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Old 03-24-2017, 05:36 AM
 
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Which is safer Hot Springs or Fayetteville. Also include HSV
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Old 03-24-2017, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs Village, AR
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Old 03-24-2017, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Both are very safe, I don't think most people thinking objectively would rate one over the other. Statistics might rate one of safer this year and a year from now rate the other. This is like asking someone which is safer Bella Vista or say, Garfield? The crime rate overall, in NWA at least is quite low.
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Old 03-24-2017, 09:52 AM
 
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How about outside the village? Around Fountain lake ect? I know that there is a bad area well not bad but if there is something going on Spring st HS is where its at most times. But There are a lot of homes around Jessieville and just south of HSV are these also safe areas?
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Old 03-24-2017, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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How about outside the village? Around Fountain lake ect? I know that there is a bad area well not bad but if there is something going on Spring st HS is where its at most times. But There are a lot of homes around Jessieville and just south of HSV are these also safe areas?
Pretty hard to give you an answer when "safe" means something different to everyone and a lot depends on where you are coming from and how much crime is in your area?
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Old 03-24-2017, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs Village, AR
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You need to visit. Fayetteville is big city living compared to Hot Springs.

Inside the Village you get a "feel" of security, how much is warranted I can't say. Crime stats are compiled by zip code. The Village encompasses at least two zip codes, but the zip codes also cover the area immediately outside the Village.

You will find people here who really push NWA. I am up there at least once a week for work and the traffic alone would rule out me living there.
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Old 03-24-2017, 10:44 PM
 
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Pretty hard to give you an answer when "safe" means something different to everyone and a lot depends on where you are coming from and how much crime is in your area?
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I'm 68, recently relocated to Fayetteville, and have spent most of the past 3 months living here -near downtown- alone while DH takes care of business back home. I've never for a nanonsecond felt unsafe nor have I worried about my property. Discussions with my neighbors have reinforced this.

DH & I together have over the decades spent many weeks in Hot Springs, and always felt personally safe there but even so we always make sure we secure our personal belongings. For the past few years, we've stayed in a vacation rental with what we consider extra security measures: car behind a locked gate, a safe in the house for personal belongings, strong door locks, security cameras, bright outdoor lights. From discussions with locals there, we know that property crime is an issue. It's not something we lose sleep over, but taking those precautions gives us peace of mind.

We've only stayed in HS Village a couple of times. Felt plenty safe inside the condo there but it's overall not our cuppa and I'll defer to others re security concerns. FWIW, we were a little wary of the roads at night: lots of curves, no lights, and teeny shoulders. We were more concerned about drivers - especially the high elderly population - than so-called crime. Also we were a little leery of driving from HS to HSV at night for somewhat the same reasons: curvy dark roads, possibly impaired drivers. YMMV.

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Old 03-29-2017, 06:27 AM
 
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I have never been to Fayetteville. I have family that moved there recently and we are taking a look at the area. There are pros and cons to each. Fayeteville has on the cons side more winter than HS, its a collage town and that can have negatives to it. My wife and I are 55 and I am semi retired and manage some property's and our investments and she had a job in finance that brings in an income and insurance. This will have to keep going until we are on Medicare. The pros to Fayetteville are better job opportunity for her and I like the idea of Eureka springs buying a small rental unit there and managing it. I would not live in Fayetteville. We want to live outside any city area by 15 or 20 miles give or take and buy a 5 acre piece of land. Pros to HS are Weather is much nicer, I love the down town area and history. Homes are priced reasonable and so is land at the moment. Cons are jobs are harder to come by and I don't really want to get into rentals there. Its a bit different. I could get into seasonal rentals and get some small cabin on one of the lakes in the village.
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