Fort Smith Metro Area, Arkansas 

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Population

280,705

+1.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.0%

Median Income

$38,833

Median Home Price

$103,500

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Best Places to Live in Fort Smith Metro Area, Arkansas

Mid-sized city - Extreme western Arkansas at Oklahoma border in Arkansas River Valley. May, October and September are the most pleasant months in the Fort Smith metro area, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Cost of living
-Nearby mountains
-Air quality
Cons
-Isolation
-Arts and culture
-Low educational attainment

Local Listings in Fort Smith
 $242,500 
9906 Willowbrook Loop
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 2267 SqFt
 $174,450 
23 Brentwood Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1980 SqFt
 $495,000 
14407 Wildflower Loop
Bed 5 | Bath 4 | 3900 SqFt

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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Real Estate: For Sale
Country:
United States
State: Arkansas
County: Sebastian, Crawford, 2 total
Metro Area: Fort Smith Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately conservative
City: Fort Smith, Van Buren, 19 total
Zip Codes: 72956, 72903, 72904, 72901, 72936, 72921, 72908, 72916, 72941, 72923, 22 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 463 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Fort Smith Metro Area is 4.0% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Negative. Fort Smith Metro Area jobs have decreased by 1.3%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Fort Smith Metro Area's cost of living is 18.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Fort Smith Metro Area's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
May, October and September are the most pleasant months in the Fort Smith metro area, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
The Fort Smith metro area voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Fort Smith Metro Area's population is 280,705 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 1.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Fort Smith Metro Area is $103,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -2.5%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Fort Smith Metro Area public schools spend $9,304 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.2 students per teacher in Fort Smith Metro Area. More Education


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Housing Market in Fort Smith

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Reviews for Fort Smith   1 Reviews
An improving city... - 8/4/2018
For those who haven't lived in Fort Smith in a few years, they may be surprised to see all the improved cultural amenities. The city has an amphitheater on the river... Read More

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ZIP CODES IN FORT SMITH METRO AREA, ARKANSAS
72956, 72903, 72904, 72901, 72936, 72921, 72908, 72916, 72941, 72923, 22 total

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NEW LISTINGS IN FORT SMITH
$242,500
9906 Willowbrook Loop
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$174,450
23 Brentwood Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$495,000
14407 Wildflower Loop
Bed 5 | Bath 4

$209,000
6008 Cedar Break Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$149,000
9315 Gate Nine Cutoff
Bed 2 | Bath 3

$785,000
12324 Old Highway 71
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$109,900
4305 Virginia Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1

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