Bentonville, Arkansas is the county seat of Benton County. Missouri Senator Thomas Hart Benton worked diligently to help Arkansas receive statehood, so the county was named after him. In 1837 a site for the county seat was chosen and incorporated as the town of Bentonville. In 1905 Bentonville became a city. Agriculture was the primary production in the area, and in the 1930s both poultry, and dairy became prominent and remains active today. The Bentonville economy is also supported by tourism, which has been a part of the area from the beginning with the many fairs and festivals drawing people. Bentonville has become well known with the opening of Walton’s 5 and 10 Store by Sam Walton in the 1950s. From this store, the major global retailer Walmart developed. Today there are approximately 42,500 people who call Bentonville their home.
Bentonville offers a variety of things for history lovers to enjoy. The Walmart Museum is adjacent to the original Walton Five and Dime and is a visitor’s center. The Museum of Native American History has displays of art, Native American history, and culture. Bentonville also has a museum of art. The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is near downtown Bentonville. It was founded in 2011 and has many pieces from different eras of American art and includes many pieces from Sam Walton’s private collection. The beautiful area can be enjoyed by visiting the 22 parks the Bentonville Parks and Recreation Department maintains. Some 300 acres offer recreation, education and outdoor activities for locals as well as visitors. You will find disc golf, softball and soccer facilities, basketball and tennis courts, softball and baseball fields and skateboard areas. You will also find there are also over 50 miles of trails to explore.
Bentonville real estate includes older ranch-style and split-level homes, modern contemporary homes, rambling estates, condominiums, and townhomes. New developments with custom homes and land for building are also available in Bentonville. This diverse city is a mix of traditional, family-friendly, small-town atmosphere and larger city amenities. Students are served by the Bentonville Public School District, and job opportunities continue to grow. These things all combine to make this city a must consider destination for homebuyers searching in the Bentonville area. If you would like more information regarding homes for sale in Bentonville, Arkansas, please contact us today and allow us to assist you.