That area is just okay. CHeck with the crime stats for that area online and that should give you a better idea if that is where you want to live. Of course it also depends on what you can afford. If you would like me to send you some rental listings I will be happy to do that. Or you can check out Westside rentals and Trulia.com for rental listings as well as Craigs list. But be careful with Craig's list.
I have done a number of relocations for clients who rent first to learn about an area then later on come back to buy their home with me. If I can answer any questions about what is required from landlords in California I will be happy to chat with you as well as the rules maybe different than in Arkansas. There are some things to watch for when looking for a rental.
Barbara Robbins-Olexa, Broker, e-Pro(R), SRES(R)
L B Brokerage