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Old 01-05-2019, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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3yearsinAR might be a one-shot drive-by poster, but seems honest enough.
It's probably more productive to give a list of pro's and con's to sound 'fair' if nothing else, but perhaps they had too few pro's.
I've witnessed pretty much everything they talked about, either personally or otherwise, in one form or another. It's why I get a bit concerned if things start sounding too utopian by AR lovers. Like anywhere else, Arkansas requires a certain type to truly enjoy it.
For a lot of us, it might not be that bad, but really nothing special.
What you say is very true, but are you aware of how many, living in AR, especially NWA have come from major cities all over the country and world who love everything about living here or let's say are happy with their lives here? I can think of many, people from their early 30s to their 90s. They come from the mid west, CA, Tx and even the pacific No coast region. The only ones I have know who really are unhappy with their are probably the few from New England. For them the cultural shock might be a little much. BTW, I am also talking about people from all walks of life; many very educated and with funds to choose where they want to live. They come in all colors and genders. Our foster daughter and her wife can't wait to retire in a couple of years and move here. They now live in Portland, OR but love visiting.
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Old 01-05-2019, 11:40 AM
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I know a lot of people like NWA and have moved there from all over. I don't get it, but I don't have to.
As much as I've traveled and lived in other places, I'd put NWA firmly in the middle, but no more than that.
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Old 01-05-2019, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I know a lot of people like NWA and have moved there from all over. I don't get it, but I don't have to.
As much as I've traveled and lived in other places, I'd put NWA firmly in the middle, but no more than that.

this is what makes us all different: we see things in different lights and expect something out of life a little different from say, our neighbors. We have lived in major cities including the 2nd largest city in the USA, we have lived in town with as few as 25,000 and not near any major city and lots in between. We have lived alon the CA coast almost as far north as one can get and still be in CA. we have lived on the east coast, Texas, Co. NM and now here. each place offers good and bad, for many the friendliness and a mixture of rural and urban, as I have said before makes NWA a bit unusual. While there are rural people who enjoy the simple life here, there are many from all over the world, It is much more diversified than anyone realizes.
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Old 01-05-2019, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Holy Cow: would love to have been able to read that last post, but poster, where did you learn to express your views all in one paragraph? I finally had to stop reading your rant...I will add, I have no idea where in NWA you lived but people do wave at everyone passing by and are extremely friendly.. The rest, I will leave that for others to comment about and it is always fun to hear what first time posters have to say, especially when it is all negative!!!!!!!!!
Most of what was described was issues with realtors and what appear to be fly-by-night vendors. In my experience these are always issues in a place with a robust or booming economy and not necessarily endemic to NW Arkansas.

The idea of "friendliness" is in the eye of the beholder so to speak but I have never noticed NWA being any different than other metros in the area. And I'd be shocked if NWA wasn't more educated and well moneyed than most places in the middle part of the United States.

The "uneducated" complaint could be lodged regarding the lower to lower middle class residents of most places across the south. But there is no way with the University and the Corporate presence in NWA that there isn't a higher percentage of college grads than most places.
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Old 01-05-2019, 09:00 PM
 
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like others, I gave up reading that wall of text paragraph part way through...that said, we've been here 5 weeks so far and everyone we have met so far has been insanely friendly. maybe we just completely lucked out with our neighborhood, but our neighbors are great so far. and even people we randomly speak with at the grocery store or restaurants have been friendly.



has everything been perfect so far? no, of course not. nothing ever is.
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Old 01-06-2019, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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like others, I gave up reading that wall of text paragraph part way through...that said, we've been here 5 weeks so far and everyone we have met so far has been insanely friendly. maybe we just completely lucked out with our neighborhood, but our neighbors are great so far. and even people we randomly speak with at the grocery store or restaurants have been friendly.



has everything been perfect so far? no, of course not. nothing ever is.
My feelings exactly: nothing is perfect; certainly there are lots of things that we would all like to see done differently, but when someone says NWA isn't friendly I have to wonder where in AR they lived or what they did to cause people not to treat them as friends?

Welcome to NWA Texan.
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas via ATX
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like others, I gave up reading that wall of text paragraph part way through...that said, we've been here 5 weeks so far and everyone we have met so far has been insanely friendly. maybe we just completely lucked out with our neighborhood, but our neighbors are great so far. and even people we randomly speak with at the grocery store or restaurants have been friendly.



has everything been perfect so far? no, of course not. nothing ever is.
We had some early bad experiences with people we hired from CL to do work at our home. We learned lessons from that. This area is booming, so everyone with skills in the trades (who isn't a sociopath) is employed with a solid company, and has more work than they can handle.

Try getting minor home repairs done here. It can be a long wait, simply because all of the tradesmen are so busy with new construction and renovations already.

The same issues he/she described with realtors can also be an issue with lots of new residents moving in every day. There is money to be made, and so a lot of people who might otherwise be "stay at home moms" enter the real estate world.

People here are generally friendly, and while I would never want DW to read this, there are many, many beautiful women here. Fayetteville is a big southern college town, and there are so many pretty young women here it can be dangerous.

Northwest Arkansas isn't for everyone. A lot of us love it, though.
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas via ATX
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Also, it would be nice if someone with such strong negative feelings about this area (which many of we transplants love) could give more concrete examples.

Most of what was posted was very, very general, or dealt with limited experiences with realtors and unskilled labor.

From day one, we found Fayetteville to be extremely welcoming, progressive, safe, and full of positive energy and exciting potential all around.

Our only real complaints as of late are the increasing traffic problems, which is part of the booming growth.
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Old 01-06-2019, 10:20 PM
 
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From day one, we found Fayetteville to be extremely welcoming, progressive, safe, and full of positive energy and exciting potential all around.

Our only real complaints as of late are the increasing traffic problems, which is part of the booming growth.
+1
We moved from Texas to Fayetteville 2 years ago after spending several extended stays (up to a month at a time) here. The welcoming, friendly atmosphere played a large part in that decision.
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:39 PM
 
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We had some early bad experiences with people we hired from CL to do work at our home. We learned lessons from that. This area is booming, so everyone with skills in the trades (who isn't a sociopath) is employed with a solid company, and has more work than they can handle.



People here are generally friendly, and while I would never want DW to read this, there are many, many beautiful women here. Fayetteville is a big southern college town, and there are so many pretty young women here it can be dangerous.

Northwest Arkansas isn't for everyone. A lot of us love it, though.

Well I don't have a DW to worry about and I don't mind saying that guy flushed any credibility he may have had down the toilet with the comment about no beautiful women in NWA.
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