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The Best Gay City to Live in Arkansas

What is the best gay city to live in Arkansas?

Which city in Arkansas is the top LGBTQ-friendliness while being the most affordable? Find out here on this episode. Then download your FREE Queer Money Kickstarter, a 9-step Guide to Kickstart Your Journey to Financial Independence.

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What’s the most affordable, LGBTQ+ friendly City in Arkansas

Today, we’re sharing the most affordable, LGBTQ+ friendly city in Arkansas. What’s the runner-up for the most affordable, LGBTQ+ friendly city in Arkansas? Eureka Springs. Why? Eureka Springs, Arkansas scored 53 on the Human Rights Campaigns Municipal Equality Index, which is the second highest in the state. Eureka Springs, a lil’ town in Arkansas is trying. The town’s leadership has taken a public position on LGBTQ+ equality and has pro-equality legislative or policy efforts. Eureka Springs has non-discrimination ordinances that include both sexual orientation and gender identity. That’s great, and hopefully, inclusion and acceptance will spread. The home values average $299,000 per property, the second highest for Arkansas. Rent averages $1,100 a month for a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment, which is the third lowest for the state average. The cost of living is 76.3%, which is in the lowest for the state. The average income is $51,000 yearly, and the median income is $34,000 a year, both are the lowest in the state of Arkansas. 

What’s the winner for the most affordable, LGBTQ+ friendly city in Arkansas? Little Rock Why? Little Rock, Arkansas scores 72 on the HRC MEI, which is the highest in Arkansas. The home values average $199,000 per property, which is the third lowest in the state. Rent averages $1,216 a month, which is in the middle for Arkansas. The cost of living is 80.7%, which is in the middle for the state. The average income is $77,000 a year, which is the highest in the state. The median income is $51,000 a year, the second highest in Arkansas.

Some good things about Little Rock, Arkansas are it is listed by movoto.com as the most LGBTQ-friendly city in Arkansas. Per the US Census, Black people make up over 41% of Little Rock’s population, and the city has a number of events and attractions focused on African American culture including a huge selection of black-owned restaurants and food trucks, museums and monuments. Central Arkansas Pride (in Little Rock) is usually in October. Visit https://www.arpride.org/ for more info. Kaleidoscope Film Festival celebrates Queer film. Visit https://www.kaleidoscopefilmfestival.org/ for more info. Diamond State Rodeo happens every other spring. The Rodeo celebrates all genders and lifestyles. Visit https://dsra.org/ for more info. Trinity Night Club is the place to be on Friday nights. Check out https://www.trinitinightclub.com/ to find out more.

Congratulations, Eureka Springs, and Little Rock!

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