Bella Vista, AR
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Bella Vista is a medium-sized town located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 27,999 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Bella Vista is the 17th largest community in Arkansas.

Bella Vista real estate is some of the most expensive in Arkansas, although Bella Vista house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Bella Vista is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Bella Vista is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bella Vista who work in sales jobs (16.39%), office and administrative support (13.00%), and management occupations (9.85%).

Also of interest is that Bella Vista has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Bella Vista is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Bella Vista’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Bella Vista has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Bella Vista has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Bella Vista than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Bella Vista may be for you.

The education level of Bella Vista citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.74% of adults in Bella Vista have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bella Vista in 2010 was $32,331, which is wealthy relative to Arkansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $129,324 for a family of four. However, Bella Vista contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Bella Vista home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bella Vista residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Bella Vista include English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Bella Vista is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.