Little Rock Tops “Best of” Lists

Outside Magazine recently tapped Little Rock as one of the best cities in the United States for a healthy lifestyle, based on its readily available running and biking trails, nearby adventure, and abundant farmers’ markets.

This ranking, which lists Arkansas’s capital city alongside such cities as Boston, San Diego, and Minneapolis/St. Paul, is the latest in a series that recognizes Little Rock as a great place to live, work, and play.

In July, Kiplinger, a finance and business website based in Washington D.C., named Little Rock as the best place to live for mid-size cities in the country. The top 10 cities were ranked according to their jobs, reasonably priced homes, decent schools, top-notch health care and a manageable size, with a population under 1 million.

Earlier this week, Forbes magazine placed central Arkansas, encompassing Little Rock, North Little Rock and Conway, (No. 32) near the top of 200 metropolitan statistical areas as “Best Places for Business and Careers.” Central Arkansas is listed as No. 21 in cost of doing business, No. 65 in job growth and No. 105 in education.

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