A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$161,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$750
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,547
National
$53,889
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

    1 Township Reviews

    8 reviews
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    Garfield's a very small town in Northwest Arkansas. It's largely utilized as a pitstop for people traveling to one of the larger towns on either side. As such, there are only a few businesses or places to work there. Most people there are retirees or commuters. There's a Dollar General, one or two restaurants closer toward the lake, a local candy store, and the Short Stop Grill in the gas station. I guess someone could technically live off of stores just there, but fresh fruits or vegetables require going to the next town. Most people there commute at least once a week for groceries. That being said, the Short Stop Grill and Martin Greer's Candies have awesome stuff and are definitely focal points for the tourism that comes through.
    Review 1 Township
    Again, small town for retirees and commuters. So employment opportunities are very low. Largely just working at a couple mom/pop places, and even then just for the younger crowd to save money for going away to college or the like. Though, with the intended changes for the town from recent pushes in legislation, opportunities could very well expand in the next 5-10 years. Till then, most try to find work in the next town.
    There's one restaurant out by the lake nearly half an hour away from the heart of town. I've heard good things about its food, but not its management. There's the Short Stop Grill - a great little business famous for its ice cream and food options. During the summer, they can have as many as a dozen orders in the queue. And then there's Martin Greer's Candies - a famous tourist stop for old fashioned candies. Other than that, pretty much nothing.