These Are Arguably The 8 Best Small Towns To Grow Up In Arkansas

We can all agree Arkansas is a fantastic place to grow up—but settling on which town in particular is a different story entirely. Besides knowing why our towns listed today are great for anyone, we also focused on what educational qualities made them the best. In no particular order, let’s look at the what makes these towns shine for any growing Arkansan.

We looked at school quality ratings from Niche: Explore Schools and Neighborhoods and sports stats from MaxPreps: High School Sports.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Of course it’s impossible for one author to live her childhood in every Arkansas town so we’ve used the power of statistics for today’s decision making. We want to hear from you, though! What made your town the perfect place to grow up? Share your nostalgia with us in the comments below!