Living the Downtown Life Style..
Downtown Jonesboro is quickly positioning itself to be one of the top cultural destinations in Northeast Arkansas. Located about two miles from Arkansas State University’s main campus and close to several commerce hubs, Downtown Jonesboro is becoming the primary place to eat, shop and live. The excitement of this comforting community with a spirited atmosphere has caught the attention of travelers, writers and individuals seeking a unique experience across the Natural State!
Downtown Jonesboro’s geographic core consisting of Main, Church and Union Streets from Jefferson Avenue to the Johnson Avenue overpass is already home to some to the tri-state area’s most well-known businesses including 14 dining experiences, 9 trendy retailers and boutiques, 9 up-scale modern beauty/health and wellness establishments and 12 cultural art organizations, including one of the state’s most recognized community theaters, The Forum. With a mix like that, you’re sure to find “just the thing” Downtown!
Acknowledged in 2012 as the City of Distinction for Main Street Preservation from Arkansas Business, Downtown Jonesboro also added another accolade of being named a 2014 National Main Street program from the National Main Street Center, a national organization committed to historic preservation-based community revitalization. This is the successful approach that has been credited for being the source of achievement in approximately 2,000 main street communities around the nation, producing $59.6 billion in investment, creating 502,708 jobs and resulting in the rehabilitation of more than 246,000 buildings in the past 34 years.
Keeping true to the trend, Downtown Jonesboro continues to thrive and establish itself as a cultural destination that features an energetic demographic of residents, vibrant nightlife and art scenes and award winning retail/dining establishments. Numerous buildings have been listed on the state and national historic registers. Community development projects such as innovative way-finding signage, façade enhancements, expansions and street scape improvements are helping to build a better Downtown, all the while the Downtown Jonesboro Association, a not-for-profit 501c3, is becoming an economic driver for Downtown revitalization.
You can support us directly by giving donations, or you can even show your support by spending time downtown in our historical community.
Eat. Shop. Live. Downtown.