Eureka Springs is a Victorian resort village in the northwest corner of Arkansas. Its steep winding streets and well-preserved Victorian-era homes give it an alpine feeling. Many of the buildings are built with local stone. The undulating streets rise and fall with the topography in a five-mile long loop. Eureka Springs has been selected as one of America's Distinctive Destinations. The city welcomes diversity and the arts, in addition to having a very strong christian presence with a large statue of Christ and a very popular Great Passion Play performed outdoors.
About 2000 people live here in this charming town, about 35 miles from Fayetteville and Bentonville. There are active adult communities in or near Eureka Springs. Median home prices were about $150,000 for most of 2012.
Eureka Springs is an unusually beautiful tourist town in the wonderful Ozark Mountains. The streets are so steep and winding that the Basin Park Hotel can be entered at ground level on any of its 8 floors.
People who like living in a beautiful tourist town with a lot to do will enjoy retirement in Eureka Springs. The town welcomes diversity. Those who enjoy victorian architecture will particularly like it. And the large active adult communities in the area allow the possibility of living in a development but having an interesting town to visit nearby.
Eureka Springs is a cultural oasis for this region. Its May Fine Arts Festival is a celebration of the art, music, and creativity and is one of the defining features of the Eureka community. Numerous other art and music festivals and events crowd the schedule. The Great Passion Play is the most well-attended outdoor drama in the U.S. Poetry, the blues, and theatre are celebrated in Eureka Springs.
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