What used to be a river landmark has become the namesake of the capital city Arkansas. Little Rock, closely situated at the center of Arkansas, is home to 717,600 people and thriving Southern culture that's a good mix of its rich history and vibrant modern life. It plays host to a booming urban scene - world-class attractions, bustling nightlife, and dining options that include a wealth of cuisines from all around the globe. The city has a humid subtropical climate, which means mild winters and hot summers.
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Housing Statistics Little Rock's median home sale price as of July 2013 is $194,100, which is considerably higher than the state average of $158,100 and lower than the national average of $221,000. Among the different neighborhoods, Heights and River Mountain have the highest average home sale price at $389,609 and $278,588, respectively; while Upper Baseline and South End have the lowest average home sale price of $54,301 and $42,000. Downtown area is just around the median at $190,727. Currently, around 78 percent of Little Rock's real estate property type is single-family home, 2 percent are condos, and 19 percent are of other types. Of all housing units, a mere 50.48 percent are occupied by their owners, 39.37 percent are rented, and 10.15 percent are vacant. Many properties are available on a rent to own scheme. In 2012, there were around 6,400 home sales transactions.
Local Sports Residents of this city are engrossed on a wide-range of sports activities. In fact, this city is home to many professional and semi-professional teams, such as Arkansas Travelers of baseball's Texas League; as well as Arkansas Twisters and Arkansas RimRockers for basketball. The city's War Memorial Stadium plays host to football matches, which draws an over 80,000-strong crowd. School athletic teams are quite the talk of town as well. The city is home to University of Arkansas of Little Rock Trojans. Most college sports teams hold their matches in the newly built Jack Stephens Center. Of course, the city is not without a few sports icons. World Superbike champion, John Kocinski; World Middleweight champion boxer, Jermain Taylor; and NBA players Joe Johnson and Derek Fisher have at one point called Little Rock their home.
Tourist Attractions There are many places of interest in the city. For the history buff, a trip to attractions like the MacArther Museum of Arkansas Military History, Historic Arkansas Museum, Capitol Building, Civil War sites, as well as Quapaw Quarter, which encompasses the Governer's Mansion and a large part of the historic areas of Little Rock, is in order. For those whose idea of fun is the outdoors, Arkansas River walk, a visit to the award-winning Little Rock Zoo, and other urban outdoor activities may be the more suitable attractions to visit.
Neighborhood Guide Little Rock consists of many neighborhoods - each with its own distinct ambiance and character. If you are a home buyer or looking for rental homes, you should keep in mind the inherent character of a neighborhood and its suitability to your lifestyle. Here's a brief look at the city's known neighborhoods:
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