About 12 miles north of the capital city, Sherwood is a suburb with a small-town atmosphere and convenient access to nearby cities. Funky shops like the Hidden Treasures Flea Market and Vortex Arcade foster the small-town vibe, while direct access to US 67 keep the metro close by. Home to an estimated 31,237 residents, Sherwood is one of Arkansas’ newer towns that was established April 22, 1948. Since then, Sherwood’s growth has been tremendous. What started as a small farming community exploded with a population boom during the ’70s and ’80s when the population tripled to over 10,000 citizens.

Sherwood is an attractive place to buy a home with median sale price at $149,500, according to Zillow and median list price per square foot at $99. The neighborhoods of Miller’s Crossing, Stonehill and Gap Creek all feature new, spacious homes with top-notch amenities. Sherwood is known for its annual Sherwood Fest, which is the city’s biggest festival of the year. The family-oriented, one-day festival features entertainment, craft booths, kids' activities and contests. Other popular events include the Sherwood Fall Festival and the Enchanted Forest and Holiday Trail of Lights. Both bring crowds to the community as does the Easter Egg Hunt, which has been a beloved event for more than 60 years.

When locals need an escape, they head to one of Sherwood’s 17 recreational facilities and parks. The Bill Harmon Recreation Center is outfitted with a gymnasium, walking track, Olympic-sized pool and exercise equipment — making it a great place to join friends for a workout. Golf fanatics can head to The Greens at North Hills Golf Course for a round followed by celebratory drinks at the on-site Joey’s Bar & Grill.

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