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Old 11-23-2006, 05:39 PM
 
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My parents are looking into moving to arkansas around june 2007 from daytonia beach,fl. With all the huricanes in the past 5 years everything has skyrocketed in prices down there. Can anyone suggest a small town that would be fairly cheap to move there? They are looking into renting a apt for one year unless they could find a house right away.
they both are in very good health for there age.
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Old 11-24-2006, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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I lived in Danville, Arkansas waaaay back in the early 80s. It's a nice town, nestled in the Ouachita Mountains of Western Arkansas about 20 miles from Russellville. Nice town, nice people. It has a hospital, some apartments, but as far as I can recall, not much in the way of employment. But, if they are retirees that wouldn't be a problem.
I think Danville has somewhere between 1 or 2000 people. Best of luck to your parents!
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Old 11-24-2006, 06:22 PM
 
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thank you for your help. employment is not a problem. They are just looking for a cheaper place to live rent wise,ulities,taxes,grocerys. From everything that i have read about the state it sounds like a great state to move to.
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Old 11-26-2006, 07:39 AM
 
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Arkansas is a nice place, with nice people. The one drawback in certain rural areas are the laws having to do with alcohol and such. If you want to have a beer or go get a beer every now and then you'll have to drive maybe 50 miles to a "wet" county to pick up a six-pack. A small price to pay, especially if you don't drink alcohol!
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Old 11-26-2006, 10:18 AM
 
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they have lived in dry areas before.that has not bothered them.one great thing about my parents is that they love to travel,and are in great health considering there age.
years ago my father had the state as part of his terriorty when working full time. i remembering have dinner at the "Coke Mansion" i belive in hot springs.
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Old 12-06-2006, 09:50 AM
 
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I have visited Cherokee Village in Northern Arkansas, it could be something they would like. It was a bit too rural for me, but it seemed like a nice place to live.

I live in Hot Springs Village which is about 20 miles from downtown Hot Springs. No apartments, but plenty of long-term rentals (houses / condos) at the same price.
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Old 12-06-2006, 03:28 PM
 
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Hi, Bella Vista would be a great place for your parents.
They have club houses with activities, golf courses and lakes.
Very close to Bentonville, Rogers, area all within 10 min. We have all seasons so now it is cooler, but it gets hot in the summer. Nice place to live.
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Old 01-03-2007, 08:00 PM
 
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Hot Springs Village....very safe gated community with lots of recreational opportunities and about a 20 minute drive from Hot Springs.
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Old 01-11-2007, 04:40 PM
 
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Hot Springs and Bella Vista are the two top choices, I'm sure. Good healthcare, proximity to beautiful parks, lakes, pools, tennis, golf, etc.... lots of retired people from up North, mostly friendly! Housing is reasonable EVERYWHERE in Arkansas except a few neighborhoods in Little Rock and suburbs, and even those are limited compared to FL, MA, CA, or NY.
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Old 01-11-2007, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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My parents retired to Arkansas a little while back and they absolutely love it there. They moved to a small town of 12,000 called Mountain Home. It is said to be one of the best retirement places, so I'm told. They say the town is gorgeous and the people are very friendly. And, yes, property is cheap there. It's located in the Ozarks, right by the border of Misourri, but they don't get too much snow or weather issues. Good luck to your parents.
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