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Old 02-05-2009, 11:37 AM
 
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Is there any particular place not to buy a home in Fort Smith Arkansas?
or best part to buy home?
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:50 PM
 
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What are you looking for? Personally I would love to have one of those really old houses in the historic district. They are even selling the one where the Fort Smith art center is now for only around $300,000. They are moving into a larger place that was donated, an old two story bank on Rogers ave.
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Old 02-05-2009, 04:58 PM
 
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Most people will steer you to the McMansions on the southside, but I agree that the historic district is very charming and if you can afford it I would go for that.
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Old 02-06-2009, 04:56 PM
 
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There are some neighborhoods on the Northside where I wouldn't walk around at night. Some may disagree but I say fine if you want too go jogging down Yorkshire at one in the morning be my guest.
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Old 02-06-2009, 09:57 PM
 
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Believe me when I say it rips my gut out to see those old homes and I am sure there are nice people on the northside but I am more wondering about south and east sides.
It is so easy when you live in a town to know where to go and not go. You just learn it but for someone new to an area it is like russian roulette. I do appreciate city data as at least you can find out something about a new area. thanks.
I think eventually things will reverse on the northside and I will probably be kicking myself that I didn't invest there. The potential is huge.
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:48 AM
 
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East Fort Smith is often overlooked, I've actually talked to people living in Fort Smith who didn't realize there is an eastside. There is a nice looking devolpment they are still working on, on Massard rd. across from Chaffin jr. high. I think there is even a community pond they are putting in. Don't know what the prices are but they don't look cheap.
They are building new houses on Zero going out towards Chaffee also. They have a billboard advertising them as "Italian inspired homes starting in the 190's". I drive past them a lot, they look nice for the price. Lots of other things being built in the area, because of the chaffee redevelopment I guess.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:33 AM
 
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East Fort Smith is very nice. So is south Fort Smith. I would stay away from the northside.
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Old 02-20-2009, 07:26 AM
 
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thank you all.
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:12 PM
 
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the northside is not a nice place .. anything near Garrison, midland, or Grand is pretty much a no go although the end of Grand by 540 is not that bad. It is right there by the college, but there are only a few nicer blocks. The same goes for South Van buren. that is the not nice area. It is much nicer in Van Burenup by Walmart where hwy 59 and I40 meet. That is a great little area.
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Old 04-04-2009, 12:40 PM
 
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Theres some nice old houses in South Van Buren too. You will be close to chicken plants and I've heard there are some homeless camps in the area. All in all it still seems pretty quaint to me though. If you liked the homes in Fort Smiths historic district I would recommend at least looking at the neighborhood.
On the other hand my engineer friend bought a home over by the Wal-Mart in Van Buren because he expects the property value to rise.
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