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Little Rock’s Historic Districts Have Lots to Offer

Monument in MacArthur Park

Since it was first surveyed in 1820, Little Rock has been a popular location for settlers from all over. It’s no wonder, then, that the city is home to several historic districts that offer unique places to live, work and play, all within the city limits. Here are three:

MacArthur Park Neighborhood

Named for General Douglas MacArthur whose birthplace is located here, Little Rock’s MacArthur Park Neighborhood has a lot to offer residents, and a lot to offer those looking for a place to live in the city. The neighborhood includes homes ranging in styles from cottages to mansions, with some dating from the mid-1800s, as well as local shops, galleries and eateries.

Located at the center of the district is the 39-acre MacArthur Park, home to the Arkansas Arts Center and the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History featuring the Tower Building of the Little Rock Arsenal, the last remaining building of the original city arsenal.

South Main Residential Historic District

A second smaller historic district known as the South Main Residential Historic District, or SoMa, was established in 2007. The district features late-19th and early-20th century homes, including many homes in the Craftsman and Colonial Revival styles.

Argenta Arts & Historic District

Overseen by the Argenta Arts Foundation, the development of the Argenta Arts and Historic District was based on the idea that artistic venues should be easily accessible. As a result, the district offers galleries, artists’ studios, a community theater, a school for creative arts, a children’s gallery, a thriving farmer’s market and restaurants, in addition to strategically located pocket parks.

The entire district is encompassed by a few easily walk able blocks in the historic heart of downtown North Little Rock.

Housing options within all three districts are varied, ranging from affordable to high-cost single homes as well as condos and apartments. Especially in recent years, the districts have seen an increase in interest from both the local communities and people moving into the city who recognize the areas as welcoming spots for residents of all walks of life.

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