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View Poll Results: What's Your Fave Arkansas Metro?
Little Rock-N. Little Rock 11 35.48%
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers-Bentonville 16 51.61%
Ft. Smith-Van Buren 1 3.23%
Texarkana 2 6.45%
Jonesboro 1 3.23%
Hot Springs 3 9.68%
Pine Bluff 0 0%
Conway? 0 0%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 31. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-06-2011, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Fayetteville's "intolerant" atmosphere ruins things.
Al, out of curiosity, why do you say Fayetteville is intolerant? Intolerant of what? I am not familiar enough with Little Rock to judge what it is like, but I love NWA, maybe it isn't truely a metro area, but it feels very much like some of the metro areas we have lived in.

Nita
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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haha... Probably something to do with sports... I will never understand this Razorback obsession/cult here... Never, ever.
it is just like any area with a decent football team especially in a state where football is a part of the American life. In DC most everyone was an avid Redskins fans cause we didn't have that many pro sports (before the days of the Nationals) and we didn't have any decent college teams. In Los Angeles everyone is a Bruins or Trojan fan, big time as well as Dodgers. And in Texas you either love TU (known as the The University) not UT and love the Cowboys or you hide during football season. In Ok it is the same, total loyalty to OU or USU. Does that answer your question?The only place we have lived without a true sport base was Albuquerque and I think most know why. Sports is a diversion for many of us.

Nita
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Old 02-06-2011, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Texarkana
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NWA is currently in the lead with 45.83% of the vote. I'm surprised no one voted for Ft Smith. Plus it's the 3rd largest metro in the state. I wonder why is that?
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Old 02-06-2011, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
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NWA is currently in the lead with 45.83% of the vote. I'm surprised no one voted for Ft Smith. Plus it's the 3rd largest metro in the state. I wonder why is that?
What would lead anyone to vote for Fort Smith? I lived there for over 25 years, and it was alright. But I never considered it a destination.
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Old 02-06-2011, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Texarkana
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I guess I was surprised Ft. Smith didn't get any votes because Hot Springs, Jonesboro and Texarkana are all smaller but have votes.
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Old 02-06-2011, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville
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I live in Fort Smith right now but not for very long.
If it wasn't for the economy I would have probably been gone a couple years ago.
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Sherwood, Arkansas
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What is your favorite Arkansas metro and why? I love the NWA area because the people are so nice and it's a progressive area. I'd also say Texarkana because it has changed a lot in the last 12 years or so as far as growth and because it's my hometown. I added Conway as a metro. I know it's approaching 50,000 in population but not sure if it's own metro or grouped with Little Rock.
Conway needs to be taken off so LR Metro votes don't get split; and just to let you know, beginning in April, it will technically be the Little Rock-Conway-North Little Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area since the 2010 census will likely indicate that Conway surpassed North Little Rock in population.
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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What would lead anyone to vote for Fort Smith? I lived there for over 25 years, and it was alright. But I never considered it a destination.
Other than perhaps Hot Springs, I don't think Arkansas has any metros that would be considered "destinations."
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
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Other than perhaps Hot Springs, I don't think Arkansas has any metros that would be considered "destinations."
I just mean, when you try to talk up a location to your family because there is a job offer, you can say, "Little Rock has x, y, and z!! It should be a nice city."

Fort Smith has an underdeveloped river front, a bunch of retailers that shut down and move to the new development every time the population shifts, and a commuter university. They also have a historic district, but it really isn't that significant.
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I just mean, when you try to talk up a location to your family because there is a job offer, you can say, "Little Rock has x, y, and z!! It should be a nice city."

Fort Smith has an underdeveloped river front, a bunch of retailers that shut down and move to the new development every time the population shifts, and a commuter university. They also have a historic district, but it really isn't that significant.
the sad thing is, the Hitoriacal district and the river front could be awesome.

Nita
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