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Old 01-29-2019, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Northern California
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Ok here it goes. Step 1 of much research. Nothing is happening right this very second BUT I am going through a divorce and staying with my mom in an area I could never afford on my own especially starting all over again. I know eventually I'll need to move out of state. A friend and their family may come along as well. Scary situation moving so far from everything you know. I have never lived outside of Ca.

I had to rehome my horse and he's in NWA which made me start looking at it for a possible relocation. Holy cow the housing prices! It's a beautiful place. I've been looking at the outskirts of Fayetteville as I prefer a little country living and will likely need to work at least part time. My friend's husband will also need a job. We are both hoping to come over and pay cash for our homes. What is the economy like? We are Christian families, conservative. What are gun laws like? Marijuana laws? Medical coverages? Crime rate? Weather? Does it snow? Super humid? Is there a central place to even look this information up?

Another concern. My daughter may or may not come with me. She is transgender identifying as male. I would really like some honest feedback on how this will be accepted in the area.

Thanks everyone!
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Old 01-29-2019, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Well let's just say, our foster daughter who is a lesbian and her wife are planning on moving here when they retire in a few years. IF you are looking closer to Fayetteville she/he will be even more accepted. I will be honest, of course being a rural state and somewhat more Bible Belt there are not as many LGBT people here as in CA, but the closer you get to Fayetteville or Eukeka Springs the more accepting the community will be.
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Old 01-29-2019, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Northern California
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Well let's just say, our foster daughter who is a lesbian and her wife are planning on moving here when they retire in a few years. IF you are looking closer to Fayetteville she/he will be even more accepted. I will be honest, of course being a rural state and somewhat more Bible Belt there are not as many LGBT people here as in CA, but the closer you get to Fayetteville or Eukeka Springs the more accepting the community will be.
That is really encouraging thank you!
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Old 01-30-2019, 11:22 AM
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Location: Illinois
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My wife and I are planning on relocating to NWA soon.
I wanted to tell you that the people of Arkansas that I have met are truly one of the many reasons we have decided on this area of the country to settle in. Although what I have found out is that most people everywhere are good people. My small group of friends travelled far and wide exploring remaining tracts of wilderness left in our country, and thru that we have met and became friends with folks in all walks of life. In towns before or after our trips, we never went to "touristy" locations, we went where the locals ate, drank, and played. If you ALWAYS show strangers your best side, you may be making a friend in the process. And...Arkansans are no different. Be respectful, and judge not lest ye' be judged.
Good luck to you and your family!
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Old 01-30-2019, 09:08 PM
 
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Keep in mind, even though college towns are typically more progressive, you are in the South. My guess is that coming from CA, there will likely be a significant difference in attitudes.
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Old 01-30-2019, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, Isanti County, MN
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OP can you clarify a couple of things?




You rehomed your horse living in California and it wound up in Arkansas?

You can't afford to live on your own there but you're going to pay cash for a house in Arkansas?

Noticed you haven't posted on CD for like 11 years. Any reason?




Sorry, just curious. Thanks.
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Old 01-31-2019, 02:01 AM
 
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Noticed you haven't posted on CD for like 11 years. Any reason?

Sorry, just curious. Thanks.
This comes from a poster who has never actually lived in Arkansas but for reasons unclear loves to bash those who are considering moving here.
Ignore him.
Thank you, next.
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Old 01-31-2019, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Cambridge, Isanti County, MN
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This comes from a poster who has never actually lived in Arkansas but for reasons unclear loves to bash those who are considering moving here.
Ignore him.
Thank you, next.
A lot of people who donít live there post in here. Who did I bash? I had a couple curious questions, whatís the big deal?
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Old 01-31-2019, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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All I can say as a person who lives in the state next door..............

If you are looking for a small town lifestyle in what in reality is a midsized MSA. Your total package in NW Arkansas is hard to beat in what is known as "flyover country".
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Old 01-31-2019, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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This comes from a poster who has never actually lived in Arkansas but for reasons unclear loves to bash those who are considering moving here.
Ignore him.
Thank you, next.
you do realize he has spent time in AR, interviewed for a few jobs here, would rather live here than almost anywhere and to be honest, he brings up a good point. We have so many trolls posting here, strange postings do make some of us wonder. And this is one of them for sure
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