Bella Vista is nestled deep in the hills of the Ozark Mountains, located in Northwest Arkansas, and is positioned on more than 36,000 acres of land. It is the Northern most city in Benton County and the Northwest Arkansas Metropolitan Area, sitting along the border of Arkansas and Missouri. Bella Vista sprung up as a resort destination in 1965, evolved into a retirement community, before incorporating into a city in 2006. The topography has valleys, steep rises, creeks, and lakes. Bella Vista is home to some of the most beautiful, undisturbed nature in all of the state. The elevation is 1150 feet above sea level. According to the 2010 census, the total population was 26,461.