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Old 01-27-2009, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I spent a lot of time in Fayetteville and Hot Springs and loved it. The UA FAyetteville has one of the best genealogy collections in the four state area -- and the town is where the movie The Blue and Gray was shot.. It's a very historic town, but so is Hot Springs and Eureka Springs. Iyt sude if Little Rock, Fayetteville is probably the most upscale in the area; it reeks of old money. Old money begets old attitudes.

Arkansas is all about hunting, dogs, trucks, kids, country music, Baptist church twice a week, and fried chicken at the local restaurant on Sunday. Paint is the only real change I've seen in 25 years. I love it just exactly the way it is. It's Arkansas and its conservative. .

As to gdaddy, although I don't necessarily disagree with the post, I suspect gdaddy never spent much time in Grove, Okalhoma. It is unlike any other town in the four state corner.
interesting your comment about Grove, when we decided to re-locate from the southwest it was a toss up between Grove and Bella Vista. Obviously BV won out..

and Capt Dan is right, we have the best of both worlds..
NIta

 
Old 02-04-2009, 10:55 PM
 
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I am sick of the Arkansas stereotypes as well. I have been asked many times when out of state if I wear shoes. In the General US forum, every thread that is negative about a city or state turns into a thread bashing "hillbilly Arkansas" and/or Little Rock. There are tons of rural areas in Arkansas where people live in trailers and have rusty cars in their yard, but thats rural areas in every state especially in the South, not just Arkansas. You don't see states like Texas and Georgia getting the same bad rap as Arkansas, yet their rural areas are very similar to rural Arkansas. Little Rock is also a nice city and the city as a whole doesn't fit the "Gang Wars Bangin in Little Rock" stereotype. There are parts that do, but every city has parts you want to avoid.
Woow there! I lived in GA for 13 years and never saw anything like abandoned furniture on the side of the road, trash and junk cars like I have here in north AR.
 
Old 02-05-2009, 09:29 AM
 
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Originally Posted by linicx View Post
I spent a lot of time in Fayetteville and Hot Springs and loved it. The UA FAyetteville has one of the best genealogy collections in the four state area -- and the town is where the movie The Blue and Gray was shot.. It's a very historic town, but so is Hot Springs and Eureka Springs. Iyt sude if Little Rock, Fayetteville is probably the most upscale in the area; it reeks of old money. Old money begets old attitudes.

Arkansas is all about hunting, dogs, trucks, kids, country music, Baptist church twice a week, and fried chicken at the local restaurant on Sunday. Paint is the only real change I've seen in 25 years. I love it just exactly the way it is. It's Arkansas and its conservative. .
I disagree with some of your characterizations. Arkansas as a state is certainly conservative. But let's not forget, the cities you listed--Fayetteville, Little Rock, Eureka Springs, and Hot Springs--are it's most progressive cities. (1st 3 went Obama.) There a viable progressive communities in these cities. And that's no coincidence--this is part of what makes those cities exciting and different with vibrant cultures.

I only dabble in country music and only tangentially been in a Baptist Church, but I've never been hunting. I went to a high school where a high school where this was the norm.
 
Old 11-04-2010, 01:22 PM
 
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excuse me if someone already mentioned this, but look at the positive side of this - the stereotypes will keep Arkansas under the radar of people looking to move somewhere new; the only new people who move to the Ark will be those who have taken the time and effort to actually visit and talk to people to find out what it is really like. be ok with Ark being a secret hideaway
 
Old 11-04-2010, 01:31 PM
 
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Are you referring to the stereotype of beautiful topography with top notch business opportunity and a thriving economy with many of the nations largest companies based in Arkansas?

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excuse me if someone already mentioned this, but look at the positive side of this - the stereotypes will keep Arkansas under the radar of people looking to move somewhere new; the only new people who move to the Ark will be those who have taken the time and effort to actually visit and talk to people to find out what it is really like. be ok with Ark being a secret hideaway
 
Old 11-04-2010, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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Originally Posted by linicx View Post
I spent a lot of time in Fayetteville and Hot Springs and loved it. The UA FAyetteville has one of the best genealogy collections in the four state area -- and the town is where the movie The Blue and Gray was shot.. It's a very historic town, but so is Hot Springs and Eureka Springs. Iyt sude if Little Rock, Fayetteville is probably the most upscale in the area; it reeks of old money. Old money begets old attitudes.

Arkansas is all about hunting, dogs, trucks, kids, country music, Baptist church twice a week, and fried chicken at the local restaurant on Sunday. Paint is the only real change I've seen in 25 years. I love it just exactly the way it is. It's Arkansas and its conservative. .

As to gdaddy, although I don't necessarily disagree with the post, I suspect gdaddy never spent much time in Grove, Oklahoma. It is unlike any other town in the four state corner.
Just jumping in here, but I've been to both Ark and Okla and love the people in both states. Sure they have their ways of doing things and some are set in their was, but that's what makes them special. For the most part if they have something to give and you can use it, they're more than happy to give it to ya.

Now you had me all the way up until you said something about the church bit. Nothing wrong with folks going to church, just as long as they don't hound me about going. I don't need some preacher telling me if I'm living right or wrong . Other than that, have as much fun going if you want.
 
Old 11-04-2010, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Just jumping in here, but I've been to both Ark and Okla and love the people in both states. Sure they have their ways of doing things and some are set in their was, but that's what makes them special. For the most part if they have something to give and you can use it, they're more than happy to give it to ya.

Now you had me all the way up until you said something about the church bit. Nothing wrong with folks going to church, just as long as they don't hound me about going. I don't need some preacher telling me if I'm living right or wrong . Other than that, have as much fun going if you want.
and we have been here 21/2 years now, never did we feel NWA was Bible Belt. Yes, there are a lot of churches and yes, most people do attend one, but I don't think religion is in your face. We drink, we like to have a good time, some of us gamble and yes, most of us do go to church on Sundays, but get home in time to watch football.

Nita
 
Old 11-04-2010, 03:47 PM
 
Location: the illegal immigrant state
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Your probably better off having people think these things of your state or it might get over-run.
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excuse me if someone already mentioned this, but look at the positive side of this - the stereotypes will keep Arkansas under the radar of people looking to move somewhere new; the only new people who move to the Ark will be those who have taken the time and effort to actually visit and talk to people to find out what it is really like. be ok with Ark being a secret hideaway
You guys both have it right. My state's been overrun and will be overrun again when the economy improves, fueling worse traffic, an even higher cost of living, more suburban sprawl, etc.

Maybe I'll move to AR, even if you people do hate hippies/liberals/environmentalists/anyone from the west coast/non-whites/non-religious people/people who don't love football/fire arms/off road vehicles/etc.

The COL might be so low as to be worth it.
 
Old 11-04-2010, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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and we have been here 21/2 years now, never did we feel NWA was Bible Belt. Yes, there are a lot of churches and yes, most people do attend one, but I don't think religion is in your face. We drink, we like to have a good time, some of us gamble and yes, most of us do go to church on Sundays, but get home in time to watch football.

Nita
Now I've heard the Ark has become the No.#2 light industry capital of the US, second to Omaha Neb. Is this true?
 
Old 11-04-2010, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Now I've heard the Ark has become the No.#2 light industry capital of the US, second to Omaha Neb. Is this true?
I have no idea, I am sure someone else will jump in here, but I can tell you, we do have many small and mid sized businesses moving in or already here.

Nita
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