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Welcome to Hillcrest & The Heights

If it’s time to relocate and the idea of finding a new place is a tad bit overwhelming for you, you’re in the right place! Here at Apartment Hunters, all you’re required to do is tell us what you want in a living space and community, and then sit back and relax while we find it for you!

How Does Apartment Hunters Work in the Hillcrest and Heights Area?

As soon as you’ve decided it’s time for a new apartment, make an appointment with one of our Relocation Experts. We’ll sit down and have a get to know you chat to get a feel for your style and budget. We’ll probably ask you a few questions that will help us match you to your dream apartment:

  • What amenities you’d like to have access to
  • What type of floor plan makes sense for you
  • What kind of timeframe you’re looking at
  • What your budget is

Once we have a good sense of what you want and need, we start hunting for your perfect apartment! Our Relocation Experts use a state-of-the-art database that automatically applies all the latest move-in specials, employer discounts, and updated availability. That means you can get the best deal possible on apartments other apartment-seekers haven’t even seen listed yet!

Once we’ve rustled up a few good options based on your preferences, we’ll drive you to those locations and show you the properties ourselves – completely free of charge! We want to make sure you have the best apartment hunting experience possible. And that does not include getting lost while navigating through the Hillcrest, Heights area!

 

Locate Hillcrest & The Heights

Why Hillcrest/Heights?

History

Hillcrest and the Heights are actually two separate neighborhoods, but they both run alongside the main, winding street of Kavanaugh. These two neighborhoods are the most sought after communities in Central Arkansas and for good reason. Hillcrest and the Heights are both considered Historic Districts and many of the homes are registered historic homes (there’s plenty of newer construction as well if you prefer to avoid the pain of licensing and permits for every small change). 

Hillcrest used to be its own little town back in the early 1900s – several wealthy families built homes on the hilltops near the Arkansas river for the cooler breeze and the stunning views. As it grew, the upper neighborhood began to be called “The Heights.”  

This was the first area in Central Arkansas to build the tracks and maintenance for a streetcar! Because it was built in 1916, before cars were universally popular, the Hillcrest/Heights area is extremely walkable. Schools, grocery stores, bars, and shops line the streets and are easily accessible by the lengthy promenade system of sidewalks.  

→ Hillcrest

Hillcrest is a beautiful little neighborhood in the lower, southern section of Pulaski Heights that is often called the “heart of Little Rock” by residents and advertisements. It was the first fully established suburb in Little Rock and one of the first neighborhoods in Arkansas. Much of Hillcrest’s charm is derived from the highly sought-after houses and their diverse architectural styles. From Queen Anne to Prairie to Bungalow, there’s a home for every decade (and taste!) in Hillcrest. 

Some of Arkansas’s best restaurants, coffee shops, and little locally owned stores are located along Kavanaugh. Ciao Baci, Mylo Coffee, The Fountain, and La Terrazza offer an eclectic mix of venues for dining, drinking and live music. 

→ The Heights

Nestled on the north side of Hillcrest is the Heights. This district is on the north side of Cantrell Road and University Ave and runs east toward Downtown. These homes are, on average, a little grander and pricier than in the Hillcrest area, but they’re no less charming. This is where the Little Rock Country Club is located and many residents of the Height can be seen driving around in golf carts to the grocery store of their friends’ houses down the street. There are restaurants, bars, boutiques, and bakeries along this end of Kavanaugh and it’s always worth it to take a stroll down the main strip and window shop. 

Things to Do in Hillcrest/Heights

Check Out the Farmer’s Markets

The Hillcrest Farmers Market is located in front of Pulaski Heights Baptist Church and it’s open year-round! If you love locally grown veggies, flowers, fruits, and cheese this will tickle your fancy! The market is outdoors, but it moves inside the church when the weather won’t cooperate. 

Open: 7 a.m.-noon Saturday (spring and summer) & 8 a.m.-noon Saturday (fall and winter) 

Enjoy Coffee and Pastries

Everyone runs on coffee and in Hillcrest/Heights you have your pick of the best places in Arkansas! Mylo Coffee Co. is famous for its house-baked pastries and coffee creations. And Boulevard Bread Co. bakes bread fresh every morning along with a selection of muffins and pastries. Snatch a baguette and some salami from their cured meat and cheese selection and you’ve got a European start to the day!

Shop During Third Thursday

During the third Thursday every month in the Heights, stores are open until 8 p.m. During the extended hours you also get to enjoy open houses from local businesses with music, snacks, and drinks alongside the sales and specials!

Harvestfest

Put on by the Hillcrest Merchants Association (usually in October), Harvestfest is a fall festival that brings friends and families together to appreciate the season with food trucks, fashion shows, live music, and local crafts. Activities continue all day from around 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., with bands performing on the east stage all day.

Bike and Hike at Allsopp Park

If you crave green, you’re going to love Allsopp Park. Once the location of a pedestrian bridge for people in Hillcrest to get to and from the streetcar stop, Allsopp Park now boasts a 5-mile loop perfect for hiking and biking. The park also has picnic tables, a pavilion, restrooms, a playground, paved trails, and multiple tennis courts.

If you’re interested in finding an apartment in Hillcrest/Heights, make an appointment with one of our relocation experts. We’d love to help you find your new dream home!