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Old 01-12-2011, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs Village, Ark
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In five months I will be making Hot Springs Village my new home. I was raised in El Dorado, Ar and I have lived in Monroe, La, Jonesboro, Ar, Wynne, Ar, Helena, Ar, Memphis, Dallas, Houston, St Louis and now Omaha. The crime stats don't worry me, I guess I have been fortunate so far, I am almost 60 years old and have never had a car stolen or broken into and no burglaries in all the places I have lived (where's the wood). Some of the cities I have lived in are not exactly utopia but where is, exactly.

My uncle used to own a home on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs when I was still a child and my family and I would spend a couple of weeks there each summer so I have been enjoying the Hot Springs area for a long time. I love to fish and golf and for my needs, wants and desires, Hot Springs will be my utopia.

It's not for everyone but it's what I want and it will get me out of these Nebraska winters .
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
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FYI: Hot Springs Village and Hot Springs are two different places with two different attitudes.
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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In five months I will be making Hot Springs Village my new home. I was raised in El Dorado, Ar and I have lived in Monroe, La, Jonesboro, Ar, Wynne, Ar, Helena, Ar, Memphis, Dallas, Houston, St Louis and now Omaha. The crime stats don't worry me, I guess I have been fortunate so far, I am almost 60 years old and have never had a car stolen or broken into and no burglaries in all the places I have lived (where's the wood). Some of the cities I have lived in are not exactly utopia but where is, exactly.

My uncle used to own a home on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs when I was still a child and my family and I would spend a couple of weeks there each summer so I have been enjoying the Hot Springs area for a long time. I love to fish and golf and for my needs, wants and desires, Hot Springs will be my utopia.

It's not for everyone but it's what I want and it will get me out of these Nebraska winters .
That's an interesting collection of places to live. Been to all of them except Omaha (which I hear is very nice), and you're not exactly hitting the big vacation destinations, but all of them have their strengths. Good luck with the move to Hot Springs (area)!
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:24 AM
 
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Default Crime in Hot Springs is much worse than this thread indicates

The New York times almanac list hot springs the most dangerous city in America. This thread has touted Lake Hamilton School as one of the best and comments have been made about the crime being petty and tourist affecting the numbers.

Tourist have not made the crime numbers out of proportion around Grand Canyon, Branson or other tourist cities. The only other tourist based cities in the nation with crime numbers any where near that of Hot Springs is Las Vegas and Myrtle Beach.

The police chief recently resigned and the Hot Springs City Manager Lance Hudnell had 65 applicants for the job. He narrowed that down to 3 including one local who were all status quo candidates. There were fabulous candidates who wanted to reduce crime and had the experience to prove they could do it and they were never even spoken to, just eliminated in the first round. The City Manager and those surrounding him do not want change.

When the police chief is selected in the next few days it will seal Hot Springs fate as status quo city with an unbearable crime rate.

As for the crime being minor that is false. Just last week a 14 year old shot a 17 year old in the face with a shotgun who was breaking in his home. just blocks from the finest school mentioned above was the Pearcy Massacre VDARE.com: 02/09/10 - Never Heard Of The Pearcy Massacre? One Guess Why Not! 2 years ago. The types of crimes in Hot Springs are not petty theft. They are serious felonies including the type of violence only seen in the most dangerous communities in big cities.

The city wants to build a 1000 bed jail (for a city of under 40K). That may have some affect, but the public doesn't trust the city leaders enough to give them the money.

I love Hot Springs but until the crime situation is dealt with I can not understand why anyone would move here.

When you check out Hot Springs get the crime data and study it. Go to the PD and the courthouse and review the previous 24 hours crime reports.
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:05 AM
 
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The New York times almanac list hot springs the most dangerous city in America.
Well, now........

There's a solid reason to move to Detroit!
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:28 AM
 
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The New York times almanac list hot springs the most dangerous city in America. This thread has touted Lake Hamilton School as one of the best and comments have been made about the crime being petty and tourist affecting the numbers.

Tourist have not made the crime numbers out of proportion around Grand Canyon, Branson or other tourist cities. The only other tourist based cities in the nation with crime numbers any where near that of Hot Springs is Las Vegas and Myrtle Beach.

The police chief recently resigned and the Hot Springs City Manager Lance Hudnell had 65 applicants for the job. He narrowed that down to 3 including one local who were all status quo candidates. There were fabulous candidates who wanted to reduce crime and had the experience to prove they could do it and they were never even spoken to, just eliminated in the first round. The City Manager and those surrounding him do not want change.

When the police chief is selected in the next few days it will seal Hot Springs fate as status quo city with an unbearable crime rate.

As for the crime being minor that is false. Just last week a 14 year old shot a 17 year old in the face with a shotgun who was breaking in his home. just blocks from the finest school mentioned above was the Pearcy Massacre VDARE.com: 02/09/10 - Never Heard Of The Pearcy Massacre? One Guess Why Not! 2 years ago. The types of crimes in Hot Springs are not petty theft. They are serious felonies including the type of violence only seen in the most dangerous communities in big cities.

The city wants to build a 1000 bed jail (for a city of under 40K). That may have some affect, but the public doesn't trust the city leaders enough to give them the money.

I love Hot Springs but until the crime situation is dealt with I can not understand why anyone would move here.

When you check out Hot Springs get the crime data and study it. Go to the PD and the courthouse and review the previous 24 hours crime reports.
I never have been a fan of the place, but I had no idea it was that bad. It just looks old, but not old beautiful, but old run down.
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs Village, Ark
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FYI: Hot Springs Village and Hot Springs are two different places with two different attitudes.

I agree and I like both.
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs Village, Ark
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That's an interesting collection of places to live. Been to all of them except Omaha (which I hear is very nice), and you're not exactly hitting the big vacation destinations, but all of them have their strengths. Good luck with the move to Hot Springs (area)!
Omaha ain't that nice right now, wind chill this morning was -20
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs Village, Ark
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Well, now........

There's a solid reason to move to Detroit!

Or St. Louis, but been there, done that.
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Old 01-13-2011, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
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Tourist have not made the crime numbers out of proportion around Grand Canyon, Branson or other tourist cities. The only other tourist based cities in the nation with crime numbers any where near that of Hot Springs is Las Vegas and Myrtle Beach.
Branson, MO has a higher crime rate than Hot Springs, AR. Branson's crime rate has been higher every year available on city-data.

I am familiar with the Pearcy Massacre (if that is what it is called?). As I stated above, if you aren't part of the problem (or living with part of the problem), you aren't in danger. The massacre, from the stories that I have been told, happened as retaliation for a previous crime on the accused killers.

BTW, the NYT article that he/she cited also says that Memphis is a lot safer than Hot Springs. That is laughable.
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