Seniors Find A Progressive City


Senior travelers will find Jonesboro in northeast Arkansas, with population of around 70,000 making it the 5th largest city in the state. Years ago State Senator William A. Jones extended his support in the state legislature for the formation of Craighead County and in recognition of his effort, Jonesboro was named after him.

Seems like there is always something going on in Jonesboro and senior travelers are invited to stop by  and to join in. Jonesboro, one of the state’s most progressive cities, was established back in 1859 among the rolling hills of Crowley’s Ridge in northeast Arkansas.


Downtown Jonesboro is positioning itself to be one of the top cultural destinations in northeast Arkansas. Located about two miles from Arkansas State University’s main campus and close to several commerce hubs, downtown Jonesboro is becoming the place to eat, shop and live.

Seniors Spend Time in Downtown Jonesboro

Senior visitors seeking true Arkansas hospitality will find it in Jonesboro. Downtown is filled with gift shops, fine dining, art galleries, a day spa and an active civic center. Arkansas State University offers one of the mid-South’s finest museums, a fine arts center and an indoor sports/entertainment complex.


Numerous buildings have been listed on the state and national historic registers. Among the major draws in town include the Forrest L Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center. The Center offers senior visitors the chance to experience and explore a unique piece of North America and its wildlife.

A scenic drive might be of interest to you along Crowley’s Ridge Parkway, where you can take in the dramatic landscape and rich history of this portion of the South. From fresh fruit and vegetable stands along the roadside, remains of an ancient inland sea, or historic and cultural spots, the Parkway offers much to see and do.

Jonesboro invites you to visit their city.  -jeb

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