aving been a resident of Maumelle since 1982, I have witnessed first hand the extensive growth in homes and population. In the early days, Maumelle Boulevard was a two lane road without any stoplights. The closest grocery store and gasoline was on Rodney Parham. I was employed as a CT Technologist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science at that time. My job included being called in to the hospital to perform emergency scans. This was years before cell phones. I made many a middle of the night trips to the hospital.
I raised two children in Maumelle and am happy to say they both still live in the area. They maintain childhood friends they met playing soccer, basketball, baseball, and cheerleading. I am very proud of the new Maumelle High School but do feel sad for the graduates of Oak Grove High School who no longer have a school to call their alma mater. I find it hard to accept a red and black Hornet. At our house, Hornets were kelly green! Maumelle is the best little big town you can find to make your home.
Little Rock, AR