Conway AR Real
Estate...What are the Hottest Areas Now?
We'll tell you about the latest trends in Conway
AR real estate, plus all the other hots spots in Faulkner County.
schools with a top ranking, lower cost of living than larger cities,
three colleges, two recreational lakes, low crime rate, new shopping
centers, new restaurants, oil and gas development, and a variety of
housing available, should answer the question "Why Conway AR
a Conway native myself, I've been a student in the public school
system, attended one of the local colleges, and been a resident much of
my life. I've seen the town grow and change from a population of about
10,000 to near 55,000.A lot of the familiar landmarks are gone, but
somehow it still manages to feel like home.
Sunset view from
lakefront property on Lake Conway.
Kids still play baseball at the old fairgrounds,
but now they can
play softball or soccer at state of the art new facilities too. You can
still go for a walk on a warm summer night, only now you can do it on
pathways in one of several new city parks. Or if it's raining, you can
even go indoors at one of the fitness centers. Local politicians still
gather at downtown restaurants to debate the issues of the day, they
just have more places to choose from now.
What hasn't changed? Well, Lake Beaverfork and Lake
Conway are still in the same place, just as ready for fun as ever.
Little Rock is still only thirty minutes away, if you still need to go
there. Oh yeah, and Conway Arkansas is still a great hometown.
Streets shaded by huge hardwood trees
over a hundred years old provide the setting for the historic homes of
downtown Conway. You need to look west of the railroad tracks to find a
range of styles including - Queen Anne, Spanish Eclectic, Prairie Box,
Tudor, Craftsmen, Dutch Colonial, Cape Cod, and EnglishCountry. Try
finding that kind of character in a modern sub-division!
these are older houses that may need some updating. On the other hand,
the materials used in building these homes had quality and sturdiness
not found today. Now, they have more bang for the buck compared to new
construction. A great example is the house my grandfather built using
oak wood lumber and stones from his own farm. Still standing today, I
can tell you it takes much less maintenance than my newer residence.
Conway realtors agree, the downtown area is sizzlin' hot right now. If
you like quiet, tree shaded neighborhoods with tons of character, be
sure to check it out. You might find something within walking distance
of the Toad Suck Daze Festival!
West Conway sub-division
The majority of houses for sale in
Conway are in the area west of I-40. You can find both new and used
homes in several sub-divisions. Prices range from an average of $225K.
There are still some starter homes to be found for around $100K. Go a
little further west for spacious ranch style houses on larger lots,but
expect to pay a little more. Of course there are a few lakefront
estates priced at over $1M if you want to go upscale. There really is
something for everyone when it comes to Conway AR real estate.
East of I-40 has been slower to develop until
lately. Now, the Conway Commons Shopping Center with over 600,000
square feet of retail space and several new restaurants, is helping
drive residential development. Several new sub-divisions near three new
schools are being built or expanded. New apartment complexes seen to be
appearing overnight. House prices are averaging a little less than west
Conway, starting in the $120K-150K range.
Vilonia is a small,
quiet town of about 2,700 about fifteen minutes east on Hwy 64. Several
new sub-divisions are underway, thanks in part to the gas business
gaining momentum in the area. Top ranked schools, with more on the way,
lower cost of living, and a planned by-pass, could make this growing
town an attractive choice.
Recently, building has picked up
speed north of Conway on Hwy 65. Residential and commercial projects
are both going full speed ahead. Excitement over the gas business in
North Faulkner County seems to be driving a lot of this development.
Arkansas real estate gives you access to great schools in a smaller,
more rural setting. With a population over 5,000 and growing, lots of
new sub-divisions should make it easy to find something you love. If
you have to commute to work, it's only a ten minute drive down Hwy 65
to I-40. That may actually make a trip to Little Rock faster than from
some parts of west Conway.
Wooster is now part of the
Greenbrier school system, with a new elementary school scheduled to
open next year. Population around 600 gives it a real country feel,
while only being minutes away from Conway or Greenbrier.There are at
least a couple of new sub-divisions being built, so you might want to
take a look here before prices start to rise. Both areas have prices
slightly below typical Conway AR real estate prices.
Lake Beaverfork estates are relatively scarce
and expensive. But, when you can walk out your backdoor and enjoy
swimming, fishing, boating, and skiing, it just might be a bargain.
Conway has more of a rural country feel while only being a few minutes
from downtown Little Rock or Conway. There's no swimming or skiing, but
some of the best bream and crappie fishing in the state make up for it.
Bass are being recently stocked too. New development nearby might be a
good reason to add this one to the list. Not to mention those sunsets.
Realtors say there are still several hundred acres
land yet to be developed. Even with the steady growth of the last
thirty-five years, you can still find vacant lots inside the city
limits. It may take some more effort to find these because they are
getting pretty rare. If you're willing to dig, Conway AR real estate
can be very rewarding.
Conway AR Real
Estate for Rent
Not ready to buy? Looking to rent? Over
twenty apartment complexes with a variety of amenities should make it
easy to find something you like. Swimming pools, health clubs and spas,
golf courses, and nearby shopping could really improve your standard of
living. Average prices for a 950 square foot two bedroom, two bath
apartment of about $550 make it affordable. Extended stay corporate
apartments are also available in many complexes.
bigger? There are plenty of houses for rent in just about any size and
area you could want. In fact, about forty-five percent of the houses in
Conway are available to rent.
There are usually several buildings in various
sizes around town for sale or rent. I've noticed several in the
Industrial Park area recently. You probably need to consult a realtor
specializing in commercial property for details on these.
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