Arkadelphia : Arkansas

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What it's Like to Retire in Arkadelphia

Arkadelphia is an outdoorsy, mountainside rural community in one of the oldest areas in Arkansas.With a population of just over 10,000, the cost of living is underneath the national average. Lakes, rivers, and a national park make Arkadelphia a great place to get outside. A college town, there are two universities here. Photo of town hall courtesy of cityofarkadelphia.com.
 

Where to Retire in Arkadelphia and Home Prices

There are active adult communities here (see link at top right).
According to Zillow.com, the median sale price was $103,000 in mid-2013.

 

What is special about Arkadelphia

The colleges give Arkadelphia a youthful feel. The Senior Adult Center offers a wide swath of activities and programs.
 

What is not special about Arkadelphia

There is a high poverty rate, and tornado risk.
 

Who will like retirement in Arkadelphia

Those who like the mountains and outdoor activities, as well as friendly Southern charm, retire to Arkadelphia.
 

Local economy is driven by

Small business and the medical center.
 

Climate and Physical Environment

It gets hot and humid in the summers, and winter temperatures range from the 30s to low 60s.
 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Ross Foundation is a private philanthropic organization that has offered services for civil, cultural and educational opportunities in town.
 

Crime

Crime here is about the national average.
 

Medical facilities

The Baptist Health Medical Center is in town.
 

Transportation

Dexter B Florence Memorial Field Airport; Amtrak; Arkadelphia is above average in walkability when compared to other towns.

 

Valuable Links

Arkadelphia on Wikipedia
 

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Facts about ARKADELPHIA
  • State: AR
  • Environment: Rural,College Town,Mountain,Small Town,Outdoor Oriented,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 0-24
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide:

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