Little Rock has always had an appeal. This city has been the subject of songs and made popular by it's down home Sothern charm. Arkansas's largest community has 51 neighborhoods and more than 196,000 people living here. Living in this city is not cheap, in fact, the most expensive cost of living for Arkansas is found here. While the cost of living is not comparable to other affluent areas, it is high for the state.
Known as the IT capital of the world, this area has more than 95% of the population of those who work in the computer and math fields. It is not a huge city, but it has good proportion. There are many up and coming professionals. So, singles that are looking for an active nightlife may enjoy what the city has to offer. The area is well educated. It is said that nearly 40% of all people living here have a degree. The average income per capita is around $29,000 and the median household income comes in at just over $44,000.
The crime rate is on the high side here, so there are a few areas to avoid. Stay clear of Westwood, Roosevelt and Baseline Rd. Some of the safer areas include Ferndale, Parkers and Iron Springs. While this area has higher than average living costs, a one bedroom apartment will set a person back about $700 - $800 a month. Apartments go all the way up to four bedrooms, and townhouses are considered a common living arrangement here.
There is a great deal of country and room to spread out. While the downtown area is hustling, there are plenty of parks and trees and nature to observe. Of course, Little Rock will always be one of the popular Southern towns, and with good reason, it is a great place to raise a family.Source: The Little Rock, AR housing data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).