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Pros and Cons of Living in Springdale, Arkansas

October 20, 2020

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Are you thinking of moving to Springdale but are wondering if it would be the right place for you? In this video, I’m going to go through some of the pros and cons of living in Springdale so you can make the best choice when moving to and within Northwest Arkansas. We’ll discuss everything from cost and location to entertainment so you can understand everything about Springdale living.

The Pros Of Living In Springdale

Affordability

The first thing people love about living in Springdale is the fact that it’s the most affordable city in Northwest Arkansas for housing. The average three-bed, two-bath home in Springdale costs around $195,000, and that gets you between 1,600- 1,700 square feet. You can also find more affordable new construction homes under 2,000 square feet in Springdale than in most other Northwest Arkansas cities.

Location

The next thing people love about living in Springdale is that it’s centrally located in Northwest Arkansas. When you live in Springdale, you can get to most of the other hubs in Northwest Arkansas in about 15 minutes. For example, if you want to go to Fayetteville to check out a Razorback game, boom, 15 minutes, and you’re there. Want to go to a concert at the AMP in Roger? Boom, 15 minutes and you’re there from Springdale. Want to go play on the lake? Boom, Beaver Lake goes down into Springdale, so you don’t have to travel very far to go to the lake. Want to go gamble at a casino? Boom, about 30 minutes and you’re in Siloam Springs losing your money. Wherever you want to go, it’s not far.

Alcohol On Sundays

Another benefit to living in Springdale is that you can buy alcohol on Sundays. Springdale is the only city in Northwest Arkansas that is allowed to sell alcohol on Sundays in stores. So if you’re sitting around depressed because you realize Chick-fil-A is closed on Sundays, you can just drive down to Springdale, pick up a case of Bud Light, and drown your sorrows for the rest of the afternoon.

Diversity

Lastly, a pro of living in Springdale is the diversity of the residents. Springdale is more of an industrial, blue-collar town than the other cities in Northwest Arkansas, and there are many different cultures of people who work and live here. Naturally, with many different cultures blending in one town, there are many different types of authentic restaurants and shops for the people of Northwest Arkansas to enjoy. Some of the best authentic Mexican restaurants in the state are located in Springdale.

The Cons Of Living In Springdale

Entertainment

While Springdale is great, there are a few cons of living here. One of the first is the lack of entertainment options in the city. The Arvest Ballpark is located in Springdale, but compared to Fayetteville, Rogers, and Bentonville, there’s just not much going on in the city. The Downtown Springdale Alliance has been investing in the growth of the Downtown Springdale area, but it really pales in comparison to the other major hubs in Northwest Arkansas.

Signage

The next con of living in Springdale is the amount of signage everywhere. When you drive through Springdale, you see signs for businesses all over the place. It’s like Times Square out there in Springdale. And when you’re driving down 412 or Thompson Avenue, you’re going to see signs all over the place. It’s way worse than it is in any other city, and a lot of people complain around here about Springdale being less aesthetically pleasing to drive through because of all the amount of signage.

The Smell

Another con of living in Springdale is that it can sometimes smell pretty bad. This is because of all the industrial jobs and processing plants for Tyson Foods. It’s not something that you’ll smell all of the time, but that was a common thing that was brought up when I was polling people about what they didn’t like about Springdale. Just a heads up—you may notice it sometimes.

Is Springdale Right For You?

I hope this gave you some insight into whether or not moving to Springdale is right for you. If you have any questions about Springdale, please feel free to reach out and ask. I’ll be happy to help you in any way I can!

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