(KNWA) — Bentonville has been named by Matador Network as one of the 25 coolest towns in America.
Research editors for Matador Network spent the year traveling across the country looking for towns that are under the radar, yet have a high interest to travelers looking for unique experiences, as well as a strong sense of community.
Also on the list are Branson, Mo; Marfa, Texas; Ketchum, Idaho; Redding, Calif.; Grinnell, Iowa; Rehoboth Beach, Del.; Bardstown, Ky.; Cooperstown, N.Y.; Deadwood, S.D.; Spartansburg, S.C.; Ruidoso, N.M.; Whitefish, Mont.; Sitka, Alaska.; Abita Springs, La.; Woodinville, Wash.; Ogden, Utah; Surfside, Fla.; Salisbury, Conn.; Opelika, Ala.; Manasquan, N.J.; Natchez, Miss.; Hanalei, Hawaii; Laramie, Wyo. and Bolinas, Calif.
The towns are not ranked in any particular order.
In September, Bentonville was nationally ranked as one of the best places to live by financial news website, 247wallst.com.