Conway, Ar – Gateway to the Arkansas Ozarks
Conway AR sits right on the edge of the Arkansas Ozark Mountains. It is a pretty town with a friendly population and plenty to do. It is the Faulkner County seat and is a popular commuter community to Little Rock. Even so, most Conway residents work within the city.
Conway has become a regional hub for education, shopping, sports, healthcare, work, and culture. The economy of Conway is strong and there are many new jobs in higher education and technology. The largest employers in the area are the University of Central Arkansas, Hendrix College, Acxiom, Insight Enterprises, and Hewlett-Packard. There are also many new technology start-up companies in the area and they are contributing to the economic boom.
Conway has earned the nickname “The City of Colleges” because of the number of post-secondary institutions making their home in the city. Conway’s population is around 65,000 making it the 7th largest city in the state. With its close proximity to the Ozarks, Conway has become very popular with outdoor enthusiasts.
Lake Conway is more than 6,700 acres of fun and is the largest man-made lake in the United States. Another popular spot for local anglers is Beaverfork Lake. One of the unique spots in the area is Toad Suck Park. The park’s hilarious name comes from a local legend. It is said that barge workers on the Arkansas River used to spend their time off drinking and carousing in the area. They would get falling down drunk and would look like “toads sucking up water” when they fell down on the docks.
Conway is also home to s very strong cultural community. It is home to the only professional Shakespear company in the state, the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre.
Conway is a wonderful city located in some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Visitors can enjoy an abundance of both cultural and outdoor activities.