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Old 12-22-2007, 08:39 PM
 
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If anyone has info.about Clinton I'd really appreciate hearing from you. How far is it from Conway? Whats the poopulation and weather like. Any additional information will be welcomed. Thank-you

 
Old 12-23-2007, 01:54 PM
 
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If anyone has info.about Clinton I'd really appreciate hearing from you. How far is it from Conway? Whats the poopulation and weather like. Any additional information will be welcomed. Thank-you
According to Google Map, Clinton is thirty nine miles from Conway. It is higher and therefore, cooler in summer and winter. It is a very poor area, with no significant economic activity. I cannot imagine living there if you have any alternative.
 
Old 12-24-2007, 05:56 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
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Clinton is actually quite nice. It's close enough to Conway for a run in for anything you need that would come from a little bit larger shopping area, but far enough away that you feel rural. I have no idea what the job market is. I have a relative who is employed part time by the city and he says it is somewhat of a closed community - the same families stay for years - but the whole area has been "discovered" too, by retirees. Hwy. 65 runs through town, which actually is used quite a bit by folks traveling from north central Arkansas.

Here's a little info from the City Data main page...it says the population is 2200...I think I'd go higher than that, I suspect these figures may be dated, but there are a number of very small towns sprinkled around Clinton so maybe I'm guessing high because I count those folks.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Clinton-Arkansas.html
 
Old 12-26-2007, 06:47 AM
 
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The Fayetteville Shale Play is going to change Clinton and surrounding areas for both better and worse in the coming years. Don't expect it to stay a bedroom community for Conway for long.
 
Old 12-26-2007, 07:59 AM
 
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The Fayetteville Shale Play is going to change Clinton and surrounding areas for both better and worse in the coming years. Don't expect it to stay a bedroom community for Conway for long.
It has not changed in fifty years, and I would be surprised to see any rapid changes now. It really is out in the boonies, populated by poor, country folks. It is hardly a bedroom community. They do have a good doctor there, though.
 
Old 12-26-2007, 08:07 AM
 
Location: The Rock!
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It has not changed in fifty years, and I would be surprised to see any rapid changes now. It really is out in the boonies, populated by poor, country folks. It is hardly a bedroom community. They do have a good doctor there, though.
Stay informed: http://www.aapg.org/explorer/2006/02...koma_basin.cfm
http://www.fayettevilleshale.com/index.html (broken link)

New technology is enabling this long known resource to be extracted.

Potentially a LOT of jobs and population growth. Also, a LOT of potential for severe environmental damage.
 
Old 12-26-2007, 02:39 PM
 
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Stay informed: http://www.aapg.org/explorer/2006/02...koma_basin.cfm
http://www.fayettevilleshale.com/index.html (broken link)

New technology is enabling this long known resource to be extracted.

Potentially a LOT of jobs and population growth. Also, a LOT of potential for severe environmental damage.

I'll believe it when I see it.
 
Old 05-09-2008, 04:19 AM
 
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Smile Clinton, AR

Clinton is a small rural area and most families have lived there for generations. My family did and still does. I have seen posts describing residents as "poor country folks". That is a matter of opinion, however I can say definitively that anyone that graduated from Clinton H.S., had an education that is second to none in the country as far as public schools go.

The area in and around Clinton is lovely. There is Fairfiled Bay approximately 16 miles from Clinton, also Choctaw with it's lakes 5 miles south.

I will say there is not much opportunity in the Clinton area unless you are planning to start your own business. On the plus side, it is a wonderful area to retire or raise your children.
 
Old 05-09-2008, 09:34 AM
 
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Clinton is a small rural area and most families have lived there for generations. My family did and still does. I have seen posts describing residents as "poor country folks". That is a matter of opinion, however I can say definitively that anyone that graduated from Clinton H.S., had an education that is second to none in the country as far as public schools go.

The area in and around Clinton is lovely. There is Fairfiled Bay approximately 16 miles from Clinton, also Choctaw with it's lakes 5 miles south.

I will say there is not much opportunity in the Clinton area unless you are planning to start your own business. On the plus side, it is a wonderful area to retire or raise your children.
I agree with maniaclalake. It's a beautiful spot in the Ozarks. A quaint and friendly little town. I spent part of my childhood in Shirley, AR and recently returned to Clinton for a visit. I was pleasantly surprised to see the benches in front of stores still occupied with men drinking coffee early in the A.M. while their wives shopped!

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Hello, I'm a newbie to the Forum.
 
Old 05-09-2008, 09:53 AM
 
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I've been through Clinton several times and always thought it looked like a nice, well-kept small town. I'm very partial to small towns. I have no personal experience with it, although I do know a couple who lives there and they love it. They are big horse people, so very country. There is a large western store in Clinton, if that tells you anything about the type of people around there. I bet they are very nice people....farmers and ranchers usually are.
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