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Living in Hot Springs, Arkansas:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Hot Springs, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked six people living in Hot Springs what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Be prepared to enjoy the picturesque and historic downtown, a basin surrounded by mountains (hills). Lovely Nostalgia offered. In Hot Springs, (named for the Springs that supply the mineral waters upon which the ‘Spa City’ was built) visit the bath houses offering a trip to the past with healing waters, many activities with nature, and….a large Casino/Race Track! Drug issues (and crime) are prevalent in Hot Springs. The parks areas near downtown are home for the homeless.

Hot Springs is a beautiful place. Whether you enjoy a more active lifestyle, or something more leisurely. This amazing historical town offers something for everyone no matter what you interest, hobby, or career. I highly suggest anyone who plans to live here do their research on our towns amazing history, we have everything including a rich music and arts community. If shopping is something you think you’d like to do, downtown Hot Springs offers several locations. We are centrally located so traveling for work will be minimal!

Jennifer, says: 2020

Hot Springs, Arkansas, is a small town with a big history. During summer and fall it’s a bustling tourist town, with people coming from all over to visit the lakes, nature trails, national park, and bathhouses. When it’s not tourist season though, it’s a beautiful and quiet town perfect for people from all walks of life.

Shannon, says: 2020

The pay scale is a little lower in Hot Springs, but the cost of living is much lower as well. The city is a beautiful one to live in, and there are many historical landmarks that draw tourists from across the world. Many visitors are drawn to the bathhouses, water wells, and more.

One of our major attractions in Hot Springs, Arkansas, is our historic downtown district, which houses a row of bathhouses dating back to the 1920s. The fabulous Arlington Hotel was a prominent spot for the gangster Al Capone to hide out from law enforcement. There are a number of notable local businesses within the district as well; the Ohio Club is a popular hangout spot, the town-famous Wax Museum attracts a lot of tourists, and there’s even a hiking trail that leads to the Hot Springs Tower which overlooks most of the town and surrounding forest areas. Tourist season may get a bit frantic, but Hot Springs is a town with a historical treasure trove to discover and admire. Not to mention the quiet and quality country life one may enjoy.

Achetu, says: 2020

Hot Springs, Arkansas, is a beautiful tourist town. Oaklawn racetrack and casino is a major attraction for the gamblers. If visiting with a family, Magic Springs Theme Park is a must on any to-do list. Many unique restaurants are abundant in this area. For the outdoorsman, there are three beautiful lakes in town to explore, and many scenic trails to hike.

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