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

Latest News

Bentonville Ranked #7 Best Places to Live

Money magazine has ranked Bentonville at No. 7 on its list of Best Places to Live, published in September 2019. The magazine limits its list to no more than four cities per state and no more than one per county. Bentonville climbs into this ranking on the heels of...

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