About Arkansas



Caves and hot springs are some of the more unique geographic features of Arkansas. But inside the Earth’s crust geographic anomalies are notable as well, especially the prospecting for diamonds, an unusual gemstone for North America. 

Murfreesboro maintains a diamond mine that now serves as a popular tourist attraction. Oil and bromine have also been unique resources. Petroleum was discovered in what was called Smackover Field in 1925, when a frenzied horde of oil barons spent half a year churning up the area, squeezing as much “black gold” as they could from the small patch of land. 

Since then the oil rich region has also become a viable—and one of the largest—sources for bromine, a derivative of saltwater brine. Stuttgart soil is yet another geologic anomaly. The very dense and clay-like soil is only found in a small area of east-central Arkansas. The soil is apparently a perfect environment for rice production, a large part of the State’s agricultural output. 

Arkansas most recently entered the mainstream U.S. consciousness when former President Bill Clinton was elected into office after he had been the Governor of Arkansas. Another well-known figure, poet Maya Angelou, spent the majority of her childhood growing up in Stamps, Arkansas and she read a poem for the occasion of President Clinton’s inauguration. 

One of the nation’s largest retail chains sprang from Arkansas. Businessman Sam Walton founded the first Wal-Mart in Arkansas in 1962. Since then the giant corporation has gone on to spawn a number of other like businesses, such as Sam’s Club, and exists in nearly every community in the U.S. 

Cited for its natural beauty, Arkansas was that last vestige of hope for the nearly extinct Ivory-Billed Woodpecker. In fact, for a number of years, biologists actually dismissed the bird. But in 2004, unsubstantiated sightings of a male in the species sent ornithologists combing the Arkansas wilderness. They ultimately found proof that a small number of the birds were still in existence.

Waterfront on Lake Hamilton, level lot, sea wall, boat ramp, covered boat dock

Hot Springs National Park, Garland County, Arkansas

Beautiful, level lot, appx half acre, 100 ft. lake frontage, boat launch ramp, covered double slip boat dock with lifts that convey at closing. House located out of flood zone. Great curb appeal with this spacious 4 bedroom, 2 and 1/2 bath Lake Hamilton home. Wet bar, gas log fireplace, sunroom, spacious kitchen, dining room, game room, office, workroom and more waiting for your personal touch. Value is in the lakefront lot, home needs some work, updating or start fresh and build your dream home.

Bobbie Green , South Park Realty

0.50 ACRES
3810 SQ FT
Luxury Lakeside Living at its Best! Enjoy a gorgeous water view every day!

Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas

Enjoy a gorgeous water view everyday; savor the sunrise & sunset from backyard oasis! Located in Conway, AR on beautiful Lake Beaverfork, this home is luxury lakeside living at its best. Features include in-ground pool, screened outdoor cooking pavilion, screened conversation area, covered patio with fireplace, 2 slip boat dock. Home sits on 6 acres with a main house of 5294 SF including 3 bedrooms & 3 baths, office, workout area, wine cellar/safe room. The stylish guesthouse features 1 bedroom, 1 bath, living and dining area, and a large office overlooking Lake Beaverfork. The office could be a second bedroom and the living area allows plenty of room to expand the existing kitchenette. Luxury living at its best with designer details in every room. You do not want to miss this home!

Velda Lueders , Coldwell Banker RPM Group - Conway

6.00 ACRES
5294 SQ FT
Lake Hamilton Home with Sweeping Lake Views and Amazing Sunsets

Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas

Osprey Point at Driftwood Point Estates, Lake Hamilton's Exclusive Gated Community. Custom built and designed by current owners, this spacious traditional lake home offers a western water view with magnificent year-round sunsets, lush landscaping, and stationary boat dock with swim platform. The main and upper levels include 3477 sq.ft. The 1680 sq.ft. lower level has two living areas, full kitchen and bedroom suite. Other features: 2 fireplaces, 3 h/a units, safe room, attic storage and lake irrigation.

Nikki Polychron , iRealty Arkansas - Hot Springs

0.34 ACRES
5157 SQ FT
Beautiful Norfork Lake Home with lakeview and boat dock

Mountain Home, Baxter County, Arkansas

This is it! Own to the water on Norfork Lake. Large 2 stall boat dock with lifts, concrete drive to your own boat slip. Includes a large garage for the toys. Beautifully updated, great kitchen, privacy, screened porch & decks for entertaining. Only place on Norfork Lake you own all the way to the water, Fantastic opportunity as less than 60 homes on the entire lake (many 1000's) have this opportunity.

Cameron Davis , Baxter Real Estate Company

2.10 ACRES
3900 SQ FT

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