Nicknamed the 'Natural State,' Arkansas is a southern state which includes mountainous regions of the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains as well as the densely forested Arkansas Timberland. This diversity allows for a range of outdoor activities for visitors and tourists alike. Typically, homes in Arkansas are modern 4-bedroom houses. Little Rock is both the capital and the largest metropolitan area.
Little Rock was officially incorporated in November of 1831 and is the county seat of Pulaski County. The city is named after a rock formation called La Petite Roche along the river. For both the state and the South region, Little Rock is a central hub for economics, culture, government and transportation. Some of the more well-known institutions there include the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, the Arkansas Arts Center, and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. The city's history is made available through a number of historic districts, museums and the Quapaw Quarter historic neighborhood. The name of this neighborhood honors the Quapaw Indians who originally lived in that area. There are at least fifteen individual National Historic Register Districts that constitute the Quarter, including over 200 separate homes. Other major cities in Arkansas include Benton, Fayetteville, and Hot Springs.