Rock Street Lofts
An active duty airman with the Air Force, John “A.O.” Alfred-Ockiya lived in North Little Rock after he was transferred to the Little Rock Air Force Base two years ago. After a year of living on the north side, however, a friend with an itch for Little Rock loft living — and only half the money he needed — talked him into packing up and crossing the bridge. A resident of Rock Street Lofts for a little over a year now, where he and his roommate pay about a dollar per square foot for a two-bedroom, two-bath loft, Alfred-Ockiya said that his new place provides him with everything he was looking for, and all within commuting distance of the air base.
“It’s just a better location,” he said. “A better amount of people that are my age to hang out with, in a relatively centralized location.”
<module>As a 20-something, Alfred-Ockiya said that he likes living near the nighttime entertainment offered on President Clinton Avenue. An outdoorsy type, he likes being able to take his bike out for a ride along the river. He likes that Rock Street Lofts has a rooftop patio. “You get a good view of downtown when you’re up on the rooftop,” he said. “There’s a grill up there for all the tenants, so we can barbecue whenever we want.”
Alfred-Ockiya said the only drawback is the lack of retail shops downtown. “That’s a bummer; I wish there was more convenience, more stores.”
What Alfred-Ockiya likes most is the community at Rock Street.
“I would say it’s a very friendly community downtown — a very friendly atmosphere,” he said. “People are very open-minded and friendly when it comes to just going out and hanging out.”