Bella Vista 81 Exceptional
Bella Vista Livability #7 ranked city in Arkansas#3,062 ranked city in the USARanks better than 89% of areas

Livability Awards

C- Bella Vista Amenities Some amenities close to this location
B Bella Vista Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% higher than Arkansas
Bella Vista
8911% less expensive than the US average
8515% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Bella Vista cost of living
A+ Bella Vista Crime Total crime is 76% lower than Arkansas
Total crime
81967% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 12367% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-4%Year over year crime is down
Bella Vista crime
C+ Bella Vista Employment Household income is 47% higher than Arkansas
Median household income
$62,41413% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$32,6329% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%59% lower than the US average
Bella Vista employment
C Bella Vista Housing Home value is 34% higher than Arkansas
Median home value
$154,20017% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9662% higher than the US average
Home ownership
86%35% higher than the US average
Bella Vista real estate or Bella Vista rentals
B Bella Vista Schools HS graduation rate is 17% higher than Arkansas
High school grad. rates
92%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
57%15% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Bella Vista K-12 schools
B+ Bella Vista User Ratings There are a total of 13 ratings in Bella Vista
Overall user rating
75% 13 total ratings
User reviews rating
10% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
87% 12 total surveys
all Bella Vista poll results

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      Living in Bella Vista, AR

      Bella Vista, Arkansas is a medium-sized city with a population of 27,985 residents. If we look at the most recent Census, Bella Vista is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. With an average age of 50 years, Bella Vista residents appear to be older compared to the national average. For senior and retirees, this city could be a solid option. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Bella Vista might be a good fit as 90% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 74% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      Whether you’re relocating to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Bella Vista could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Arkansas if you know where to search. Finding the best places to live in Bella Vista and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes crime, cost of living, weather, education, employment and other important metrics.

      Bella Vista has a livability score of 77/100 and is ranked #14 in Arkansas and #3,781 in the USA. Based on this score, Bella Vista would be considered a very livable city! If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Bella Vista has higher than average grades for the following: crime (A), cost of living (B-) and education (B).

      Bella Vista real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Bella Vista. The median home price for Bella Vista homes is $154,200, which is 34.4% higher than the Arkansas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Bella Vista, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.5, which is 7.4% lower than the Arkansas average. Real estate appreciation rates in Bella Vista are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Bella Vista homes comes in at 3.8%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 5%.

      Bella Vista transportation information

      StatisticBella VistaArkansasNational
      Average one way commute26min22min26min
      Workers who drive to work85.6%82.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.7%10.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.2%0.4%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.2%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.3%1.7%2.8%
      Working from home5.4%3.2%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Bella Vista, AR data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).