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Old 05-05-2019, 01:31 PM
 
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Leaving California thank god for retirement. Been looking at Hot Springs Village and am concerned about the fiscal status of the Homeowners Association. Also wondering what utility bills are like. Here’s a question to those that have retired there, would you do it again?
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Old 05-05-2019, 06:51 PM
 
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there is a good long recent thread just below if you look. Many of your questions can be answered on that probably


Best of luck
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Old 05-07-2019, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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we were raised in CA and love living in Bella Vista which is a development further north, that was started by the same company.. As for utilities, this depends on where in Ca you are living? As for the POA or HOA whichever you call it, I don't think HSV you really have too much to worry about regardless of what you see on paper.

The best advise I can give you and others will agree is to come and visit. We did visit HSV as well as BV For us BV was a better fit but this is not meant to knock HSV. Even though slightly isolated it is wonderful community.
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Old 05-11-2019, 02:37 PM
 
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Leaving California thank god for retirement. Been looking at Hot Springs Village and am concerned about the fiscal status of the Homeowners Association. Also wondering what utility bills are like. Here’s a question to those that have retired there, would you do it again?
My personal opinion is that that POA has plenty of money, their problem is priorities.

Utility bills (water, sewer, trash, etc) are about $80/month, and include a membership in the ambulance service that is subsidized by the POA.

I'm not retired, but I would move here again.
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Old 05-11-2019, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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My personal opinion is that that POA has plenty of money, their problem is priorities.

Utility bills (water, sewer, trash, etc) are about $80/month, and include a membership in the ambulance service that is subsidized by the POA.

I'm not retired, but I would move here again.
Jeff, I agree with you. Too many people look at what appears on the bottom line when the numbers are really not 100% the story.
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Old 07-21-2019, 02:16 PM
 
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TOP 12 REASONS TO RETIRE TO HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE ARkansas
1. Cost of living is lower than most other states, especially property taxes.
2. Icy and snowy weather is infrequent.
3. Hurricane evacuations are not an issue you might face here in old age.
4. Tornadoes are rare in Hot Springs Village.
5. Rolling hills rather than flat or steep terrain.
6. Spring water and creeks are plentiful.
7. Trees with song birds in them are abundant.
8. Village emergency clinics and Hot Springs hospitals.
9. Critical care hospital (& VA) within a helicopter ride or 45-minute drive.
10. Central location for RV trips.
11. Southern manners practiced by the majority.
12. Democraps are a minority. (Resnublicans are a majority.)
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Old 08-12-2019, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs Village, AR
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Here is a little story about Hot Springs Village and the actions of the recent regime in charge of the POA.

My wife belongs to book club, one of the ladies there is brand new to the village. They bought a house that had been vacant for a couple of years. Had been moved in for 13 days when a POA “Code Enforcement Officer” knocked on the door with a citation for improper upkeep of their landscaping (weeds) along with a fine schedule if this violation was not taken care of. THIRTEEN DAYS, what a welcome.

I suspect this was the same guy who tried to write me a ticket at the boat ramp for no sticker on my boat trailer, when in fact it had three years worth of stickers exactly where the POA instructed them to be placed.
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Old 10-24-2019, 04:57 PM
 
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Default You’ll love HSV

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Leaving California thank god for retirement. Been looking at Hot Springs Village and am concerned about the fiscal status of the Homeowners Association. Also wondering what utility bills are like. Here’s a question to those that have retired there, would you do it again?
I moved to HSV three years ago and would do it again in a heartbeat. It’s beautiful, the people are friendly, and taxes are low. I have a 2650 sf home and the electric runs about $90.00 averaged over the year. I have a gas range and fireplace (propane) and it was about $200 and lasted two years before I had to refill.
I think the finances for the POA are fine.
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