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Best Places To Live In Arkansas 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score90
  • Bentonville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 42,499
  • Bentonville is at once a small, welcoming city and at the same time a growing and changing area. It feels less Southern and more Midwestern, in many ways. Very friendly but not in a phony, Mississippi…[read more]
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  • Lowell, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,322
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  • Bella Vista, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,985
  • If you have a chronic medical condition that needs care and you are on medicare, don't move here! I have rheumatoid arthritis, tough to get into to see a doc and then you have to beg to get your…[read more]
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  • Rogers, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 61,979
  • To be a great city, the city needs to have fine weather, good schools, transportation and other facilities for the residents and Rogers AR is no exception. This small suburb has been able to attract…[read more]
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  • Siloam Springs, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,095
  • Siloam Springs is very inviting and welcoming. From the first day I moved here until now, the neighbors have been really welcoming. Everything is very clean and has a community feel. It is also a safe…[read more]
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  • Farmington, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,470
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  • Gibson, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,071
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  • De Queen, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,657
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  • Hot Springs Village, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,443
  • If you love nature, outdoor activities, lakes, mountains, forests, a fabulous gym (ha ha indoors) 9 golf courses, gated community, bocce, lawn bowling, hiking, pickle ball, har-tru and hard tennis…[read more]
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  • Cabot, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,407
  • I moved to Cabot in 2004. I was able to buy a house a family could grow into. Since I work from home the location wasn’t a big deal, but it’s really nice being so close to Little Rock! It makes doing…[read more]
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  • Centerton, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,403
  • As a lifelong resident living in Centerton, AR I am proud to say that we have a great little community here. The people who live here care about one another, care about their neighborhoods, and the…[read more]
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  • Maumelle, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,795
  • Living in Maumelle is something I would very much recommend to anyone. Here you will find some of the best areas in the state. Low crime rates, great neighbors, close proximity to Little Rock without…[read more]
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  • Fayetteville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 80,552
  • Northwest Arkansas is an area of many smaller towns, and Fayetteville is the largest and home of the University of Arkansas. Fayetteville seems typical for many state university towns in that it reflects…[read more]
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  • Greenwood, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,296
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  • Sherwood, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,251
  • I absolutely love living in Sherwood, Arkansas. I have lived here for the last 7 years and it will be my home forever. The community is amazing and the sense of being a good neighbor is so strong that no…[read more]
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  • Springdale, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 76,188
  • A blue collar town, late to bloom in the boom of NWA, property can still be had at resonoble prices, knowing codes are in place and enforced to back up your investment in the community makes it money…[read more]
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  • Benton, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,613
  • I lived in Benton for a little while but ultimately left for a city with more opportunities. Benton is about a half hour away from Little Rock and unless you're comfortable driving that distance…[read more]
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  • Conway, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 64,184
  • Being one of the most populated cities in Arkansas with a population of over 60,000, Conway is a great place to live despite the fight for resources. When camping near Conway, I wanted to move into this…[read more]
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  • White Hall, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,243
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  • Harrison, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,168
  • I am living in Harrison, Arkansas and this place has so much to do. Although, this town is small as far as population, it stays busy. There are plenty of employment opportunities here, as well as…[read more]
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  • Batesville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,579
  • I love my life in Batesville, Arkansas. We moved here 4 years ago in order to be closer to family and this place has been a great fit for my family and I. The area is extremely safe and the crime rate…[read more]
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  • Bryant, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,529
  • Bryant Arkansas is a beautiful little town that I'm proud to call home. The population sits comfortably below twenty-thousand. It's neither too small nor too big. If you're looking to move to Bryant,…[read more]
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  • Magnolia, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,651
  • I experienced a peaceful, nice stay while living in Magnolia Arkansas. The city is located in Columbia County. Magnolia is close to Texarkana, Little Rock, Shreveport, and Louisiana. The township has…[read more]
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  • Russellville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,136
  • I lived in Russellville briefly, and in all honesty, it wasn't a particularly great city. At first glance, the cheap real estate might seem attractive but once you dig a little deeper, you won't be super…[read more]
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  • Pocahontas, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,470
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  • Mountain Home, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,312
  • Now I must say I lived there for a few years 10 years ago and things change in 10 years, but I have not been back to see. If you are not into hunting, fishing, boating, etc. then DO NOT MOVE HERE. …[read more]
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  • North Little Rock, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 66,042
  • I recently visited North Little Rock, Arkansas. My job required that I stay there for a few days. The Hilton on Glover Lane was one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. The room service and the…[read more]
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  • Morrilton, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,746
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  • Paragould, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,521
  • I have been living in Paragould, Arkansas my whole life and this is a small town that is comfortable living for someone like myself who loves the outdoors and beautiful scenery and country atmosphere.…[read more]
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  • Searcy, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,969
  • Searcy Arkansas is an interesting place to live. There are things to consider before moving here. The weather is beautiful, with an average summer temperature of only seventy-seven degrees. Searcy has a…[read more]
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  • East End, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,148
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  • Clarksville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,391
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  • Jonesboro, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 72,638
  • Living cost is less in Jonesboro Ar. Wages compared to cost of living, I can save bit.Best of lands like farmlands, owns food processing industries. So nice getting quality food at less…[read more]
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  • Van Buren, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,155
  • If you're looking for an upscale suburb close to a major city, then Van Buren might not be for you. It's a pretty small city that is quite a way from any big metropolitan areas and while it may be…[read more]
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  • Greenbrier, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,164
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  • Hot Springs, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,711
  • I love the outdoors ,horse racing , hiking , boating , water sports ,fishing , hunting [ i shoot with Camera if I needed the meat wouldn't hesitate to use rifle ] I love the weather not to hot not to…[read more]
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  • Little Rock, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 197,640
  • The prior review was essentially about one restaurant. As for the City of Little Rock, the downtown is ok at best, with a slightly gritty, dangerous feel similar to Memphis without as many amenities. The…[read more]
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  • Fort Smith, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 87,712
  • Fort smith has the worst hotel bed bug problem of any city within 40 miles.View city at high rate of speed on the way…[read more]
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  • Stuttgart, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,125
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  • Pea Ridge, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,177
  • Pea Ridge Arkansas is a dead non-growing community. The major business in Pea Ridge is the school district. Currently the school district laying off people and cutting salaries to build a $2 million…[read more]
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  • Blytheville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,849
  • I believe that there are better places to live. This place has great amenities such as grocery stores, shopping areas, and parks. That alone is attractive enough to invite anyone to move here. The cost…[read more]
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  • Marion, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,323
  • The weather is delightful living in Marion Arkansas. I appreciate to fact that I can enjoy outdoor activities all year. The public schools does an average job at teaching my children. Marion has some…[read more]
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  • Arkadelphia, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,728
  • I love calling Arkadelphia, Arkansas home. Living in Arkadelphia, Arkansas provides tons of diversity and there are tons of job opportunities here. In addition, the cost of living is relatively…[read more]
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  • Forrest City, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,871
  • I like the city of Forrest City, Arkansas. This city is a smaller city, but the community atmosphere is great. This city is mainly made up of a black and African population. By looking at this city in…[read more]
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  • Warren, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,804
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  • Berryville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,370
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  • Beebe, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,952
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  • Heber Springs, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,169
  • I visited Heber Springs, AR Monday August 21, 2017 and was issued a ticket for rescuing an abandoned kitten from the AR State Revenue Office in this county seat town. After physically rescuing the…[read more]
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  • El Dorado, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,393
  • If you want to take a vacation to a sunny city with historical significance and family-friendly attractions, consider taking a trip to El Dorado. If you're looking for a new place to live, it's not a bad…[read more]
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  • Trumann, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,143

Arkansas: Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Arkansas has always been known for being a place to enjoy the great outdoors. The state has seven national parks, 52 state parks, 9,740 miles of streams and rivers, two mountain ranges, 13 major lakes, and 2.6 million acres of national forests. Families can go fishing, boating, hiking, biking, camping, or do other outdoor sporting activities in The Natural State. There are also numerous museums, nature centers, theme parks, and live music venues for families to enjoy. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast who is looking for an affordable place to live, Arkansas may be the place for you.

Arkansas is in the southern U.S., and it’s bordered by Texas and Oklahoma to the west, Missouri to the north, and Louisiana to the south. The Mississippi River forms Arkansas’s eastern border, separating the state from Tennessee and Mississippi. Arkansas has a population of just under three million people, and Little Rock is the largest city and state capital with a population of around 200,000 people. The two largest metropolitan areas are Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, which is in central Arkansas and has a population of around 730,000 people, and Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, which is in the northwest corner of the state and has a population of about 500,000 people.

Arkansas has an area of 53,187 square miles, which ranks it as the 27th largest state in the U.S. The state is divided between the Gulf Coast Plain and the Mississippi River Alluvial Plain lowlands in the south and east, and the Ozark Mountains and interior highlands in the north and west. Arkansas has a subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and cool, mild winters. The average summer high temperature in Little Rock is around 93 degrees, and the average low is around 73 degrees. The average winter high temperature in Little Rock is about 51 degrees, and the average low is about 32 degrees. The state receives 40 to 60 inches of rain per year, and the southern portion of the state receives more rain than the northern section.

Arkansas’s history includes the Western frontier, Ozark pioneer culture, and the Old South. Arkansas has shed much of its hillbilly reputation, although some people still take pride in the hillbilly culture as it is part of Arkansas’s heritage. The arts have always been an integral part of Arkansas culture. Several small towns throughout the state are popular art destinations where there are plenty of art galleries, museums, theaters, and concert venues provide opportunities for people to enjoy the visual and performing arts.

Home prices and rents in Arkansas are lower than the national average. Finding the best places to live in Arkansas can be challenging, as there are many wonderful neighborhoods and cities in the state. Use AreaVibes to help you pick a place to settle down in as AreaVibes can provide you with a list of the best places to live in Arkansas. You can customize the list based on demographic information, population size, and housing budget so that you can find the best places that meet your needs.