An outdoor recreational paradise, Arkansas is home to seven national parks, two mountain ranges, 9,700 miles of streams and rivers, 600,000 acres of fish-filled lakes, and thousands of campsites. Arkansas has a diverse landscape with the Ozark and Ouachita mountains in the north and west and river-filled agricultural lands in the east. The Mississippi River forms the major eastern boundary. Tourism is one of the state’s most important industries, with attractions including the spa cities of Hot Springs and Eureka Springs, Buffalo National River, the President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home, Blanchard Springs Caverns, and Crater of Diamonds State Park, America’s only diamond mine.
Arkansas Real Estate:
Bentonville, Rogers, Springdale, and Fayetteville make up one of America’s fastest-growing metropolitan areas. The cost of living in Arkansas is about 9 percent lower than the national average and median home prices are much less expensive than the rest of the U.S. The scenic surroundings combined with the mild climate and low cost of living make Arkansas a popular place to retire.
Weather in Arkansas is typically mild and pleasant year-round. Arkansas features four distinct, yet temperate, seasons which are warmer and more humid in the southern lowlands than in the mountainous regions. Little Rock’s average daily temperature ranges from 40 degrees Fahrenheit in January to 81 degrees Fahrenheit in July. See Arkansas temperature charts.
Regions in Arkansas:
Ozark Plateau, Arkansas River Valley, Ouachita Mountains, Mississippi Alluvial Plain (Delta), West Gulf Coastal Plain
Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA), Fort Smith Regional Airport (FSM), Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (LIT), Texarkana Regional Airport (TXK)
State Capital – Little Rock; State abbreviation – AR/Ark.; Population is ranked 32nd in the United States
Arkansas is nicknamed The Natural State. Arkansas is home to the country’s only active diamond mine. People who live in Arkansas are referred to as Arkansans. Famous singer Johnny Cash was born in Kingsland, AR. Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, originated in Bentonville, AR.
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