I’ve lived in Northwest Arkansas (NWA) for over 25 years. My passion for the beauty and amenities of this area continues to grow. I invite you to explore the abundant treasures in NWA. Explore, enjoy and maybe you’ll fall in love with NWA too.

NWA is consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the country. We have good schools, an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities, high quality of life, family friendly values, job growth, vibrant regional initiatives like the new Razorback Regional Greenway and educational and cultural resources like the Amazeum and Crystal Bridges Museum.

Here are just a few of my favorite places in Northwest Arkansas:

  • Fayetteville Public Library was the first LEED rated building in Arkansas. Come enjoy this beautiful and innovative library.
  • Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has quickly become a regional star for its powerful blend of modern art, unique design and natural beauty. General admission is free.
  • The Razorback Regional Greenway is a new 36 mile trail system that connects 6 downtown cities in the NWA metro area. You can now bike from Bentonville to Fayetteville on a safe, scenic and fun trail with lots of opportunities for food and drink along the way.
  • The Scott Family Amazeum recently opened to rave reviews. Your kids will love all the interactive displays and exhibits. Come play, explore and be amazed!
  • The Walton Arts Center is another regional treasure with performance art to thrill and entertain from Broadway shows to modern dance, children’s programs, jazz, comedy and much more.
  • Devil’s Den State Park is another beautiful recreational area with hiking, camping, caves and creeks to explore.
  • The Buffalo River; America’s First National River. Enjoy its scenic views, clear water and ample hiking and camping.

Arkansas schools are making great progress and have received positive headlines lately. For 2015, Arkansas had 102 schools ranked in the U.S. News Best High Schools rankings, including one gold medal school, 23 silver medal schools and 78 bronze medal schools. Haas Hall Academy in Fayetteville won the Gold Metal ranking.

 

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The Northwest Arkansas area is blessed to have a relatively stable and resilient economy. As of 2013, the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) of NWA was ranked in the top 10% nationally. This is in large part to the University of Arkansas and large companies like Wal-Mart, JB Hunt and Tyson Foods that are based in NWA. Population, job and income growth have rebounded nicely since the recession in 2010 and 2011.In fact, our GDP and population growth are above national averages with below average cost of living, giving NWA residents a great quality of life. With average incomes close to national averages, all signs point to continued economic growth and career opportunities for our area. Another reason why I love Northwest Arkansas.

Here are more local business and city resources to explore.

 

Fayetteville Resources:

 

Springdale Resources:

 

Rogers Resources:

 

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