Everything else equal, I think we can all agree that living in a cheaper place is better than living in a more expensive place.
I’d much rather pay $500/mo in rent than $1,000. And I’d rather pay $2 for coffee than $5.
And while every neighbhorhood in Little Rock might be more expensive than living in rural Arkansas, there are certain neighborhoods that are definitely cheaper.
So what exactly are those Little Rock neighborhoods where your dollar goes a little further — you can get that one bedroom instead of the studio?
Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Little Rock are the cheapest.
What’s the cheapest neighborhood to live in Little Rock for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Central High looks to be the cheaptest Little Rock neighborhood to live in.
At this point we should make it clear that you do get what you pay for — some of these neighborhoods might not be the best places to live in Little Rock. You could be sacrificing location or crime rates in return for more space and cheaper groceries.
Read on to see how we determined the places around Little Rock that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Little Rock.
Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from cheapest to most expensive.
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How We Determined The Cheapest Little Rock Hoods In 2020
In order to rank the cheapest places to live in Little Rock, we had to determine what criteria defines “cheap”.
- Overall Cost Of Living
- Rent To Income Ratio
- Median Home Value To Income Ratio
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 27 in each category, where 1 was the cheapest.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a cheap neighborhood index.
And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest cheapest neighborhood index the “Cheapest City Neighborhood In Little Rock.” We’re lookin’ at you, Central High.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the cheapest places Little Rock. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from cheapest to most expensive.
The 10 Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Little Rock For 2020
The median income in Central High comes in at $26,625 and the median home value is $63,350 for 2020.
The median income in Otter Creek Crystal comes in at $50,648 and the median home value is $118,180 for 2020.
The median income in East Of I-30 comes in at $31,557 and the median home value is $70,520 for 2020.
The median income in 65th Street West comes in at $35,436 and the median home value is $79,650 for 2020.
The median income in South End comes in at $26,956 and the median home value is $62,900 for 2020.
The median income in South Geyer Springs comes in at $36,572 and the median home value is $111,200 for 2020.
The median income in Wakefield comes in at $30,114 and the median home value is $67,000 for 2020.
The median income in Oak Forest comes in at $28,045 and the median home value is $61,427 for 2020.
The median income in Rock Creek comes in at $86,290 and the median home value is $205,200 for 2020.
The median income in Cloverdale Watson comes in at $34,833 and the median home value is $85,467 for 2020.
Summing Up The Cheapest Places In Little Rock
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Little Rock where prices are low and it’s cheap to live, this is an accurate list.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Little Rock aren’t all cheap. Capital View-Stiff takes the title of the most expensive neighborhood to live in Little Rock.
We ranked the neighborhoods from cheapest to most expensive in the chart below.
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Detailed List Of The Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Little Rock For 2020
|Rank||Neighborhood||Cost Of Living Index|
|2||Otter Creek Crystal||90|
|3||East Of I-30||84|
|4||65th Street West||85|
|6||South Geyer Springs||85|
|16||Big Dickinson Lake||85|