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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 3.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Fort Smith jobs have Increased by 2.14 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Fort Smith's cost of living is 17.90% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Fort Smith's population is 88,194 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 21.15 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 31 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Fort Smith is $101,200. Home appreciation the last year has been 2.76 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Fort Smith public schools spend $10,233 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.3 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)
DO NOT MOVE TO FORT SMITH ARKANSAS!!
I am the EXPERT on Fort Smith Arkansas. I use an alias since I was never proud of my "home town city". I grew up in Arkansas for many years. Let's just say that my... (read more)
Relieved
I'm VERY relieved that some people don't like it here. This city is just the right size as it is...don't need more people, more crowds, or more traffic. Born and... (read more)
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