North Little Rock's Argenta district is known for its locally owned restaurants and breweries like Flyway. Locals love their delicious Bluewing blueberry wheat beer and handmade pretzels.

Located just across the Arkansas River, North Little Rock has a lot in common with the capital city. Both have major healthcare facilities, restaurants and retailers, but it’s North Little Rock’s historic downtown, known as Argenta, that has distinguished itself as the region’s epicenter for entertainment.

The vibrant, walkable community of Argenta has emerged as a creative sphere. Residents enjoy shops, workplaces, schools, grocery stores and a farmers market all within walking distance of their homes.

Great art galleries, locally-owned restaurants and bars are also plentiful. Just up the road, Verizon Arena holds 18,000 people and has hosted star-studded acts like Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and the Red Hot Chili Peppers recently.

The Arkansas Travelers, a minor league baseball team, calls NLR home at nearby Dickey-Stephens Park. The park boasts striking views of the skyline and river from the stands and hosts unique family nights, which offer great fun for young children.

As far as real estate is concerned, the NLR/Argenta area features everything from Park Hill’s Craftsman-style bungalows and Lakewood’s sprawling mid-century homes to the eco-friendly condos and townhomes of The Enclave and City Grove. Can’t get enough of the water? The Rockwater Marina offers stunning views of downtown Little Rock from its docks.

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Historic Park Hill in North Little Rock has a similar vibe to Little Rock’s Hillcrest neighborhood with its 1920s-era homes and locally owned shops.

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North Little Rock’s Lakewood neighborhood is a standout, as it’s set amidst six scenic lakes. The neighborhood also boasts popular McGee Park, which has a large swimming pool, lighted sports fields, pavilions and more.

Tyson Foods, the Arkansas-based poultry giant, has operations here, as does L’Oréal USA and Audio International. Employers appreciate the city’s easy access to shipping routes via Interstates 30 and 40.

McCain Boulevard, a main thoroughfare in North Little Rock, is the city’s largest shopping hub. National retailers like Lowe’s, Best Buy and Target settled here alongside the newly renovated McCain Mall, which is home to the usual retailers.

From Argenta to the northern edge of the city, locals have plenty of good eats. American Pie Pizza, Restaurant Capeo, Mugs Café, Creegan’s Irish Pub, Riverfront Steakhouse, Cock of the Walk — the list goes on and on.

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Emerald Park, a 135-acre park in NLR, offers scenic views from atop river bluffs on year-round accessible hiking trails.

North Little Rock is home to Burns Park, which, at 1,700 acres, is Arkansas’ largest urban municipal park, and it is pet friendly and handicap accessible. Park visitors have access to a 36-hole golf course, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, soccer fields, camping, fishing, archery and more.

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