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Old 02-11-2013, 10:03 AM
 
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So I'm moving to Hot Springs later this year (May/June ish) and I was wondering what it's like, is it big? conservative? liberal? are there lots of businesses or is it more rural? What will the weather be like in May/June? Are there a lot of churches?

I don't particularly care since I'm moving there anyway as a friend needs my help, but I want to know sort of what to expect and since my friend is going through a crisis, I don't really want to bother her with these questions.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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It's a retirement community with more out-of-staters than locals. Churches of about every type. Thoroughbred horse racing in season and gambling year long. Lots of lakes and hiking trails. I have never lived there but have worked there and find most people will treat you as you treat them. Liberal or Conservative - depends on who you talk to. Population 35-40,000, in the city limits, but additional residential and commercial area is spread out in all directions.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Hot Springs is a retirement community? Maybe the Village is, but Hot Springs is a tourist town. Lots of diversity, great places to eat. Weather in May-June will be warm with thunderstorms and severe weather. July August it's gonna be HOT and very humid. Traffic can get a bit crazy especially when Oaklawn is open. There's plenty to do and if you want "the big city" Little Rock is an hour drive away.

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Old 02-12-2013, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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Hot Springs is a retirement community? Maybe the Village is, but Hot Springs is a tourist town. Lots of diversity, great places to eat. Weather in May-June will be warm with thunderstorms and severe weather. July August it's gonna be HOT and very humid. Traffic can get a bit crazy especially when Oaklawn is open. There's plenty to do and if you want "the big city" Little Rock is an hour drive away.

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Retirement community? Not as HSV, but take a census of the homes and condos around Lake Hamilton and see how many are "natives".
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:58 AM
 
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Hot Springs is a resort community. HSV a retirement community. It more liberal in HS and more conservative in HSV. But that's to be expected. HS is a bit of an art community and although there are some very neo cons there, there are a lot of liberals also. Its a great place and you don't have to live in the down town historic district and I would not. Its a great place to go see a band at Luckys or The big chill ect. but I would not live there. The most desirable place to live is around Lake Hamilton. The second is either Diamond head or Lake Catherin. I think HSV can be a toss up for second. Its near impossible to find property that is larger than a lot in HSV. I know there are a few pieces but its not easy to find. Lake Hamilton has a lot of diversity, you can live near LH in some very upper income subs and there are very moderate off lake property's. It has something for everyone.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:18 AM
 
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<< Its near impossible to find property that is larger than a lot in HSV>>

There are some 5+ acre lots within HSV, and it is pretty easy to find 2 or 3 lots together. There are no restrictions on building across multiple lots, it is done all the time.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:41 AM
 
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Hot Springs is beautiful.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:19 PM
 
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hot springs has a lot of "weekenders" that own condos and lake homes, also. these people are from all over arkansas and some from neighboring states. so, a lot of the lake condos are mostly empty during the week and mostly full on the weekends, especially holidays.

it has a lot of the big town options without some of their problems. you can go to walmart or kroger in the middle of the night with no problems.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:38 PM
 
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Its a great place. I love the horse racing, hills, near to LR, My fav. place to eat, Angles in the old bank across from BOA on Central in the historic dist. I also love the Baru Hase. The Itinerant locals play there often and are a hoot. The ST pattys day parade is a good time also.
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