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Springdale, AR

Springdale is nestled in the Ozark Mountains in the northwest corner of Arkansas and encompasses both rural and urban areas. Known for its rodeos, parks, and hunting and fishing grounds, Springdale has a population of about 66,000. Springdale measures approximately 31 square miles and spans Washington and Benton counties. It is a family-oriented town with some of the best employment, school, and safety indicators in the state. In 2008, BusinessWeek magazine named Springdale the "Best Place to Raise Your Kids" in Arkansas.

NEIGHBORHOODS AND DISTRICTS

Springdale has been booming over the past few decades. During the last 20 years, the population has doubled, spurring plenty of new construction in the area. In fact, most of the houses in Springdale were built after 1980, with new subdivisions and developments popping up all the time. The city has housing types ranging from high-end single-family homes to multifamily rental units.

Springdale is demographically much more diverse than it used to be: the population is about 74 percent white and 20 percent Hispanic.

The city's violent crime rate is below the Arkansas average, adding to its family-friendly reputation.

ECONOMY AND INDUSTRIES

Poultry processing put Springdale on the map and even gave it its nicknames: Chickendale and Chicken Capital of the World. The world's largest poultry (and beef and pork) processor, Tyson Foods, Inc., has had its headquarters in Springdale since its founding in the 1930s. Tyson is the area's largest employer and provides jobs to thousands of residents in the region, both at the factory and the corporate levels. In 2007, Tyson opened its Discovery Center, a state-of-the-art food science research and development facility intended to create and market new products. Poultry processors Cargill, Inc. and George's Inc. also have facilities in Springdale.

The city has significant amounts of both heavy and light manufacturing and is buoyed by the strength of its retail and hospitality sectors.

Health care also accounts for a big part of Springdale's economy. The city is home to two hospitals - Northwest Medical Center and Willow Creek Women's Hospital - and is also a regional hub for mental health services. Springdale's Northwest Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute was the first in the region to provide dedicated cancer treatment.

BEST BETS

  • Rodeo of the Ozarks: Founded by Thurman "Shorty" Parsons in 1944, the Rodeo of the Ozarks takes place each summer. One of the biggest outdoor rodeos in the region, the event features popular rodeo competitions such as roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing and bull riding, and includes a country music festival and showings of classic Western movies. About 50,000 people attend every year.
  • Shiloh Museum of Ozark History: This regional history museum focuses on life in the Ozarks and takes its name from the pioneer community Shiloh, which later became Springdale. The museum tells the stories of the Native Americans, white settlers and ex-slaves who settled in the Ozarks. It boasts an extensive historical photo collection as well as recreations of period dwellings, including a barn, a log cabin, and a 1940s era townhouse.
  • Beaver Lake: Just a few miles outside of Springdale, Beaver Lake stretches along 500 miles of shoreline. The grounds have beautiful hiking trails, and the area is a favorite for local hunters and fishermen. Known for its striped bass, Beaver Lake hosts the Wal-Mart FLW-bass tournament every year.
  • Jones Center for Families: This state-of-the art recreation center holds health and wellness classes for everyone from the smallest children to active seniors. The center also has a gym, a pool, and the region's only ice-skating arena.
  • Arkansas and Missouri Railroad: This restored turn-of-the-century train takes a scenic journey through the forests to the quaint town of Van Buren, Arkansas, which is known for its restored main street full of restaurants and arts and crafts stores.

SPORTS TEAMS

In 2008, Springdale acquired a minor league baseball team when the Wichita Wranglers relocated from Kansas. The team, which is now known as the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, plays in the Arvest Ballpark, which seats 6,500.

LOCAL MEDIA

Dozens of radio stations serve the area, including:

  • KAPG 88.1 FM (religious)
  • KXUA 88.3 FM (college)
  • KBNV 90.1 FM (religious)
  • KUAF 91.3 FM (public)
  • KKEG 92.1 FM (alternative)
  • KIGL 93.3 FM (classic rock)
  • KAMO 94.3 FM (country)
  • KYNF 94.9 FM (adult contemporary)
  • KSEC 95.7 FM (oldies)
  • KQSM 98.3 FM (country)
  • KREB 99.5 FM (oldies)
  • KURM 100.3 FM (country)
  • KTCN 100.9 FM (religious)
  • KLRC 101.1 FM (Christian contemporary)
  • KMXF101.9 FM (top 40)
  • KKIX 103.9 FM (Country)
  • KBVA106.5 FM (nostalgia)
  • KEZA 107.9 FM (adult contemporary)
  • KURM 790 AM (news/talk)
  • KFAY 1030 AM (news)
  • KOFC 1250 AM (religious)
  • KUOA 1290 AM (country)
  • KZRA 1590 AM (Spanish)

TV broadcast stations serving Springdale include:

  • KAFT (PBS)
  • KHOG-TV (ABC)
  • KPBI (MNT)
  • KNWA-TV (NBC)
  • KWOG