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UR 59159

The verdant beauty of the Arkansas River Valley region, centering near this college town, offers a low cost of living, intimate school settings and mild climate, making this area an attractive choice to raise an active family. 

  • Home of Arkansas Tech University, offering the state’s most affordable tuition to its 12,000 students 
  • Family-friendly community with plenty of parks, sports complexes, and smaller school settings
  • Great quality of life with average commute time of 14 minutes and cost of living 13% below national average
  • Food lovers delight over world-famous cheeseburgers, prime rib dinners, fantastic southern barbeque, Ozark country breakfasts, and in the tradition of all southern river towns, superb catfish dinners
  • Plenty of shopping around town, from quaint shops in historic downtown district to “big box” retailers
  • Autumn brings strong community spirit when town gatherings and festivals flourish throughout the valley
  • Four state parks nearby offer recreational options such as hunting, fishing, camping, canoeing, and hiking
  • Located at the crossroads of Interstate 40 and Scenic Highway 7, enjoy access to OKC and Memphis, TN
  • State capitol of Little Rock is 70 miles to the east and resort town of Hot Springs is 70 miles to the south
  • Scenic Highway 7 winds its way through beautiful hills, rivers, and valleys,beginning in the Ozarks and continues past waterfalls, streams, two mountain ranges and historic sites.  Named as one of the ten most beautiful drives in the nation, it’s an exceptional way to explore history and scenic wonders