Bentonville named Top-10 in Southern Living’s ‘The South’s Best Cities on the Rise’

Bentonville named Top-10 in Southern Living’s ‘The South’s Best Cities on the Rise’

“Often referred to as ‘the town that Walmart built,’ this Arkansas hotspot is riding a strong and rising tide. It has become a veritable cultural center, with museums like the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Momentary. An expanding culinary landscape has fostered buzzy ONYX Coffee Lab and restaurants like Conifer and The Hive. It’s no wonder everyone’s talking about Bentonville.”

Coalition of Hip Hideaways Launches to Advance Thoughtful Growth Across Country

Coalition of Hip Hideaways Launches to Advance Thoughtful Growth Across Country

Northwest Arkansas, Colorado Springs, Greater Chattanooga and Missoula today launched the Coalition of Hip Hideaways, a collective of distinct, likeminded communities across the country that are collaborating to accelerate thoughtful growth in all forms. This coalition represents a significant milestone, developed by the Northwest Arkansas Council, and builds on the success of Northwest Arkansas’ Life Works Here campaign, which aims to build awareness and appeal for the region.

5 Locations With the Best Quality of Life for First-Time Homebuyers

5 Locations With the Best Quality of Life for First-Time Homebuyers

Buyers in Bentonville will have plenty of affordable homes to choose from. Inventory levels are high in the area and the median listing price is well below the national level, according to Hannah Jones, senior economic research analyst for Realtor.com. “It’s home to the Walmart headquarters which means that job opportunities and economic growth abound,” she said. “Nearby to the Ozark mountains, Bentonville offers both economic stability and access to picturesque nature.”

Former British prime minister Boris Johnson compares Bentonville to heaven; McConaughey discusses Uvalde at summit

Former British prime minister Boris Johnson compares Bentonville to heaven; McConaughey discusses Uvalde at summit

Boris Johnson, former prime minister of the United Kingdom, told a Bentonville crowd Wednesday he has a more “firm view of the afterlife” from attending the Heartland Summit there, comparing the town to “heaven, absolute heaven” after bicycling along trails there earlier that day. The final speaker was actor Matthew McConaughey of Uvalde, Texas. McConaughey founded the Greenlights Grant Initiative dedicated to improving school safety after the school shooting in his hometown on May 24, 2022, that killed 19 students and two adults.

Bentonville unveils new Airplane Rescue Firefighting truck

Bentonville unveils new Airplane Rescue Firefighting truck

This week the City of Bentonville unveiled their new Airplane Rescue Firefighting truck. This vehicle is designed to handle emergencies involving airplanes and will live at fire station #6 on I St. The ARFF truck was purchased with a grant from the Runway Fund at the recommendation of Steuart Walton.