Vince Palermo

The typical home value in The Heights was $463,625 in 2020. Home values rose 1.5% in the past year, and Zillow predicts they will rise 6% in 2021.

Home to many of central Arkansas’ elite, The Heights could be a city in 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 sky-high.

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, and prices range from $300,000 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 one of the oldest country clubs west of the Mississippi River. Opened 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.

The Heights residents confess they rarely need to leave the neighborhood — boutiques, banks, restaurants and grocery stores are all within walking distance. The mom-and-pop shops and eateries supply residents with everything from high fashion, luxury jewels and supplies to gifts, outdoor gear, books and toys. Residents have access to great shopping all along Kavanaugh Boulevard. Handmade in The Heights, a relatively new festival, is a celebration of all things local and handmade.

Dinner is just a few blocks away with one of the city’s hottest sushi places, Sushi Café, located right in the heart of The Heights. Other neighborhood favorites include U.S. Pizza, Heights Taco & Tamale Co., Cheers in The Heights, Café Prego and ZaZa Fine Salad & Wood Oven Pizza.

On the third Thursday of every month, don’t miss Happy Hour in The Heights, when retailers and restaurants host tons of specials and trolleys shuttle shoppers around.

A neighborhood institution, Boulevard Bread Co. & Bistro serves rustic American fare all day, and its grab-and-go bakery/deli is known for artisan breads, pastries, olives, cheese and more.

Sierra Wheeler
Even if you don't end up moving to The Heights, the neighborhood is a popular destination for nearby metro residents to dine out. Baja Grill is a local favorite that people make the drive for.

A Bit of History

A landmark along The Heights' main drag of Kavanaugh Boulevard is The Heights Theatre building and sign.
The theater, which debuted on May 1, 1946 with the Gene Tierney-film “Leave Her to Heaven," is now a fine women's apparel boutique and the focal point of a popular block of The Heights businesses.

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