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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 27, 2016 7:54 am
Board OKs jumps in schools' tuitions The University of Arkansas System board of trustees approved tuition and fee rates for all of its schools Thursday.
May 27, 2016 7:39 am
The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board chairman selected three other board members Thursday to serve alongside him in leading the search for a new agency director.
May 27, 2016 7:38 am
Opponents of the hog farm in the Buffalo National River watershed have asked the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality to not allow the hog farm to install protective liners beneath the manure ...
May 27, 2016 7:35 am
The state Democratic Party announced Thursday that it will change the name of its annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner, saying it wants a title that is more reflective of today's statewide politica...
May 27, 2016 7:35 am
Proposals to remove on-street parking along Seventh Street in downtown Little Rock and replace it with bike lanes were met with mixed reviews from area business owners and commuters Thursday.
May 27, 2016 7:30 am
No one commented Thursday at a public hearing in Little Rock on Arkansas' plan to seek federal approval to make changes to the private option and extend the waiver authorizing it through 2021.
May 27, 2016 7:28 am
The family of late labor leader J. Bill Becker has donated his papers to the University of Central Arkansas Archives.
May 27, 2016 7:27 am
A skid on an agricultural helicopter taking off became entangled with a piece of an elevated platform on a service truck before the helicopter crashed May 13 in Lawrence County, the National Transport...
May 27, 2016 7:26 am
A man accused of robbing six businesses in eight days this month in Little Rock pleaded innocent Thursday in Little Rock District Court to multiple felony charges.
May 27, 2016 7:23 am
Dom Flemons, who as a member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops won the very last Grammy available for Best Traditional Folk Album in 2011, took his good-timey post-modern minstrel show to the Oxford Ame...