Northwest Arkansas has seen an abundance of new developments and redevelopment projects in historic downtowns. Residents of the Northwest Arkansas metropolitan area, including Fayetteville, Springdale, Siloam Springs, Rogers and Bentonville, enjoy a low cost of living and an increasing job growth rate making it an attractive place to relocate. With a thriving cultural community consisting of museums, performing arts centers, historical sites, state parks, sports teams and more, Northwest Arkansas is a popular vacation destination. Highways and the newly expanded Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) provide for easy travel to and from the region. Upscale shopping, fine dining and affordable accommodations make Northwest Arkansas a smart place to gather for meetings, conventions and retreats.