Michael Baxley
The Heights is home to a diverse mix of people. From some of the city’s richest residents to young adult renters—they’re drawn to the neighborhood for its walkability and the character of its homes.

Home to many of central Arkansas’ elite, The Heights can be a city unto itself. It’s one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Little Rock due to its character-rich homes and centrally located perch atop Cantrell Road. This demand keeps home values high, something both homeowners and prospective buyers appreciate.

The Heights’ quiet streets are lined with cottages and bungalows, wooded and manicured lawns and plenty of friendly neighbors. Generally, the homes here are larger and more expensive than in nearby Hillcrest; prices range from $200,000 to $2 million. Edgehill Road, a coveted street address known for old money and large, lavish homes, offers incredible views of the city, the Arkansas River and the North Little Rock bluffs from its perch in The Heights. Nestled up against some of the neighborhood’s largest homes is the exclusive and historic Country Club of Little Rock, which just happens to be the oldest country club west of the Mississippi River. Started in 1902, the gorgeous hilltop golf course provides stunning views of downtown. Members enjoy fine dining, tennis facilities, a fitness center and a resort style pool pavilion.

Mr. Wicks photo by C. Waynette Traub | Sushi Café by Jason Masters
Some residents are able to walk from their homes to nearby shops like Mr. Wicks (far left) and popular dining spots like Sushi Café (left). For those who have to drive to The Height’s retail and dining options, it’s no trouble. The neighborhood’s offerings are well worth the trip.

Heights residents confess they rarely need to leave the neighborhood – everything they need is within walking distance: boutiques, banks, restaurants and grocery stores. The mom-and-pop shops and eateries run the gamut. From high fashion, luxury jewels and supplies for the gourmand to gifts, outdoor gear, books and toys—residents have access to great shopping all along Kavanaugh Boulevard. And dinner is just a few blocks away—if that—with one of the city’s hottest sushi places—Sushi Café—located right in the heart of The Heights. Other neighborhood favorites include Heights Taco & Tamale, Cheers in the Heights, Terry’s, Café Prego and ZaZa.

Wil Chandler

Some residents are able to walk from their homes to nearby shops like Domestic Domestic (left) and popular dining spots like Boulevard Bistro (right). For those who have to drive to The Height’s retail and dining options, it’s no trouble. The neighborhood’s offerings are well worth the trip.

Residents love the social interaction that comes with the area’s walkability. On the third Thursday of every month, don’t miss Happy Hour in The Heights where retailers and restaurants host tons of specials and a trolley shuttles shoppers around.

CAMMACK VILLAGE

Called the “city within a city,” Cammack Village has its own city government, police force and fire department. Located between The Heights and Kingwood, it still relies on Little Rock for water, power and waste collection. Advice from the locals: Do not speed in Cammack Village; the 25 MPH limit is strictly enforced. Tickets have been given to drivers going just 1 MPH over. Consider yourself warned.

Staff Recommendations: Talk of the Town

Restaurant: Perhaps it’s the tacos or the lively atmosphere, or a combination of both—whatever it is, Heights Taco & Tamale received the most nods from our team when asked for their favorite restaurant in the metro. Several touted the Frozen Mojito as their drink of choice in all of Little Rock.

Boutique: The Toggery sells high-end children’s clothes, toys and accessories we love. It’s a popular place for moms to register.

Neighborhood event: In the fall, Chili Fights in The Heights draws a huge crowd. Come hungry to this tasty local festival, which benefits the Arkansas Foodbank.