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Quality of life in Springdale, AR Posted On: 1/11/2011 9:44:25 AM
Springdale affords an outstanding quality of life. It is the crossroads of Northwest Arkansas. The area is dynamic, Springdale having grown from about 38,000 population to about 68,000 since 2000. The rest of Northwest Arkansas has experienced similar growth. Three Fortune 500 (they may be Fortune 100) companies are based in the area. The main campus of the University of Arkansas is next door in Fayetteville. Housing is very affordable, and local schools are generally the best in the state. The climate presents four distinct seasons; winters are mild, spring and fall last several weeks and are delightful, and summer usually brings only a few really hot days. The crime rate is low for an area with a population of about 400,000. Sales taxes are high, but property taxes are low. In the last century, there wasn't a lot of major entertainment beyond Arkansas Razorbacks sports events. Now, however, there are performing arts centers throughout the area, two symphony orchestras are based here, the largest art museum in the south will open in November of 2011, and a Texas League baseball team resides in Springdale. A regional airport gives easy access to the rest of the country. And the region has a plan to attract industries that enhance environmental impact and sustainability, with a view to becoming the nation's "Green Valley."