About Bella Vista, Arkansas
Bella Vista is a city in Benton County, Arkansas. It previously was the largest unincorporated community in the state of Arkansas; however, in November 2006 it voted to incorporate and form a municipality. According to the 2010 U.S. Census the population was 25,250. The geographical size of the city is about 65 square miles (170 km2). . The town has two USPS ZIP codes: 72714 on the east side and 72715 on the west side. It is part of the Fayetteville?Springdale?Rogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area.First established in 1965, the village is located on U.S. Route 71 at the end of Interstate 540 between Bentonville and the Missouri state line. Although originally primarily an affluent retirement community, recent growth includes many young couples and families. Prior to incorporation, Bella Vista was "governed" by its Property Owners Association, a private organization performing all the normal functions of a local government.