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Northwest Arkansas--A Great Place to Live!
Northwest Arkansas is a great place to live. I know because I relocated here with my family about 12 years ago and have not regretted it. We were looking for a small town, but not too small, for quality of life reasons. Fayetteville Arkansas filled the bill.
With the University of Arkansas as a mainstay of the city, Fayetteville is the cultural center of NW Arkansas. Other nearby communities include Bentonville (home office of Walmart), Springdale (home office of Tyson Foods), Rogers (adjacent to Beaver Lake) and Bella Vista (traditionally a retirement destination but now with many younger folks living there as well).
The area is beautiful--nestled in the Ozark Mountains, the terrain is very hilly and wooded. The climate has 4 seasons (very mild winter compared to Northern Minnesota where I grew up), and there are only 2 really hot months in the summer (thank goodness for air conditioning!).
Another picturesque community is Eureka Springs, a traditional tourist destination from about 100 years ago. This is an artist community with many small shops and Victorian style bed and breakfasts, in addition to the usual hotels.
Fayetteville has received recognition in many publications (Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, among others) for being in the "top ... more
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