Located in northeast Arkansas, Jonesboro is one of the state's most progressive cities. As the home of Arkansas State University, the city maintains an exciting, academic atmosphere fueled by thousands of students and university-related events. Approximately 68,000 residents live in Jonesboro and enjoy beautiful natural attractions amidst the rolling hills of Crowley's Ridge. Search for Jonesboro apartments for rent, and enjoy a high quality of life in "The Natural State."
Jonesboro was settled on the foundation of people, pride and progress in 1859. When the Cotton Belt Railroad laid a track north of the city, Jonesboro began to establish its identity as a hub of agriculture production in northeast Arkansas. Today, Jonesboro's economy is still fueled by agriculture, but the city has become the center for culture, trade and medical care in the mid-South. Jonesboro boasts clean streets, an active university community and a pristine environment that make the city a great home for families of all ages. Jonesboro apartments are located all over the city, allowing those wishing to distance themselves from student housing areas to still have great rental options. Local residents enjoy the acclaimed Southern lifestyle without paying high living expenses. Jonesboro's cost of living index is 82.5, which is well below the United States average.
The Forrest L. Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center is one of the largest attractions in Jonesboro. With state-of-the-art displays, the center features a realistic rain storm simulation that allows visitors to experience the 1811 New Madrid earthquake. Other exhibits here include a computerized "fly-over" of the 200-mile ridge country, space satellite photos of the delta landscape, a duck hunting adventure and walking trails. Jonesboro also hosts a number of events throughout the year, including the Downtown Jonesboro BBQ Festival and Johnny Cash Music Festival.
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