Greystone is known most for its golf — some of the best public golf in the state — but it’s also known in Cabot for great steak, which is served at its restaurant and sports bar, The Nines.

The largest city in Lonoke County, Cabot offers a high-ranking school system with easy access to Little Rock. With more than 50 subdivisions, newcomers have a wide range of options for quiet neighborhoods and community living.

It’s no secret that many people are drawn to the city for its school system; Cabot School District has an enrollment of 10,000 students. Cabot Middle School is repeatedly recognized as one of the National Schools to Watch Award for Mid-level Education. Not only that, but Cabot students generally score higher on Arkansas benchmark exams than the state average.

Friday night football games are a huge social event in Cabot. The district recently built a three-story complex that includes an indoor practice field, proving the city of Cabot loves its Panthers.

Educational and health services are the largest industries here, followed by manufacturing and retail trade, but city leaders are working to position Cabot as a prime area for economic development. And, of course, more employment opportunities abound just a few minutes away in Little Rock.

The Veterans Park Community Center sits right across from the high school. Facilities include basketball courts, an indoor walking track, child care, meeting and fitness rooms and more. In 2016, new ball fields and an aquatic center were added. In 2017, two more expansions opened to include an events center with a ballroom, a safe room for 250 people and an exercise area that offers spin and fitness classes, cardio machines and weight-training equipment. Just outside the center, a skate park beckons younger ones to catch some air.

If you’re an avid hunter or fisher, Cabot is a sportsman’s paradise. If golf is more your style, there are several courses including Greystone Country Club, designed by distinguished Nashville architect Kevin Tucker.

Friday night lights glow bright in Cabot; residents are wild about their Panthers football—so much so that Cabot High School renovated Panther Stadium in 2013 with a new track surface, a band shell to cover the band bleachers, press box renovations and more.

Cabot is a very attractive city to buy a home (the typical home value is $157,089). Values have risen 3.3% in the past year, and Zillow predicts they'll rise another 7.2% in 2021.

Endless Summer

The new Cabot Aquatic Center is a hub for summer fun. With three water slides, a lazy river, a lap pool and a kids' splash zone, it's no wonder Cabot families love to spend time here. In fact, residents have access to many recreational amenities in Cabot, including a large community center, skate park, BMX complex, community pond and walking track, and two sports complexes that provide even more swimming, fitness and sports options.

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