#4 Best Places to Live
Located in a region experiencing drastic growth, Fayetteville – together with Bentonville, Rogers and Springdale – has transformed from a small town to a center of higher education, culture, commerce and entrepreneurialism. The area known as Northwest Arkansas is the birthplace of Walmart, the headquarters of Tyson Foods , the home of the University of Arkansas, hiking and multi use trails, art museums, outdoor concert venues, and Beaver Lake, a professional Bass Pro fisherman's dream!
Beaver Lake is a man-made reservoir in the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas and is formed by a dam across the White River. Beaver Lake has some 487 miles of shoreline. With towering limestone bluffs, natural caves, and a wide variety of trees and flowering shrubs, it is one of the most pristine lakes in the lower 48 making it a top destination for fisherman & scuba divers.