About the Springdale, Arkansas Area
Set the heart of the legendary Ozark Plateau Springdale offers its 60,000 or so residents the best of all possible worlds. With a vibrant economy, low unemployment, and superb cultural and community amenities Springdale is a great place to do business, while its excellent school system, safe, friendly communities, and fabulous range of outdoor recreational opportunities make it a wonderful place to raise a family. No wonder Springdale and Northwest Arkansas is one of the top five fastest-growing regions in America.
The town of Springdale straddles the boundaries of Washington and Benton counties in northwestern Arkansas. It is situated in gently rolling wooded hills at 1322 feet above sea level on the Ozark Plateau. Springdale is 8 miles from Fayetteville, 58 miles from Fort Smith, AR, and 99 miles from Tulsa.
Springdale is know for its "family friendly” atmosphere and its large skilled and educated workforce. The town houses the corporate headquarters of Tyson Foods Inc., the largest meat-processing company in the world and one of Northwest Arkansas’s two biggest employers along with Wal-Mart, whose headquarters are in nearby Bentonville. Springdale’s forward-looking business and community leaders target knowledge-based industry, and the town’s new Technology Park is attracting considerable interest, with many jobs in the IT area becoming available. Other significant employers are in the education, medical, and services areas.
With plenty of parks, both new and well-established, Springdale residents are richly served with outdoor recreational opportunities. Located in Murphy Park, the city’s oldest, the new $4 million Springdale Aquatic Park attracts people from all over Northwest Arkansas to its competition swimming and diving pools and its extensive play area, including several thrilling water slides. Other park areas offer hiking and cycling trails through lovely woods, quiet picnic spots for family gatherings, and facilities for organized and informal team sports like baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, and basketball.
Springdale’s Jones Center for Families is the unique vision of Bernice Jones, who has created a place where families and groups from throughout Northwest Arkansas can come together for healthy, wholesome, and enjoyable recreation that benefits and strengthens individuals, families, and the entire community. Serving 1.75 million people annually, the Jones Center offers a huge ice arena, swimming pools, health, wellness, and a host of educational enrichment classes, a public computer center that is used by over 100,000 visitors annually, and much more.