Tuesday, March 11, 2008

El Dorado-Monroe, Arkansas Retirement

El Dorado is the site for several annual events, including the Mayhaw Festival hosted by the South Arkansas Historical Foundation the first Saturday of each May (with a crawfish boil the same weekend), a Fantastic Fourth Celebration during July (including a 5k run, an antique car show, and fireworks), the SouthArk Outdoor Expo in September, the two-day MusicFest in October (with pop, rock, blues, and country performers, among other events), and various winter holiday events, including the largest Christmas parade in the state. The above mentioned Crawfish Boil has become so much more. It now hosts a "Battle of the Bands", a Bike show/one day motorcycle rally, a motorcycle parade, a Pool tournament, and much more. The official name of the event is "Bugs, Bands, and Bikes

Health Care: Medical Center of South Arkansas

Colleges and Universities:
South Arkansas Community College, Union County, AR
Southern Arkansas University, Columbia County, AR

El Dorado is a city in Union County, Arkansas, USA. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 20,467. The city is the county seat of Union CountyGR6, and home to the headquarters of Murphy Oil Corporation, Deltic Timber Corporation, and Lion Oil Refinery. The city hosts a community college, South Arkansas Community College ("Southark"), as well as a symphony and an arts center.

Retire in Hot Springs, Arkansas

Looking for an Arkansas retirement community? One visit to Hot Springs and you'll see why Places to Retire and Modern Maturity magazines consistently rank it as one of the best places in America to retire. Hot Springs, Arkansas retirement communities combine great scenic beauty, friendly people and an affordable cost of living with amenities to fit every lifestyle. Eleven championship golf courses, three pristine blue fishing and boating lakes, a thriving fine arts and cultural experience and the finest health-care facilities you'll find anywhere in a community this size all combine to make Hot Springs a retiree's dream. Excellent schools, a cosmopolitan atmosphere, a thriving economy and big-city amenities make Hot Springs the obvious choice for retirement or relocation.

Weather: Hot Springs, Arkansas Climate
Hot Springs has four distinct seasons, all generally mild. Average rainfall is 54 inches a year with the heaviest rainfall usually in April and May. Average relative humidity is 75%.

Retirement Communities: Hot Springs Village Gated Retirement Living

Health Care:
St. Joseph’s Mercy Health Center
300 Werner St. , Hot Springs , AR 71913

National Park Medical Center HealthPark
1636 Higdon Ferry Rd. , Hot Springs , AR 71913
1010 Malvern Ave. , Hot Springs , AR 71901

Levi Hospital
300 Prospect Ave. , Hot Springs , AR 71901

Hot Springs Rehabilitation Center
105 Reserve St. , Hot Springs , AR

Colleges and Universities:
Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts
200 Whittington Ave. , Hot Springs , AR 71901

Cost of Living: Hot Springs ended 2006 listed as one of ten least expensive places to live in the United States . Hot Springs had been ranked just outside the top ten at 12 overall for most of the year prior to ACCRA ’s latest release. The Index is a calculation of the cost of living for 311 urban areas across the United States . According to the report, Hot Springs also has the lowest cost of living index of all Arkansas metro areas.

Transportation: Transportation includes one commercial airline along with charter and rental services. Hot Springs Municipal Airport features instrument approaches: ILS, VOR, NDB, DME and with a runway 5-23 of 6,600 ft. x 150 ft. Convenient shuttle service is available to the Little Rock National Airport or by car the major airport is just an hour away.
By rail, Hot Springs has direct service to Amtrak passenger stations in Malvern and Little Rock using the Hot Springs Shuttle for shuttle service between Hot Springs and trainside. Malvern’s station is designated Malvern/Hot Springs National Park. Amtrak’s Texas Eagle superliner serves this station daily with service from Chicago to Dallas, San Antonio, and Los Angeles. 1-800-872-7245 http://www.amtrak.com/

Population: According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 37,847.

Housing Costs: Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $93,600 (it was $71,700 in 2000)

Little Rock, Arkansas Retirement

Little Rock is the capital and the most populous city of the State of Arkansas. It is also the county seat of Pulaski County. Located near the geographic center of Arkansas, Little Rock derives its name from a small rock formation on the south bank of the Arkansas River called La Petite Roche (the "little rock"). The "little rock" was used by early river traffic as a landmark and became a well-known river crossing.

Population: 184,422 in the 2006 census estimates.

Weather: Little Rock lies in the Humid subtropical climate zone, with hot, humid summers and cool to chilly winters.

Colleges and Universities: The city has two major universities that are part of the University of Arkansas System. The campuses of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences are located within Little Rock.

Health Care: Hospitals in Little Rock include:
Arkansas Children's Hospital
Arkansas Heart Hospital
Baptist Health Medical Center
John C. McCellan Veterans Administration Complex
Arkansas State Hospital - Psychiatric Division
Pinnacle Pointe Hospital
St. Vincent Health System
St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center
St. Vincent Doctors Hospital
Southwest Regional Medical Center
University Hospital, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Transportation: Nine airlines serve 18 national/international gateway cities, e.g. St. Louis, Chicago, Dallas, Charlotte, etc. from Little Rock National Airport. Amtrak serves the city twice daily via the Texas Eagle.

Housing Costs: Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $119,900 (it was $89,300 in 2000)

Things To See and Do: Tour Little Rock's art galleries, historic sites, and museums. Take a ride on a beautifully restored 1950's era riverboat. Check out all the great places for family fun and events to see which local venues are featuring concerts, sporting events, the circus, the state fair, and much more.

Retirement Communities:Andover Place Retirement; Pleasant Hills; Hidden Creek Senior Apartments.

Retire To Harrisburg, Arkansas

Harrisburg, Arkansas is located in the center of Poinsett County situated on the western slopes of beautiful Crowley's Ridge. While being surrounded by forests we also have some of the best farmland in the State.
If you want to locate within Northeast Arkansas, our community is an area that offers friendly, small-town atmosphere and is close to major industrial cities like Jonesboro, AR and Memphis, TN.

Population: As of the census of 2000, there were 2,192 people.

Housing Costs: Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $47,300 (it was $43,000 in 2000)

Retirement Communities: Plantation Homes Retirement; Rosehaven Retirement Home.