What makes downtown Little Rock especially exciting is the variety of neighborhoods located within its boundaries.  Each includes a different slice of life and a tailor-made experience for any person that visits.

East Village

Once a hub to major industrial endeavors such as foundries, cotton mills, freight yards, lumber yards, brick yards, furniture factories, and a paint factory, today East Village is home to a mixed use community that boasts the Clinton Presidential Center and Park, Heifer International World Headquarters, popular breweries, delicious restaurants, and much more.

Governor’s Mansion Historic District

A beautiful area surrounding the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion, the Governor’s Mansion Historic District is a residential downtown neighborhood directly south of downtown’s center, offering a variety of housing options as well as convenient access to high-quality schools, churches, Arkansas Children’s, and the many entertainment and cultural venues of downtown Little Rock.

MacArthur Park Historic District

Encompassing about fifty square blocks surrounding historic MacArthur Park, the MacArthur Park Neighborhood was Little Rock’s first neighborhood. While several homes from the 1840’s to the 1860’s still survive, today the area is a mix of residential units, offices and commercial space.

Main Street Creative Corridor

The Main Street Creative Corridor is the place to be for those wanting to incorporate art and culture into their everyday lives. is revitalizing Main Street one block at a time, using economic development stimulated by the arts rather than a traditional retail base. Home to the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Ballet Arkansas, galleries, creative firms,

River Market

The River Market District is one of Arkansas’s fastest-growing tourist destinations and one of the most popular areas in the city. From major conventions, concerts, and sporting events to a wide array of hotels, restaurants, and a bustling night life, the district has grown to be the heartbeat of downtown Little Rock.


SoMa, a name referring to the downtown district of South Main, is experiencing renewed interest and reinvestment. SoMa promotes the growth and development of an inclusive, independent and individual population that embraces its past, but is excited about its future in supporting new urban and hip sustainable living.