In Northwest Arkansas great schools, economic opportunities, and low cost of living draw more and more families to make their home here. With nearly 500 miles of Beaver Lake shoreline, multiple state parks, a botanical garden, and impressive regional trails system, national publications routinely rank NWA among the best places to live in the United States. Within this area are some of the most vibrant cities and downtowns. Catch a fly ball at a Northwest Arkansas Naturals game in Springdale, race your bike in Bella Vista, take your sweetheart out for a fun night at a Broadway performance on Dickson Street in Fayetteville, or go shopping at Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers.
You could also visit Polk Square in Huntsville, purchase fresh basil at the farmer’s market in Siloam Springs, and learn about American history through the priceless art treasures in Bentonville’s Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Recreation, shopping, education, natural beauty, sports, arts…Northwest Arkansas prides itself in it all. No matter where your new home is, you’re no more than 30 minutes from a Razorback game, bustling farmers’ and crafts’ markets, extraordinary theater and symphonies, pristine natural beauty, top-notch schools, and busy convention centers.
We welcome you to explore and experience all that’s available in the northwest corner of “The Natural State”. The location of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and the Wal-Mart home office in Bentonville has brought in families from all over the world which has enriched NWA’s diversity and culture. This gives the area a mix of metropolitan and small town – a great place to put down roots.
Each of the local cities offer something special and unique. In Fayetteville, The Walton Arts Center brings great performing artists and entertainers from around the world. Catch a Naturals baseball game in Springdale, or catch a concert at the Arkansas Music Pavilion in Rogers. And, you don’t want to miss Bentonville’s awe-inspiring Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. For updated information about fun destinations and things to do, visit NorthwestArkansas.org and the local news and radio station KNWA.
The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville is the state’s major research university and the flagship campus of the higher education system. Even if you call another alma mater home, the university provides a world of fun things to see and do. Stroll Senior Walk, a pathway with a century of alums’ names etched into it. Beginning at the front steps of Old Main, it stretches more than five miles. Browse fine arts hanging on the Fine Art Building’s gallery walls or take in a play. Dine at Ella’s Restaurant and stay at the Inn at Carnall Hall.
The sports scene at the University of Arkansas can be felt as a tingling excitement in the air on game days. Anticipation is tangible as fans gather to Call the Hogs, tailgate, and cheer on the Razorbacks in men’s football, basketball, baseball, and women’s basketball, volleyball, soccer, and gymnastics.
John Brown University is a private, Christian liberal arts college in Siloam Springs.
Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) is a public, two-year college located in Benton and Washington counties.
Ecclesia College is a four-year Christian work college in Springdale, Arkansas.