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15th Best

Affordable Place to Live

U.S. News and World Report, 2017

89

Cost of living Indices

(National Average: 100)

$130,500

Median Home Cost

A great life without the high price tag

The rankings speak for themselves. Little Rock’s cost of living makes it easier for our residents and visitors to enjoy the finer things in life. We pride ourselves in the purchasing power you get in Little Rock, and we know you will, too. From dining to shopping to buying a home, a Little Rock life is one you can afford and enjoy.

Shopping in the Rivermarket

Shopping

The region boasts more than 100 shopping centers, malls and large retail areas, with more than 8 million square feet of retail space in the county.

Great choice of housing in Little Rock

Housing

From contemporary, urban loft space to cozy, suburban farmhouses, the Little Rock region offers a range of styles and options - all at an affordable price.

Safe Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods

Little Rock is the region’s anchor and one of nine cities that combine to create the metro. The other eight—Benton, Bryant, Conway, Jacksonville, Maumelle, Sherwood, Cabot and North Little Rock—are all unique with their own special lures.

low cost of living

Cost of living

A dollar of income supports more real spending in the Little Rock region than it would in other more expensive parts of the country. 

Greek Food Fest

Celebrate diversity

Little Rock celebrates diversity with multiple festivals each year, including World Fest, created in 1994 by the Little Rock Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission.

Cultural activities

Little Rock has a thriving arts and culture scene. Experience the beauty of the Arkansas Arts Center, the sounds of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, the very best of Broadway, the grace of Ballet Arkansas and much more.

All real estate is local and because our economy is incredibly diverse, Central Arkansas avoided the real estate bubble seen throughout the country over the past several years. Homes remain a great investment in Central Arkansas. Home ownership is still the American Dream and I cannot think of a better place to invest in that dream.

Robin J. Miller, President, RPM Group

Why Little Rock?

Looking to enjoy the finer things in life without breaking the bank? You’ve come to the right place – the purchasing power in Little Rock is like no other.