Northwest Arkansas land supply for homes tightens as housing sells quickly, report finds

Posted: September 11, 2017 at 1 a.m.

A runner makes her way along Salem Road on Saturday past houses being built south of Wedington Drive in Fayetteville. Northwest Arkansas builders are unable to keep pace with demand for houses in the area, and are branching out into smaller communities in the region.

Northwest Arkansas is burning through its supply of lots for homes, according to the most recent Skyline Report from the University of Arkansas and Arvest Bank.

Building permits

Number of building permits issued in the first six months of 2016 and 2017

CITY 2016 2017

Bella Vista 39 84

Bentonville 263 248

Bethel Heights 0 5

Cave Springs 114 97

Centerton 194 183

Decatur 1 0

Elkins 11 25

Elm Springs 21 18

Farmington 12 12

Fayetteville 188 270

Gentry 1 11

Goshen 11 17

Gravette 11 24

Greenland 1 1

Johnson 4 9

Lincoln 0 2

Little Flock 8 8

Lowell 54 38

Pea Ridge 68 89

Prairie Grove 53 127

Rogers 216 144

Siloam Springs 67 38

Springdale 174 192

Tontitown 26 60

West Fork 5 6

TOTAL 1,542 1,708

Source: Skyline Report

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