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Relocating for Walmart? All about Bentonville Arkansas

Real Estate Agent with Collier & Associates EB00054248

Welcome to my blog - I am Nicky Dean (formerly Dou) and I am a Sr. VP and Executive Broker at Collier & Associates in Northwest Arkansas. I have been in the real estate business for over 22+ years and have worked for some wonderful companies including owning and operating a small boutique Real Estate company for 2 years. In a nutshell - I love what I do. I have helped many people relocate to Northwest Arkansas from so many different areas and have gained some wonderful friendships along the way. I am a lifelong resident of Northwest Arkansas and currently reside in Rogers - but the areas I work also include Fayetteville, Springdale, Bentonville, Bella Vista and the Beaver Lake area...   I have ranked in the top 1% of ALL Realtors in Northwest Arkansas since my 3rd year in the business. I was the #1 Realtor in Northwest Arkansas in 2014, 2015 & 2016 and in the top 1% ever since. 

Enough about me - I want to hear more about YOU!  EMAIL me @ nicky@soldbynicky.com  if I can help with your relocation to Northwest Arkansas! I currently live in Bentonville but have lived in Rogers, Cave Springs, Fayetteville and grew up in Springdale. I know all areas of NWA and I would be honored to be your REALTOR. 

I wanted to write this BLOG post for those of you moving to or from Northwest Arkansas including (but not limited to) those transferring for Walmart or a Vendor of Walmart. I have assisted many families relocation process that work (directly or indirectly) for Walmart. Most of the time you are "assigned a Realtor" and I will probably not be the one they "assign to you" as I usually work with families who want to work with me or by referral only. However you do have other options - most of the families I have worked with have either been referred to me or found me online way before they were "assigned their Realtor". I also work with several "headhunters" from across the country because they are always very happy with how I treat their clients. I am certified with most all of the relocation companies out there including SIRVA, CARTUS & CAP RELO & WEICHERT and all you need to do is to let your relocation director know that you would like to work with me. If they need any additional information they can call or email me. I have found that many people do not know that they have this choice.

479.236.3457 | nicky@soldbynicky.com 

All about Bentonville, Arkansas  

Rich in history, blessed with stunning scenery, and offering wonderful opportunities for outdoor sports and recreation, Bentonville is a city on the move. Part of the vibrant Northwest Arkansas region that ranks among the fastest-growing in the US, this charming city of almost 50,000 draws deeply from its pioneer roots and Ozark heritage. Family-friendly neighborhoods and its intimate historic Downtown reflect the city's small-town and rural community values, yet Bentonville welcomes newcomers and supports business, and is full of excitement about the future. 


Bentonville is Benton County in the Ozark Mountains, in Northwest Arkansas. It is located at an elevation of 1300 feet in the gently rolling wooded hills and deep valleys of the Ozark Mountains. Bentonville is 20 miles from Fayetteville, 77 miles from Springfield, MO, and 96 miles from Tulsa, OK. 

Interesting Facts/Historic Buildings and Places 

In 1836 Benton County was established as the first county in the state of Arkansas, with Bentonville as County Seat. Through the intervening decades, many of them tumultuous, Bentonville has maintained its historic character and still boasts 72 historic buildings and homes within its city limits, including the well-known Peel House Mansion and Historical Gardens. 

The Peel Mansion was built with meticulous care in 1875, using the best local materials and craftsmen. With his wife Mary, Colonel Samuel West Peel, a pioneer businessman, Indian agent and Confederate soldier who became the first native-born Congressman from Arkansas, raised their nine children on the farm and apple orchard surrounding the house. A splendid example of an Italianate mansion, it has been beautifully restored and furnished with extraordinary period furniture and embellishments to create an authentic early Victorian ambience. 

In addition to its historic and scenic charms, Bentonville has become famous as the home of the founders of Wal-Mart and the site of their first retail outlet. The original Wal-Mart still stands in Bentonville's town square, serving as a visitors' center to illustrate and remember Wal-Mart's history, its rural roots, and the philosophy of its founders, who exemplified the small-town virtues of frugality, hard work, and dedication. The front of the premises recall an old-time "five and dime" store, while the rooms in back form a kind of museum housing relics and mementoes marking the stupendous success of the Walton family and their company.  

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville is one of the foremost art museums in the United States. Set in gorgeous Arkansas woodland, the stunningly designed Museum is the brainchild of Alice Walton of Wal-Mart fame. Most of the 25,000 square feet of gallery space houses masterworks of American art from the colonial period to the present day. The Museum also features a 250-seat indoor auditorium, areas for outdoor concerts and public events, sculpture gardens and walking trails, and exhibits of Native American art as well as the work of regional artists and special collections from national art institutions. 

Nicky and Madison Dou at Crystal Bridges Art Museum in Bentonville, AR


Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the world's largest service and retail corporation, has its headquarters in Bentonville, and many large and small companies (including some listed in Fortune 500) have regional offices in Benton County to support their accounts at Wal-Mart. The huge Tyson Foods Corporation- the world's largest meat processor- is located in nearby Springdale. The economy of Northwest Arkansas is booming, with rapid population growth and many new businesses being established, including high-tech and knowledge-based industries. Unemployment is so low as to be practically non-existent.


Bentonville is a rapidly-growing town in an area experiencing high population growth and economic expansion. Its real estate market currently favors buyers, with a very wide range of homes available in all price ranges. There is growing interest in upscale residential developments and gated communities in the area, including some fabulous lakeside and golfing communities. Some of my favorite neighborhoods include Chapel Hill, Aurora, Scissortail, Lochmoor Club, St. Valery Downs, Oak Tree, Shadow Valley, Pinnacle, Hyde Park, Versailles, Clarendon, and many others. For more details on specific neighborhoods in Bentonville - contact Nicky directly @ 479-236-3457. 

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