Bryant is an up-and-coming city that sits just 20 miles outside Little Rock. The city has experienced significant economic growth. Bryant residents enjoy a safe, family-friendly community.
With some of the highest performing public elementary, middle, and high schools in the state, – Bryant public schools are in the top 10% in the state of Arkansas – Bryant is a great place for families. School spirit is readily apparent around Bryant neighborhoods and community events. During football season you’ll find a stadium full of supportive family and community members cheering on the Hornets.
Cheers and team spirit are easy, win or lose. For the Hornet’s, 2018 7A State Champions, it’s usually a win.
Bryant’s unique attractions include the Geographic Center of Arkansas — a few steps ahead, Arkansas’s largest vintage market, a community water polo team, and more.
Bryant neighborhoods are top choices for Arkansas residents looking for that small-town charm, without being too far away from larger cities. Its convenient location has been a significant factor in the city’s economic growth in the past 20 years.
Here are a few things to know about living in Bryant.
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1. Attend and/or participate in sporting events.
Bryant has great sporting opportunities for kids and adults. The Parks Department has no shortage of well-attended sporting events. Bishop Park, located at 6401 Boone Rd, is so much more than just a park. It is a large multipurpose community center. The park has space for almost any type of sports residents are interested in.
The Bryant community comes together to play, cheer, and perhaps learn a new sport. — Anyone up for some inner tube water polo?
The exceptional schools in Bryant offer more than just top-rated education. They have thriving sports teams. Support and team spirit are readily apparent around Bryant businesses, neighborhoods, and community events.
Youth baseball teams in Bryant also have something to cheer about with more than a few district, state, and regional championships. The programs for youth baseball are exceptional and the games are a great way to bring the community together.
Baseball and football aren’t the only sporting activities bringing the community together. For example, HOSA, a club at Bryant High School, hosts a 5K run at Bryant Stadium every year. The best part? All the runners are dressed in their best elf costume.
The “Running Of The Elves 5K” is a community-centered event. You can expect Best Dressed Elf awards — if you don’t like sleigh bells, maybe sit this one out — and several activities for kids.
2. Find new-to-you items at vintage shops.
Bryant is home to the largest vintage market in the state of Arkansas. The Cotton Shed Vintage Market, located along highway I-30 at 22460 I-30 North, does more than host local vendors with the rarest of hidden treasures, it hosts frequent, public DIY workshops for anyone to attend.