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    Little Rock AFB, AR Local Information

    The city of Little Rock is the closest major city to Little Rock AFB. The city has about 194,000 people, and is in Pulaski County (named for a Polish count, and a hero of the American Revolution), which has a population of about 383,000 people. The Little Rock metro area is large, and covers multiple counties, with an overall population of about 700,000 people.

    The closest community to Little Rock AFB is Jacksonville, Arkansas, with about 29,000 people. Other nearby communities include Sherwood, Arkansas (about 30,000), Cabot (about 24,000), and North Little Rock (about 62,000). There are also a number of small towns of a few thousand in the area surrounding Little Rock AFB.

    It is about 5 miles from downtown Jacksonville to Little Rock AFB; this takes about 11 minutes to commute. Sherwood is 11 miles and 21 minutes; North Little Rock 16 miles and 23 minutes; Little Rock city is about 20 miles and 28 minutes; Cabot is 13 miles and 20 minutes. The area is fairly spread out, and travel times can vary significantly. The average commute in Pulaski County is about 20 minutes.

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in the Jacksonville area ranges from $500 to $1,500 per month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for housing near AFB Little Rock is about $104,000 (Jacksonville); $114,000 (Sherwood); $118,000 (Cabot) compared to $150,000 for Arkansas. The average price for a house in Pulaski County is about $145,000.

    Short Description of the Area: Little Rock AFB has three small cities nearby. Jacksonville is immediately south of and bordering the base; Sherwood is southwest and also bordering base; and Cabot is nearby, within a 20 minute commute. North of base is rural. There are a large number of small local lakes, some of which are public, others private. The area supports several kinds of farming, including some fish farming. Little Rock AFB is fairly close to the center of Arkansas, and any state location is within a three and a half hour drive, most much closer.

    Climate and Weather: The area has a warm, humid climate, winter temperatures of the low 50s to low 30s and summer temperatures ranging from the low 90s to low 70s. The area generally has mild winters, wet springs and falls, slightly drier winters and summers, with occasional extreme weather. Weather Warning: Tornadoes can come through, especially in April and May.

    Transportation: The River Rail Streetcar is a modern streetcar system, with old-fashioned styling, connecting Little Rock and North Little Rock and linking up several local attractions and neighborhoods.