Dubbed as the “Gateway to Florida,” Dothan is conveniently located on U.S. Hwy. 231, connecting Interstates 65 and 85 to Interstate 10. Its location in Southeast Alabama, equally distant from Montgomery, Albany, and Tallahassee, make it a destination for recreation, business, industry, agriculture, healthcare, and retail.
This growing city and thriving community was built around landmarks of the past and prides itself on the friendliness and southern hospitality that its deep Southern roots provide. Dothan Regional Airport makes travel in and out of the area a breeze and the Gulf of Mexico is just a quick drive away.
Agriculture is especially important to the Dothan community since over half of the peanuts grown in the United States originate from this area. The National Peanut Festival marks this designation during harvest every November and cements the title for Dothan as “Peanut Capital of the World.”
Enterprise, Ala.—population 26,563 (2012 census)—has been named one of the best places to live in America by several national publications, including Money Magazine. One of the fastest growing cities in the state, Enterprise sits near the border of western Georgia and the Florida Panhandle. It’s approximately 100 miles from both Fort Walton Beach and Tallahassee, Fla., and Montgomery, Ala. Enterprise’s school system is ranked in the top 10 statewide, and boasts one junior college, Enterprise-Ozark Community College. A vibrant arts city, Enterprise is best known for hosting the largest annual music festival in the South, the three-day BamaJam Music Festival, which has featured the likes of Kid Rock, Alan Jackson, Eric Church, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, and many more.
Established in 1836 as Arkansas first county seat, Bentonville’s historic character is alive and well, with 72 well-preserved historic buildings and homes, including the famed Peel House Mansion and Historical Gardens, 140 Civil War sites, and—in the town square—Walmart founder Sam Walton’s original variety store, now home to the Walmart Museum. Within walking distance of the square: The Walton family’s 100-acre Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Thanks to the impact of thousands of business travelers, Walmart vendors, and the city’s 34,000 residents, Bentonville boasts a thriving downtown with exceptional shopping and dining venues, festivals, events, and the chic and modern 21C Museum Hotel.
Danville, Ark.—population 2,409 (2012 census)—is perched on the banks of the Petit Jean River, between two U.S. national forests, the Ozark St. Francis National Forest and the Ouachita National Forest. About 80 miles from Arkansas’ biggest cities, Little Rock and Hot Springs, Danville is just 26 miles from the thriving art-, music- and industry hot spot, Russellville, which is home to 10 Fortune 500 company divisions, 48 manufacturing plants, and Arkansas Tech University.
El Dorado, AR
Beautiful, historic El Dorado, Ark., has a population of about 18,500. Located about two hours north of Shreveport, La. and south of Little Rock, Ark., El Dorado boasts a variety of industries beyond education and healthcare, including energy and professional services. Residents of El Dorado are eligible for the El Dorado Promise, a scholarship program that covers up to five years of college tuition for any graduate of El Dorado High School attending an accredited university in the United States.
Located in Northeast Arkansas and 1.5 hours from Memphis, TN, Paragould is a growing city that is rich in history and tradition. Residents enjoy historical landmarks, numerous outdoor activities, and a thriving music scene.
Pine Bluff, AR
Pine Bluff is located less than an hour from Little Rock, Arkansas in the heart of a rich agricultural region. In addition to agriculture, major employers in the area include Tyson Foods, Evergreen Packaging, Pine Bluff Arsenal, and Union Pacific Railroad. Pine Bluff is home to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) and Southeast Arkansas College as well as four public school districts and several private schools. Pine Bluff residents enjoy pleasant temperatures year round and great recreation opportunities on the beautiful Arkansas River, which is known for its exceptional bass fishing.
Siloam Springs, AR
Siloam Springs, Ark. -population 15,000—is located in the progressive region of Northwest Arkansas, sitting just 25 miles south of the Missouri state line and right on the Oklahoma border. Just 85 miles from Tulsa, this pretty hamlet was named “One of the Best Small Towns In America” by Smithsonian Magazine. Siloam boasts a prosperous downtown, a school district U.S. News and World Report ranked No. 22 in the state, and more than 700 small businesses and a dozen large companies with 200-plus employees. Siloam is also home to John Brown University, a private Christian university ranked No. 1 in “Best Value” among southern regional colleges by U.S. News and World Report and named one of America’s Best Colleges by Forbes.
The fourth largest city in Arkansas, Springdale has a population of nearly 700,000 people—the result of a 133-percent growth in population between the 1990 and 2010 censuses. The boom spurred the founding of Northwest Arkansas Community College and the move of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals minor league baseball team into the city’s Arvest Ballpark. Despite Springdale’s beautiful location deep within the Ozark Mountains, it has earned a reputation as the region’s industrial hotspot, thanks to the many trucking companies and Tyson Foods’ world headquarters located there.
Bullhead City, AZ
Bullhead City is located along the Colorado River near the juncture of Arizona, California and Nevada - just 90 minutes away from Las Vegas and a short drive from Laughlin, NV. Bullhead City offers area water sports, golf, fishing, and warm weather over 300 days a year.