Nestled east of the Governors Mansion Historic District and south of the MacArthur Park Historic District, the neighborhood of Pettaway surrounds picturesque Pettaway Park and enjoys close proximity to the burgeoning corridor of South Main. It also stands at the forefront of the growing green movement, showcasing sustainable and energy-efficient new homes.
The neighborhood takes its name from Dr. Charles D. Pettaway, who was the original owner of the land on which the park now sits. The mainly residential community, which is recovering from a devastating tornado that hit in 1999, has experienced a recent surge in growth due to city-sponsored housing initiatives which will bring four newly constructed homes to the neighborhood within the next year. The Downtown Little Rock Community Development Corporation and other area organizations have helped to reinvigorate the historic neighborhood, attracting new residents and creating a sustainable future.