Pea Ridge, Arkansas is a town in Benton County. Settlers first began making their homes here in the 1820s and continued through the 1850s. As the community developed, farmers began to market oats, wheat, oats, tobacco, cream and butter, eggs and meat. The railroad came to the area in 1881, and the apple industry began to grow with the method to transport crops to market. Large poultry farms appeared to replace the orchards, as did modern dairy farms and beef cattle operations. The name Pea Ridge is believed to come from the location along the mountain ridge and the abundance of hog peanuts, also known as turkey peas. Today approximately 4,800 people live in Pea Ridge.
History lovers will want to visit the downtown business district, which has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places and has commercial buildings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The formation of Beaver Lake on the White River has brought tourism to the area as well as supplied ample water to Pea Ridge as well as other cities in the area. The Pea Ridge National Military Park offers trails for hiking and horseback as well as a small museum commemorating a Civil War battlefield. The Pea Ridge City Park is a small park that makes a good place for children to get some exercise.
Pea Ridge real estate offerings include ranch style homes, bungalows and newer contemporary homes in newly developed areas. Sizes of Pea Ridge homes vary and offer two to six bedrooms. With large lots and beautiful mature trees, there is a Pea Ridge property to meet any style. There are also lots available for building. Many who live in Pea Ridge travel to Bentonville or Rogers for work, choosing to enjoy living in a smaller community away from the busyness of larger cities. When you consider the great history, the local amenities combined with those of nearby cities, this becomes a must consider destination for homebuyers searching in the Bentonville area. If you would like more information regarding homes for sale in Pea Ridge, Arkansas, please contact us today and allow us to assist you.