Arkansas is unparalleled when it comes to the geographical diversity available within its borders. From mountains to prairies and everything in between, no matter what type of landscape you prefer, The Natural State’s got it. What’s more, the state’s modest size means that wherever you choose to make your home base, you’re never far from the abundant experiences offered by every region: hiking and biking, shopping and dining, fishing and water sports, history and culture—not to mention some of the top-rated scenic routes in the country, which wind their way into every beautiful corner of the state. Visit Places to learn more about each of Arkansas’s six distinct regions, including the mountainous Northwest and North Central regions; the Timberlands and lakes of the Southwest; the bustling metropolitan areas of Central Arkansas; and the pastoral farmlands throughout the Upper Delta and Lower Delta of the Mississippi River. Our Spotlight Communities are just a sampling of some of Arkansas’s fastest-growing and most popular cities for those relocating or retiring to The Natural State. Highlighting the unique charms of each region, these towns and their residents paint a vivid picture of the numerous reasons people choose—and love—to call Arkansas home.