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Apartment Living in Arkansas
If you want to live next door to nature, why not look at Arkansas? Arkansas is called the "Natural State" and it's no wonder with its three national forests and parks, 45 state parks, 2 mountain ranges, 13 major lakes, and 9,000 miles of streams and rivers and the only diamond mine in the United States.
Nature is not Arkansas' only appeal. Apartment living in Arkansas is less expensive than most of its six bordering states. The average apartment rents as low as $450 and with the state's consistently low unemployment rate and cost of living below the national average, Arkansas is one the most sought after states for new residents.
With a population of more than 2.5 million, Arkansas is growing and attracting a lot of attention from future populace, businesses and apartment dwellers. While it is still the number one producer of rice and poultry, Arkansas is now earning a new title as one of the nation's industry leaders. Sam Walton's Wal-Mart, Dillard's Department Stores, International Paper, American Greetings, J.B Hunt Transport, Whirlpool Corporation and Georgia Pacific have made Arkansas home.
Arkansas' major cities include the state capital of Little Rock, with a population near 200,000; Fort Smith the "Wild West" town, Fayetteville, and Hot Springs with its thermal waters and healing springs located in the Ouachita Mountains.
Little Rock Apartments
President Bill Clinton's first capital city is located in the center of the state and is the cradle of the civil rights movement. Its climate is cool in the winter with temperatures in the 30's and highs in the low 80's in the summer. One of the hottest spots is the River Market District, the downtown's historic area, drawing a lot of attention with its revitalization efforts near the riverfront where you can find some beautiful new apartment developments.
Fort Smith Apartments
This lively city is the state's second largest city and with apartment costs being so practical, it is no surprise that the city's town motto is "Where life's worth living". Nestled in Arkansas' Ozark Mountains, Fort Smith is a wild west town. With its 80,000 residents, this up and coming city is noted for blending its "southern hospitality" with "western openness." The Fort Smith region enjoys a cost of living that is 89.9 percent of the national average and the fifth lowest in the nation.
The third largest city in Arkansas is Fayetteville, the home of the Razorbacks. Surrounded by mountains, rivers, trails and lakes, this city offers more than an exciting urban lifestyle. With a reputation for sporting events, shopping and sightseeing, Fayetteville has some of the state's strongest public and private schools with reasonably priced housing, especially apartments conveniently located. The city was recently ranked in Forbes Magazine as one of the "Top 10 Best Places in America for Business and Careers" and with its affordable homes and apartments, the city is at the top of the list for living happily ever after.
Hot Springs Apartments
We would be doing you an injustice if we didn't list Hot Springs, Arkansas in these popular places to live. While it is not one of the state's largest cities, it is very big in hospitality and beauty. Hot Springs National Park has made this city of 40,000 a famous spa town and a destination worth exploring for a future apartment.