QUIZ: Where Should You Live?
Directions: Pick the answer that best describes you for each question. Then, review the results to find out which neighborhoods are the perfect fit for you.
1. Your idea of a perfect Saturday is…
brunching with friends (and fido).
doing something active — hiking, cycling, golfing, paddleboarding —anything as long as you’re outside.
perusing museums; learning something new, whether it be history or appreciating the arts.
attending a community event or local high school sporting event; socializing with neighbors.
2. It's most important that your new home...
is something you won’t have to worry about maintaining.
is located in a safe neighborhood with great schools and friendly families.
is convenient for work, school, shops and restaurants.
is something on a big lot (possibly acres); is rustic or scenic.
3. Your ideal commute is…
less than 10 minutes.
no traffic whatsoever!
doesn’t matter to me.
4. Your go-to outdoor activity is...
being active with a group — from cycling clubs to community sports like volleyball, basketball, kickball or softball.
country club life: golf, tennis, exercising in the fitness center or swimming laps in the pool.
anything on the water — canoeing, kayaking, sailing, paddleboarding or walking beside the water for beautiful views.
hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, gardening, fishing, hunting — you love the great outdoors.
5. Your version of experiencing culture and the arts is...
live music, partaking in local festivals, supporting local artisans, volunteering with local charities.
attending the occasional exhibit or performance at local museums and theaters.
being a season ticket holder or annual member at all your favorite museums and theaters for year-round engagement in the arts.
being an artisan yourself and creating things for local fairs and festivals; performing within the community at small-town venues.
6. Family time consists of…
being outside — going for walks, riding bikes, patio dining, visiting the park and hiking.
having friends over; hosting BBQs and backyard parties; shuttling kids to different sports practices and games.
attending big events together. From the latest Broadway shows and city-wide 5Ks to new exhibits and seasonal festivals, your family stays glued to the city calendar.
staying close to home — playing board games, reading, doing crafts, working on home and yard projects together, attending small community and church events.
Based on your score, here are the neighborhoods you should consider:
6-10 POINTS = The Heights, Hillcrest, Cammack Village, Quapaw Quarter*
Why: Homes with character, very historic, high-end, mostly local businesses, convenient to downtown and city centers, somewhat walkable
11-15 POINTS = Riverdale, SoMa, Argenta, East Village*
Why: Walkable, access to recreation, adjacent or within downtown, hip/trendy/cool, artsy, alternative, condos/apartments/townhomes abound (low-maintenance housing)
16-20 POINTS = West Little Rock, Chenal Valley, Maumelle, Sherwood, Bryant, Conway
Why: Access to abundant recreation, very family friendly, charming suburbs, mostly big box retailers, traditional neighborhood feel, great schools
21-25 POINTS = Downtown, Midtown, North Little Rock
Why:: Close to city center/business hub, mix of local and big box, somewhat walkable, short commute, convenient access to health care, home to most major events, condos/apartments with views
26+ POINTS = Benton, Cabot, Jacksonville
Why: Further out, room to spread out, rural communities, small-town feel, big lots for custom builds and animals