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Arkansas

Springdale

Nearest city: Fayetteville
Population: 56,499
Median household income: $53,385

Springdale in northwest Arkansas has its own minor-league baseball stadium, parks, a major rodeo event, and nearby hunting and fishing. The headquarters of Tyson Foods is also in Springdale.

Runners-up:
Conway
Fayetteville

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