Jonesboro . . . More About Jonesboro • Regionally located with numerous services for Northeast Arkansas, portions of Tennessee & Missouri. • More than 100 industries are located in Jonesboro. • Cited as Volunteer and Arkansas Community of Year. • Ideal climate and temperature provide a variety of recreational activities including hunting, fishing, golf, park activities, tennis, boating, swimming, camping and picnicking. • Downtown Jonesboro is revitalized into area including loft housing, restaurants, specialty shops, weekly and weekend concerts featuring everything from gospel to rap. • Site of new Mall at Turtle Creek which houses over 100 new stores. Construction of the mall, which opened in March 2006, exceeded $100 million. Jonesboro is living up to its slogan of “People, Pride, and Progress” Memphis is less than an hour away from the ASU campus.
souri, with two major hospitals and countless medical professionals. The city is also a shopping mecca, offering a modern business district as well as quaint downtown antique shops and restaurants. The $100 million Mall at Turtle Creek recently opened with more than 100 stores.
“capital” of the northeast quadrant of the state. Northeast Arkansas is a recreation haven for the person who enjoys water sports, fishing, hunting, and boating as well as the joys of unspoiled nature. Jonesboro and the surrounding area have an abundance of lakes, rivers, ponds, streams and forests to serve as nature’s playgrounds for the avid outdoors person.
One of the five largest cities in Arkansas, Jonesboro is located between the vast and fertile Mississippi River and the cultural and scenic richness of the Ozark Mountains. It is nestled about 70 miles west of Memphis, Tennessee, on the gentle slopes of Crowley’s Ridge.
And, Jonesboro, ranked by Forbes.com as the 27th “best small place to live” is a nice place to call home.
Jonesboro is a comfortable one hour drive from Memphis, two hours from Little Rock and four hours from St. Louis.The city and University have meshed resources in recent years and have truly become the 2009 ARKANSAS STATE TENNIS MEDIA GUIDE