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Old 02-21-2008, 08:46 PM
 
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I'm in the area around Hot Springs and new to this forum and thought it might be nice to say hello. I moved to Arkansas from Louisiana following Katrina - I hear a lot of people have done this. It's really a beautiful area. To contribute, here's a nice Arkansas weather page (Mount Ida, Arkansas, Montgomery Country Information) with radar and satellite and other information -- a great place to check weather from multiple sites on one page.

Here are a few things I like about Arkansas:
* great seasons - not to mild like the deep south (or non-existent like Los Angeles) and not too extreme - a little bit of everything
* excellent real estate value - probably one of the highest quality places in the country for land deals.
* surprisingly diverse populace in terms of ideology - while on the outside Arkansas appears to be very conservative and religious in nature, there are lots of people in the area who cover the whole spectrum of ideology. The "conservatives" up here are not like right wing political operatives elsewhere, and the liberals are, well, in essence there really doesn't seem to be that much difference in the priorities of both liberals and conservatives in this state.
* lots of clean water and air * a very outdoorsy state -- if you're into enjoying nature, this is a great place to be.

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Old 02-21-2008, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Arkansas is probably the nation's most misunderstood state. It is also more diverse than anybody would realize. The culture and environment is entirely different depending on whether you are in the Ozarks, Ouachitas, delta, Gulf coastal plain, NW Arkansas, Fort Smith, or the Little Rock area. The topography is vastly different as well.
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:13 PM
 
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I completely agree. I would compare Arkansas to Washington State. It's really a gem and most people who live here don't talk that much about how great it is because they don't want to ruin things. The cost of living is very reasonable. There are all kinds of terrain and resources.

I also think it's a pretty safe state to live in. Aside from Hurricanes and forest fires, unless you're in the northeast corner of the state, you don't have to worry about earthquakes, hurricanes or other natural disasters. I may be a bit sensitive though, because I went through the whole Katrina debacle.
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Old 02-22-2008, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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What i like about Arkansas:
Other than the Mountains lakes and rivers--THE BEAUTIFUL WOMEN!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-22-2008, 07:37 AM
 
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I've lived in Arkansas for 28 years and have no intentions of leaving. If I could change anything, it would be the high humidity in the summer. I would also like to see more than one day of snow in the winter. I'm heading to the lodge at Mt. Magazine tonight with the family. I look forward to the stay and the hiking tomorrow.
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:00 AM
 
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I like the beauty & peacefulness of the Ozarks. I like the fact that I will be living closer to my family, who all live in Illinois. (another beautiful state)
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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I like the beauty & peacefulness of the Ozarks. I like the fact that I will be living closer to my family, who all live in Illinois. (another beautiful state)
Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois is vry nice!
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:44 AM
 
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Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois is vry nice!
Yes, it is! It's a great place to go horseback riding, especially in the Fall.
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Old 02-24-2008, 01:19 PM
 
Location: The South
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The Little Grand Canyon in Shawnee National Forest is spectacular! I prefer the Ouachitas over the Ozarks in AR however...
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:00 PM
 
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
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Floatin' the Buffalo!
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