residents own their homes


of residents have a smartphone


of residents have dined out in the last 12 months

Awards & Recognitions

America’s 20 Best Mountain Bike Towns – National Geographic, May 2017
Best Places to Live (NWA #5) – U.S. News & World Report, 2017
Best Midsize Cities for Jobs (NWA #2) – Forbes, May 2016
25 Best Small U.S. Cities to Spend the Weekend – Thrillist, May 2016
Best Affordable Places to Live (NWA #1) – U.S. News & World Report, May 2016
Best Places for Minority-Owned Businesses (NWA) – Fast Company, 2016
10 Newest Hipster Neighborhoods – Yahoo! Travel, June 2015
City of Distinction Award – Arkansas Business Magazine, 2014, 2012, 2011
15 Hottest Cities of the Future – Yahoo! Finance, 2013
Downtown culinary scene listed as “one to watch” – Washington Post, 2013
Top 12 Places to Visit – Travel & Leisure Magazine, 2012
Bicycle Friendly Community (Bronze) – League of American Bicyclists, 2012

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A Weekend in Northwest Arkansas

Even before dawn, the robins along the Crystal Bridges Trail in Bentonville, Arkansas, were in full throat. Their songs were so persistent and clear, I wondered whether they were part of a sound installation piped from unseen speakers, joining the other works on the...

Where to Go in Bentonville, Arkansas

A reconstructed Frank Lloyd Wright house opened last November in Bentonville, giving a fresh cultural jolt to this city of 43,000 in the northwest corner of Arkansas. The midcentury gem so far has welcomed about 22,500 visitors. Read more