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Old 02-13-2008, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I'm trying to get away from the "city". I guess I want my cake and eat it, too. I want to live in a rural area, but be close enough to a city where I can shop, to out dinner, maybe a movie every now and again and if I get sick, I'm not too far away from a doctor. A nice place to raise kids eventually works, too.

I'm spoiled,huh?
sure aren't we all. what you want is the same thing many of us do; give me 4 star dining and good shopping with in a 10 or 15 minute drive, low cost of living, friendly people and let me have wide open spaces.

I am sure you will find all you are looking for in NWAr and yet, it is nothing like Los Angeles. It is very rural or certainly comparitively so.

Nita
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:14 PM
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I lived in Jonesboro for 16 years before moving to Texas. (Just moved, so I think I can still talk about Arkansas.) We loved Jonesboro. For a very small city/large town, it has a lot of offer. It is growing and is forward thinking, compared to many small cities. It has a couple of serious drawbacks: constant and lots of mosquitoes in all but winter (because of the rice fields) and high humidity. I would NOT consider Blytheville. With the exception of the steel mill there, it has no redeeming value!
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Arkansas
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Kind Ladies and Gentlemen,

I've been doing research because I am planning to relocate from L.A. to Arkansas. I've been reading the threads and even though there's a lot of negativity, I've read a lot of positive things as well. I'm actually looking forward to my move next year. (yes I'm giving myself lots of research time)

So far these areas appeal to me. Any information, good and bad, is greatly appreciated:

*Little Rock *Texarkana
*North Little Rock * West Memphis
*Jonesboro * Blytheville
*Conway * Camden
*Hot Springs * Newport
*Jacksonville *Stuttgart
*Sherwood *England
*Crossett *Hope
*Wynne * Magnolia
*Malvern *Monticello
*Warren *Clarendon

Thanks again!
Why not Fayetteville? Fayetteville is home of the U of A, quite liberal, lots to do etc.
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Why not Fayetteville? Fayetteville is home of the U of A, quite liberal, lots to do etc.
We were already discussing NWA. Read the whole thread before you post.
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Old 02-13-2008, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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We were already discussing NWA. Read the whole thread before you post.
I was about to say the same thing plus I didn't see where the OP mentioned wanting to live somewhere that is liberal.

Nita
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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sure aren't we all. what you want is the same thing many of us do; give me 4 star dining and good shopping with in a 10 or 15 minute drive, low cost of living, friendly people and let me have wide open spaces.

I am sure you will find all you are looking for in NWAr and yet, it is nothing like Los Angeles. It is very rural or certainly comparitively so.

Nita
You hit the nail on the head. That's exactly what I'm after.
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Arkansas
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We were already discussing NWA. Read the whole thread before you post.

I did read the whole thing. NWA was being discussed not specifically Fayetteville. How about not being quite so rude?
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I did read the whole thing. NWA was being discussed not specifically Fayetteville. How about not being quite so rude?
I don't think he meant to be rude, but Fayetteville is part of the NW. I guess we could name every city and town individually.

Nita
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Arkansas
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I don't think he meant to be rude, but Fayetteville is part of the NW. I guess we could name every city and town individually.

Nita

Yes, Fayetteville is part of NWA however you really cant compare Fayetteville to Springdale, Rogers and Bentonville. Fayetteville is much more liberal and in general a "younger" city than the three cities I have listed. Just because they are in the same area doesnt mean they totally alike.

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Old 02-14-2008, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Yes, Fayetteville is part of NWA however you really cant compare Fayetteville to Springdale, Rogers and Bentonville. Fayetteville is much more libera and in general a "younger" cityl than the three cities I have listed. Just because they are in the same area doesnt meant they totally alike.
From the way it sounds, a young, hip, liberal city is not what the OP is looking for. And NWA is generally defined as one entity even though the individual towns have different qualities.
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