Best Places to Live in Arkansas
Moving to Arkansas? These 11 cities can't be missed.
The Natural State is graced with splendid nature, and residents can also enjoy a low cost of living and a nice quality of life in the following cities:
Along the Arkansas River near the geographic center of the state is Little Rock, the capital city and a port that serves as a major shipping hub. Residents have numerous neighborhood choices, and the community offers multiple hiking, boating and outdoor recreation opportunities.
About 88,000 residents make Fort Smith the second-largest city in Arkansas, and the community enjoys a cost of living that is 15 percent lower than the national average. Fort Smith is strategically positioned along the Arkansas-Oklahoma state border, and quality of life conveniences include a highly regarded public school system as well as several parks and walking trails.
With half the city in Arkansas and the other half in Texas, Texarkana is separated by State Line Avenue. Situated on the Arkansas half of Texarkana is Red River Army Depot with 7,200 employees, and quality of life amenities for residents include a good school system, many parks and Christus St. Michael Health Care.
Serving as a manufacturing and distribution hub for the Ozark Mountain region and northeast Arkansas is Batesville, which features three separate nationally registered historic districts. Batesville is home to Lyon College, and the city hosts an annual Arkansas Scottish Festival each spring.