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Old 11-17-2013, 10:04 PM
 
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We are looking to move to Arkansas to plant a church. We have narrowed down two areas that we would like to find out more about. First, Little Rock is our "primary" choice. Please note, we have a family of four kids - one High School, one middle school, and two in elementary. We would like to be in an arts/theatre, music area - but are concerned about the public school system. Is North Little Rock better than downtown LR?? What neighborhoods/areas should we look into? Northwest AR looks very nice too and we are considering it as an option (Rogers/Bentonville area). Any info of areas for a family, schools, etc would be much appreciated.
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:45 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
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If you're shooting for schools, go to NWA. LR public schools, sadly, sometimes leave much to be desired, but it can truly vary from school to school. Home in on where you want to live and research your schools very carefully if you choose LR...sometimes being across the street makes all the difference in the school zone you are assigned to.

Need a budget to tell you areas to look in for either LR or NWA.
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas via ATX
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We are looking to move to Arkansas to plant a church. We have narrowed down two areas that we would like to find out more about. First, Little Rock is our "primary" choice. Please note, we have a family of four kids - one High School, one middle school, and two in elementary. We would like to be in an arts/theatre, music area - but are concerned about the public school system. Is North Little Rock better than downtown LR?? What neighborhoods/areas should we look into? Northwest AR looks very nice too and we are considering it as an option (Rogers/Bentonville area). Any info of areas for a family, schools, etc would be much appreciated.
Its hard to find a good public school in the Little Rock area unless you are in a neighboring county. Think suburbs like Conway, Benton, Bryant and Cabot. The Pulaski County Schools are just as bad as the Little Rock schools based on what people tell me. Northwest Arkansas has several good public school districts.

If you are interested in the arts/theater/music, you might choose Bentonville or Fayetteville. Fayetteville has the Walton Arts Center downtown, and the University of Arkansas, which always has cultural events both on and off campus.

Bentonville is home to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. They are getting a larger Walton Performing Arts Center than Fayetteville has, but it won't be open for at least five years.
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I don't know much about Little Rock, but I do know the schools in NWA are probably the best in the state, I know they are as a matter of fact. There is also a lot of interest in music and art. There is little theatre, Walton center, Crystal bridges, etc. I would check both areas out if I were you, and visit. Visiting is the best way to learn about the region.
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:02 AM
 
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I'm gonna get myself in trouble with this, but anyway....

It seems to me that if God is truly telling you to plant a church, then the choice of "where" would be up to Him....and the rest of those things will either fall into place or you will find that He wants something else for you. We don't always get to choose what He wants, and sometimes we actually have to (gasp!) give up something we want for what He wants.

Fortunately for us, when we do that, we always eventually find that it was better His way.
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:31 AM
 
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I'm gonna get myself in trouble with this, but anyway....

It seems to me that if God is truly telling you to plant a church, then the choice of "where" would be up to Him....and the rest of those things will either fall into place or you will find that He wants something else for you. We don't always get to choose what He wants, and sometimes we actually have to (gasp!) give up something we want for what He wants.

Fortunately for us, when we do that, we always eventually find that it was better His way.

Actually given the reason they are looking to move this is a great answer!
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:57 PM
 
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Luvvarkansas,

No trouble!! I agree with you. My sending denom has given the option to us. Little Rock is our first choice, but we have the option to NWA as well. I am just trying to get an idea of the city to see if we need to consider homeschooling or sending our kids to public school.
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas via ATX
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The best schools in Little Rock proper are going to be charter schools and magnet schools. There are several academies and parochial schools that are also highly rated.

NWA schools are generally good, and there are also several charter schools. Haas Hall Academy in Fayetteville is very highly rated. There is a Benton County School for the Arts in Rogers that I hear good things about.
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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Well, there WAS a recent survey/poll that showed Benton county ranking 74th out of 75 counties in Arkansas when it came to being Religious. But at the same time, there are of course quite a bit of churches around here. I would have to assume that planting a church in either Little Rock or NWA wouldn't make much of a difference. There's always going to be people wanting to go to church no matter where you are.
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:51 AM
 
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Luvvarkansas,

No trouble!! I agree with you..
Actually, I meant from posters in general or maybe the mods. You know what they say about discussing religion or politics.

Anyway, I'm not going to say any more on that subject.
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