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Northwest Arkansas Quality of Life Survey

May 2, 2016
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  • Downtown Areas

    Overall, 34% of respondents reported an increase in visits to downtown areas over the past year, while 51% reported no change. 

    The use of farmers markets, seeking entertainment and downtown dining was higher for wealthier residents, but the use of downtowns for other purposes did not differ by income category. Our key findings indicate that Northwest Arkansas residents generally feel safe in downtown areas, with 96% reporting feeling safe during the day and 83% reporting feeling safe after dark.