Little Rock is located on the Arkansas River, and two creeks run through the city. The beautiful Ouachita Mountains lay on the Western side of the city, which are part of the U.S. Interior Highlands. These mountains contain a national forest, hot springs, and Lake Ouachita. Hiking enthusiasts traverse the Ouachita National Recreation trail, which is impressively over 200 miles long. Little Rock has a humid subtropical climate. While residents experience hot and humid summers, Little Rock's winters are fairly mild, and it gets little snow. Aside from the Ouachita Mountains, Little Rock also has many other areas of interest. The city has a strong connection to arts and culture. It has an arboretum, a community theater, a repertoire theater, a symphony, and a music hall, as well as many other cultural centers. Forbes Travel Guide named Little Rock one of America's five secret foodie cities in 2014.

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Little Rock is the capital city of Arkansas and is comprised of 116.8 square miles. Quapaw Quarter is a historic section of the city that has more than 200 homes and buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Quapaw Quarter features large-scale historic antebellum and Victorian-style homes, as well as more recent Craftsman-style homes. Little Rock is made up of 49 neighborhoods, the largest of which is Capital View/Stifft's Station. In July of 2013, Kiplinger named Little Rock the #1 place to live of all metropolitan areas that have less than one million people.

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