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Old 10-28-2017, 07:58 AM
 
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The great thing about America is there are 50 states you can choose to live. If AR were for everyone, it would really be crowded. I have lived in Illinois most of my life and can't wait to leave. I have grown very negative about it. I'm sure some Illinoisians would feel I was unjustified in my perspective. But it's my perspective.

I agree the AR forum is not the place to hang out for Rose. I suggest moving to the forums for the interesting states and get started exploring. I find the exploration great fun.

At some point we (collectively) need to stop tearing each other down and start encouraging people to find what they are looking for. At least a portion of it. There is only two crowds I won't give oxygen to and that is 1. the crowd that wants everyone else to change and 2. the crowd that wants handouts.
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Old 10-28-2017, 05:07 PM
 
Location: The Natural State
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The great thing about America is there are 50 states you can choose to live. If AR were for everyone, it would really be crowded. I have lived in Illinois most of my life and can't wait to leave. I have grown very negative about it. I'm sure some Illinoisians would feel I was unjustified in my perspective. But it's my perspective.

I agree the AR forum is not the place to hang out for Rose. I suggest moving to the forums for the interesting states and get started exploring. I find the exploration great fun.

At some point we (collectively) need to stop tearing each other down and start encouraging people to find what they are looking for. At least a portion of it. There is only two crowds I won't give oxygen to and that is 1. the crowd that wants everyone else to change and 2. the crowd that wants handouts.

I fully agree, but keep in mind that some people, makes no difference where they are, instead of looking out and around are looking under rocks for snails and snakes
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Old 10-30-2017, 10:18 PM
 
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I think this is an interesting thread for someone like myself. I am considering NWA for retirement, and I think this discussion not only illuminates conflicting views about cultural divisions in our country but also makes pretty clear a consensus view of NWA -- with shading from light to dark, as it were. I am glad the original poster started this thread, and even those who do not approve of the thread at all have contributed their interesting take, thus ironically enriching the thread with their views against the thread. A small patchwork quilt makes a clear impression, and others may add more.
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Old 10-31-2017, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains Arkansas
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I think this is an interesting thread for someone like myself. I am considering NWA for retirement, and I think this discussion not only illuminates conflicting views about cultural divisions in our country but also makes pretty clear a consensus view of NWA -- with shading from light to dark, as it were. I am glad the original poster started this thread, and even those who do not approve of the thread at all have contributed their interesting take, thus ironically enriching the thread with their views against the thread. A small patchwork quilt makes a clear impression, and others may add more.
So you've considered it without ever visiting the area and are getting your ideas about it from this thread?

If so, you should try Chicago.
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Old 10-31-2017, 06:49 AM
 
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I would LOVE to move out of Arkansas. I'm not sure what state I would like. Probably Montana or Idaho for the northern part.
Maybe Tennessee or Kentucky for the southern part.
I live in the N.C part of Arkansas. It's fairly quiet, love the scenery but not a lot of the people. Many are thieves and crooked. But then I guess they have that everywhere. Meth too.
If you are on S.S.I., or low income I would not move here.
My daughter has diabetes and several other health problems and they will most likely kick her off it because the doctors do not want to document anything here.
We need to find a state with good doctors that actually are good. And do their jobs right.
Doctors suck here.
The N.W. part of AR. is okay as far as doctors and things to do. But it is also changing....fast.
There is a lot of prejudice here too. So if you are not white, I would not recommend it either.
Mountain Home is a pretty good place if you like it quiet without all the big city rush. A lot of Floridians seem to be relocating there. I like Mountain Home okay.
But I still rather move out of this state.
Any ideas people have of good reasonable states would be helpful.
Maybe California would be the best choice for you.
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Old 10-31-2017, 08:06 AM
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I would LOVE to move out of Arkansas. I'm not sure what state I would like. Probably Montana or Idaho for the northern part.
Maybe Tennessee or Kentucky for the southern part.
I live in the N.C part of Arkansas. It's fairly quiet, love the scenery but not a lot of the people. Many are thieves and crooked. But then I guess they have that everywhere. Meth too.
If you are on S.S.I., or low income I would not move here.
My daughter has diabetes and several other health problems and they will most likely kick her off it because the doctors do not want to document anything here.
We need to find a state with good doctors that actually are good. And do their jobs right.
Doctors suck here.
The N.W. part of AR. is okay as far as doctors and things to do. But it is also changing....fast.
There is a lot of prejudice here too. So if you are not white, I would not recommend it either.
Mountain Home is a pretty good place if you like it quiet without all the big city rush. A lot of Floridians seem to be relocating there. I like Mountain Home okay.
But I still rather move out of this state.
Any ideas people have of good reasonable states would be helpful.
Tennessee and Kentucky would be very similar in many ways to Arkansas, but probably a half-step up at least if you choose wisely where you go. Good rural healthcare is hard to come by anywhere.
Like the others have said, Idaho and Montana probably wouldn't be the answer either. However, I do find those two to be more interesting at least, but they're two of the eight states I haven't been to yet so my interest could just be natural curiosity.
People on this forum brag on Arkansas, that's fine, but it's certainly not for everyone and that's okay too.
I've lived in 7 states and Arkansas isn't exactly my favorite. You might try thinking outside the box so to speak, when looking for a place to relocate to.
The best place I ever lived, by far (I regret leaving and long to go back), was one that I never seriously considered before and it was also not a popular destination for transplants.
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Old 10-31-2017, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Tennessee and Kentucky would be very similar in many ways to Arkansas, but probably a half-step up at least if you choose wisely where you go. Good rural healthcare is hard to come by anywhere.
Like the others have said, Idaho and Montana probably wouldn't be the answer either. However, I do find those two to be more interesting at least, but they're two of the eight states I haven't been to yet so my interest could just be natural curiosity.
People on this forum brag on Arkansas, that's fine, but it's certainly not for everyone and that's okay too.
I've lived in 7 states and Arkansas isn't exactly my favorite. You might try thinking outside the box so to speak, when looking for a place to relocate to.
The best place I ever lived, by far (I regret leaving and long to go back), was one that I never seriously considered before and it was also not a popular destination for transplants.
read other posts by the poster you are answering. She has no idea what she wants and my guess is she is just ranting to get it off her chest. She has lived in more than one place, doesn't answer posts asking about what kind of work she does or if she will have trouble finding a job; sounds like she isn't floating in money and maybe wouldn't be happy anywhere. I think you are giving her good advise as you see it but I doubt whe is listening.
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Old 10-31-2017, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Broomfield,CO
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The best place I ever lived, by far (I regret leaving and long to go back), was one that I never seriously considered before and it was also not a popular destination for transplants.
Right on. I'm looking for that kind of place myself.
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Old 10-31-2017, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I'm not going to discredit AnimeKing5's points right off the bat, but I will put them in my own personal perspective. Here are some of my stories:

I went to the UA in the late '70s and early '80s. I had never been a victim of theft before while living in Wisconsin. But on three different occasions during my college years in Fayetteville, I was ripped-off.

One happened while I was in a Dept. store at the big mall at the time (NWA mall?). I was trying on clothes, and some creeps snuck in to my dressing room and stole my wallet with $100 dollars in it. Yeah I know it was dumb of me, but i was only 19 at the time! $100 dollars is a LOT to a starving student, esp. during 1980.

Another time, I had a very nice potted orange tree given to me by my aunt on my front patio that got swiped overnight. That one hurt.

Another time, after school was out for the semester and i was rushed for time, I asked my neighbor if she wouldn't mind bringing my school books back to the UA Bookstore for credit, with the agreement she would take a good cut. I never heard from her again- books gone...

So, while these are common thefts that can happen anywhere, I can understand why the OP may have a chip on her shoulder if she's had a series of negative events, like mine, while she's lived in AR. All I can say is, thieves and creeps are in every state. And I hope they get what's coming to them some day.
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Old 10-31-2017, 06:01 PM
 
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"I can understand why the OP may have a chip on her shoulder if she's had a series of negative events, like mine, while she's lived in AR."

I pretty much agree with DS. I feel the same about the state I have lived all but 4 years of my life.

Sometimes it's just time for a new adventure.
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