Community May 30, 2022

Things to do in NWA Small Towns!

Jul 29, 2021

Northwest Arkansas is growing at a rate that we can barely keep up with! These small towns are no exception. We are going to start with some of the small towns surrounding the two towns we have already talked about, Fayetteville and Springdale. These towns have much more going on than just a booming Real Estate market.

Prairie Grove

We begin with the small town of Prairie Grove. In this town of about 4,300 people, a growing housing market isn’t the only thing to look for in this hidden gem. They have a wonderful aquatic park with several slides perfect for kids, as well as classes more suited to adults. Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park is also located here and serves as a historical site documenting Civil War battles that happened along the Missouri-Arkansas state line. This state park is used for periodic reenactments, festivals, and fairs each year.


Next, we move closer to Fayetteville into Farmington. This is the closest suburb to Fayetteville making it an easy commute for people to work in the city but want a larger yard or a smaller town, suburban feel. As for things to do closer to home, check out Sweet Scoops Blender Bar. This ice cream shop is perfect for people of all ages with so unique offerings. Instead of the waffle cones, they offer ice cream in a “bubble wrap”; a more airy lighter version of the waffle cone. For the adults, they have alcohol-infused ice creams that are sure to hit the spot, such as bourbon vanilla bean or raspberry limoncello sorbet. After that, you can stop at one of the local boutique shops. These stores range from home goods to clothing and have unique finds that won’t be available at big box stores.


Rounding out the tour through just a couple of our charming small towns is, Johnson. This quaint town is just north of Fayetteville. This town has famous meats all of its own at the legendary. Wright’s BBQ. Wright’s recently earned their famous BBQ sauce onto Sam’s Club store shelves! They usually sell out, even at the box stores, so if you see this famous NWA sauce, better pick up a bottle! If you are looking for a beautiful historical hotel to take you back in time look no further than the Inn At The Mill. This hotel has all the modern amenities you would want with the historical flair. Just minutes from the Fayetteville Mall and Downtown Fayetteville, this boutique hotel is perfect for a weekend getaway.

Up next we will continue on our guided tour of NWA and we will visit Siloam Springs. Look forward to a kayak park, good food, and much more! For any tips on Northwest Arkansas, call your local community expert and REALTOR® today!