The 10 Best Cities For Hippies In Arkansas For 2023

The hippiest cities in Arkansas are Lowell and Sherwood for 2023 based on Saturday Night Science.

You might think that the whole hippie movement has faded away, but the truth is, there are plenty of hippies out there in Arkansas.

While they aren’t necessarily in your face all the time with war protests, and the next Woodstock isn’t being planned any time soon, we thought it would be fun to look at which cities in the Natural State where the most hippies would live.

And, after crunching the data, you know what? It was spot on.

How do you decide where the most hippies live? By the number of yoga studios, organic markets, and most importantly, where the liberals live in droves.

Using those criteria, it’s not hard to scrape the internet, run some scientific data on where hippies might live in Arkansas, and then put out a list.

So, put on your tie-dye shirt and sandals as you go through this list with us.

After analyzing all cities with a decent amount of people in them, we came up with this list of the 10 best cities for hippies in Arkansas:

The 10 Cities In Arkansas With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2023

  1. Lowell
  2. Sherwood
  3. Mountain Home
  4. Hot Springs
  5. Maumelle
  6. North Little Rock
  7. Fayetteville
  8. Harrison
  9. Van Buren
  10. Farmington

What’s the hippiest city in Arkansas? The hippiest city in Arkansas is Lowell.

Read on below to see where your town ranked, Young Flower Child.

Table Of Contents: Top Ten | Methodology | Summary | Table

Lowell, AR

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Population: 7,756
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Sherwood, AR

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Population: 30,061
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Mountain Home, AR

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Population: 12,338
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Hot Springs, AR

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Population: 35,486
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Maumelle, AR

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Population: 17,565
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North Little Rock, AR

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Population: 64,731
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Fayetteville, AR

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Population: 77,264
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Harrison, AR

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Population: 13,103
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Van Buren, AR

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Population: 22,955
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Farmington, AR

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Population: 6,208
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Methodology: How we determined the most beatnik city in Arkansas

In order to rank the best cities for hippies in Arkansas, we used Saturday Night Science to determine what criteria defines a hippie.

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using the Google Places API, the Census’s 2017-2021 American Community Survey, and Voter Registration data, this is the criteria we used:

  • Number of yoga studios per capita
  • Number of organic markets per capita
  • Number of pet adoption centers per capita
  • Number of vegan restaurants per capita
  • Number of thrift stores per capita
  • Each city’s liberal voting population

For the sake of getting reliable numbers on places, we counted any place within a ~4.5 mile radius of a city’s center. The average city in the United States is about 18 square miles.

All of these results are listed in a per capita basis, meaning number of stores per person in a city. Additionally, we limited the analysis to non-CDPs that have over 5,000 people.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 60 in each category, where 1 was the most hippie.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each place to create a hippie index.

And finally, we crowned the city with the highest hippie index the “Best City for Hippies In Arkansas.” We’re looking at you, Lowell.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in hippie central. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from hippiest to most square.

Summary: The Hippies Of Arkansas

If you’re measuring the locations in Arkansas where there are lots of liberals, and there are many options for vegan food, yoga and thrift stores, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious, here are the most square places in Arkansas:

  1. De Queen
  2. Greenwood
  3. Hot Springs

For more Arkansas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hippie Cities In Arkansas

Rank City Population
1 Lowell 7,756
2 Sherwood 30,061
3 Mountain Home 12,338
4 Hot Springs 35,486
5 Maumelle 17,565
6 North Little Rock 64,731
7 Fayetteville 77,264
8 Harrison 13,103
9 Van Buren 22,955
10 Farmington 6,208
11 Mena 5,701
12 Bentonville 38,572
13 Clarksville 9,286
14 Heber Springs 7,177
15 Hope 10,033
16 Marion 12,354
17 Rogers 58,944
18 Centerton 10,278
19 Newport 7,817
20 Fort Smith 87,193
21 Berryville 5,329
22 Bryant 18,497
23 Russellville 28,581
24 Texarkana 30,015
25 Arkadelphia 10,703
26 Osceola 7,535
27 Conway 62,455
28 West Memphis 25,767
29 Benton 32,208
30 Trumann 7,222
31 Wynne 8,296
32 Jonesboro 70,217
33 Little Rock 196,188
34 Springdale 73,789
35 Jacksonville 28,728
36 Searcy 23,524
37 Batesville 10,386
38 Magnolia 11,681
39 El Dorado 18,590
40 White Hall 5,392
41 Blytheville 15,251
42 Paragould 26,859
43 Beebe 7,688
44 Warren 5,918
45 Morrilton 6,764
46 Siloam Springs 15,614
47 Pine Bluff 47,058
48 Cabot 24,768
49 Pocahontas 6,543
50 Camden 11,861
51 Stuttgart 9,269
52 Malvern 10,695
53 Alma 5,514
54 Helena-West Helena 11,795
55 Monticello 9,718
56 Crossett 5,389
57 Bella Vista 27,273
58 Hot Springs 35,486
59 Greenwood 9,222
60 De Queen 6,671
About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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