The east-west link. While Riverdale has a name that tells you where it is, sort of, the vague area referred to as Midtown — a sprawl of green space, suburb, shopping and urbana defined here as stretching roughly from Fair Park to Interstate 430 east to west and 12th Street to the Arkansas River south to north — gets its name because it's the midpoint between somewhere and somewhere: in this case, stuck in the middle between the bright lights and commerce of downtown and the big box stores and McMansions of West Little Rock. That doesn't mean, however, that Midtown is nowhere. While it might not seem all that exciting as you're zipping past the University, John Barrow and Baptist Hospital exits on I-630, there's plenty of stuff...
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Natives Guide: Midtown/Riverdale