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Old 06-29-2007, 12:05 AM
 
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i'm going to post a new thread about jonesboro since i didn't get that much information about jonesboro last time.
is it a good place to live. is it a large city. good restraunts, schools, shopping, housing? does it have any entertainment, fishing. does it have traffic? isn't also the wettest dry county in america? i've heard that before.
i also heard they had a new mall. isn't it like 750,000 sq. ft.
did they ever get that convention center.
does anybody know anything else that is coming to jonesboro?
please respond

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Old 06-29-2007, 12:28 PM
 
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I don't get it Raider....

you put me down in another post, saying all my answers to those questions were wrong and then answered them all for yourself.

Why are you asking them when you supposedly already know the answers and have lived there for years?
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Old 06-29-2007, 01:39 PM
 
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i want to see how othere people think about jonesboro.
i may have lied about wanting to move here.
but i want to see how people think about this great city
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Old 06-29-2007, 01:46 PM
 
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I was born and raised in Jonesboro. I have to say that I do not think it is a great city by any means. It's a nice place to grow up as a child, but after that - there is almost no opportunity. Everyone I know who went to college for a degree is either 1) not working in their field or 2) making less than $30,000 a year. It's flat land and the mosquitos are terrible. There is a huge problem with drugs, I mean HUGE. Crystal Meth is everywhere. The kids drive around on back roads and drink when other kids in other parts of the country are doing far more productive activities. There is nothing there.
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Old 06-29-2007, 01:55 PM
 
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well, again, I agree with Ittybitty up there (cute name, btw) I think that is one of the main problems I saw with Jtown...it's very stagnant. Of course it's safe, little crime, etc. Which is great for children. Schools are at least safe and relatively good compared to national standards these days. But if you want to "make it" in this world, you can't do that in Jtown. There is little opportunity in Jtown for a variety of jobs that will get you far, pay you well, advance you, educate you, etc.

Of everyone I went to high school with, and this is no lie: they either moved away for college and never looked back, or they did not go to college and are still in Jtown working blue collar type jobs to get by. Of course, there is nothing wrong with jobs like that, but there were definitely people in school that could have made something of their lives, but instead they are still there, crummy job, unhappy, doing nothing, still hanging out with the same people from high school....etc. There's a whole other world out there that offers so much more.

And yes, Jtown is getting more chain restaurants...but that's something standard these days. Jtown was very much lagging behind on that.

As for the "wettest dry county" comment...it's still a dry county. That speaks volumes. No dry county will ever be able to grow and develop culturally like it should. Fact is, educated and cultured people do not want to live in a town that still views drinking as a sin. Not that we're all alcoholics, but if that rule is still so important, than lord knows what other little rules apply with people in dry counties. You know?
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Old 06-29-2007, 03:24 PM
 
Location: ARK-KIN-SAW
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Paragould is growing faster than jonesboro is, branching out in all directions.
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Old 06-29-2007, 09:52 PM
 
Location: College City, AR
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I'm going to post an edited version of what I posted in the other thread. But before I do I want to say- Bordom is a state of mind. NYC can be borring to someone with no immagination or determination to make life interesting. There is so much to do in Arkansas if you just DO IT!

I grew up in Los Angeles- I think most would agree that LA is a highly diverse and "cultural" place. So I am saying this as an ex-patriot of a culturally vibrant town.

I now go to school in Walnut Ridge- the middle of thousands of acres of rice fields (although they are in corn this year) Nothing but a bowling alley for about 30 minutes. The closest large town is Jonesboro. I spend quite a bit of time In J-town as we at Williams refer to it.

J-town is quite a lively place to be at. There is great local music, great theater at community theaters and at the college. There is a very active church social life if that is your cup of tea. I love movies- and there are two good movie theaters- one large and fancy, the other small and somewhat dumpy- but still nice enough.

The old mall was kinda icky. The new mall is wonderful, even to LA standards. They have great chain stores like Target, Barnes and Noble, Bed bath and Beyond, and some of the nifty lesser knowen specialty stores like Trade Secrets and World Express.

As people have already said- there are your typical chain restraunts. If you are into buffets you simply must go to Ryan's. I don't remember what street its on- but its got a great buffet. You can also find some real local gems if you take the time to look. There is a great lil coffee stand that has the best mocha I've ever had- even in Seattle WA.

If you want good fishing- There is the Black River not far away, The Spring river in Hardy- a good 1.5 hour drive, or if you are up for a weekend getaway- take a weekend and come on up to Cotter- the trout capital of the USA (a 3 hour drive but WELL worth it). Arkansas has so many wonderful weekend trips you'll be hard pressed to see them all. Eureka Springs is worth a visit, as is Hardy and Branso MO.

And if you do want to find something outside of J-town- head on over to Paragould- its about 45 minutes if you take "the ridge" (aka Crawly's Ridge)- They have countless lil stores and more theater and such.


To me- Arkansas is paradise and I would never want to live anywhere else. And by the way- I'm 25 years old. I chose to move to AR when I was 23. So don't just think that its the mature crowd that appreciates the Natural State. The "youthful" crowd have a blast here too!

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Old 04-12-2010, 02:23 PM
 
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another reason it sucks it that stacy johnson lives there.
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:44 AM
 
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oh really? well i love jonesboro and i wouldn't live any other place. we're getting an olive garden and an irish pub is going downtown...downtown jonesboro has really improved the years and it makes me proud.
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