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Places With The Best Housing In Arkansas 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score74
  • Maumelle, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,795
  • Living in Maumelle is something I would very much recommend to anyone. Here you will find some of the best areas in the state. Low crime rates, great neighbors, close proximity to Little Rock without
82
  • Bentonville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 42,499
  • Bentonville is a great place to raise a family with the cost of living being low and there are jobs aplenty! This city is great for those who do not want a big city feel but still want some of the
74
  • Hot Springs Village, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,443
  • What a beautiful place we live in here in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas! Breathtaking scenery, amazing vistas, lush forest, mountainous terrain all make up the amazing landscapes here in Hot Springs
72
  • Fayetteville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 80,552
  • I’ve lived in Fayetteville about five years now and I’m 60. Rent, real estate, and most everything else is very cheap here. It's clean. The crime rate is low. The weather is usually pretty good. Winters
77
  • Bella Vista, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,985
  • If you have a chronic medical condition that needs care and you are on medicare, don't move here! I have rheumatoid arthritis, tough to get into to see a doc and then you have to beg to get your
71
  • Farmington, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,470
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  • Bryant, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,529
  • Bryant Arkansas is a beautiful little town that I'm proud to call home. The population sits comfortably below twenty-thousand. It's neither too small nor too big. If you're looking to move to Bryant,
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  • Marion, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,323
  • The weather is delightful living in Marion Arkansas. I appreciate to fact that I can enjoy outdoor activities all year. The public schools does an average job at teaching my children. Marion has some
69
  • Conway, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 64,184
  • Being one of the most populated cities in Arkansas with a population of over 60,000, Conway is a great place to live despite the fight for resources. When camping near Conway, I wanted to move into this
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  • Rogers, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 61,979
  • To be a great city, the city needs to have fine weather, good schools, transportation and other facilities for the residents and Rogers AR is no exception. This small suburb has been able to attract
67
  • Sherwood, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,251
  • I absolutely love living in Sherwood, Arkansas. I have lived here for the last 7 years and it will be my home forever. The community is amazing and the sense of being a good neighbor is so strong that no
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  • Cabot, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,407
  • I moved to Cabot in 2004. I was able to buy a house a family could grow into. Since I work from home the location wasn’t a big deal, but it’s really nice being so close to Little Rock! It makes doing
69
  • Centerton, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,403
  • As a lifelong resident living in Centerton, AR I am proud to say that we have a great little community here. The people who live here care about one another, care about their neighborhoods, and the
59
  • Little Rock, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 197,640
  • Little Rock, Arkansas is a beautiful city that offers many great atrractions while sill being a great place to stay close to nature. Little Rock is a city that has a large selection of different
71
  • White Hall, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,243
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  • Benton, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,613
  • 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
76
  • Lowell, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,322
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  • Alma, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,599
65
  • Springdale, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 76,188
  • A blue collar town, late to bloom in the boom of NWA, property can still be had at resonoble prices, knowing codes are in place and enforced to back up your investment in the community makes it money
72
  • Greenwood, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,296
67
  • Jonesboro, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 72,638
  • Living cost is less in Jonesboro Ar. Wages compared to cost of living, I can save bit.Best of lands like farmlands, owns food processing industries. So nice getting quality food at less
63
  • Heber Springs, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,169
  • I visited Heber Springs, AR Monday August 21, 2017 and was issued a ticket for rescuing an abandoned kitten from the AR State Revenue Office in this county seat town. After physically rescuing the
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  • Searcy, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,969
  • Searcy Arkansas is an interesting place to live. There are things to consider before moving here. The weather is beautiful, with an average summer temperature of only seventy-seven degrees. Searcy has a
72
  • Gibson, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,071
77
  • Greenbrier, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,164
69
  • Batesville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,579
  • I love my life in Batesville, Arkansas. We moved here 4 years ago in order to be closer to family and this place has been a great fit for my family and I. The area is extremely safe and the crime rate
63
  • East End, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,148
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  • Pea Ridge, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,177
  • Pea Ridge Arkansas is a dead non-growing community. The major business in Pea Ridge is the school district. Currently the school district laying off people and cutting salaries to build a $2 million
71
  • Siloam Springs, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,095
  • Siloam Springs is very inviting and welcoming. From the first day I moved here until now, the neighbors have been really welcoming. Everything is very clean and has a community feel. It is also a safe
62
  • Beebe, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,952
65
  • Russellville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,136
  • I lived in Russellville briefly, and in all honesty, it wasn't a particularly great city. At first glance, the cheap real estate might seem attractive but once you dig a little deeper, you won't be super
62
  • Paragould, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,521
  • I have been living in Paragould, Arkansas my whole life and this is a small town that is comfortable living for someone like myself who loves the outdoors and beautiful scenery and country atmosphere.
63
  • Van Buren, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,155
  • If you're looking for an upscale suburb close to a major city, then Van Buren might not be for you. It's a pretty small city that is quite a way from any big metropolitan areas and while it may be
59
  • Jacksonville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,661
  • Living in Jacksonville Arkansas has many perks. The median household income is two percent higher than the American average. Plus, the weather here is excellent. The average summer temperature is only
67
  • Mountain Home, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,312
  • I grew up visiting the lakes around Mountain Home Arkansas as a kid. As an adult, I now enjoy living here. There's so much to do. It's family-friendly and the views are amazing! Living in Mountain Home
61
  • North Little Rock, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 66,042
  • I recently visited North Little Rock, Arkansas. My job required that I stay there for a few days. The Hilton on Glover Lane was one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. The room service and the
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  • Fort Smith, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 87,712
  • The last reviewer brough up Fayetteville, that is so true because there's not much out here. There's plenty of shopping, but fun activities is not there. One thing I love is the history and some food
55
  • Berryville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,370
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  • Texarkana, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,155
  • Texarkana Arkansas is a diversely beautiful city to call home. I've lived here for three years, and I'm learning something new each day. First, the weather is gorgeous. The average temperature during
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  • Hot Springs, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,711
  • I've been living in Hot Springs for two years and I can't imagine being anywhere else. The job market is growing and it's a wonderful place to raise a family. Park Magnet School has the best education in
63
  • Arkadelphia, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,728
  • I love calling Arkadelphia, Arkansas home. Living in Arkadelphia, Arkansas provides tons of diversity and there are tons of job opportunities here. In addition, the cost of living is relatively
64
  • Magnolia, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,651
  • I experienced a peaceful, nice stay while living in Magnolia Arkansas. The city is located in Columbia County. Magnolia is close to Texarkana, Little Rock, Shreveport, and Louisiana. The township has
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  • Harrison, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,168
  • I am living in Harrison, Arkansas and this place has so much to do. Although, this town is small as far as population, it stays busy. There are plenty of employment opportunities here, as well as
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  • Trumann, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,143
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  • Wynne, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,195
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  • El Dorado, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,393
  • If you want to take a vacation to a sunny city with historical significance and family-friendly attractions, consider taking a trip to El Dorado. If you're looking for a new place to live, it's not a bad
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  • Clarksville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,391
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  • De Queen, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,657
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  • Stuttgart, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,125
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  • Morrilton, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,746

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Arkansas. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Arkansas to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Arkansas as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in Arkansas, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.