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Old 08-11-2017, 08:13 AM
 
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My wife and I are about 6 years out from retirement. I work on line and she works in Finance. We really like HSV and Hot Springs in general. Love the old down town and the area in general. We also like Bentonville, Fayettteville and Bella Vista. I think my wife could have a lot more choice in work for the last 6 years in NWA. Not that she could not find something in HS area. I see that HSV homes are not moving as fast as NWA. I assume this is due to all the growth because of Walmart and Tyson and other big company's based here. I would not want to move to NWA just to want to move to HS area a few years later. Any opinions would be welcome.
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:23 AM
 
Location: San Diego / NWA
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If your Wife will still be working, I think Bella Vista may be better,
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs Village, Ark
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Come visit and then decide.
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Old 08-12-2017, 04:26 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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It sounds like you have already visited both area. If you have you realize they have a lot of similarities but their own personalities. I am partial because we looked into both communities and choose Bella Vista, but that doesn't mean it is right for everyone. Yes the growth, the proximity to health care and the diversity have a lot to do with the property movement right now. My daughter has a friend that is a realtor. The friend said any property $200,000 or less often sells before it hits the open market. We have a friend, that last week bought a home: the first one they were interested had 3 offers the first day, it went for $12,000 over asking price, the second they got, but it also had more than one offer. I think the diversity is also encouraging buyers to the region.
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Old 08-12-2017, 04:58 PM
 
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diversity do you mean age? BV is like 99 percent white.
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:37 PM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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Man, this board is obsessed with these 2 towns. You'd think these are the only two places for retirees by the number of threads comparing the two. I'd personally rather live out in the county and have a bit of land than live in either one.
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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diversity do you mean age? BV is like 99 percent white.
I do mean age, but actually there may be more ethnic diversity than you realize. Of course, like most of NWA it is primarily white.
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Man, this board is obsessed with these 2 towns. You'd think these are the only two places for retirees by the number of threads comparing the two. I'd personally rather live out in the county and have a bit of land than live in either one.
To everyone where one chooses to live is up to the individual and in case you don't know, which obviously you do not, BV median age is under 50. Yes, there are a lot of retirees here and yes, it was developed as a retirement community but this is changing each year. For some living with acreage and in the country is a dream come true, for others living with next door neighbors is the way life is meant to be.
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:27 PM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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To everyone where one chooses to live is up to the individual and in case you don't know, which obviously you do not, BV median age is under 50. Yes, there are a lot of retirees here and yes, it was developed as a retirement community but this is changing each year. For some living with acreage and in the country is a dream come true, for others living with next door neighbors is the way life is meant to be.
"Obviously I do not"? I know several families and friends that live in BV that aren't retired. My point is that it seems a lot of retirement threads on this board just focus on these 2 communities. I just wanted to say I would prefer to live somewhere else.
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Old 08-13-2017, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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"Obviously I do not"? I know several families and friends that live in BV that aren't retired. My point is that it seems a lot of retirement threads on this board just focus on these 2 communities. I just wanted to say I would prefer to live somewhere else.
Probably because they both get high marks for what they have to offer and are written up in many magazines. I am sure, for those who do want to live in a more rural setting with acreage they would not even consider the two communities. I guess there is something to the old saying "it isn't what you say but how you say it" I do understand what you are saying about living elsewhere. West Fork is a great place with a wonderful country feeling and setting.
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