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  2. Crime & Safety
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  7. Jobs
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  9. Cost of Living
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Hillcrest is a neighborhood in Little Rock, Arkansas with a population of 8,718. Hillcrest is in Pulaski County and is one of the best places to live in Arkansas. Living in Hillcrest offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hillcrest there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Hillcrest and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Hillcrest are highly rated.
About Hillcrest...
Population
8,718

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$177,198
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$867
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$56,129
National
$55,322
Families with Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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I've lived in the Hillcrest neighborhood of Little Rock, AR for almost 20 years. It's an old historic neighborhood with many local businesses: restaurants, salons, shopping, etc. I absolutely love being associated with this tight knit, laid back community. We have several community events that are very enjoyable. On the first Thursday of every month, all of our local businesses extend their hours and open their doors for Hillcrest Shop 'N Sip. It gives the community an opportunity to visit businesses and socialize with neighbors. Every Saturday morning, we have Hillcrest Farmers Market. Local farmers, vendors, and food truck operators offer their products for sample and sale. Annually, in November, we have a 2 day festival called HarvestFest. It is two fun-filled days of local vendors, food, and entertainment. All of the Hillcrest community events are free to attend. It is wobderful to be a Hillcrest resident!
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Hillcrest is an historic area of Little Rock, Arkansas. There are many restaurants and coffee shops that are locally owned and operated by neighborhood folks. The first Thursday of each month is what we call, sip and shop', as stores are open in the evening, serving treats and beverages, so people can socialize and enjoy a different type of shopping experience. The art galleries in the area all participate in this event as well, again featuring local artists. The Hillcrest Farmer's market is on Saturdays from May until November and is filled with very local urban farmers. There are at least three urban farms within a two mile radius, from which many restaurants source their produce and some meats. Hillcrest has an annual Fall festival with live music, family events and (of course) food, local brew pub offerings and art. I am happy to be living in such a lovely, friendly, healthy neighborhood and hope you will come to visit any time you are in Little Rock!
People are diverse and the homes are amazing. The local shops and restaurants mixed within the neighborhood makes it my favorite neighborhood in Little Rock!