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Pros

-Cost of living
-Nearby mountains
-Air quality

Cons

-Isolation
-Arts and culture
-Low educational attainment


What Bert Has To Say About Fort Smith Metro Area


Fort Smith is a small town with old-west flavor located in a flat valley along the Arkansas River. Major industries include light manufacturing and natural gas, and major employers include the nearby Fort Chaffee military installation. The economy is steady with somewhat above average job-growth prospects, and the low Cost of living and median home price are probably among the biggest attractions.


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Quick Facts About Fort Smith


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Fort Smith is 5.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Fort Smith jobs have Decreased by 1.70 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Fort Smith's cost of living is 19.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Fort Smith's population is 86,382 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 7.09 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 15 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Fort Smith is $94,500. Home appreciation the last year has been -1.80 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Fort Smith public schools spend $10,626 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.5 students per teacher in Fort Smith.

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Great City for Physicians and Families
Very physician-friendly community. Great community for families with top-rated schools, low crime rates and low cost of... (read more)
re: DO NOT MOVE TO FORT SMITH ARKANSAS!! - 7/22/2
You left Fort Smith in 1988 but still think you know what it's like here? Well, you nailed it. It hasn't changed except that it's much worse now. Now we've lost... (read more)
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