Benton

28 reviews
  1. Suburb of Little Rock, AR
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Real Estate
    B+
  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
Suburb of
Little Rock

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$135,700
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$748
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    246
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    62
    37
  • Robbery
    68
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,129
    575
  • Theft
    2,942
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    243
    257

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,341
National
$53,046
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

28 reviews
  • Excellent
    4
  • Very Good
    12
  • Average
    10
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    1
I would choose to live here again once I become a homeowner. The people in the area are great! It is in a very convenient location and here you have very quick access to grocery stores, gas stations, and entertainment!
  • Niche User
  • 6 months ago
Benton, Arkansas is a great place to raise a family. The public schools, especially the high school, are like private schools for no cost. While the only major activities around town are shopping, the movies, and high school football games, fun is found in the small town atmosphere with events such as Old Fashioned Day, Spook City, and the downtown Christmas parade.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago
I live super close to several stores that tend to me and my family's needs. We don't even have to go into Little Rock much, anymore if we need anything because everything- food, groceries, boutiques, salons, etc- is located in a very close vicinity to us!
  • Niche User
  • Mar 26 2015