10 Reasons to Choose Jonesboro

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Mar. 25, 2013 12:00 am  

Reason One: Friends and Neighbors

Jonesboro is famous for cooperative community spirit and friendly citizens. No matter which of the great neighborhoods or what activities you choose, you’ll be welcomed with true southern hospitality. And our pride shows in our support of local charities, city facilities and our university.

Reason Two: Safety

Jonesboro is one of the safest places in the country to live. We have one law enforcement officer for every 472 citizens. And our officers are involved in the community through programs like D.A.R.E., Shop With a Cop” and various public school safety programs, to name a few.

Reason Three: Education

Jonesboro has five school districts within city limits and three private schools to serve our residents. Our schools are consistently highly ranked in graduation rates and achievements. And we have exceptional day care and after school programs available.

Arkansas State University, home to more than 13,000 students representing 58 countries, has a 19:1 student-to-faculty ratio, offers 43 degrees in 156 fields of study and 138 web courses.

Reason Four: Health Care

Jonesboro is a regional health care destination. There are two major hospitals located in the area offering the latest in medical technology. There are also women’s health care centers, surgical hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, behavioral health hospitals, cancer treatment centers, dialysis centers, general practice medical clinics and dental clinics. All of our facilities are staffed by the finest physicians and medical care staff.

Reason Five: Cost of Living

Jonesboro consistently ranks as one of the country’s most cost effective places to live. In the most recent national ranking the city was 12 percent below the national cost of living average and our utility rates are among the lowest in the country.

Reason Six: Arts and Entertainment



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