Located in Benton County, in the Northwestern area of Arkansas, Rogers is the eighth biggest city in the state with a population 55, 964. Centrally positioned in the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers Metropolitan Area, Rogers is part of one of the quickest growing regions in the United States. With an increasing number of residents and new neighborhoods, there are a wide variety of housing options available, and the city has been named one of the eighteenth most affordable places to live in the South by Newsweek.
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Rogers was officially established with the arrival of the Frisco Railway line in 1881, and was named after Captain Warrington Rogers. The city's history is deeply rooted in retail and commerce. In 1884, its first retail store, Stroud's Mercantile, was opened, and quickly became a central fixture in the area. While the store was later closed in 1993, Rogers has remained a central location for commerce. The first Wal-Mart was opened in the area, and the headquarters are housed in nearby Benton. The air rifle company, Daisy Outdoor Products, is also headquartered in the region, and Rogers is home to their Air Rifle Museum. Additionally, there are two large shopping malls (Pinnacle Hills Promenade and Frisco Station Mall) that provide a range of shopping options. Commerce is a major contributor to the area's economy, and the Rogers Commercial Historic District stands as a tribute to the city's history.
Rogers also provides a number of sports and outdoor activities, home to a variety of parks and host to a selection of major events. Starting in 2007, it has been the annual location for the Wal-Mart NW Arkansas Championship, a LPGA tournament for top female golfers played at the beautiful Pinnacle Country Club. The largest Arkansas softball program is housed at Dock Wheeler Park, and the largest state soccer program is located at Foerester Park. The Susan G Komen Race for the Cure, a widely recognized charitable run, is scheduled in Rogers every year. The city also offers 14 neighborhood parks and five large sports parks, and the area also provides a splash park, a skateboard park, a community swimming pool and an activity center. There are 26 athletic fields available for a number of sports as well as two lakes for water activities. The city houses a range of both public and private primary and secondary schools. In addition, there is a selection of colleges and universities including Northwest Arkansas Community College and the University of Arkansas along with John Brown University, ranked as top regional college by U.S. News. Rogers provides an excellent array of professional and recreational activities and is an excellent spot to call home.