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Ft. Smith,Arkansas....Well, it sucks!! Posted On: 9/8/2010 10:13:51 PM
Yes there is crime in Ft. Smith.It's not the stuff of big city life, but it's here.That's not you should be worried about though, be worried about the economy here.Jobs in this area are very scarce.Here, it's not what you know, it's who you know.This city is all about the "good ol' buddy" system.You could work in a poultry plant, but those jobs are taken by immigrants, legal and illegal.As far as attractions go...not much.Once a year there is a traveling fair that comes through.It's has a very generic feel to it.If you rent here, the northside of town is cheap, and you'll see why.You'll find out first hand just how much crime does happen here.If it's the southside, way overpriced.The schools here are at best,lacking.Don't take my word for it, just look up how Arkansas schools rank nationally.In most categories, we rank bottom, or pretty damn close.This town is controlled by the same 20 or 30 people that has been in control for 60 years.Very behind the times!!I've lived here for 36 years, born and raised.That's about to change, it has to, or me and my family will starve to death.Like I said, no jobs here.So, take my advice, DO NOT move to Ft. Smith,Arkansas, it really has nothing to offer.