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Old 05-22-2009, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Of course it does depend on what you are referring to when you say liberal? Many people are liberal in some respects and conservative in others, very few are totally one exptreme of the other and if they are, they need to re-think their views in my opinion.

I certainly would consider Fayetteville liberal overall as well as parts of Little Rock and North Little Rock. Regardless on one issue, Eureka Springs certainly is liberal and Hot Springs to a degree.

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Old 05-22-2009, 02:00 PM
 
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In my experiences Little Rock just doesn't seem liberal at all. I'm wondering if some folks may assume since it is the largest populated city in Arkansas, it's by default a liberal environment.

Fayetteville in particular is gonna be more liberal than most of Arkansas because of the influence of the university. However, I also think the heavy influx of out of state transplants moving to NWA makes the area more open to new ideas and tolerant of others than the rest of the state.
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Old 05-22-2009, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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In my experiences Little Rock just doesn't seem liberal at all. I'm wondering if some folks may assume since it is the largest populated city in Arkansas, it's by default a liberal environment.

Fayetteville in particular is gonna be more liberal than most of Arkansas because of the influence of the university. However, I also think the heavy influx of out of state transplants moving to NWA makes the area more open to new ideas and tolerant of others than the rest of the state.
People say its liberal because it is the most democratic city in Arkansas, but in terms of social liberalism I believe Fayetteville has it beat by a longshot. For instance, its MUCH easier to be gay in Fayetteville than it is in Little Rock. Fort Smith is the most conservative city in the state, and having lived in Fort Smith and Little Rock, I see little difference in the political and cultural climate of the two places EXCEPT for the larger minority population in Little Rock. The Hillcrest and Heights areas of Little Rock seem fairly liberal, but the rest of the city just reminds me of Fort Smith, dull, boring, ultra-rigid, traditional, in-your-face hollier than thou conservative.
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Old 05-22-2009, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Quapaw Quarter, Little Rock
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West Little Rock is NOT the "rest of the city".
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Old 05-22-2009, 04:39 PM
 
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Little Rock is solidly moderate in that liberals and conservatives offset each other, for the most part, and there is an actual "moderate" population there as well.
Overall, it's one of the more liberal cities in Arkansas.
I tend to be conservative/libertarian for the most part, but will admit that when it comes to cities, the ones with some liberalism are often more interesting, even if I disagree with how they got there... high taxes for silly entertainment buildings/districts and whatnot.
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Old 05-22-2009, 05:04 PM
 
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Little Rock is solidly moderate in that liberals and conservatives offset each other, for the most part, and there is an actual "moderate" population there as well.
Overall, it's one of the more liberal cities in Arkansas.
I tend to be conservative/libertarian for the most part, but will admit that when it comes to cities, the ones with some liberalism are often more interesting, even if I disagree with how they got there... high taxes for silly entertainment buildings/districts and whatnot.
Not to mention artists, musicians, and other creative types.
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Leander
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How Liberal is Hot Springs? Looking to relocate and need some blue..
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:16 AM
 
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Liberal, LOL Maybe its best for you if you don't move to Arkansas.
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Old 10-27-2017, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas via ATX
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How Liberal is Hot Springs? Looking to relocate and need some blue..
Hot Springs is relatively conservative. It's a retirement town and a tourist town.

Fayetteville is probably far more liberal. I consider Fayetteville to be the most liberal "city" in Arkansas. Eureka Springs might be the most liberal "enclave".
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, Isanti County, MN
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Thanks to whomever revived this thread. We just didn't have enough "I wanna move there, but only if everyone believes like I do" conversation happening already in the AR forum.
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