Arkansas Makes Relocation Easy
Arkansas has the third lowest cost-of-living in the country. This means that housing costs are affordable for veterans. Whether you are looking to own or looking to rent, there are resources available to help veterans and transitioning service members relocate to Arkansas.
Resources for home loans
Arkansas supports military families in their relocation to the state by extending licensure portability for active duty service members, returning military veterans, and their spouses. Read Act 820 of the 92nd General Assembly for more information about occupational licensure for military service members and their spouses.
Life in the Natural State
Arkansas is the best kept secret and the best place to call home in the United States. The combination of cost of living, location and climate, arts and entertainment, and outdoor recreation make Arkansas a unique and desirable place to call home.
Cost of Living
Location and Climate
Arkansas is located in the central, southern region of the United States. We are also midway between Mexico City and Montreal. You can reach 40 percent of the rest of the U.S. population within a day’s drive from Arkansas. Arkansas has a temperate climate that has four distinct seasons. Our average high of 73°F and an average low of 53°F means Arkansans can spend time outdoors year-round.
Arts & Entertainment
Arkansas’ galleries, museums, theatres and music venues keep the artistically inclined busy. And there’s always plenty to do for artisans, history buffs and makers.
It’s possible to get anywhere within Arkansas in a day’s drive or less, so you’re never far from artistic and cultural pursuits. From the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, to the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock, to Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs and the Murphy Arts District in El Dorado, there’s something exciting going in in every corner of the state.
Arkansas is geographically diverse, with the valleys of the Arkansas and Mississippi rivers, mountains, forests, many lakes and rivers, and even bayous. National and State Parks are our playgrounds.
The state and federal government provides a variety of resources for veterans and transitioning service members. These helpful links will direct you to sources of information pertaining to education, employment, and benefits available in the State of Arkansas and the United States.
Military One Source
Vet Success on Campus
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs