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Arkansas is a land of mountains and valleys, thick forests and fertile plains.
Arkansas shares it's southern border with Louisiana, it's northern border with Missouri, it's eastern border with Tennessee and Mississippi, and it's western border with Texas and Oklahoma. Northwest Arkansas is part of the Ozark Plateau including the Boston Mountains, and Southern Arkansas hosts the Ouachita Mountains. The southern and eastern parts of Arkansas are called the Lowlands, sharing most of it's eastern border with the Mississippi River. Arkansas is also home to 52 state park and seven national parks.
Between it's generally mild climate, inexpensive cost of living and natural attractions, Arkansas is a beautiful place to retire.
News from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 4, 2016 7:12 pm
SPRINGDALE ? The Kansas City Royals' 2015 World Series trophy will be in northwestern Arkansas.
May 4, 2016 4:01 pm
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $2 million to fund renovations and construction work at two Arkansas health centers.
May 4, 2016 3:51 pm
BENTONVILLE ? Meyer Gilbert, interim Benton County sheriff, announced changes to the command staff Wednesday.
May 4, 2016 3:36 pm
The Faulkner County sheriff's office said two men were arrested after being found with with meth, drug paraphernalia and $4,300 in cash after a traffic stop in the Greenbrier area.
May 4, 2016 1:44 pm
ROGERS ? Federal courts rewrote their rules to make it easier to bring civil cases to trial and will continue that effort, the chief justice of the U. S. Supreme Court said Wednesday.
May 4, 2016 1:11 pm
LITTLE ROCK ? The three finalists for the chancellor's post at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock are scheduled to visit the campus next week.
May 4, 2016 12:37 pm
JACKSONVILLE ? New Hampshire-based SIG SAUR has announced plans to move an ammunition plant to Arkansas from Kentucky.
May 4, 2016 12:21 pm
Three Aeropostale retail stores in Arkansas, including one in the state's capital city, are among 145 planned to close after the company on Wednesday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
May 4, 2016 11:32 am
LITTLE ROCK ? Arkansas lawmakers have given initial approval to the state's proposed $5.3 billion budget for the coming year, along with an effort to impose new limits on how welfare benefits ...
May 4, 2016 10:46 am
One Arkansas police force is really embracing The Force.