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Old 08-24-2017, 10:39 AM
 
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I've been through western and central Arkansas many times, but I've never spent any time east of Searcy. What is Jonesboro like as a place to live for a white collar family with grade school kids? Is there job growth? Much crime? Good schools? I know Arkansas State University is located there, but I know little about it beyond the fact that they are called the Red Wolves.
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Old 08-24-2017, 04:01 PM
 
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I don't know anything about Jonesboro, but you would be fairly close to Memphis which is a bonus.
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Old 08-25-2017, 03:09 PM
 
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Jonesboro is a good college town. Large for AR standards.
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Old 08-28-2017, 09:56 AM
 
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Might consider Russellville, also a college town (AR Tech). Population about 30,000 versus Jonesboro's 75000. Distance to Little Rock is similar to Jonesboro - Memphis. Definitely mountains versus delta.
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Old 08-28-2017, 10:20 AM
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Plenty of job growth. Has some white-collar upscale areas.
Average crime for Arkansas. Like anywhere in the state, I'd be choosey about achools. Some private school options are available.
College town. Fast-growing. Impressive amount of dining/retail options. Memphis is close by for easy Saturday trips to more shopping, museums, and concerts.
It partially sits on Crowley's Ridge, a small string of hills in the middle of the Delta. That offers a little more for recreation. People hunt and fish just as much as they do in the Ozarks, but there wouldn't be as much hiking, not that the Ozarks are a hiker's dream anyway.
Solid town. Fewer transplants than other high-growth places in the state, but still has it's share. A bit more traditional Arkansas as a result.
The Delta has it's own charm, especially if yoy don't have to look at a big hill hill the time. Sorry. I can be a bit grumpy about the obsession with "scenery". Everywhere is/can be beautiful as long as it's not trashed out. I've come to like and even prefer flat as I've gotten older... and I live deep into the Ozarks.
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