LITTLE ROCK AFB

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Our Military

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Our Military

Little Rock Air Force Base

Location

Little Rock, Arkansas, about 15 miles south of the main gate of Little Rock Air Force Base, is a few hundred miles southeast of the geographic center of the contiguous 48 states. In driving terms, it’s 140 miles west of ­Memphis, ­Tennessee, on Interstate 40; 655 miles south of ­Chicago via Interstate 55 and I-40; 315 miles ­northeast of Dallas on Interstate 30; 441 miles north of New Orleans via I-55 and I-40; and 332 miles east of ­Oklahoma City on I-40.

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Welcome

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Welcome

The largest county by population in Arkansas, Pulaski County had a population of 390,333 in 2013, according to Metroplan, the federally designated metropolitan ­planning organization for the region. The centrally located county anchors a four-county ­metropolitan area with a population of about 693,237 and coves a hair under 760 square miles, the U.S. Census calculates. In 2013 about 87 ­percent of Pulaski County’s population lived within its eight incorporated cities: Jacksonville, with a population of 28,318; Little Rock, with 197,318; Maumelle, with 17,670; North Little Rock, with 63,975; Sherwood, population 29,982; and the smaller municipalities of Alexander, 242 (in Pulaski County); Cammack Village, 751; and ­Wrightsville, with 2,114 residents, Metroplan said.

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Getting To & Around

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Getting To & Around

About as close to geographically central as you can get in Arkansas, Pulaski and Lonoke counties lie in a key location for travel to and throughout the state. The combined counties have the largest population in the state and are home to Arkansas’ capital and largest city — with all that activity and people, there are bound to be times when things get crowded. Good thing there are many ways to get around, including several major interstates, U.S. ­highways and an important national airport. Whether you’re going by car, bus, plane or train, there’s an easy way to get you from A to B. read more

Housing & Real Estate

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Housing & Real Estate

Both Pulaski and Lonoke counties in Arkansas have a mild, four-season climate, recovering economies and a low cost of living going for them. But perhaps their strongest draw can be found in the real estate mantra “Location, location, location” — in the center of the state, heart of the nation and on the way to almost everywhere.

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Health Care

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Health Care

Whatever your health care needs, a wide spectrum of services is available throughout Pulaski County. Multiple hospitals and medical centers provide county residents with a wide range of services that include neurology, open-heart surgery, cancer diagnosis and treatment, pediatrics/neonatal care and long-term acute care.

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Employment & Economy

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Employment & Economy

Lush and hilly Little Rock, Arkansas, holds pride of place in Kiplinger’s “10 Great Places to Live,” No. 1 ahead of nine cities in the financial magazine’s most recent rankings. Good jobs led the way in the evaluators’ September 2013 ­criteria, but affordable homes, strong schools and health care also factored in.

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Education & Academics

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Education & Academics

After moving to a new location, you’ll want to know what options are available for educational pursuits. The following chapter outlines Pulaski County’s school systems, along with information about local libraries and higher education. Three public school districts serve children in Pulaski County, and there are numerous private school, charter school and home-school options.

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Family Resources

Whatever your health care needs, a wide ­spectrum of services is available throughout Pulaski and Lonoke counties. Implementation of the Affordable Care Act may change established insurance options, and Arkansas exchanges may still be updating their offerings, so it is ­important to check your insurance coverage to see where you stand.

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Family Resources

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Family Resources

Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier. read more

Education & Academics

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Education & Academics

After moving to a new location, you’ll want to know what options are available for ­educational pursuits. This chapter outlines Pulaski and Lonoke counties’ public school systems, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to children in both ­counties as well.

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Living

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Living

Pulaski and Lonoke counties boast plenty of entertaining activities — music, sports, theater, museums, parks and shopping. Take a dip in the wavepool at Wild River Country, for instance, or tee off at one of the two 18-hole golf courses in North Little Rock’s Burns Park. Don’t miss the Arkansas State Fair in Little Rock or the dozens of hot air balloons floating in the Great War Memorial Balloon Race. And be sure to check out the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum. read more