Awards & Recognition 

Award Place Given By
Year
Top U.S. Cities for Career Opportunities No. 8 smartasset.com 2017
Best Cities to Launch a Career No. 7 Realtor.com 2017
Bronze Walk Friendly Community -- Pedestrian & Bicycle 
Information Center
2017
Best Place to Live No. 5 U.S. News and World Report 2017
Best Small Cities for New Grads
No. 9
OnlineDegrees.com 2016
Best Places for Business and Careers
No. 24
Forbes 2016
Utility of the Future Today
-- Water Environment Federation
2016
Silver Bicycle Friendly Community
-- League of American Bicyclists
2016
Best Affordable Places to Live No. 1
U.S. News and World Report
2016
Best Place to Live No. 3
U.S. News and World Report 2016
Best City for Working Students No. 6
smartasset.com 2016
Tree City USA --
Arbor Day Foundation
2015
Best city to found a company outside of
Silicon Valley and NY
No. 3
DataFox 2015
Best College Town in the Nation
No. 4
Livability.com 2015
Best College Town in the SEC
No. 1
Livability.com 2015
Winner of Green/Energy Conservation
Initiatives category
-- Arkansas Business City of Distinction
2015
Honorable mention in Quality of Life category
--
Arkansas Business City of Distinction
2015
Top 100 Best Places for Businesses and
Careers
No. 23 Forbes
2015
Top 100 Best Place to Live
-- Livability.com 2015
UA Walton College named to Top 100 Best
Business Schools
-- U.S. News and World Report
2015
Arkansas Volunteer Community of the Year
-- -- 2015
Small City Population Digital Cities Survey
No. 2
Center for Digital Government
2015