Hot Springs, AR

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Hot Springs, AR

About Hot Springs, AR

Hot Springs, Arkansas is situated in Garland county giving tourists leisure areas such as Oaklawn Racing & Gaming or Garvan Woodland Gardens combined with employment opportunities at CHI St Vincent Hot Springs along with entertainment opportunities at Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa Small resort town - West-central Arkansas, 50 miles southwest of Little Rock.

State: Arkansas
County: Garland County
Metro Area: Hot Springs Metro Area
City: Hot Springs
Zip Codes: 71913 71901
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Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 632 ft above sea level

Hot Springs is a spa and resort town at the base of the Ouachita Mountains southwest of Little Rock. The area boasts 47 natural hot springs as well as the boyhood home of Bill Clinton. Surrounding the unusual Hot Springs National Park are several resorts, some tacky tourist sprawl, and a few historic sites. Downtown is clean with a substantial historic district containing the historic Bathhouse Row preserved and repurposed by the National Park Service.

The area is touristy with some minor performing arts and lots to do for everyone, but may be more of a place to visit than a place to live. Those looking beyond tourist attractions for something to do will find themselves enjoying outdoor recreation in the national forest or nearby lakes. Most employment is related to the tourist, hospitality and convention industry. For a tourist destination, cost of living is reasonable.

Hot Springs is in a hilly, wooded area at the base of the large Ouachita National Forest and mountain range of the same name. The setting is attractive and known for beautiful spring and autumn seasons. But the climate, while continental, becomes more humid subtropical in summer, giving warm and sticky days. Winters are fairly mild with outbreaks of cold, snow and occasional ice storms. Precipitation is evenly distributed through the year, coming mainly as thunderstorms in summer. Most winter precipitation is rain, but as mentioned, cold air can take over. First freeze is early November, last is late March.

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Hot Springs Cost of Living

Recreation, cost of living, and attractive setting make Hot Springs a great place to live.

-45.9% lower than avg
-61.6% lower than avg
$760 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-51.1% lower than avg
Hot Springs Crime
95.3 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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I haven’t ever fully lived in this place but I can say it has a very calm feel. Very nice.  More

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I have lived here for several years. It has a lot of touristy things to do.But as far as living here there is not enough weekly activities to do or places to go. They  More

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Hot Springs, which obviously gets it's name from the springs discovered by DeSoto and the Indians is a beautiful piece of history. In it's heyday it was frequented by  More

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