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View Poll Results: 'Bama or Arkansas
NW Arkansas 17 53.13%
Auburn/Opelika, AL 15 46.88%
Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-24-2008, 02:32 AM
 
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If you had the same job description and same amount of wage would you live in Arkansas or 'Bama ... specificially NW Arkansas or Auburn/Opelika, AL?
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Old 12-24-2008, 07:45 AM
 
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NW Arkansas hands down. Much better scenery. If you move to NW Arkansas, live in Fayetteville.
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Old 12-24-2008, 07:59 AM
 
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I hear good things about NW Arkansas. Auburn-Opelika has been experiencing some growth lately itself. I'd probably go for Auburn-Opelika.
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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NW Arkansas without a doubt. It's a beautiful part of the country.
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Omaha
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Yep, NW Arkansas. No competition. Take a visit and you'll see why.
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:29 AM
 
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Why it gotta be "'Bama"?
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Old 12-24-2008, 05:25 PM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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Interesting that vote is 5-7 in favour of AL area, yet most/all posts so far are in favour of NW Arkansas...

IMHO, NW Arkansas is indeed beautiful, but the 'bama area might offer more opportunities, being somewhat closer @ ~1.5 hours from ATL, versus Fayetteville being ~2 hours from Tulsa and ~2.5 from Springfield, MO, the nearest larger cities - if that is of concern.

Depends on what your other interests and/or long-range plans are. If an outdoors person, and nothing else matters [given that all else is equal], then NW Arkansas might be better option. But, again, that area of AL is nice.
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Old 12-24-2008, 09:09 PM
 
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Interesting that vote is 5-7 in favour of AL area, yet most/all posts so far are in favour of NW Arkansas...

IMHO, NW Arkansas is indeed beautiful, but the 'bama area might offer more opportunities, being somewhat closer @ ~1.5 hours from ATL, versus Fayetteville being ~2 hours from Tulsa and ~2.5 from Springfield, MO, the nearest larger cities - if that is of concern.

Depends on what your other interests and/or long-range plans are. If an outdoors person, and nothing else matters [given that all else is equal], then NW Arkansas might be better option. But, again, that area of AL is nice.
I agree, I was quite surprised the tally was in favor of Auburn yet the postings in favor of NW Arkansas. The job title and wage is exactly the same, professorship. The only thing is, I do prefer an occassional drive to a big city (maybe once a month) for a ballgame or dinner, Atlanta is close enough for me, yet I love the great outdoors particularly hiking in the mountains and the Ozarks are plentiful of getting lost in the woods (I grew up in Colorado).

I do prefer a small town feel as well and both Fayetteville and Auburn offers that. I guess besides that it comes down to the school - University of Arkansas or Auburn University. I liked both to begin with and while Auburn may be the better school for now slightly, the endowment at Arkansas particularly due to the Waltons has jumped up quite a bit. I'd hate to choose Auburn and 5 years later see that Arkansas is not only higher-ranked but also higher-paid.

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Old 12-24-2008, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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NW Arkansas.
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:15 PM
 
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NW Arkansas. It's very pretty, but I don't know anything about Auburn, AL.
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