Hugging the banks of the Arkansas River, Riverdale attracts natives and tourists alike with the prospect of outdoor adventure. A day here might include a round of golf, a bike ride down the Arkansas River Trail or a stroll over the Big Dam Bridge. The Big Dam Bridge is the country’s longest pedestrian bridge, and unlike others, it is not a retired bridge; it was built just for pedestrians!
The Arkansas River Trail is never shy of people, pets, strollers and bikes. The trail overall is an 88-mile loop, but the smaller loop that starts at the Clinton Presidential Bridge is 16 miles. It provides a river breeze to keep you cool in the summertime and killer views including Rebsamen Golf Course (Little Rock’s largest public golf course) and Murray Park (which contains soccer fields, archery targets, sand volleyball courts, a boat dock, dog park and pavilions).
Riverdale residents are entirely spoiled when it comes to great dining. Here, you can lose yourself in heavenly pork at the Memphis-in-May World Barbecue Champs, Whole Hog Café. Sister restaurants Loca Luna and Red Door feature eclectic menus for any palate. The Fold draws people from across the metro for a taste of its tacos, while The Town Pump, a hidden gem dive bar, is a can't-miss experience.
Luxury apartments, townhouses, condos and single-family homes of all price ranges — many with incredible views of the Arkansas River — give residents plenty to choose from. Want to drive your boat right to your doorstep? You can do that in Canal Pointe.
The thing about Riverdale is that it feels like an escape from the city even though it’s just minutes from downtown. While the neighborhood is known for being the city’s design district, you’ll still find big businesses here, too. In fact, you’ll find Verizon’s regional headquarters and the world headquarters for both Dillard’s and ATA International in Riverdale.
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