Location and Community

Metropolitan Little Rock, which is located at the geographic center of Arkansas, has a population of approximately 300,000. It is the state capital and is served by several airlines and by the interstate highway system. The Ouachita, Ozark, and Boston mountains are nearby recreational areas with many lakes, rivers, and streams. The city provides cultural opportunities, including the Arkansas Arts Center, a symphony orchestra, an opera company, several professional theater companies, and a zoo. There are minor-league baseball and hockey teams, and the University of Arkansas football team plays some of its home games in Little Rock.