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Guide to Little Rock
Little Rock Apartments For Rent
Located in central Arkansas on the Arkansas River, Little Rock is a historically significant city that has maintained some of its old charm, but has definitely moved into the modern world. Little Rock isn’t just any city; it is the capital of Arkansas and home to more than 197,300 state residents.
Little Rock was founded in 1821 and incorporated as a city one decade later in 1831. Prior to all of this in 1799, the French found a small rock formation situated along the Arkansas River and named it “le Petit Rocher” or the little rock, and the name stuck. Before Little Rock was founded, the capital of the Arkansas Territory was Arkansas Post, but this changed in 1821.
Like most U.S. cities, many historic events took place in Little Rock. Events such as the Little Rock Nine in 1957 as nine African-American students became the first to enroll in Little Rock Central High School – an all-white school – after the plan to desegregate had been put in place. Former President Bill Clinton was born and raised in Arkansas. He and former First Lady Hillary Clinton lived in Little Rock for years while he was the Arkansas Attorney General and the Governor of Arkansas. He also ran for the presidency in 1992, and won, with his campaign headquartered in Little Rock.
Little Rock is now home to a vibrant nightlife scene, amazing attractions, many sources of entertainment, and all other big-city amenities you could ask for.
Things to Do in Little Rock:
There is a wide variety of things to do in Little Rock. You can get into so many things, such as family fun and educational attractions, arts and cultural museums, breweries, outdoor recreation, shopping, nightlife, and dining. Little Rock is an all-inclusive city with everything that you could possibly want all within the city limits.
The attractions in Little Rock are as diverse as the city itself, but they are all exciting and enlightening. You can’t come to Little Rock and not visit the Arkansas State Capitol. Another place you have to visit is the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site to gain more information on the Little Rock Nine and how their story unfolded. Don’t forget to stop by the Clinton Presidential Center and Park to explore the William Clinton Library, an exact replica of his Oval Office, and more. For some family time, take a trip to the Little Rock Zoo to see the brand new Penguin Pointe exhibit. Splish and splash with the family while fostering creativity and discovery at the Peabody Splash Park.
Little Rock has a thriving art scene filled with visual and performing arts, and museums of cultural and historic arts. See the fascinating works of art on display in the art galleries of the Arkansas Arts Center. Walk the grounds of the Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden and the Riverfront Park to view the various sculptures in the garden and along the river. Enjoy the mesmerizing sights and sounds of performing arts in Little Rock through Ballet Arkansas, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and the Arkansas Repertory Theatre.
For a more cultural experience, visit the unique and highly educational museums and historic sites throughout Little Rock. Take a trip to the Old State House Museum to walk the halls of Arkansas’s first capitol building and the oldest standing capitol building west of the Mississippi River. You could even visit the Esse Purse Museum to see the stories told through the handbags of women of the 1900s. Pay your respects to those that fought and died for our country at the Arkansas Korean War Veterans Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial. Explore the lives of African-Americans in Arkansas with tours of the Daisy Bates Home – advisor to the Little Rock Nine – and Ernie’s Museum of Black Arkansans.
When it comes to shopping in Little Rock, you can find it all. There are six malls and shopping centers in the city and each one is sure to please the shopaholic in everyone. The Park Plaza Mall is the premiere shopping center with more than 80 different stores. The Midtown Shopping Center is all about quality and design, featuring all the latest, luxurious, and adventurous stores and merchandise. One thing Little Rock has that you may not find too many places is PINK by Victoria’s Secret, and not just the line, but a stand-alone store. Along with these modern malls and shopping centers, there are also lots of unique boutiques, sports shops, antique stores, book stores, and more.
What to Consider When Moving to Little Rock
So you’re moving to Little Rock and you’re looking for apartments. That’s typical, but have you researched the neighborhoods in Little Rock? If not, then you could be moving into what seems like the perfect apartment, but you are actually moving into a very active neighborhood that will cause a lot of traffic trying to get to work. Before making your final choice, there are six neighborhoods that you have to check out and consider when moving to Little Rock.
The historic downtown River Market District is the most popular part of the city. This neighborhood is a center of activity with all the great eateries, shops and bars, not to mention the indoor and outdoor farmers markets. Popular neighborhood events such as Arvest River Market on Ice, Riverfest, and Cruisin’ in the Rock provide live music, food, and tons of fun to the city.
For a neighborhood full of restored 19th-century homes and the governor’s mansion, then Quapaw Quarter is for you. Many of these stunning antebellum and Victorian homes are privately owned, but the Annual Quapaw Quarter Spring Tour and the Christmas Open House allow others to tour most of the homes in Quapaw Quarter.
The Hillcrest Historic District is west of downtown and also features some beautiful homes and cottages. As one of Little Rock’s earliest residential areas, it is on the National Register of Historic Places.
To the north of Hillcrest is the Heights district. This residential neighborhood is hip and upscale with its own individual flair. Many of its homes are built up on the bluffs, overlooking the Arkansas River. The Heights also has a unique mix of shops, eateries, and boutiques along its well-kept streets.
Riverdale is a wonderfully scenic neighborhood on the river in Little Rock. With apartments, condos, and luxury housing, Riverdale is also the location of the Verizon Corporation headquarters and some of the city’s most popular restaurants and nightspots. It’s on the river so it has beautiful views and is just a few miles west of downtown.
Midtown is the neighborhood where you can expect to see tons of college students as the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is located here. You can see the Arkansas Razorbacks play at War Memorial Stadium. If you’re not into sports, stop by the UALR Planetarium, or view the art on display in the Fine Arts Building, or see what is happening in the Stella Boyle Smith Auditorium.
Why Little Rock Apartments Are Hot:
What’s hotter than living in a city where a former President of the United States was born and raised? Little Rock apartments are surrounded by history with every turn of the corner. Whether it’s civil rights, presidential, military, or cultural, there is so much to be appreciated in Little Rock and you’ll have the chance to be up close and personal with it all. You can visit any of the museums, historic sites, galleries, and more whenever you wish, as much as you wish. But Little Rock apartments are more than just gateways to history; they are also doors to a great life in a thriving city of natural and architectural beauty, as well as great shopping and dining experiences.
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Nearby Colleges & Universities
- Arkansas Baptist College
- Philander Smith College
- Remington College Little Rock
- University of Arkansas for Medical Science
- ITT Technical Institute
Nearby Military Bases
- Camp Joseph T. Robinson Hill
- Camp Joseph T. Robinson Danley
- Little Rock Air Force Base
- Pine Bluff Arsenal
Why Little Rock?
- Outdoor activities, such as golfing, mountain climbing, camping, fishing, and hiking.
- Cycling or walking the beautiful Arkansas River Trail to Pinnacle Mountain State Park.
- Catching a live musical performance at downtown’s River Market District.
- Scenic tours of beautiful Little Rock from the deck of an elegant riverboat.
- Shopping at Little Rock’s art galleries, antique stores, boutiques, and malls.
- Enjoying theaters, festivals, and museums, such as the Historic Arkansas Museum.