Here & There – Little Rock, Arkansas
Little Rock, Arkansas
Located in the middle of the state on the Arkansas River, Little Rock serves as the state capitol. With a population approaching 200,000, residents experience hot, humid summers and cool winters with little or no snow. Tucked in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains and near Lake Maumelle provides plenty of space for outdoor activities.
Little Rock is home to the corporate headquarters of Dillard’s and Windstream Communication and also some of the largest non-profit organizations in the world. Winrock, Heifer International and The Nature Conservancy are located here, along with the Clinton Foundation and Presidential Museum.
Little Rock boasts lively cultural arts with community and repertory theatre, museums and art galleries, and the performing arts at the University of Arkansas. Wildwood Park for the Arts presents outdoor events and concerts.
State government is the largest employer, followed by medical services provided by the university. The city is a Foreign Trade Zone with an intermodal port on the river that has attracted international companies like Danish manufacturer LM Glasfiber who recently completed new facilities.
Little Rock has seen steady population growth over the past two decades, but is challenged with continued high crime rates, notably one of the highest in the nation, and more than double the rate in Decatur.
Vital Statistics Decatur, IL Little Rock, AR
Population: 71,435 198,546
Median Home Value: $78,300 $161,000
Median HH Income: $38,124 $45,605
Cost of Living Index: 83.6 86.0
Median Property Taxes: $2,019 $1,593
Crime Rate 352.8 759.7
Air Quality Index: 55.4 73.4
5364 Wilcar Court
Square Feet: 2626
Garage: 3-car attached
Park-like setting on half-acre, chef’s kitchen, formal living & dining rooms, home theater, deck & patio.
5052 Maple Leaf Dr
Square Feet: 1,978
Garage: 2-car attached
Brick ranch with side-load garage, hardwood floors, granite, refrigerator stays
This article originally appeared in the April/May 2019 issue of Decatur Magazine. It may not be reproduced or redistributed in whole or in part without the publisher’s consent.
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