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      Living in Bentonville, AR

      Bentonville, Arkansas is a moderately-sized city with a population of 42,499 residents. The majority of Bentonville residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. If you are a young adult or student, you might be pleased to know that the average age of all Bentonville residents is 33. 81% of the people in Bentonville (over the age of 15) are married and 42% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

      Without the right tools, moving to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Bentonville, Arkansas could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is paramount, ensuring a secure environment for you and your family. Proximity to workplaces or schools reduces commuting time and enhances convenience. Access to amenities like parks, grocery stores and healthcare facilities contributes to a comfortable lifestyle. Reliable public transportation options promote easy mobility. A strong sense of community fosters social connections and a welcoming atmosphere. To help you find the best places to live in and around Bentonville, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like health & safety, employment, housing and more.

      Bentonville, AR receives 84 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #2 in Arkansas and #519 in the USA. Clearly, Bentonville is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. The cherry on top is that Bentonville also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. If we check out each of the categories individually, we see that Bentonville ranks well for crime (B), cost of living (A-), education (A-), employment (A+) and housing (A+). Bentonville does not score well for the following: amenities (F). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Test scores provide a measure of a school's academic performance, the proficiency of its students and can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Bentonville have a test score average of 67%, which is well above the US average.

      For buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Bentonville apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city. A thriving real estate market can also generate strong local economic activity and job creation.

      Assuming that Bentonville meets all of your requirements like low crime rates, good schools and great local amenities, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Bentonville. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Bentonville are simply unattainable. The median home price for Bentonville homes is $184,800, which is 61.1% higher than the Arkansas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Bentonville, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.4, which is 11.1% lower than the Arkansas average.

      Bentonville transportation information

      Statistic Bentonville Arkansas National
      Average one way commute16min22min26min
      Workers who drive to work83.7%82.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.5%10.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%0.4%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%0.2%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.4%1.7%2.8%
      Working from home3.6%3.2%4.6%

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