Ever consider a contract job in Little Rock? Little Rock is located in Central Arkansas along the Arkansas River. This city is packed with museums and street art, outdoor activities along the river, and a growing food scene. If you have considered a job in Little Rock read on to learn more about this charming place.
Little Rock has extremes of all seasons. During the summer months the weather is hot and humid summer temperatures average around 94℉. The winter months are often short and wet averaging around 34℉.
With a population just shy of 200k people Little Rock is a bustling city with an average income of $30k. Renting a one-bedroom apartment will run about $800 a month. The average commute here is around 18 minutes which is also lower than the US average of 26 minutes.
Little Rock has plenty of restaurants to dine in, they are a fast-growing city with an eclectic selection of dining options. One of the recommended choices is Flying Fish, a laid-back restaurant that really highlights Arkansas cuisine. Located close to the Arkansas River their menu spotlights everything to do with seafood. With traditional dishes like fried oysters, crab legs and grilled Red Snapper you are sure to find something delicious. They also offer not so traditional dishes like gumbo, po’boys and frog legs.
Another great place to try in Little Rock is Kemuri Japanese Restaurant. This modern ultra-sleek sushi place is known for their creative spin they put on traditional foods. You can expect traditional sushi rolls and sashimi as well as signature ones like The Crazy Monkey and Mango Tango. They are also open for lunch as well as brunch.
Located conveniently along the Arkansas River there are plenty of activities to do that is outdoors and on the water. If you are looking for a guided trip down river try booking a kayak tour through Rocktown River Outfitters, they also rent kayaks and paddleboards so you can spend the day floating around the river.
After a day spent on the water you can make a stop to one of the local breweries or distilleries for a cold drink. Here you can get a Locally Labeled Passport that includes six breweries, two wineries and one distillery. With the hopes of encouraging everyone to “drink local” you get a stamp at one of each locations and collect a prize.
Perhaps festivals are more your speed, if so be sure to buy tickets to the World Cheese Dip Competition. Held annually every fall both professional and amateur chefs gather to put their cheese dips to the test. Little Rock is famously known as the birth place of cheese dip so you don’t have to wait to go to the festival because nearly every restaurant in town offers their own special take on the tasty treat.
With multiple hotel options in the area it can be a bit overwhelming to find one, Extended Stay America located only 7 miles from downtown is a good option. Rooms come with full kitchens making long term stays more comfortable, as well as offering free Wi-Fi and breakfast and on-site laundry.
If you are traveling with an RV or camper there are multiple options in the Little Rock area, Burns Park Campground is long term stay friendly and located close to I-40 and the Arkansas River. They offer sites with full hook up, laundry services, and Wi-Fi.