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Old 02-28-2007, 02:02 PM
 
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Hi. We're wanting to move to Arkansas. My husband is a big duck hunter and I just love hills and lakes. What areas does anyone recommend? I'm an occupational therapist assistant working in a nursing home and my husband is a salesman for a bearing distributing company. Are jobs plentiful there? Also we have 2 kids 1 elementary, 1 high school. We like small towns with close access to shopping, medical, etc. Any hope with Arkansas?
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:37 PM
 
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Default Arkansas is beautiful!

You'd love the Hot Springs area if you like mountains, clear lakes and streams.
And since Hot Springs is a big retirement community, you won't have any trouble finding work in a Nursing Home or Retirement Center.
Contact me if you need any assistance.
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Old 03-01-2007, 08:46 AM
 
Location: The Rock!
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Hi. We're wanting to move to Arkansas. My husband is a big duck hunter and I just love hills and lakes. What areas does anyone recommend? I'm an occupational therapist assistant working in a nursing home and my husband is a salesman for a bearing distributing company. Are jobs plentiful there? Also we have 2 kids 1 elementary, 1 high school. We like small towns with close access to shopping, medical, etc. Any hope with Arkansas?
The delta region is considered the duck hunting mecca of the state. I believe Stuttgart has a museum devoted to duck hunting. However, jobs may not be plentiful there except for the rice industry.
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Old 03-01-2007, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Marshfield, Springfield
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You might try the Springdale area. That area is growing several towns together so there is plenty of job rescources and still can find housing outside the metropolis....there are two lake systems in the area, beaver lake and bull shoals which may offer some type of duck hunting...check the Army Corps of Engineer websites to obtain lake info on hunting.
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Old 03-04-2007, 08:48 PM
 
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Stuttgart is the duck capital of the world, but it's out in the middle of nowhere
shopping medical, etc? good luck

better to find the schools and shopping and let him go to the ducks
My choice would be Jonesboro (or northwest arkansas, but no ducks there)
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Old 03-05-2007, 08:54 PM
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I would have to ask you where you are moving from to give you the best answer, but we have loved living in bentonville and great schools here too!
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:06 AM
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Location: im currently living in rison, ar
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although stuttgart is the duck capital of the world the post obove is right. "it is in the middle of nowhere." If i was you i would look at the northern area. Conway is a nice town with plenty of job opportunities and close to hospitals and things lke that. Not to mention, ive seen lots of ducks in lake conway, so there is some duck hunting in that area. I think making your move to arkansas is great where ever you go. You can't go wrong living in the natural state!
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Old 08-20-2007, 11:49 PM
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Agreed with Stuttgart! Some family friends live the next county over and used to work in Stuttgart. On the other hand, you'd need to drive at least to the west side of Pine Bluff for hills. However, another alternative is closer to Memphis - Forrest City (or anywhere along Crowley's Ridge - a narrow ridge of HUGE and HIGH hills dissecting the NE part of the state). Both sides of the ridge are flat and are great for duck hunting as well. Plus, if you're wanting cultural amenities, Memphis is only 45 minutes away.
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Old 08-21-2007, 06:26 AM
 
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Hi. We're wanting to move to Arkansas. My husband is a big duck hunter and I just love hills and lakes. What areas does anyone recommend? I'm an occupational therapist assistant working in a nursing home and my husband is a salesman for a bearing distributing company. Are jobs plentiful there? Also we have 2 kids 1 elementary, 1 high school. We like small towns with close access to shopping, medical, etc. Any hope with Arkansas?
South Arkansas doesn't have many hills or ducks, but they do have a lot of lakes. In fact, many of South Arkansas residents live close or even on the lakes because they are jobless and they survive by fishing and hunting deer.

So if you're a naturalist and not worried about an income and/or a job, then you'd fit in around South Arkansas.
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Old 08-21-2007, 07:56 AM
 
Location: ARK-KIN-SAW
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jonesboro...or Paragould...both towns are booming and have two major duck hunting places..black river..which draws people from all over...and the st francis river..which i personally duck hunted on..
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