The Village took shape under the expert direction of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, the leading urban planning group that brought to life award-winning communities such as Seaside, Florida. Designed in the concept of “new urbanism,” The Village embraces the time-tested principles that are the hallmarks of the most beloved and enduring places in the world. Here at The Village, all aspects of modern living come together: work, rest, recharge, play, learn, grow. The neighborhood offers a mix of residential options along with shops, offices, artist studios, restaurants, and a wide assortment of amenities in a walkable community. This is not suburbia; it’s not traffic; it’s not sprawl. It’s a re-imagined vision of the traditional American town, as towns were meant to be.
Click on the points on the map for more information about places of interest at The Village at Hendrix and our neighbor, Hendrix College.
Founders Row is home to the first homes and flex townhouse in The Village at Hendrix. The "Villa Rosa" style home is where you'll find Pattie Howse, our charter resident. You can find our sales center and model home here as well. Please feel free to visit on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.
Come hungry and ready for fun when you visit Market Square. It's home to some of Conway's best eateries and shops. In the green space at the center of the market, you'll find students frolicking on the grass, families picnicking, and the occasional frisbee game (after a famous Green Cart Deli Warrior Dog, of course). Large events like the Silver Moon Cinema, Conway Symphony Orchestra concerts, and performances from the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre are hosted here as well. We're always open to new ideas for events on the green!
The restoration of the Hendrix Creek Preserve (HCP) has created an 18-acre multifunctional environment in the form of a conservation easement. The primary purpose of the HCP is to provide storm water management to prevent flooding within a 500-acre watershed area within the City of Conway. Through selective plantings and controlled stream flows, water will leave the environment cleaner than when it enters. The Watershed will also collect and retain storm events to recharge the local aquifers. In addition, the HCP will redirect and improve an existing overburdened stream to create a natural public recreation area that is a cornerstone to Hendrix Village’s sustainable community development. The series of trails and boardwalks that wind through the HCP will provide a tranquil place for public recreation. The constructed wetlands in the Watershed will promote nesting places for migratory birds and waterfowl; and the improved habitat will function as an outdoor classroom to encourage the study of the natural systems inherent in the HCP.
Hendrix College is considering the idea of starting a Charter School for kindergarten through eighth grades. We'd love to see this space used for a civic purpose.
Exercising mind and body is a Hendrix tradition. Our 100,000 square-foot facility serves as the hub for all Hendrix College athletics, fitness and wellness programs, and intramural/outdoor sports, in addition to being home to the Kinesiology Department. The WAC is available for use by Hendrix students, faculty, staff, alumni, retirees, and the community. Residents of The Village at Hendrix can enjoy this spectacular facility -- just steps away from their front doors -- and will receive a special discounted membership.
Walkability and safety are important factors in a successful community. You'll find that here with two ways to cross Harkrider street from The Village to the heart of the Hendrix campus. (A red light at the end of the bridge lets pedestrians know if one of the Hendrix Physical Plant vehicles is on the way.)
The Grotto, the passage beneath Harkrider Avenue, connects the Hendrix College campus to the Wellness and Athletics Center and The Village at Hendrix. The Grotto features “Harmonic Fugue,” a unique artistic work of motion-activated light and sounds, many of which are indigenous to Arkansas. The installation was created by Boston-based artist, architect, and composer, Christopher Janney.
The Village at Hendrix is proud to welcome our first corporate offices to our community. Southwestern Energy Co., the company credited with the Fayetteville shale discovery, is our neighbor at the north end of the property. Their 100,000 square-foot LEED Gold facility employees approximately 400 scientists, engineers and accountants.
The new Student Life and Technology Center is the hub of life on the Hendrix campus. Housing Student Affairs and the majority of its departments, the building serves as a one-stop shop for most student services. You'll find the award-winning cafeteria on the second floor. It's open to the community, so fell free to stop in for a delicious meal, and say hello to Mimi, Miss Martha, and the crew when you're there.
Hendrix College's Bailey Library houses more than 220,000 volumes, over 17,000 electronic full-text periodical titles, electronic databases, periodical subscriptions, and numerous electronic journals. You'll also find the archives for the Arkansas United Methodist Church. Visit often to take advantage of this tremendous resource!
There are bountiful, free events to be found on the Hendrix campus. Don't miss the plethora of performances at Cabe Theatre, an intimate setting designed to play to the crowd.
Staples Auditorium offers seating for 820 guests and is the site for events including film showings, musical performances, and guest lectures. Greene Chapel is connected to the auditorium and seats 300 for religious life services, weddings, and the beloved Candlelight Carol Service. It was renovated in 1997, including installation of a new floor, lighting system, and communion rail, and refinishing of pews and altar furniture. While you're there, take time to appreciate the 14 needlepoint kneeling cushions created by Hendrix College alumni and friends.
Inviting classroom buildings, impressive facilities for the sciences, an amazing art complex and renovated theatre arts center, galleries and performance space, and a stocked library -- the Hendrix campus gives students all the latest tools to put their knowledge to work.
1600 Washington Ave
Conway, AR 72032
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Conway, AR 72032