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Hot Springs, Arkansas . . . consistently ranked among the top retirement destinations! Hot Springs is the best choice for those who want it all. Beautiful scenery, world-class cultural offerings, affordable housing, all conveniently located in a place your family will want to visit in the heart of the nation. Not only does the area offer natural beauty and a host of recreational activities, but it also features outstanding cultural events and opportunities for community involvement. Opportunities for enjoying Hot Springs’ rich natural resources comes in all forms including championship golf courses and tennis courts, hiking, camping, fishing, boating, and more! Add to Hot Springs’ amenities -- quality schools and health care facilities, a low cost of living, and a warm community spirit, and you’ll agree that, “Hot Springs is the perfect place for life.”
Hot Springs is best known for the natural spring water that gives it its name, flowing out of the ground at a very hot temperature - around 147 degrees Fahrenheit. It is also noted as the boyhood home of U.S. President Bill Clinton. Then, there is the historical Arlington Hotel, which was a popular retreat for Al Capone.
The population of Hot Springs is very misleading. While it's official population is only about 36,000, there are an additional 45,000 residents that surround Hot Springs that just aren't in the city limits. When you add 45,000 to the official 36,000, you get a more accurate picture of Hot Springs. And then you add all of the tourists and the traffic, it appears to be very much more than a little city of 36,000.
Hot Springs is home to many art galleries, particularly on the "Bathhouse Row" section of Central Avenue, and also the Hot Springs Music Festival, inaugurated in 1996. The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, held each October at the historic Malco Theater, is considered one of the top documentary festivals in the world, attracting numerous Academy Award winning films and producers. Educational institutes and conventions are also important events in Hot Springs, also known as "the spa city".
The climate of Hot Springs is favorable to most. Moderate . . . Mild . . . and Not Too Wet or Dry! Hot Springs and Arkansas enjoy the four seasons in moderation, and the longer spring and fall seasons provide a mild climate. Average temperatures range from 35 degrees to 45 degrees Fahrenheit in January and 82 degrees Fahrenheit in July. The annual relative humidity averages 55 percent. Arkansas receives approximately 44 to 54 inches of rainfall a year, and Hot Springs receives less than four inches of annual frozen precipitation.
If you are thinking about moving to Hot Springs, within Hot Springs, or away from the lovely city of Hot Springs, please feel free to give us a call. Or if you have any general questions about buying or selling real estate in the Hot Springs area, please contact us at 501.655.6247 , as we are more than willing to help!