Bentonville is like no other. It’s a place of ideas, innovation, and inspiration. It’s easy to see why it’s one of the fastest-growing areas, and one of the best places to live in the U.S. Located in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, Bentonville is easily accessible to most major cities.
This small town of 55,000 + has plenty to offer visitors and residents alike. Aurora is ideally situated for active individuals or families to experience the city’s American history roots, booming art, culinary, and music culture, plus over 3,000 miles of beautiful, natural NWA landscape.
With a booming art community, annual film and food festivals, outdoor adventures, and close proximity to The University of Arkansas, Bentonville is a uniquely cosmopolitan place continuously strengthening its status as a cultural attraction.
Aurora is located on the corner of Morning Star Road and Windmill Road in Bentonville, AR. Just over 2 miles away from Scissortail NWA and 8 miles from the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport. If you are coming from the I-49, you will get off on 71 Business (SE Walton Blvd.) and follow it West to SW Regional Airport Blvd. You’ll drive for about 3.5 miles total and then take a left on Morning Star Road. About 2 miles down the road, you will notice the construction for Aurora NWA on your right.
Bentonville schools are ranked among the top three highest-performing school districts in Arkansas. The district’s teacher to student ratio is low (15:1) and have the highest graduation rate in the state (92%).
Nationally, Bentonville High School is ranked #512 out of nearly 18,000 schools with an overall score of 97.12/100 by Newsweek’s Best High School Rankings. Approximately 65% of students participate in the Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. Many Bentonville graduates receive millions of dollars in scholarships and advance to pursue degrees at higher institutions of learning.
Send your kids to the nationally ranked Bentonville School District. Aurora is zoned for the following schools: Central Park Elementary School, Creekside Middle School, Grimsley Junior High, and Bentonville West High School.
Northwest Arkansas’ thriving, diverse culture offers a little something for everyone. Whether you’re drawn to the natural beauty and outdoor activities, world-class shopping, art, theater, or unique cuisine and dining experiences, everything you’re looking for is near this stunning city. With all there is to see and do here, it’s no wonder people choose this community.
You’ll find plenty of options here in Bentonville. While we may be known for being the birthplace of Walmart, our city has some of the best locally-owned, one-of-a-kind boutiques, and unique shopping experiences around. Spend the day shopping at Bentonville Square and find unique gift shops and eateries along our quaint streets.
Bentonville’s cuisine culture is exploding with options for every palate. From eclectic and farm-to-table restaurants to fine dining, Bentonville has just what your taste buds ordered.
Crystal Bridges Museum
Bentonville is home to the nationally recognized American art museum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Named for a nearby natural spring, the museum unites the power of art with the beauty of nature. Explore a world-class collection of American art and stunning architecture nestled in 120-acres of Ozark woods and miles of trails. See American history as it unfolds through artistic expression and heritage to enrich our understanding and appreciation of our nation’s beginnings.
Every state has a place to call its pinnacle of mountain biking access and hub of activity. In Arkansas, that place is Northwest Arkansas. One reason for that is the nationally recognized Razorback Regional Greenway. This trail system is the crown jewel of mountain biking trails in Arkansas. The Greenway is a collection of 19 individual trials that stretch over 36 miles. It extends from south Fayetteville to the Bella Vista Trail in Bentonville. This gem of a trail links together dozens of popular destinations including the University of Arkansas, Crystal Bridges, Lake Fayetteville, Lake Bell Vista, and more.