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.
The Governor’s Mansion Historic District was regarded as Little Rock’s “in” neighborhood during the turn of the 20th century; from the 1880s to the 1920s, some of the city’s most affluent residents built homes in this neighborhood, hiring local architects to design the Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, and Craftsman-style homes that were popular during those decades. But not all of the neighborhood’s early residents were wealthy; smaller houses—originally the homes of clerks, shopkeepers, tradesmen—are interspersed throughout the area, creating a remarkably diverse range of historic housing stock.
The neighborhood also includes a number of early- to mid-20th century apartment buildings, and in recent years, construction of new single-family homes has begun, helping to spur the neighborhood’s resurgence. Revitalization also has been stimulated by the presence of the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion and Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, home of the Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas.
Do you see yourself living in the neighborhood? Today, the median price of single-family houses is around $270,000, with asking prices ranging between $100,000 and $700,000, depending on size and condition. Apartment rentals--for efficiency, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom units--are anywhere from $325 to $900 per month.