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Top 5 Reasons to Call Northwest Arkansas Home

Feb 12, 2020

Northwest Arkansas is one of the best places to live. We admit we may be a little biased (okay, a lot of bias). But, we’re not the only ones who think living here is pretty great. NWA consistently ranks in lists by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, and more for our strong economy, beautiful scenery, and quality of life.

Here are the top 5 reasons you should call NWA home.

#1: They Don’t Call It the Natural State for Nothing.

Ozark waterfall in Arkansas

Surrounded by the stunning Ozark Mountains, we have no shortage of outdoor wonders to explore. Whether it’s hiking/biking over 200 miles of trails, floating down the buffalo river, or having a barbeque on Beaver lake, there is always a way to enjoy the beauty of the Ozarks.

Did you know National Geographic ranked Bentonville #11 on America’s top 20 Mountain Bike Towns?  

#2: A Thriving and Diverse Local Economy

Ever since 1962 when Sam Walton opened the first Walmart in Rogers, the economy of NWA has only grown in size and diversity. People from all over the world come to work for the Fortune 1 company. But Walmart isn’t the only corporation that has its roots in the area. Multinational company Tyson Foods and transportation giant J.B. Hunt both call NWA home.

These companies don’t just do business here, they invest and enrich our community by providing opportunity, diversity, and economic stability.

#3: Affordable Cost of Living

Of course, affordability is based on your perspective. But, NWA has a booming housing market that has options for everyone. And, in comparison to other metropolitan areas, you can get significantly more bang for your buck.

Want to set up a search to watch the market? Simply contact a Coldwell Banker agent and they can customize a search for you!

#4: Endless Family Activities

July 27 2019: Children play outdoors in a park with their parents on a sunny day, with soap bubbles

Wow, there is no shortage of family activities to enjoy in NWA There’s not enough time in a year to check out all there is to do in this region. Here is a shortlist of some of our favorite things to do with our families in the area!

5#: Southern Hospitality is More Than Just a Saying

The people here are incredible! Everyone has heard of southern hospitality, but the wonderful folks in Northwest Arkansas areas are genuinely nice as they are humble. Sam Walton’s character and hard work perpetuate this area. People who relocate here constantly talk about how willing locals are to give advice, help out, or just have a down-to-earth conversation.


If after reading about how amazing NWA is you think you’re ready to make the move, we’ll help you get started! Contact us today to inquire about the services offered.