Best Places to Live

Little Rock, AR

Population: 196,943
Courtesy of Little Rock CVB

Situated on the south bank of the Arkansas River in the geographic center of the state is Arkansas' capital city and a big beer town: Little Rock. Among the conveniences for residents are five hospitals, a variety of entertainment sites and a microbrew sector that now numbers six brewpubs. Hotspots include Diamond Bear Brewing Co., which has choices like Two Term Imperial IPA and the top-ranked Dogtown Brown.