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Hot Springs Village Real Estate - Top Ten Gated Community at Bargain Prices.


Hot Springs Village real estate bargains. That's what happens when you combine a top ten rated retirement community with one of the lowest cost of living indexes in the country. The reason over fifteen thousand people from all 50 states and several foreign countries, call this 26,000 acre gated village home.

OK, it's a bargain, but is that the only reason to live there? The best way to find out is by talking to some folks that do. I happen to know several residents from varied backgrounds, so I asked them what they thought.

Among this group were military retirees, corporate career types, business owners, family people that still commute to work, and a few lucky ones that work when they want to, not because they have to.

One thing became clear after chatting with them for a while though. They all seem to love living in Hot Springs Village. The fact that Hot Springs Village real estate is a bargain had very little to do with it.


Let's Find Out Why They Love It.

Joe is a retired Naval Aviator-which means he took off and landed on aircraft carriers. Used to a life of intense action, he gets his thrills now by riding his motorcycle. He loves being able to ride over 470 miles of well maintained roads winding through the wooded hills of Hot Springs Village. His wife Pat loves that he doesn't have to leave the gated community to do it.

It's also reassuring to know that the Village has it's own fire, police, EMT, and public works department. That means street maintenance, water, sewer and sanitation, and curbside trash and recycling are all handled locally by Hot Springs Village.

Like most military men, Joe enjoys a good round of golf. He is definitely in the right place because as an owner of Hot Springs Village real estate, you have your choice of nine beautiful courses. Four of them are ranked in the top ten of all Arkansas golf courses. Two were ranked nationally as "Best New Courses" when they opened.

Joe's wife Pat really loves the outdoors. She was impressed that 25% of the 26,000 acre community was designated "green space" and left in it's natural state. What she really loves are the 20 miles of city maintained trails winding through that space. Great for walking and biking, or Joe can even drive his golf cart from one course to another. And there's 11 more miles being developed.

Living on a fixed income, Joe and Pat were naturally concerned about prices. But with wooded natural lots going for $10,000-$15,000 and homes for as little as $89,900, they thought Hot Springs Village real estate was surprisingly affordable. When they added up all the amenities, not to mention the gorgeous surroundings, it was clear to them this was a value that couldn't be equaled anywhere else in the country.


Frank and his wife Mary own a successful business in Shreveport LA. They chose to invest in Hot Springs Village real estate when they bought a very nice lake front home a few years ago as a weekend get-a-way vacation house. They both love being on the water, so the boathouse attached to their new home was perfect. They can drive their ski boat right up to the back door!

Since Frank loves to fish, the fact that the Arkansas Game and Fish department keeps the eight lakes stocked with a good variety including bass, bream and crappie is a big plus for him. Eight lakes totaling nearly 2,000 acres with three more being developed gives him plenty to choose from.

Mary likes the three sand beaches and two covered pavilions for large get-togethers with family and friends. It's a great place for a cookout with the grandchildren, they can swim while the burgers are grilling. Personal watercraft aren't allowed on the lakes but skiing sure is on the three largest lakes, and if Frank's boat needs some attention, there are two full service marinas.

An avid tennis player, Mary was thrilled when a tennis center with ten clay and three hard courts, and a clubhouse were built. For the owners of Hot Springs Village real estate, no ordinary tennis center would do. Named 2005 USTA Southern Tennis Association Welcome Tennis Center of the Year, and 2006 Facility of the Year in Arkansas - and receiving five star status from the Arkansas Tennis Association - this is definitely not an ordinary tennis center.

Home to 40 USA League teams, the center also offers summer tennis for juniors, and lessons year round. Mary couldn't be happier.

In fact, Frank and Mary are so happy here, they've decided to make this their full time home, and commute to their business in Shreveport. They were able to reduce their work week to three days so they could spend more time enjoying life in Hot Springs Village.

Frank says he feels like the real estate in Hot Springs Village is such a great value, he's encouraged several of his business friends in Shreveport to take a look. Golf front lots are available for $35,000 to $75,000, and lake front lots go for $100,000 to $300,000.

Homes on the larger lakes range up to around a $1,000,000, although the median price for a house is about $190,000. Town houses can be had for about $100,000. Some of Frank's friends have bought less expensive homes for vacation houses, and plan to move up to larger homes when they can retire. So Hot Springs Village real estate really has something for just about everyone.


Jerry and Cheryl are both retired from corporate careers in Little Rock. Jerry, who owns an extensive collection of guitars, had recently become concerned about an increase in crime in Little Rock. Cheryl was getting tired of the traffic congestion while running her daily errands. They had been talking about moving to a smaller city with a slower pace and more security, but they hated giving up all the things they liked to do in Little Rock. There were also family and friends they wanted to stay close to.

When Jerry found out that Hot Springs Village had one of the lowest crime rates in the nation, and Cheryl realized she could get just about anything she needed right outside the front gate of the Village, they knew they had found what they had been looking for. Little Rock was only about 40 minutes away, so that made it perfect.

After retiring Jerry had really gotten serious about his fitness. Owning Hot Springs Village real estate gives you access to a fully equipped fitness center.

Indoor heated pool, weight room, cardio room, exercise room, whirlpool and sauna, weight room, both land and water classes, and a water training program, was all Jerry could have hoped for.

Cheryl noticed that swimming lessons for adults and children were available. She knew that would be great for their two grandchildren. She also noticed that massages by Registered Therapist Technicians, and one hour facials, were available by appointment. She knew that would be great for her! Three outdoor pools - swimming, diving, and wading - just sweetened the deal.

Jerry and Cheryl love having their two grandchildren visit during the summer when school is out. Being at that "active" age when they become quickly bored was a worry. Fortunately the Family Recreation Area solved that problem.

Outdoors there is miniature golf, tennis and basketball courts, a fully equipped playground, and areas for volleyball, badminton, and tether ball. Indoors there is 3,000 square feet with ping pong, pool tables, air hockey, foosball, movies,television, video games, computers and more. Even a piano! And summer play day programs offer structured play days with well planned activities.

Since Jerry is a musician, he loves the Community Center with room for dances where his band can play. With 18,000 square feet it has plenty of room for reunions, wedding receptions, and special classes and meetings. Cheryl's favorites are the spring and fall arts and crafts shows. There's also a library.

Cheryl, who is a bridge fanatic, couldn't believe it when she discovered one of the three Activities Center buildings was a 5,700 square foot bridge club! A second building is a 4,500 foot meeting space. The third is a 650 seat performing arts center where Jerry enjoys attending the concerts.

Now I think I know why everyone loves living here. And the fact that Hot Springs Village real estate is a bargain is really just a bonus.

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