Little Rock, Arkansas — to be or not to be your home? That is the question we at Real Property Management in Central Arkansas seek to help you answer in today’s blog.
If you’ve made your way to this blog, we would surmise that you could use a bit of advice as you familiarize yourself with what the gem of Central Arkansas has to offer its residents. In today’s post, we’ll highlight some of the top things to do in Little Rock in terms of cultural experiences and recreational opportunities. Then we’ll wrap up by explaining what we at Real Property Management Central Arkansas have to do with any of this! (Spoiler: we offer property management services, homes for rent in Little Rock, and many other helpful services).
Little Rock Basics
Let’s start with some big-picture facts before we dive into recommending the best hidden gems of the city. The capital city of Arkansas, Little Rock also happens to be the city with the highest population in the state, with recent estimations seeing the city go north of the 200,000 resident threshold. This makes it an ideal medium-sized city in our estimations — and in the mind of many a “Little Rocker” as well. So if you are indeed considering becoming a Little Rocker yourself, you’ll be pleased to know that many consider the capital city to be a hub of culture, commerce, recreation, and history!
What’s In A Name?
If you are planning to move to Little Rock, you’re going to need to be able to answer the frequently asked question, “why is Little Rock named Little Rock?” Upon traveling to the south bank of the Arkansas River in Little Rock, you’ll be able to notice a small rock formation that was deemed “Little Rock” by settlers to distinguish the area from the surrounding bigger rocks. You can actually go visit the official ‘little rock’ at the river’s bank, if looking at historical rocks is the sort of thing that floats your boat!
Top Reasons To Move To Little Rock
Whether you are moving for work, for schooling, for family reasons, or for a personal adventure where you heard Central Arkansas’ voice calling your name, there’s something for pretty much everyone in Little Rock. Below you’ll find just a few of the many attractions Arkansas’ capital has to offer.
Food Glorious Food
Let’s get serious, folks. If you are moving to a cultural hub of the south, you better believe there’s going to be some serious grub. Well, ladies and gentlemen, Little Rock does not disappoint on this front. Auspiciously situated between culinary fulcrums like Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis, and St. Louis, the barbeque (in particular) does not disappoint. When it comes to a diversity of cuisines, it’s difficult to beat Little Rock unless you feel like traveling practically thousands of miles. In addition to world-class barbeque, you’ve got plenty to choose from in terms of southern eateries. The fried chicken is tough to beat, as are local treasures like Damgoode Pies, Whole Hog Cafe, and a host of others.
Higher Education Opportunities
Now that we’ve gotten the all-important restaurant selection out of the way, we can move on to more trivial aspects of Little Rock life, such as higher education. We kid, of course, as Little Rock offers an impressive array of opportunities for a city of its size. With the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Arkansas, Philander Smith College, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and Baptist College, there are a variety of top-tier universities and colleges for students to choose from. Whether you are a native Little Rocker or are looking for an out-of-town college experience you’ll never forget, aspiring collegiates can do a lot worse than living in Central Arkansas!
Little Rock Is Clean
While many of us take it for granted, Little Rock has been voted among the cleanest cities in America on numerous occasions — by multiple publications! Whether you are considering Little Rock to be your permanent residence or are just learning more about the region for touristic purposes, finding a clean city is never a bad thing. It’s thanks to nonprofit organizations like Keep Little Rock Beautiful that we are able to, well, keep Little Rock beautiful! Their efforts go a long way to preventing litter buildup, increasing the popularity of recycling, and ensuring parks and public spaces look wonderful the whole year round.
A Low Cost Of Living
Here’s a reason for moving to Little Rock that just about everyone can get behind — it’s affordable! The medium house cost in Little Rock is just shy of $140,000, which is quite reasonable. The low cost of living extends beyond the housing market as well, with the price of gas, recreational activities, and food all being fairly reasonable!
Good People: Salt Of The Earth
The south has plenty of stereotypes associated with it. Some are true, while others are less so. But when it comes to good, old-fashioned southern hospitality, Little Rockers do not disappoint. When you are walking down the street, you’ll notice a difference in the way people interact with each other — even strangers! If you don’t mind striking up conversations with a stranger in the grocery store from time to time, Central Arkansas just might be the place you should call home! Of course, there’s always the odd jerk or two anywhere you go, but consideration and hospitality are definitely more the rule than the exception. It’s one of our favorite parts about living in the south!
Plenty Of Outdoor Activities
If you are a fan of nature and the great outdoors, Little Rock’s surrounding area is rich with opportunity. In terms of hiking, Pinnacle Mountain State Park should be high on your list of regions worth exploring. Mount Magazine is also nearby, and it happens to be the highest peak in the entire state. That hike takes just a few hours and is worth summiting for the bragging rights alone! We’d also recommend checking out Wildwood park — a hub for music and performance art. The park is 104-acres large, featuring myriad gardens and oases. This is a great place to read a book for the afternoon or to picnic with that special someone!
Find Homes For Rent In Little Rock
All in all, Little Rock is a wonderful place to call home! If you are interested in finding a rental house in Little Rock, we at Real Property Management Central Arkansas are here to help. Feel free to browse our website to find out a little bit more about who we are and what we do. If you have any questions or would like to apply to rent a Little Rock home, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! We’d love to hear from you and help you out as best we can!
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