Life in El Dorado 

Nestled among the stately pines of Southern Arkansas is a city that refuses to sit still.

El Dorado is undergoing a unique renaissance, from oil boomtown to “Festival City.” An award-winning downtown district adds a splash of southern charm to the city’s relaxed, small-town atmosphere — and while we pace our lives a little more slowly near the calm waters of the Ouachita River, there is always something exciting going on in El Dorado.

  • Historic downtown, voted America’s best in 2009
  • Major music festivals and events every month
  • Small, family-like community
  • Five-minute commute to work
  • Warm temperatures great for outdoor activities year-round

A Small Town that’s Living Large

There’s a big benefit to small-town life, and those who call El Dorado home know it better than anyone. Living here means knowing your neighbors’ names and faces. It means giving your kids a great education and brighter opportunities. And it means you’ll be part of a community that’s always stepping up to make El Dorado an even better place to live.

Oil and gas, healthcare, timber, energy services — there is no shortage of opportunities to enjoy an enriching career in El Dorado, Arkansas. The Chamber’s new workforce development initiatives are connecting more and more workers with employers like Murphy USA and other major corporations headquartered in El Dorado.

Whether your go-to place is indoors or outdoors, you’ll find it in El Dorado. The idyllic Arkansas Timberlands provide an opportune venue for hiking, camping, boating, hunting and fishing. For fun inside the city limits, historic downtown El Dorado plays host to a number of music festivals and events year-round.