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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Bentonville is a town in Arkansas with a population of 42,499. Bentonville is in Benton County and is one of the best places to live in Arkansas. Living in Bentonville offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bentonville there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Bentonville and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Bentonville are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$184,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$831
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Bentonville Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    91
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    32
    41
  • Robbery
    16
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    211
    500
  • Theft
    1,467
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    77
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$76,447
National
$55,322
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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This is a great growing city for families! Lots to do, outside and inside, fantastic restaurants, museums, bike trails and a wonderful little downtown square! People are friendly and helpful, it's home to Walmart HQ, so lots of jobs available, affordable housing as well.
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Bentonville sets itself a part with a hometown feel yet exciting places to eat, shop and play. Local museums and activity centers are great for children and we have the best city parks around. Our public schools are top notch and there are plenty of opportunities for employment and housing.
Bentonville is also home to Walmart's corporate headquarters and they offer a wide variety of employment options. We also have Northwest Arkansas Community College which is an excellent 2 year school that's only 30 minutes away from the University of Arkansas.
Overall, Bentonville is a nice place to live. You can count on being safe in this town. Downtown has grown immensely in the past 5-6 years and there’s much more to do. Crystal Bridges Art Museum is beautiful and they often rotate their displays and have travelling exhibits. Traffic isn’t horrible unless it’s rush hour, but this is mainly due to construction. My big complaint is that this town is made more for families or adults with well-established careers. It’s pretty expensive to buy a house in town, which is great if you’re selling, but not if you’re buying. My other issue is the nightlife in this town. If it’s past 9:00 PM and I want to go out, it’s basically pointless because everything closes at 8:00 PM. Our Walmart overlords basically run this town, and it’s quite evident with the Walmart museum being right on the square.