Enjoy the finer things in life without breaking the bank
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. From dining to shopping to buying a home, life in Little Rock is one you can afford and enjoy.
How far can my dollar go in Little Rock?
Pretty far. We have a lower cost of living than the national average. We pay less in food, utilities and health care than our fellow Americans. Looking to buy a home? You should buy in Little Rock. While the average housing cost in the United States is over $222,000, the average in Little Rock is only $143,000.
Will I be in hours of traffic each day in Little Rock?
No – some would argue this is the best part – you can reach virtually any place in the region within 30 minutes! Our average commute time is 22.8 minutes, which is 3.3 minutes less than the national average.
With all that extra time, you can take advantage of our picturesque outdoors.
How’s the weather in Little Rock?
We think our weather's pretty great. Little Rock has an average of 217 sunny days a year. Centrally located and experiencing all four seasons, Little Rock has a daily mean temperature of 62.6 degrees and an annual precipitation of 49.6 inches.
About those picturesque outdoors…
We thought you’d want to know more. With 52 parks and more than 5,000 acres, you can find your favorite outdoor space here in Little Rock. Oh, and just across the river in North Little Rock, you can find 12 parks, including the 1,575-acre Burns Park, one of the largest municipal parks in the nation.
The Arkansas River and the eight lakes in the area provide world-class (ok, maybe it’s self-proclaimed) fishing, sailing, kayaking and other water activities. Within a 60-mile radius of Little Rock, there are several state and national parks, including Petit Jean State Park, DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Lake Ouachita State Park, Hot Springs National Park, Ouachita National Forest and Pinnacle Mountain State Park.
Avid cyclists in the area take advantage of the scenic 88-mile Arkansas River Trail that runs through both Little Rock and North Little Rock. Maybe you’re a little less adventurous? We suggest taking it easy at one of the many patios at the local restaurants and breweries in the area.