Some people, regardless of where they’re from, were just born to be Arkansans. It’s true – there’s a strong possibility at this moment someone who currently hails from New York City or Los Angeles is craving a pulled pork sandwich or is elaborately planning one last camping and fishing road trip for the family before summer. There are transplants to the Natural State who move here, fit right in, and wonder where all this Southern glory has been all their lives! These are the people who need Arkansas in their lives the most.
11. You Know How to Handle Money
One of the reasons a lot of people move to Arkansas (and in many cases retire) is the great cost of living. It's easy for an Arkansan to budget if he or she has had a good financial education and knows where and when to spend money.
10. You Know How to Fight (and Win)
Yeah, some swear by their firearms, but if you can throw heat with your own arms you get a lot more respect around Arkansas. The Natural State hosts annual Toughman combat competitions, and boxers such as Sonny Liston and Jermain Taylor hail from Arkansas.
9. You Have Good Manners
People from Arkansas are some of the friendliest individuals you'll ever meet. If you have an easy time making friends, you'll do just fine living in the Natural State!
8. You're Not Afraid of Water
Swimmers will get absolutely excited at the thought of traveling Arkansas. There are many pristine and gorgeous lakes for both swimmers and boaters to enjoy across Arkansas.
7. You're Not Afraid of Dogs
Young Arkansans usually lose their fear of big dogs pretty quickly considering at least one or two houses on the block have a huge German Shepherd or sometimes even a Great Dane as a part of the family. However, if you cringe a bit whenever a dog of any size barks at you or chases after you on your morning run...Arkansas might be a little overwhelming for you. Most of your Arkie neighbors will have dogs!
6. You're Not Afraid of Bugs (Especially Spiders)
Arkansas is home to a variety of the strangest insects - some poisonous and some just plain big and scary. Don't freak out too hard if you walk through a multitude of spiderwebs while on a hike in the Natural State.
5. You're Good With Your Hands
Many Arkansas natives build a lot of their own structures, whether it's a backyard deck for sunning and grilling or a backyard shed for storage. Handy and helpful neighbors are looked upon as best friends forever by Arkansas natives.
4. You Like Going Outside
If you have more fun in the sun than in front of a video game, you're in good company in Arkansas. People around the Natural State live for getting out and about on the open roads or on the back roads.
3. You're Patient With Weather
There's an old joke around Arkansas that tells the listener if he or she doesn't like the weather today, wait a few minutes and it'll change. Many locals don't see that as a joke but take it as fact - Arkansas weather is notably changeable. If you're one to check weather reports before planning an activity, you'll do well in the Natural State.
2. You Like Food
This is a prerequisite for any Arkansan. The Natural State has a treasure trove worth of great cooks and great restaurants for your palate to enjoy if food is your thing.
1. You Enjoy Sports
WOOOO PIG SOOIE! Even if you come to Arkansas as a fan of multiple sports teams, you'll definitely either become a Razorback fan or a "frenemy" of the Arkansans around you. Arkansas is truly a sports fan's underrated paradise - football, basketball, baseball, and many other sports teams are staunchly supported by Natural State residents.
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