Livability Score

65
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (1) F
Dailygrind
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (4) F
The Foundation of Arts- Forum Theater
Theatre Arts
Arkansas State University Museum
Museum
First National Bank Arena
Stadium
Malco Hollywood Cinema
Cinema
Food and Drink (20) F
Cregeen's Irish Pub
Bar
Bennigan's
Bar
Church's Chicken
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Andy's Frozen Custard
Sweets
McDonald's
Fast Food
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Sweets
Schlotzsky's Deli
Fast Food
Taco Bell/KFC
Fast Food
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food
Sonic
Fast Food
Arby's
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Sonic
Fast Food
Sonic
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Firehouse Subs
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Arby's
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Fitness (3) F
Senior Center
Community Centre
Earl Bell Community Center
Community Centre
Natural State Gymnastics
Gym
Groceries (7) F
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Walmart Neighborhood Market
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Aldi
Grocery Store
Crop Co. - Jonesboro
Grocery Store
Walmart Neighborhood Market
Grocery Store
Parks (29) A+
West Washington Avenue Historic District
Park
Hope Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Earl Bell Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Northside Park
Park
City Water and Light Park
Park
CWL Park
Park
Southwest Park
Park
Optimist Park
Park
Heritage Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
The Village Resident's Playground
Playground
Gladiolus Dog Park
Park
Gladiolas park
Park
Gladiolas Park
Park
Gladiolas park
Park
Gladiolas Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Joe Mack Campbell Park
Park
Allen Park
Park
Shops (12) F
Soho House of Style
Clothing
Gearhead Outfitters
Clothing
Gearhead Cycle House
Bicycle
Kum & Go
Convenience Store
The Fancy Attic
Furniture
Big Lots
Department Store
Target
Department Store
The Home Depot
Home Improvement
Sissy's Log Cabin
Fashion
Tiger Mart
Convenience Store
Kum & Go
Convenience Store
MzPip Spa
Beauty
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 0.2% take public transportation in Jonesboro.
Public Transit Stops (2)
Stops & Stations
F
School Bus Stop
Bus Stop
School Bus Stop
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.2%
F
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cost of living A+

The cost of living in Jonesboro is 90/100 - which is 5% higher than Arkansas.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
B+
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime F

Jonesboro crime rates are 3,970 per 100k, which is 28% higher than Arkansas
Property Crime
3,324 crimes per 100k
F
Violent Crime
646 crimes per 100k
F
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employment D-

The median income in Jonesboro is $47,062 - which is 11% higher than Arkansas.
Med. Household Income
$47,062
F
Unemployment Rate
4.0%
D+
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health A+

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (20)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A
Jonesboro Police Department
Police
Saint Bernards Medical Center
Hospital
Outpatient Surgery Center of Jonesboro
Clinic
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Jonesboro
Hospital
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Fire Station Number 2
Fire Station
Arkansas State University Police Department
Police
Craighead County Sheriff's Office
Police
Saint Bernards Behavioral Health
Hospital
FastCare - Urgent Care
Doctor
Student Health Center
Doctor
Jonesboro Fire Station 5
Fire Station
Jonesboro Fire Station 6
Fire Station
Jonesboro Fire Station 1
Fire Station
Parker Road Specialty Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Arkansas State Police Troop C
Police
Jonesboro Fire Station 3
Fire Station
Fire Station Number 4
Fire Station
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
C-
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housing A+

Jonesboro home prices are $161,500 - which is 41% higher than Arkansas
Home Price
$161,500
C
Home Appreciation Rate
12%
A-
Home Affordability
3.4x (home price to income ratio)
B-
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schools D

The Jonesboro graduation rate is 82% - which is 4% higher than Arkansas
School Test Scores
43%
F
High School Grad. Rates
82%
C-
Elementary Schools (19) D-
Blessed Sacrament Catholic School
International Studies Magnet
Microsociety Magnet School
Montessori School Of Jonesboro
Kindergarten Center
Concordia Christian Academy
Health/Wellness Envi Magnet
Visual & Performing Art Magnet
Math & Science Magnet School
University Hgts. Elem. School
University Heights Intermediate Center
Ridgefield Christian School
Nettleton Middle School
High Schools (9) F
Jonesboro Vocational Center
The Academies At Jonesboro High School
Douglas Macarthur Jhs
Annie Camp Jr. High School
Ridgefield Christian School
Nettleton High School
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ratings D+

Jonesboro has an overall rating of 58% from 16 reviews.
User Reviews (4)
From AreaVibes
C-
User Surveys (12)
From AreaVibes
D
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Less Cost of Living 4.5 rating By HiWorth ( May 31, 2017) 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 price.Thanks,Nathan,J&B Movers Jonesboro AR ...Read More Read Less
People likes moving to Jonesboro. 3 rating By HiWorth ( Apr 06, 2017) Why everyone scared of moving to jonesboro? Jonesboro is good enough living place for family. There are many now moving to jonesboro and lot of moving companies are doing services over there. Its natural like every place. Some good and bad is there at all places. ...Read More Read Less
NO. Don't move here ever. The previous review was a lie! 0.5 rating By Shelby ( Feb 25, 2015) I have no idea what the previous person was talking about. I had to make a profile just so I could set the truth free. This place is awful. There is nothing here but restaurants. We have little to no crime, subpar schools (filled with teacher who could care less about their stude ...Read More nts), shopping is alright, but nothing else. If you're bored on a Friday night and want to do something, you better have a movie you wanted to see or risk going bowling. That's it. Nothing else to do here. The Electric Cowboy as mentioned above closed down and I've never even heard of the other one and I've lived here my whole life. Everything that opens here closes down within a year. I've visited every other state except for Alaska and Hawaii and let me tell you, this has got to be the worst place I've ever been in my whole life. DO NOT MOVE TO JONESBORO!!!!! Read Less
Jonesboro, AR - No Better Place 4 rating By Anonymous ( Jan 30, 2012) I lived in Jonesboro, AR for my whole life, and there is no place that I would rather live. This city has all of the benefits of a larger metropolitan area, but there are none of the crime issues that plague the biggest cities. There is also a palpable sense of community. The sma ...Read More ll town feel is one of my favorite things about Jonesboro. There is a true sense of Southern hospitality. Friendly people are found all over the city and are happy to help their neighbors. There are also numerous opportunities for entertainment and shopping. Small nightclubs host some of the greatest musicians and entertainers on a regular basis.

The clubs in the city are some of my favorite. I enjoy heading to the Sideline Bar and Grill or to the Electric Cowboy when I want to enjoy an evening on the town. Restaurants are also available, and I like to dine at Demo's Barbecue and Smokehouse when I want to enjoy the best Southern Barbecue. The Dragon City Chinese Restaurant is another great place to enjoy dinner, and they offer a taste of the finest Asian cuisine.

One of the only negative things that I would say about Jonesboro is that there are not the opportunities for shopping that are found in other major cities. We do have a number of malls and independent retailers, but I usually prefer to do my shopping on the Internet, as there is a larger selection of clothes and housewares.

On the whole, I would say that Jonesboro, Arkansas is a great place to live. We may not have the exciting night life that is found in New York or Los Angeles, but there is a sense of community in Jonesboro that is notably absent in these cities. Read Less
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NO. Don't move here ever. The previous review was a lie! 0.5 rating By Shelby ( Feb 25, 2015) I have no idea what the previous person was talking about. I had to make a profile just so I could set the truth free. This place is awful. There is nothing here but restaurants. We have little to no crime, subpar schools (filled with teacher who could care less about their stude ...Read More nts), shopping is alright, but nothing else. If you're bored on a Friday night and want to do something, you better have a movie you wanted to see or risk going bowling. That's it. Nothing else to do here. The Electric Cowboy as mentioned above closed down and I've never even heard of the other one and I've lived here my whole life. Everything that opens here closes down within a year. I've visited every other state except for Alaska and Hawaii and let me tell you, this has got to be the worst place I've ever been in my whole life. DO NOT MOVE TO JONESBORO!!!!! Read Less
Jonesboro, AR - No Better Place 4 rating By Anonymous ( Jan 30, 2012) I lived in Jonesboro, AR for my whole life, and there is no place that I would rather live. This city has all of the benefits of a larger metropolitan area, but there are none of the crime issues that plague the biggest cities. There is also a palpable sense of community. The sma ...Read More ll town feel is one of my favorite things about Jonesboro. There is a true sense of Southern hospitality. Friendly people are found all over the city and are happy to help their neighbors. There are also numerous opportunities for entertainment and shopping. Small nightclubs host some of the greatest musicians and entertainers on a regular basis.

The clubs in the city are some of my favorite. I enjoy heading to the Sideline Bar and Grill or to the Electric Cowboy when I want to enjoy an evening on the town. Restaurants are also available, and I like to dine at Demo's Barbecue and Smokehouse when I want to enjoy the best Southern Barbecue. The Dragon City Chinese Restaurant is another great place to enjoy dinner, and they offer a taste of the finest Asian cuisine.

One of the only negative things that I would say about Jonesboro is that there are not the opportunities for shopping that are found in other major cities. We do have a number of malls and independent retailers, but I usually prefer to do my shopping on the Internet, as there is a larger selection of clothes and housewares.

On the whole, I would say that Jonesboro, Arkansas is a great place to live. We may not have the exciting night life that is found in New York or Los Angeles, but there is a sense of community in Jonesboro that is notably absent in these cities. Read Less

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F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Jonesboro? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

West Washington Avenue Historic District
Hope Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Earl Bell Park
Unknown Name
Northside Park
City Water and Light Park

Entertainment

The Foundation of Arts- Forum Theater
Arkansas State University Museum
First National Bank Arena
Malco Hollywood Cinema

Food & Drink

Cregeen's Irish Pub
Bennigan's
Church's Chicken
McDonald's
Andy's Frozen Custard
McDonald's
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Schlotzsky's Deli

F Commute

Is public transit available in Jonesboro? Of all people who commute, 0.2% take public transportation in Jonesboro.
Drive to Work
84%

8% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
0%

5% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
2%

1% lower than the US average

C- Health & Safety

Is Jonesboro a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Saint Bernards Behavioral Health
Saint Bernards Medical Center
NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Jonesboro

Pharmacies

Walgreens
Parker Road Specialty Pharmacy

Doctors

FastCare - Urgent Care
Student Health Center

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