Little Rock highlights central region

The state capital of Little Rock is the largest metropolitan area of the state and you’ll find that people flock from all over the state to find opportunity here. The city is still relatively small (pop. 183,133) with a strong sense of community. The city where Gov. Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary, once lived as governor and first lady has the largest investment house off Wall Street: Stephens, Inc. You may have seen Jack Stephens on television as head of the Masters Golf Tournament. Stephens has had a profound impact on the state, as they have helped finance businesses ranging from TCBY Yogurt, Dillards Department Stores, Wal-Mart, Alltel and many others.

A number of other small towns ring the central city and are growing as people chose to live in smaller communities and commute. Poplar towns in the area are Conway (home of the University of Central Arkansas), Jacksonville (home of the Little Rock Air Force Base), Maumelle, North Little Rock and Searcy.

Downtown Little Rock, which sits on the banks of the Arkansas River, is undergoing a revival, as are the downtown areas of many major cities of the New South. There are many distinctive, historical homes in the downtown and central Little Rock area that is available at relatively reasonable prices.