A sizable and more recently developed section of the city, Chenal Valley is in the west-central section of Little Rock, Arkansas, known as West Little Rock. Its name is derived from a frech interpretation of the area's Shinall Mountain, oriented to residential and commercial development of upper-class population segments.>|
The main thoroughfare is Chenal Parkway, mostly a divided four-lane path chiefly connecting Highway 10 to west Little Rock's Financial Centre business district. Chenal Parkway's northwestern terminus is just north of Arkansas 10 at Highway 300, near the Pinnacle Valley neighborhood. The southeastern terminus lies at Autumn Road at a transition to Financial Centre Parkway, with continuation to a conversion into Interstate 630 at Shackleford Road. Recent expansion and improvments to Rahling Road (a new bisecting traffic artery) has made the area more accessible to cross-town traffic, which continues to spur residential and commercial growth. The Promenade at Chenal has become a mecca of high end boutiques and refined culinary options.
Chenal Valley is known for its rapid development since 1990, when Chenal Country Club was established and some of the earliest of the area's current crop of homes were built. Those and other residences, including a limited number of apartment and condominium complexes, can be found scattered throughout a part of Little Rock that has for now retained much of its pre-development wooded areas.