Bella Vista

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$151,500
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$964
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    97
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    43
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    111
    575
  • Theft
    480
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    7
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$62,500
National
$53,046
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    14%

    Reviews

    28 reviews
    • Excellent
      2
    • Very Good
      19
    • Average
      6
    • Poor
      1
    • Terrible
      0
    I just moved here in December of 2015. I lived in California prior to moving here and I love this new area so much better. I love living next to the lake, everyone is so nice here, very pet friendly ( I love animals so much), and it's not overly populated. When I am ready to move out, I'd love to get a place with a friend of mine here. It's beautiful!
    • Niche User
    • 9 months ago
    Where I live, the neighborhood is much quieter than the neighboring, fast growing cities. Mostly, Bella Vista is a retirement community, and the people are fairly welcoming, especially to younger people. Every now and then, events such as arts and craft fairs will open to bring the community together in fun and games. I would compare it to JRR Tolkien's The Shire because of the quiet, homey feeling. Although, with the expansion of the neighboring cities, progress has been spreading to our town as well, and doing a wonderful job of not disrupting the peace, but improving it.
    • Niche User
    • 8 months ago
    Northwest Arkansas is tucked away from prying eyes, but is quite a beautiful place. The cities thrive as corporations expand and people continue to move here for employment. I enjoy living in this community a great deal because you can meet so many people from all walks of life, be exposed to fabulous arts, feel the friendly downtown vibe, and still escape to the serene forests and rivers hugging the towns. I would, however move from here in order to experience even more of the world. I know I will never actually know what other places are like until I have actually walked there, but I fully intend on returning to this beautiful shire. It is growing, and it is home.
    • Niche User
    • 12 months ago