One thing that’s so great about living in Arkansas is that you don’t have to spend a whole lot of money just to exist from day to day. Many current residents of the Natural State found themselves here because of the low cost of living. The website
areavibes.com allows users to have a look at towns around their state based on such factors as access to amenities, housing, employment, and cost of living. These Arkansas towns are listed as having the best cost of living for your dollar, and they’re not bad places to visit, either.
12. Mammoth Spring
The town of Mammoth Spring is located in the extreme north-central part of the state and has a population of more than 1,100 residents as of 2015. The town is well known as the home of Mammoth Spring State Park as well as being a very comfortable place to live. The cost of living in Mammoth Spring is 11.6% less than the Arkansas average and 24.2% less than the national average.
The city of Eudora is located in Chicot County at the southeastern border of the state. The population as of 2015 is more than 2,500. The town is located approximately four miles north of Grand Lake, a former channel of the Mississippi River. The cost of living in the quaint catfishing town of Eudora is 11.7% less than the Arkansas average and 24.3% less than the national average.
Marianna is located in the Arkansas Delta region, situated alongside the L'Anguille River just north of the St. Francis National Forest. Now with a population slightly over 4,100 as of 2015, the cost of living in Marianna is 11.8% less than the Arkansas average and 24.4% less than the national average.
9. Calico Rock
Named after a vibrantly colored rock formation, the cozy town of Calico Rock has a population of over 1,200 as of 2015. This Ozark town situated on the White River is great for outdoors lovers and residents who love living with low prices. Calico Rock's cost of living is 12.1% less than the Arkansas average and 24.7% less than the national average.
A northeast Arkansas town steeped in history, Corning has two structures that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Oliver House and Sheeks House are great examples of how the culture of northeast Arkansas has survived throughout the years. In addition to the rich culture, Corning's cost of living remains low. Its cost is 12.1% less than the Arkansas average and 24.7% less than the national average.
Located in Greene County in the northeast corner of Arkansas, the town of Marmaduke has endured severe weather with much fortitude over the past decades. Tornadoes and ice storms don't deter the population of nearly 1,100. The price is still right when it comes to living here, too. The cost of living in Marmadude is 12.1% less than the Arkansas average and 24.7% less than the national average.
The tiny town of Moro in East Arkanas currently has a population just below 400 residents. The cost of living in Moro is 12.5% less than the Arkansas average and 25.1% less than the national average.
The charming town of Parkin is located in Cross County along the mighty St. Francis River. As of 2015, the population is slightly over 1,340. The town is notable for hosting Parkin Archeological State Park, a location where Arkansas history is well preserved. The cost of living in this gem of a town remains low; Parkin's cost of living 13.4% less than the Arkansas average and 25.8% less than the national average.
The town of Dermott is located at the southeast Arkansas border, on the Delta. The town hosts the Dermott Community Festival annually in celebration of the town's crawfish heritage and old culture. Life is rather comfortable in Dermott too, as the cost of living here is 13.8% less than the Arkansas average and 26.2% less than the national average.
Located on the east bank of the famed White River, Augusta is the county seat of Woodruff County. The town's population is a little more than 2,200 as of 2015, and the cost of living in Augusta is 13.9% less than the Arkansas average and 26.3% less than the national average.
Situated at the edge of northeast Arkansas, the town of Rector is located along the southeastern edge of Crowley's Ridge. With a population just over 2,000 people as of 2015, Rector's cost of living is 27% less than the national average and 14.8% less than the state average.
1. St. Francis
St. Francis is a small town with a population of 250 as of the 2010 census and is bordered by the beautiful St. Francis River. Based on data compiled by areavibes.com, the cost of living in St. Francis is 14.9% less than the Arkansas average and 27.1% less than the national average.
If you’re still up in the air about your next move and you want someplace far cheaper than the alternatives in the states bordering us, take these Arkansas towns into consideration! The rural locale of many of these spots isn’t a problem either; in fact–these are the exact locations you want to go to get away from it all! Leave a comment about how much you love these and other great small Arkansas towns with a reasonable cost of living.