Key findings

  • Benton has a Livability Score of 68/100, which is considered average
  • Benton crime rates are 20% higher than the Arkansas average
  • Cost of living in Benton is 8% higher than the Arkansas average
  • Benton real estate prices are 21% higher than the Arkansas average
  • Rental prices in Benton are 7% higher than the Arkansas average

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      Top Rated Schools in Benton

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Benton High School10 - 121,09957%
      Caldwell Elementary SchoolKG - 555853%
      Ringgold Elementary SchoolPK - 560750%
      Perrin Elementary SchoolPK - 567048%
      Benton Junior High School8 - 981746%
      Benton Middle School6 - 775745%
      Hurricane Creek ElementaryKG - 554545%
      Angie Grant Elementary SchoolKG - 558731%
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      Benton: A Little Off The Beaten Path

      Attractions7/10
      Community8/10
      Nightlife5/10
      Dining5/10
      Shopping7/10
      I lived in Benton for a little while but ultimately left for a city with more opportunities. Benton is about a half hour away from Little Rock and unless you're comfortable driving that distance regularly, you might feel limited in Benton. It's the kind of city that is better suited for retirees or people who don't seek out an active lifestyle that you'd find in a bigger city. The jobs are what you'd expect in a small town, but buying a home or renting an apartment is fairly affordable.

      The Military Plaza Shopping Center is probably the best area in Benton and is where most of the supermarkets and stores are located. There isn't any public transportation at all so you'll need your own vehicle to get around. However, there are a couple of movie theaters in Benton so there are some options available for entertainment. Other than that though, you may need to hit the road for Little Rock.
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      Source: The Benton, AR data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).