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Old 08-13-2018, 08:26 AM
 
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I'm starting a new thread as the last one regarding Mt. Home seems to have turned into a thread about cats. My wife and I haven't been to AR in about 10 years. Things I find online seem to be promising, demographics, home prices, etc. We are looking for any information about the area that anyone thinks may be helpful in our search. We are from rural NY (yup, there's cows in NY).
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Old 08-13-2018, 09:45 AM
 
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I'm starting a new thread as the last one regarding Mt. Home seems to have turned into a thread about cats. My wife and I haven't been to AR in about 10 years. Things I find online seem to be promising, demographics, home prices, etc. We are looking for any information about the area that anyone thinks may be helpful in our search. We are from rural NY (yup, there's cows in NY).
Mountain Home is a great choice !

Scenic, has a great hospital ( Baxter Regional )

Has shopping necessities that smaller towns don't so thus it is a " hub".

Only drawbacks I can think of is it is not near a freeway , Amtrak station, or a major airport.
( if that would concern you )
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Old 08-13-2018, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains Arkansas
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What are you looking for in an area for retirement? That would help to know if this is a place that would appeal to you.
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Old 08-13-2018, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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Not trying to hijack the thread. I'll be closely following this one. I'm 62, and ready to throw in the work towel. Would like to move to AR, check the different areas out, purchase a home, then seriously consider buying rental property for income until full retirement age, or at least until 65 for medicare. I keep coming back to MH, because of Baxter Regional. I know as we age we'll likely need more advanced medical care. Don't want to be too far in the boonies and have to drive an hour or so for doctor appts, ect.

MH also seems to have fairly good shopping (for what I might be interested in anyway). I do wish it had train service, or a reasonably priced airport close by. I'm kinda spoiled having Amtrak service in town, and four major airports close by.

Bring it on folks, elkhntr-ny & I patiently await your replies.
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Old 08-14-2018, 12:10 PM
 
Location: SE corner of the Ozark Redoubt
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In previous postings, you said you were looking for a cabin/small home near public land, on some acreage, and was more concerned with getting accurate information about the land you were thinking of buying, rather than exactly were it was located.

Is that still the case?

I don't live in M.H., but close enough that I drive there at least a couple times a month.

I can tell you that precision in land boundaries isn't what it is in NY. Between the mountains, and the "less than exacting standards" that were applied here decades ago there is always the chance that information will not match on what you are looking at.

I know that happened where I bought, and I still only know within about 20 feet, where my property ends.

(But that is close enough for what I am doing, so I didn't spend the extra $400+ on a legal survey, especially since that could have upped my real estate taxes, LoL. )
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Old 08-19-2018, 06:23 AM
 
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I'm starting a new thread as the last one regarding Mt. Home seems to have turned into a thread about cats. My wife and I haven't been to AR in about 10 years. Things I find online seem to be promising, demographics, home prices, etc. We are looking for any information about the area that anyone thinks may be helpful in our search. We are from rural NY (yup, there's cows in NY).
Mountain Home would be a very nice place to retire at. But it does depend on what you are looking for and what you enjoy doing hobbies, Outdoors. Me I prefer a more back in the woods area.
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