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Welcome To Benton

With an appealing laid-back lifestyle, Benton, Arkansas, has it all – relaxed, small-town living with easy access to all the amenities of the cities of Little Rock and Hot Springs, both just a short drive away.

With its gently rolling tree-covered hills and close-knit community, housing options are varied. With an assortment of small starter homes and single-family homes nestled in subdivisions or on large, rustic lots, living is enjoyable in Benton. Also, business executives who need a place to live while conducting their business in our city can find varied apartments with swimming pools and golf courses.

Located in the Little Rock metro area, Benton, Arkansas, is the county seat of Saline County and was chosen as such in the 1830s because of its central location in relation to Little Rock. One of the highlights of the area is the 204-mile-long, free-flowing Saline River.

A float trip down the Saline River promises an intriguing display of wildlife and undisturbed nature at its best. Ample fishing and hunting opportunities make this rural countryside a welcome escape from the daily grind. Local parks in Benton offer walking trails, basketball courts, skate parks, softball fields, playgrounds, picnic spots and pavilions. Local lakes provide anglers and boaters close-to-home relaxation.

The leaders and citizens of Benton work hard to maintain its small-town charm and to plan for the future. This friendly community of about 37,000 residents has grown in recent years, resulting in new home construction and rising school enrollments.

The industrial and retail components of the city are helping Benton continue on the path of growth. Its ideal business environment attracts newcomers to join long-established businesses whose owners can readily testify to the many advantages Benton offers.

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