Clayton Wells
Sometimes called the “City with a Heart,” this hub of Saline County is a fast-growing, close-knit community that can’t stop winning people over.

Located in the geographic center of the state on Interstate 30, just minutes from Little Rock, this city boasts a small-town atmosphere with a big-town population.

Its prime location means a convenient commute into Little Rock or Hot Springs, although Benton has an attractive business climate to its more than 30,000 residents.

Benton offers an array of housing options for young professionals, families and retirees. One of the area’s more prominent subdivisions, Hurricane Lake Estates, offers residents a quiet and relatively private subdivision with sprawling lakefront lots with impressive front lawns and modern amenities.

Sierra Wheeler

According to Zillow, the Benton home value index is 6,000. Values continue to rise; growing 2 percent this year.

Dale’s Donut Shop and Eat My Catfish are two restaurants you don’t want to miss on your way through Benton.

Aquatic Adventures

Benton Parks & Recreation Department

Benton's Aquatic Center boasts an eight-lane competition pool outfitted with a climbing wall, diving board, water polo goals, ADA lift and basketball goals. The leisure pool was built with kids in mind. It features a child's play area that includes an umbrella water play feature and kids' play structure slides.

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