After living in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex my entire life, I have called Jonesboro AR home since early 2001. I have watched sprouting growth of new commercial and residential developments in Jonesboro AR. 55,515 residents called Jonesboro home back when I was a new resident and as of 2010, over 67,263 people live in Jonesboro, 96,443 in Craighead County and 397,049 for the Jonesboro Market Area. Jonesboro has a diverse economy and serves as a NEA (northeast arkansas) hub for manufacturing, agriculture, healthcare, retail and service sectors. The City Council of Jonesboro has done, and continues to do, an awesome job in developing and planning for Jonesboro. They adopt plans that continue to make Jonesboro - a great place to live!
I am proud to call Jonesboro AR home. I cant imagine my family and I living in another city!
Are you considering relocating to Jonesboro? Below are "10 Reasons To Love Jonesboro" and why you want to make Jonesboro, AR home:
Ten Reasons to Love Jonesboro
One Friends and Neighbors
Jonesboro is famous for cooperative community spirit and friendly citizens. No matter where you live or what activities you choose, you'll be welcomed with true southern hospitality.
Jonesboro is one of the safest places to live in the country. We have one officer for every 472 citizens.
There are five school districts in the Jonesboro city limits and three private schools to serve our residents. Our schools consistently rank high in graduation rates and achievements. Arkansas State University, home to more than 11,000 students, offers 36 degree programs from the associate to the doctoral level within 168 fields of study.
Two regional medical centers, women's health centers, surgical hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, behavioral health hospitals, cancer treatment centers and medical and dental clinics are available to provide the best care available to the citizens of this region. Specialty physicians of every kind are located here.
Five Arts & Entertainment
Jonesboro has the venues to satisfy the music lover and patron of the visual and performing arts. The Forum produces six plays per year and offers a classic film series. The Foundation of Arts provides lessons in dance, art, and theater. The Fowler Center is a state-of-the-art performance facility that hosts more than a dozen professional performances each year.
Six Shopping & Dining
The Mall at Turtle Creek offers something for everyone with its major department stores, specialty retail shops, food court and restaurants located on the mall grounds. The newly revitalized downtown area, along with other shipping centers across town, meets a variety of retail needs. More than 50 restaurants and private clubs offer a broad variety of tastes and live entertainment.
Seven Cost of Living
Jonesboro ranks 14 percent below the national average for the cost of living and our utility rates are among the best in the country.
Eight Diverse Geography & Rich Heritage
Jonesboro sits astride Crowley's Ridge, a narrow, low-lying ridge created by the great earthquake of 1812. The terrain ranges from farmland to rolling hills. Our history tells the story of strong and proud founders who have worked since 1859 to create this thriving city.
Nine Recreation & Organizations
Whatever your interest, you will find an activity to suit you. Our city offers a variety of sports programs for youth and there are more than 100 clubs and organizations here.
Ten Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
Jonesboro is known all over the South for its quality workforce and job choices. Whether your experience is manufacturing, service, healthcare, or retail, we have the job for you.