The people's republic. It used to be said of the state of Arkansas that you could build a wall around it and the state would do just fine. This was not a Trumpian vision of keeping people out, but a bit of bragging about how Arkansas had everything people can't do without: the Delta for crops, the woods for timber, oil, diamonds. That's kind of how folks who live in Hillcrest think about the neighborhood. You start the wall somewhere west of the state Capitol, run it along Interstate 630 and over to H Street. Allsopp Park takes care of the north edge. It's the second oldest neighborhood in Little Rock, its age reflected in the style of architecture, including some grand homes, many built by Little Rock's wealthy Jewish...
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Natives Guide: Hillcrest