Inner City Neighborhoods

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Over the past decade, downtown has seen dramatic transformation and growth, and no sight of slowing down. Farmers markets, bars, concert venues, shops, the main library, and incredible riverside parks make for an all-inclusive experience downtown.

The 42,000 people who work in the heart of the capital city Monday through Friday enjoy walk ability to popular establishments like Capital Bar & Grill, Samantha’s Tap Room, Gus’ Fried Chicken, Cache, Gusano’s, At the Corner, Three Fold Noodles & Dumpling Co. and many more.




The recent surge in the popularity of condos brought added lifestyle options and a new look to Little Rock. At 18 and 20 floors respectively, the 300 Third Tower and the River Market Tower in downtown Little Rock have been the most noticeable Modern Living changes. Not only did they amplify the skyline, they also injected a residential element into the downtown district, which area leaders are recreating as a bustling urban area.




The Heights is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Little Rock due to its’ character rich homes and the convenience of neighborhood boutiques, banks, restaurants, mom-and-pop shops/eateries, and grocery stores.




More Hip and laid-back than its cousin to the north, Hillcrest is always hosting people all over the Metor Little Rock area. Like the rest of the neighborhood, the social scene is casual and easy-going. On the first Thursday of every month, the local merchants host Shop ‘N’ Sip, where businesses stay open late and invite customers to enjoy live music and a glass of wine while they shop.




Home to the longest pedestrian-only bridge in North America Riverdale attracts natives and tourist alike with the prospect of various outdoor activities, which range from a round of golf, a bike ride down the Arkansas River, or a stroll over the Big Dam Bridge.




Midtown links West Little Rock with Downtown and is not much more than 10-15 minutes away from anything metro Little Rock. This flourishing center is an amazing location vibrant with nearby activities and is also a hub for retailers. With the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and CHI St. Vincent Hospital nearby, job opportunities – as well as high-quality healthcare options – abound.


Metro Little Rock Guide

Welcome to your official guide to central Arkansas. While Little Rock is the region’s anchor and the largest in population, it’s one of nine different cities in the metro that offers its residents affordable housing, excellent career opportunities, quality health care and education, convenience, beauty and more.

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Local Neighborhoods

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Generally, anything lying west of Interstate 430 is considered West Little Rock. This part of town is in close proximity to several enjoyable outdoor experiences from Pinnacle Mountain, Two Rivers Park, and Lake Maumelle which is only minutes away. West Little Rock also houses the city’s best boutiques for shopping.






As a community with three lakes and borders touching the Arkansas River, two golf courses, new subdivisions and even homes with breathtaking views of the Arkansas River and nearby Pinnacle Mountain, it’s no wonder Maumelle is a sought-after suburb for many in Metro Little Rock.




Home to the only C-130 training base for the U.S. Department of Defense, Jacksonville is an important part of the nation’s military force, but the city of about 29,000 possesses a family-friendly atmosphere that attracts people from everywhere.

Events like the annual FestiVille, along with attractions like Splash Zone and Dupree Park (one of Jacksonville’s 13 parks) draw metro locals to Jacksonville. Athletic and aerobic classes entice athletes to the city’s 56,000-square-foot community center, whose facilities include a heated six-lane pool, two hardwood basketball/volleyball courts, an aerobics classroom, a walking track, cardiovascular equipment and two racquetball courts.




Sherwood is north of Little Rock and residents enjoy a small-town atmosphere. When locals needs an escape, they head to one of Sherwood’s 17 community parks and recreational facilities. If you’re looking for a round of golf, the Greens at North Hills Golf Course is a must. Sherwood not only has the lowest crime rate in central Arkansas, it also offers more bang for your buck when it comes to real estate. The neighborhoods of Miller’s Crossing, Stonehill and Gap Creek all sport spacious homes with top-notch amenities.





As home to the University of Central Arkansas, Hendrix College and Central Baptist College, Conway has been dubbed the “City of Colleges.” Nearly 75 percent of its 65,000 residents are under the age of 45, adding to the city’s unique and vibrant atmosphere. Conway is also a city with a thriving business environment, growing technology sector, many scenic lakes, parks, and cultural prolificacy. CNN Money ranked Conway 16th in the U.S. for growing cities with affordable home price.




Located in the geographic center of the state on Interstate 30, just minutes from Little Rock, this city boasts a small-town atmosphere with a big-town population. Benton offers an array of housing options for young professionals, families and retirees.





Bryant lures Arkansas newcomers and Metro Little Rock locals alike to a city that’s has grown more than 50 percent since 2000, a growth fueled by charm, conveniences and overall progress.

In Bryant, families enjoy more than 250 acres of recreational space. A favorite is Bishop Park, which is home to nine baseball, six softball and two soccer/football fields, a community garden, nature trails, two fishing ponds, a golf course, aquatic center and a community center. There will soon be a fishing pier on one of the ponds as well.





According to, Cabot is home to the 11th best school district in the state. If you’re an avid hunter or fisher, Cabot is a sportsman’s paradise. If golf is more your style there are several picturesque courses to enjoy.




North Little Rock is located just north of the Arkansas River. It too, just as Little Rock, has major healthcare facilities, restaurants, art galleries, and retailers. NLR’s historic downtown, known Argenta, has distinguished itself as the region’s epicenter for entertainment. NLR is home to Burns Park, which at 1,700 acres, is Arkansas’ largest urban municipal park, and it’s pet friendly and handicap accessible.