1 Township

8 reviews
  1. Town in Arkansas
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$155,600
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$784
National
$904
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    264
  • Murder
    No Data
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    No Data
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    575
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$55,293
National
$53,046
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    14%

    Reviews

    8 reviews
    • Excellent
      1
    • Very Good
      1
    • Average
      4
    • Poor
      2
    • Terrible
      0
    Garfield's a very small town in Northwest Arkansas. It's largely utilized as a pitstop for people traveling to one of the larger towns on either side. As such, there are only a few businesses or places to work there. Most people there are retirees or commuters. There's a Dollar General, one or two restaurants closer toward the lake, a local candy store, and the Short Stop Grill in the gas station. I guess someone could technically live off of stores just there, but fresh fruits or vegetables require going to the next town. Most people there commute at least once a week for groceries. That being said, the Short Stop Grill and Martin Greer's Candies have awesome stuff and are definitely focal points for the tourism that comes through.
    • Niche User
    • May 30 2015
    Again, small town for retirees and commuters. So employment opportunities are very low. Largely just working at a couple mom/pop places, and even then just for the younger crowd to save money for going away to college or the like. Though, with the intended changes for the town from recent pushes in legislation, opportunities could very well expand in the next 5-10 years. Till then, most try to find work in the next town.
    • Niche User
    • May 30 2015
    There's one restaurant out by the lake nearly half an hour away from the heart of town. I've heard good things about its food, but not its management. There's the Short Stop Grill - a great little business famous for its ice cream and food options. During the summer, they can have as many as a dozen orders in the queue. And then there's Martin Greer's Candies - a famous tourist stop for old fashioned candies. Other than that, pretty much nothing.
    • Niche User
    • May 30 2015