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Places With The Best Housing In Arkansas 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score91
  • Bentonville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 42,499
  • Bentonville is at once a small, welcoming city and at the same time a growing and changing area. It feels less Southern and more Midwestern, in many ways. Very friendly but not in a phony, Mississippi…[read more]
83
  • Lowell, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,322
79
  • 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…[read more]
78
  • 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…[read more]
69
  • 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…[read more]
60
  • 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…[read more]
73
  • 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…[read more]
75
  • Gibson, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,071
74
  • De Queen, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,657
65
  • Pocahontas, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,470
63
  • East End, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,148
57
  • Trumann, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,143
59
  • Forrest City, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,871
  • I like the city of Forrest City, Arkansas. This city is a smaller city, but the community atmosphere is great. This city is mainly made up of a black and African population. By looking at this city in…[read more]
60
  • Stuttgart, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,125
59
  • Blytheville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,849
  • I believe that there are better places to live. This place has great amenities such as grocery stores, shopping areas, and parks. That alone is attractive enough to invite anyone to move here. The cost…[read more]
76
  • Farmington, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,470
80
  • 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…[read more]
59
  • Warren, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,804
69
  • 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…[read more]
49
  • Hope, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,968
53
  • Camden, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,515
  • I live in Camden, Arkansas and can vouch that it is truly a small community to reside in and it has a few issues. The population here in Camden is less than 12,000 and there has not been a lot of growth…[read more]
62
  • Clarksville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,391
71
  • Fayetteville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 80,552
  • Northwest Arkansas is an area of many smaller towns, and Fayetteville is the largest and home of the University of Arkansas. Fayetteville seems typical for many state university towns in that it reflects…[read more]
47
  • Osceola, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,315
55
  • Crossett, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,272
44
  • Wynne, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,195
66
  • 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…[read more]
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…[read more]
53
  • Newport, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,781
56
  • Mena, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,674
  • No jobs, nothing to do for retirees, nothing to do for teens or children. If you are not connected to local families you will never be accepted. Before even considering moving here already have a job. So…[read more]
70
  • Greenwood, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,296
67
  • 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,…[read more]
64
  • Morrilton, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,746
67
  • 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…[read more]
60
  • Fort Smith, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 87,712
  • Fort smith has the worst hotel bed bug problem of any city within 40 miles.View city at high rate of speed on the way…[read more]
66
  • 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…[read more]
53
  • Alma, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,599
59
  • 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…[read more]
61
  • 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…[read more]
59
  • Little Rock, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 197,640
  • My sister moved to Little Rock in 2014*, and it was the worst mistake she ever made! I remember constantly getting phone calls from her as she would complain about the rampant crime and low income. I…[read more]
73
  • 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…[read more]
67
  • 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…[read more]
54
  • Monticello, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,752
67
  • White Hall, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,243
70
  • 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…[read more]
59
  • 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…[read more]
64
  • 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.…[read more]
62
  • 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…[read more]
58
  • Berryville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,370
57
  • Helena-West Helena, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,325
  • This one of the greatest cities that sit in the heart of Phillips County. The city houses more than 11,000 residents. The cost of living is affordable, but the economy not so much. Female residents can…[read more]

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.