7558 Carrie Drive Benton, AR 72019
- 4 Beds
- 2.5 Baths
- 3333 sq.ft.
THE CITY OF BENTON
Learn what makes one of the fastest-growing cities in
the state the place for you to call home
In the last twenty years, Benton, Arkansas more than 50%, and is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in Arkansas. In fact, Money.com ranked Benton as the #33 best place to live in the country in 2021. Why have so many people chosen to call Benton home over the last twenty-plus years?
Benton is the county seat of Saline County Arkansas, with a population of just over 35,000. The city has seen a population increase of more than 60% since the turn of the century and is one of the fastest-growing communities in the state. The city’s unemployment rank is less than 4%, and many residents travel to Little Rock and the surrounding areas for work.
Though Benton has experienced exponential growth since the turn of the century, the city still maintains the feel and charm of a small southern town. Like the Third Thursday Downtown Street Festival with vendors, live music, food trucks and something for the whole family to enjoy. As one of the largest suburbs of Little Rock, Benton serves as the perfect bedroom community for commuters in and out of the city.
The area that would become Benton was first settled several years before Arkansas became a state in 1836, and the city received its official charter that same year. Named after Missouri Senator Thomas Hart Benton, the community grew up around the discovery of bauxite ore (which serves as the source ore for aluminum). Mining bauxite became the thrust of the local economy and saw output reach its peak during World War II.
Benton Public Schools is one of the top school districts in Arkansas, and scores an A rating from Niche.com. With over 5,600 students enrolled Pre-K through 12th grade, Benton boasts a student-teacher ratio of just 15:1. Academics and enrollment data isn’t the only thing to be excited about with Benton Schools, the extracurricular activities such as football, basketball, baseball, band, and more bring the community together. One of the most exciting events of the fall is the Benton-Bryant rivalry football game.
One of the many reasons to call Benton home is the opportunity it provides for everyone in the family. See a beautiful array of art from local artists at the Gann Museum of Saline County or practice your short game at the Salty Harbor Mini Golf. Get outside and enjoy nature at Riverside Park, on Sunset Lake, or fishing the Saline River.
Located along Interstate 30, Benton offers residents quick and easy access to Little Rock and the various dining, shopping, and entertainment options available in the city. However, residents don’t have to leave town to find a good bite to eat or unique shopping experiences. Sit down for an amazing Italian dining experience at Verona Italian Restaurant, or grab a pizza from Valhalla. Find unique items at Old Towne Benton Flea Market, Antiques & Collectibles, or find great fashion-forward clothing and accessories from Wild Boutique.