There are plenty of reasons to move to the beautiful and vibrant Little Rock metro area, and the list keeps growing.
The Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Conway metro area in Arkansas are among the country’s top 10 best places to live for young professionals, according to a new report by Forbes Advisor.
The report looked at 99 out of the 100 most populous metropolitan areas with categories including employment and pay, housing affordability, lifestyle, and cost of living.
Forbes Advisor said the Little Rock metro had one of the lowest unemployment rates at 2.3% and noted the cost of living to be 17% lower than the national average.
Little Rock, with a median age of 37.3 years, is also evolving into an entrepreneurial and innovation hub, which may be of interest to young professionals looking to start their own tech business.
The report found the Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Conway had great opportunities for young people looking to make a life in the communities. When the workday ends in Little Rock, the fun begins. For the outdoorsy types, you’ll see why Arkansas is nicknamed “The Natural State.” There are numerous state parks across Arkansas with many to explore within driving distance of Little Rock, including Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Plum Bayou Mounds Archeological State Park, Emerald Park and, of course, the Ozark Mountains to the north.