Population: 76,188Median home value: $140,100 68 Ranks better than 53% of areas

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A+ Springdale Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Springdale Cost of Living Cost of living is 6% higher than Arkansas
8911% less expensive than the US average
8416% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Springdale cost of living
F Springdale Crime Total crime is 10% higher than Arkansas
Total crime
3,99746% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2646% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-8%Year over year crime is down
Springdale crime
D Springdale Employment Household income is 6% higher than Arkansas
Median household income
$44,85419% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$20,25832% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%18% lower than the US average
Springdale employment
B+ Springdale Housing Home value is 22% higher than Arkansas
Median home value
$140,10024% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$69926% lower than the US average
Home ownership
50%22% lower than the US average
Springdale real estate or Springdale rentals
F Springdale Schools HS graduation rate is 16% lower than Arkansas
High school grad. rates
67%20% lower than the US average
School test scores
27%45% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:115% higher than the US average
Springdale K-12 schools or Springdale colleges

Living in Springdale, AR

Springdale is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. The city has a population of 76,188 people. More than a quarter of the residents of Springdale identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 30% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. Springdale could be a great place for young adults and students as the average age of 31 years old is below the nation’s average. Springdale has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 72% of the population is classified as married and 43% have kids.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Springdale, Arkansas. With useful information like amenities, crime, cost of living, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Springdale and in the areas around Springdale is a much easier task.

Springdale, AR receives 68/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #93 in Arkansas and #13,480 in the USA. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Springdale has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+), cost of living (B) and housing (B+). On a less positive note, Springdale does not have favorable scores for the following: crime (F), education (F) and employment (D). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Springdale, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Arvest Ballpark, Arkansas Missouri Railroad, and Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.

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 Springdale 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.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Springdale. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Springdale are affordable. Median real estate prices in Springdale come in at $140,100, which is 22.1% higher than the Arkansas average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Springdale, the home price to income ratio is 3.1, which is 14.8% higher than the Arkansas average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Springdale were 7.5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 6.5%.

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Springdale Ar: The last place for gentrification in NWA

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 well spent. The downtown is the new spot for artists as are the older neighborhoods that surround it. The spike in crime is between the new immigrant gangs which the police are well aware of, and are sadly separating the latinos from intigrating with the whites beyond the wal-mart intercom- the language is keeping us apart- but their kids and ours are mixing well.

The smell and the lack green- broad swaths of asphalt keep our town looking and smelling worse than our neighbors. The houses we have are well built and hard to come by- when they come on the market- buy it because they wont stay for sale long, and the prices are great. A varied mix of people - the largest group of Marshel Ilsanders on the mainland, we have people from all parts of Mexico who share their crafts and their food. New artists and carpenters find a house to restore along Mill Street or behind the Hospital.

It is city in change, now the fourth largest in Arkansas (2015) that needs new ideas and people to help it grow in the right directions. Land and house values can only go up. Lots of possibilities: preservationist, bike shops, city planners, revenue builders and new city council men/ women (2-4 decades plus are enough ). So come and make the city yours!
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You Won't Strike Out In Springdale, AR

I lived in Springdale, AR for about one year while my mother was there. I relocated from Charlotte, NC to the city. If you like people, then this is the city to move to. I have dealt with a lot of people in my life, but I have never met as many friendly people as I have in Springdale. There are also many things to do outdoors. There are not that many shopping areas or venues inside where you can have fun, but there is enough to do.

I love history, so I was excited to see that there are so many museums in the city. One of the museums that I visited was the Shiloh Museum. There are the typical exhibits that don't move, but one of my favorite things was the live programs. The museum has several different shows through the year that tell about the Ozarks. A barn is located at the museum that you can walk through to find out about early life in the area. The city also enjoys festivals. I think that there was a festival every other month while I was there. The festivals are full of music, laughter and fun. We sat on the sidewalks of the town to watch most of the parades in the festival, but some of them had vendors we could shop from.

One of the things that I like to do is eat. Springdale does not have a big selection of restaurants. The restaurants they do have are fairly similar to each other. Most of them feature hamburgers and grilled food. Many of the restaurants also serve steak. I did notice that there are several hotels in the city. If you are planning a trip to the area, you will not have any trouble finding somewhere to stay. This is also a big sports city, so be sure to check out a baseball game or two while you are there.
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