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Old 02-03-2017, 04:05 PM
 
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I have been on this forum for a bit of time...I am considering a move to arkansas and will be visiting end of this month...i am considering several cities however, I am leaning more towards hot springs/little rock/conway area because I prefer warmer weather. and less snow, and because for me being centrally located will be very helpful)...everything I read makes it seem like the only place one should move in the state is in the NW..makes me kinda worried to move anywhere else.

If anyone can shed light on this I'd really appreciate it..thank you.
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Old 02-03-2017, 04:10 PM
 
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sorry i meant...more central arkansas..
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Old 02-03-2017, 04:43 PM
 
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sorry i meant...more central arkansas..
Southern Arkansas gets the bad rap - and eastern. Central Arkansas is viewed pretty favorably, just not as favorably as NWA. Really, the only rap on central Arkansas is a reputation for high crime in Little Rock and Hot Springs. Other cities like Conway, Benton, and Cabot don't have that kind of reputation
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Old 02-03-2017, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Grandview, MO
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How does Van Buren - Ft. Smith come out on the crime charts, I wonder?
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Old 02-04-2017, 04:54 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I have been on this forum for a bit of time...I am considering a move to arkansas and will be visiting end of this month...i am considering several cities however, I am leaning more towards hot springs/little rock/conway area because I prefer warmer weather. and less snow, and because for me being centrally located will be very helpful)...everything I read makes it seem like the only place one should move in the state is in the NW..makes me kinda worried to move anywhere else.

If anyone can shed light on this I'd really appreciate it..thank you.
Oh heavens, there is nothing at all wrong with the region you are considering. Conway is very nice, as is Hot Springs and HSV. there are lots of wonderful areas in Little Rock. I think you must be reading only the negatives for some reason. Yes, there are more positives about the NW part of AR but that doesn't mean the southern part is not worth considering. The part of the state most would want to think twice about living in is the Delta: the eastern and south eastern part of the state. Even then there are areas that some really enjoy. BTW, I do remember your posts from last year. I thought you were more interested in Hot Springs than anyplace at that time.
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Old 02-04-2017, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Southern Arkansas has always been looked down on from those in The Rock or NWA. Just how it is. Mostly farming, timber, very rural areas. Some of the best most down to Earth hardest working folks you'll ever meet. Great fishing, hunting. Now heat, humidity and bugs...that's the nightmare there. Due to lack of jobs, people are leaving.


Look at Monticello, a nice small college town. Even El Dorado isn't bad.
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Old 02-04-2017, 10:36 AM
 
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Southern Arkansas gets a bad rap because the people there have often been there for generations and there isn't a lot of room for newcomers. The professions that are more white collar are going to someone who was born there, grew up there and is going to continue to stay there. Many of the jobs there are lower paying or more manual labor type. The companies tend to be the less environmentally friendly types which tend to be thought of as 'dirtier' and less desirable. A lot of industry has left and gone overseas which doesn't provide as much reason for the next generation to live and stay there.
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