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Mapped: The spike in home prices in Northwest Arkansas

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Data: Zillow; Map: Sara Wise/Axios

Everyone's talking about home prices, for good reason. The average home value in NWA is approaching a quarter-million dollars, at $238,660.

What's happening: In the last five years, average home prices in NWA have gone up as much as 100%, according to data from Zillow.

  • In most ZIP codes, home values are up between 40% and 60% from 2016.

Bentonville City Council to vote on slew of road work contracts

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Bentonville has several contracts totaling more than $2.3 million up for approval.

What's happening: The City Council will vote Tuesday night on 11 different contracts for work related to streets and drainage, according to the council's agenda.

Well-being report shows Arkansas' kids lag behind rest of nation

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

An annual report that analyzes the overall well-being of children ranked Arkansas No. 39 in the country, a slight improvement from No. 40 last year ... but not by much.

What's happening: The report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks the status of children in four main categories — economic well-being; education; health; and family and community. Each category has four subcategories for a total of 16 indicators.

Why Bentonville's The Meteor needs to be your next post-cycle hang

The Meteor Burger in Bentonville. Photo: Worth Sparkman/Axios

Pretty sure they call this the Meteor Burger because it fell from the heavens.

  • Or maybe The Meteor is Heaven.
  • If not, it's pretty damn close to Worth's idea of it.

The Bentonville shop's tagline: Espresso, champagne and chain lube. You can find the part-cafe, part-liquor store, part-bike shop near The Momentary.

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