RealtyTrac: NW Arkansas Among Best for Health, Real-Estate Wealth

Northwest Arkansas is one of the leading areas in the U.S. for good health and building real-estate wealth, according to a report released today by two leading providers of housing and real estate information.

RealtyTrac and Local Market Monitor put Northwest Arkansas (the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers Metropolitan Statistical Area) among the nation’s top 12 housing markets for good health and building real estate wealth in its analysis.

“While families have many good options across the country in terms of places where healthy living is evident and the prospect of appreciating home prices is solid, there are some markets that clearly stand head and shoulders above the rest,” said Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac vice president. “The markets considered for the health and wealth list all have strong appreciation potential.”

RealtyTrac and Local Market Monitor looked at such things as physical activity, smoking rates, obesity, diabetes rates, unemployment, air quality, foreclosures and improvements in housing prices to identify the top health and wealth markets.

Other top markets include Austin, Texas; Fargo, N.D.; Provo, Utah; Des Moines, Iowa; Durham, N.C.; San Diego; Salt Lake City; Nashville; Billings, Mont.; Cheyenne, Wyo.; and Sioux Falls, S.D.

A more detailed report by Market Wired is available at this link.