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Old 04-14-2008, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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So CESpeed, can fayetteville you revise your list fayetteville yet? Additions fayetteville or subtractions? I retire from the Navy and chose NWA fayetteville and compared fayetteville to the rest of the many states (Cali-Bay Area included) I've lived in and the fayetteville many many countries I have been stationed in, NWA fayetteville is hands down the best. fayetteville fayetteville
Hmmm. I wonder if I should include Fayetteville on my list?
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Old 04-14-2008, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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I didn't notice that the original poster seems to have decided where to move (what is what I get for trying to do anything while my kids are still awake!). I know a lot about Hot Springs and the surrounding areas (my parents live on 13 beautiful acres on the side of a mountain), so if you have any questions about it as you prepare to move, I'd be happy to help.
Yes. It looks like I'll end up in Hot Springs, but I'm so far away from my move (next year) that I may change my mind again. Any information will be very helpful.
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Hmmm. I wonder if I should include Fayetteville on my list?
I have thought all along you should: you can certainly find work in your field and are needed, you will find the cultural experience, wine drinkersand the mixed demographics as well. Though not totally liberal, it is still a college town with a variety of class, color, education etc plus there are other small areas within a few miles. That plus the low crime rate I would think would fit in with what you seem to be looking for in a community.

NIta
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:23 PM
 
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CESpeed, glad you caught my sense of humor. I have only lived in AR for 3 years and all in Fayetteville, and in a beautiful neighborhood on a golf course. You are doing good to do your homework while you have the time. It seems as though you will have plenty of help in this forum and may make a few friends even before you get here. Good luck and smooth sailing.

P.S. Have you learned to call the Hogs yet? No matter where you settle in AR you will be faced with it sooner or later. It is quite catchy even for this California boy! Patrino will have our boys ready for an SEC title by the time you get here!!! Go Hogs!
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Old 04-15-2008, 12:39 AM
 
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Yes. It looks like I'll end up in Hot Springs, but I'm so far away from my move (next year) that I may change my mind again. Any information will be very helpful.
I would recommend it. I live in LR but have a place on the lake over there. It has history that is rare in this part of the country, entertainment options one would expect in a much larger city (indeed, more than NWA in my opinion), decent shopping and restaurants, and breathtaking mountains and lakes. The arts are a big part of the culture and it has a 7000 seat arena, convention center, museums, gardens, and other amenities a city of 35,000 in a county of 80,000 anywhere else would never have. It still keeps its small town feel.

I think Hot Springs is a wonderful place to live and really a hidden gem in the South. It wouldn't have the same charm with twice the population, so I'm glad people aren't flocking there in droves but it is growing quite a bit.
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Old 04-16-2008, 01:50 PM
 
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Folks pleae do not believe the hype about North West Arkansas (NWA) Just so everyone has perspective here is an interesting article about gangs/crime in NWA. Sure Little Rock and North Little Rock have crime but NWA has unique groups. The Latios are out of control and gaining in numbers everyday!! Look up the census data on any city in NWA.

The police and infrastructure in NWA is struggling to deal with these problems. Also remember that Tyson Chicken in NWA imports lots of Mexicans (some say illegals) to work for cheap wages.

These folks are growing in numbers and are out of control.

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Old 04-16-2008, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Folks pleae do not believe the hype about North West Arkansas (NWA) Just so everyone has perspective here is an interesting article about gangs/crime in NWA. Sure Little Rock and North Little Rock have crime but NWA has unique groups. The Latios are out of control and gaining in numbers everyday!! Look up the census data on any city in NWA.

The police and infrastructure in NWA is struggling to deal with these problems. Also remember that Tyson Chicken in NWA imports lots of Mexicans (some say illegals) to work for cheap wages.

These folks are growing in numbers and are out of control.

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anyone who has lived where there are real gang related problems will not find NWA a problem.

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Old 04-16-2008, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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anyone who has lived where there are real gang related problems will not find NWA a problem.
NWA isn't as crime-free as people like to make it out to be, but I will say its relatively safe compared to larger cities. A negative side-effect of growth is naturally a growth in crime.
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Originally Fayetteville, Arkansas/ now Seattle, Washington!
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NWA isn't as crime-free as people like to make it out to be, but I will say its relatively safe compared to larger cities. A negative side-effect of growth is naturally a growth in crime.
It is pretty crime-free, I have never once felt scared in Fayetteville at any time of the day or night, and I was out very late a lot of the time lol. Only thing to be scared of at night are police that pull you over for no reason
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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NWA isn't as crime-free as people like to make it out to be, but I will say its relatively safe compared to larger cities. A negative side-effect of growth is naturally a growth in crime.
of course you are right about eh growth and crime, but believe me, after seeing what goes on in DC, LA< Dallas and even here outside of Albuquerque crime is almost non existant in NWA or any area like that.

Nita
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