Arkadelphia : Arkansas


What It Is 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. Picture of DeGray Dam and Lake on the Caddo River in Hot Spring County, Arkansas, courtesy of Wikipedia and Alfred Dulaney, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and photo of Looking out at West Hannah mountain in the Ouachitas of Arkansas courtesy of Wikipedia and Tammo2011, both in the public domain.

Where to Retire in Arkadelphia and Home Prices

There are active adult communities here (see link at top left).
According to, the median listing price was $108,063 in mid-2021.


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

Education and manufacturing drive the economy with small business and the medical center also important to the economy.

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; Arkadelphia Arts Center hosts exhibits, productions and classes; Arkadelphia's historic train depot serves as the Clark County Historical Museum, along with also serving as the town's operating Amtrak Station. Henderson State University serves as a central resource for children, families and adults, offering opportunities to learn new skills, and hobbies.


Crime here is about the national average.

Medical Facilities

The Baptist Health Medical Center is in town.


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


Valuable Links

City of Arkadelphia

Arkadelphia on Wikipedia


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