Little Rock Life
The warm southern hospitality of the capital city, its unique collection of world-class attractions, as well as low average cost of living makes Little Rock a wonderful place to live, work and play as well as raise a family in Arkansas.
Little Rock is the state capital of Arkansas. Because of its thriving “new south” culture, Little Rock is now known as the Rock. It is located in the center of the state in Pulaski County and is the largest city in Arkansas. According to the 2010 census, the population of Little Rock is 193,524. If one were to factor in the cities of Pulaski County (382,748), metropolitan statistical area (699,793) and region (1,027,519), the population increases substantially to well over a million. The surrounding area is served by the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (Adams Field). The city of Memphis, Tennessee, is only two hours east on Interstate 40. The Little Rock Air Force Base (located just north of North Little Rock) is the only C-130 training base for the department of defense. Large public corporations and smaller family owned businesses make for a diverse business community.
Residents and visitors frequent the heart of the city, which is the River Market District located downtown on the banks of the Arkansas River, for the finest southern cuisine and restaurants, vibrant entertainment, an eclectic mix of shopping, outdoor activities and the William J. Clinton Presidential Center. The Clinton Presidential Center and Park is located in the rejuvenated downtown area that is accessible to approximately 24 miles of trail systems of parks and pedestrian bridges that run along both sides of the Arkansas River. Little Rock has several world-class attractions such as history and science museums, art galleries, parks, golf courses, ice-skating, farmers market, zoo, and more to suit your interest, budget and time.
What to See
Arkansas Arts Center
Arkansas Repertory Theatre
Arkansas Travelers Baseball (Dickey-Stephens Park North Little Rock)
Clinton Presidential Library and Museum
Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
Little Rock River Trail
Little Rock Zoo
Museum of Discovery
Park Plaza Mall
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
River Market District
Verizon Arena (North Little Rock)
Wild River Country (North Little Rock)
When it comes to education, Little Rock offers a variety of public and private school options. The Little Rock School District and Pulaski County Special School District provide kindergarten through twelfth grade education. Bryant Public Schools, Conway Public Schools and Cabot Public Schools districts are in close proximity. Additionally, several higher education opportunities are available in the capitol city at the colleges and universities listed below as well as surrounding areas.
University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR)
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
UALR William H. Bowen School of Law
UALR Clinton School of Public Service
Philander Smith College
Arkansas Baptist College
University of Phoenix
Pulaski Technical College
ITT Technical College
For more information about the Little Rock community, visit the City of Little Rock, Little Rock Chamber of Commerce
and Metro Little Rock Alliance websites.