#8. Eureka Springs, AR
Why It’s a Great Place for Antiquers: There are tons of antique stores, coupled with lots of hidden thrift store gems. Eureka Springs is a lovely destination with tons to do even if you’re not particularly into antiques (re: your good-natured-but-long-suffering partner or best friend.)
Why It’s a Great Place to Live: It’s incredibly affordable! The median home price is $176,000. Also: it’s beautiful. Nestled in the Ozarks, it’s been a vacation destination since the 1800’s and has long been known for its healing waters, Victorian architecture, historical significance and as a haven for artists.
Best Place to Score an Amazing Deal: The Good Shepherd Thrift Store donates its profits to the humane society and it’s filled with amazing deals — that’s a win/win! It was recently voted one of the best thrift stores in Northwest Arkansas.
Best Place to Buy an Investment Piece: Castle Antiques specializes in furniture, country primitives and stoneware. Between browsing, check out the gorgeous view!
Where to Fuel Up for a Day of Treasure-Hunting: Try the breakfast buffet at the Gazebo Restaurant in the Eureka Inn. It’s only $9.95!