If you’re thinking of moving to Arkansas, let Stevens Worldwide tell you a little more about your future destination. Arkansas is the 29th largest state by area and 33rd most populous. It’s capital, Little Rock, is in the central portion of the state – a hub for transportation, business, culture and government. The Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan area is the largest in the state, with a population of roughly 725,000 people as of 2013, while the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers Metropolitan Area is the second-largest. However, due to the influx of business and growth of Walmart and the University of Arkansas, this area is growing at the fastest rate. Keep reading to discover more about your possible future home!
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Get to Know Arkansas
Arkansas is bordered by Louisiana to the south, Texas to the southwest, Oklahoma to the west, Missouri to the north, and then Tennessee and Mississippi on the east. As for terrain, the state can be split into two halves – the highlands in the northwest and lowlands in the southeastern half. Generally, Arkansas has a humid subtropical climate, despite not bordering with the Gulf of Mexico, it is still affected by the warm waters to the south. Overall, Arkansas has hot, humid summers and drier, mild to cool winters. While snowfall is infrequent, it can surprise even locals in the northern half of that state while ice storms can be expected in the south half of the state, below Little Rock.
If you’re looking for some Arkansas culture to enjoy, you have access to several different forms, whether it be architecture, literature, or fine/performing arts. Check out the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, spearheaded by Alice Walton, the daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton. The museum is composed of walking trails and educational opportunities through its display of over 450 works covering five centuries of American art.
You may also walk down memory lane, literally, as several historic town sites have been restored as state parks. Consider Historic Washington State Park, Powhatan Historic State Park or Davidsonville Historic State park. Moving to Arkansas will also feature a variety of native music across the state. Expect to come across the blues, rockabilly, bluegrass, and folk music from the Ozarks. You can also check out the King Biscuit Blues Festival or the Bikes, Blue, and BBQ homage to the history of blue in the state.
Just like many southern states, sports have become ingrained in Arkansas culture. Since 1894 when the University of Arkansas first fielded a football team, college football has had humble beginnings here. Centuries later, many Arkansans consider The University of Arkansas Razorbacks, one of two NCAA Division 1 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) as the public image of the state. The second of the Division 1 schools is The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, who play in the second-level Football Championship subdivision.
If you’re more of a baseball fan, enjoy an Arkansas Travelers game at the Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock and the Northwest Arkansas Naturals at the Arvest Ballpark in Springdale. Both teams compete in the Texas League.
Between the rich and storied sports teams, you’ll be bound to have a ball in Arkansas.
Arkansas Moving and Storage
Whether you’re ready to move to or from Arkansas, Stevens Worldwide Van Lines is prepared to help you every step of the way. We have a nationwide network full of professional and experienced movers than can assist you at every stage. With more than 110+ years-worth of family heritage, you can trust us as The Way to Move™. When you’re ready to start the moving process, fill out our free Online Estimate form or call us today for more information about our move.