Retire in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
I could spend the rest of my life here.
Planning for twilight years
This is the point in my life when making the right decision is most critical. Soon I will have to live on a “fixed income.” The funny thing is that I have been on a fixed, and declining, income since 2007. Anyway … I now understand what my grandmother meant when she would say, “I can’t afford that! I am on a fixed income.”
In two to four years I will retire. It is painfully obvious that I will not be able to maintain the lifestyle to which I have become accustom. Currently my largest expense is my mortgage - $1900. In order to have a greater cash flow it is imperative that I reduce my mortgage payment. While I understand that I must move, I want to maintain the quality of my existence. In addition I want to be around my family and friends which are in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Hot Springs Village - Largest gated community in the United States
While looking at neighborhoods in Little Rock, I stumbled across Hot Springs Village. After reading Hot Springs Villages’ proximity to tourists attractions and the sheer natural beauty of the area, I was sold.
Hot Springs Village (HSV) includes more than 26,000 heavily-wooded acres governed by the HSV Property Owners’ Association. Among HSV common property and amenities are:
1. Eleven recreation lakes plus an isolated water-supply lake
2. Three beaches, two full-serice marinas, including boat rentals
3. Two lake-side, covered pavilion complexes for group picnics for up to 300+ people
4. Nine golf courses
5. A police department
6. Several fire and ambulance stations
7. Animal/wildlife control
8. The only 5-star tennis association in Arkansas
9. Indoor and outdoor swimming complexes
10. A large, extensively equipped fitness center
11. Over 20 miles of hiking trails (no excuse for not exercising)
This list is not conclusive. Retirement does not have to be the end of life. I certainly do not want to be bored.
The HSV manages a city! http://www.hsvpoa.org/POA.htm
I could learn to play golf!
Complete tour of Hot Springs Village
View from a deck
It looks like I have already decided ... which I have. However, I am open to other suggestions. Should I move to Hot Springs Village, Arkansas?
Should I move to Hot Springs Village
There are better places for retirement
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