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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bella Vista is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (16.63%), office and administrative support (12.75%), and management occupations (11.09%).

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.

Because of many things, Bella Vista is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Bella Vista really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Bella Vista perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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 population of Bella Vista is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.54% of adults in Bella Vista have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bella Vista in 2010 was $31,734, which is wealthy relative to Arkansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $126,936 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, Scottish, and Italian.

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