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gypsygrl

North Richland Hills, TX

#1 Jan 17, 2012
I am moving soon where ate the good as well as bad parts of town to live in?
Travelin Man

Fort Smith, AR

#2 Jan 17, 2012
gypsygrl wrote:
I am moving soon where ate the good as well as bad parts of town to live in?
G-girl, keep going. Fort Smith is one of the worse places you can live. Good Luck,its a wide,wide world. Don't get stuck here in the Fort.
gypsygrl

North Richland Hills, TX

#3 Jan 17, 2012
Travelin Man wrote:
<quoted text>G-girl, keep going. Fort Smith is one of the worse places you can live. Good Luck,its a wide,wide world. Don't get stuck here in the Fort.
why? There seems like there's lots to do And it seems family orientated? Tell me why you say that, I live in a town now with one Walmart and 2 grocery stores and no jobs at all.

Since: Nov 11

Fort Smith, AR

#6 Jan 18, 2012
Fort Smith isn't a bad place to live at all! The cities politicians are about absurd with the exception of one or two if them who know what its like to work for what they got! I believe Travelin Man is pointing this out. FS is like any other large city with it's negatives and pluses but I believe the pluses outweigh the negatives for the most part. If I were you I would choose to live in Greenwood or one if the cities that are close to FS. You will still have the advantages of the bigger city (which FS is about to not be due to the cities politicians who are married up to old deep pockets ) without the negative things that FS has to offer! If your hell bent on moving to FS try to stay South of Phoenix and East of probably Creekmore Park. Also give up on living on the cities North Side because the only places on that side of town worth living in are ruled by money thirsty property associations which will limit the type of paint and grass allowed on your property! Pretty sure these association leaders will soon run to replace retiring current city counsel members who will strive to tax the living crap out of you or threaten to remove police and fire protection if you don't do as they say! The good news is there's a beautiful convention center which is hardly if ever used so if you ever want to entertain friends you could rent it out provided you have lots of money for insurance and liquor! Again FS does have a lot to offer but the negatives are there as well! Good luck on your search!
Great Place

Van Buren, AR

#7 Jan 18, 2012
Fort Smith is a great place to live and raise a family. A lot of fun stuff to do, good shopping, good restaurants, a top notch public school system, a University, plays, music, variety of religions and churches, etc. You really will not find a much better place to live.

As is the case with any city that has nearly 100,000 residents livings in it, there are always a handful that are dissatisfied. You know the type, glass is always half empty.

As for the political comments, well what is there to say besides politics are politics. The unhappy seeds who posted above are on probably on the losing side of the political situation. If you are not a political person then the political life will not affect you. I am not involved in the politics and have not been affected by politics in Fort Smith. The Fort Smith board has not made any decisions which affected my life negatively. Most of their decisions have actually made the quality of life in Fort Smith a much better place to live.

For example, the board of directors is currently wanting to build a beautiful water park for families to enjoy and build a new set of softball fields for families to enjoy. Both of these will greatly improve quality of place.

We would love to have you in live in Fort Smith. It is a very social community and you will quickly make friends and become comfortable here. Good luck with your decision.
great for drinkers

Moorpark, CA

#8 Jan 18, 2012
If you like to drink it's a great place. You can hang out on Garrison at a different bar for each night of the week. There's even a gay bar with transgender beauty contests if that's your thing,
Your Uncle

Fort Smith, AR

#9 Jan 18, 2012
Great Place wrote:
Fort Smith is a great place to live and raise a family. A lot of fun stuff to do, good shopping, good restaurants, a top notch public school system, a University, plays, music, variety of religions and churches, etc. You really will not find a much better place to live.
As is the case with any city that has nearly 100,000 residents livings in it, there are always a handful that are dissatisfied. You know the type, glass is always half empty.
As for the political comments, well what is there to say besides politics are politics. The unhappy seeds who posted above are on probably on the losing side of the political situation. If you are not a political person then the political life will not affect you. I am not involved in the politics and have not been affected by politics in Fort Smith. The Fort Smith board has not made any decisions which affected my life negatively. Most of their decisions have actually made the quality of life in Fort Smith a much better place to live.
For example, the board of directors is currently wanting to build a beautiful water park for families to enjoy and build a new set of softball fields for families to enjoy. Both of these will greatly improve quality of place.
We would love to have you in live in Fort Smith. It is a very social community and you will quickly make friends and become comfortable here. Good luck with your decision.
Please don't mislead this woman, if you are honest.

We returned to Fort Smith, my wife's childhood hometown. The promises and plans promoted by the leadership are scams to line the pockets of the political insiders while neglecting many basic services. Ordinances are passed to enforce quality of life,but judges are too lenient about enforcement....So politics does effect everyone, including you.

The people here are generally polite and respectful(maybe because of conceal and carry laws for firearms)you never know whe is packin' what weapon.

To a newcomer it would appear that things are on the upswing but bear in mimd that what looks like progress comes at a very steep cost to the taxpayer and businesses. Moreover, the progress moves at a snails pace unless one of the "old money" group gives things a push. That push is for their own benefit, nobody else's.

So the reality sets in to temper your enthusiasm. Positiive things don't happen fast around here for the common man. It is not like they leadership doesn't have the time either, they just don't have the time for the average citizen but they have the time and money for the boondoggles.....So yes, the political leadership does effect everyone's life. Don't be duped by the fluff, bells and whistles. Fort Smith isn't perfect, but it may be good enough in many ways...but not for long. There are better places which are also family oriented,church-going,cleaner, more progressive, more decisive and with the recession more affordable with better job opportunities.
Great Place

Van Buren, AR

#10 Jan 18, 2012
Your Uncle wrote:
<quoted text> Please don't mislead this woman, if you are honest.
We returned to Fort Smith, my wife's childhood hometown. The promises and plans promoted by the leadership are scams to line the pockets of the political insiders while neglecting many basic services. Ordinances are passed to enforce quality of life,but judges are too lenient about enforcement....So politics does effect everyone, including you.
The people here are generally polite and respectful(maybe because of conceal and carry laws for firearms)you never know whe is packin' what weapon.
To a newcomer it would appear that things are on the upswing but bear in mimd that what looks like progress comes at a very steep cost to the taxpayer and businesses. Moreover, the progress moves at a snails pace unless one of the "old money" group gives things a push. That push is for their own benefit, nobody else's.
So the reality sets in to temper your enthusiasm. Positiive things don't happen fast around here for the common man. It is not like they leadership doesn't have the time either, they just don't have the time for the average citizen but they have the time and money for the boondoggles.....So yes, the political leadership does effect everyone's life. Don't be duped by the fluff, bells and whistles. Fort Smith isn't perfect, but it may be good enough in many ways...but not for long. There are better places which are also family oriented,church-going,cleaner, more progressive, more decisive and with the recession more affordable with better job opportunities.
And yet you continue to live here? Glass half empty kind of guy.
Your Uncle

Fort Smith, AR

#11 Jan 18, 2012
Great Place wrote:
<quoted text>And yet you continue to live here? Glass half empty kind of guy.
You jump to conclusions. If I could sell my home, I would move in a heartbeat. I am stuck here for the time being. When I moved here home affordability was a factor compared to the rest of the nation. Now many other locales are just as affordable with a greater potential for appreciated value once the economy rebounds. So your curt comment demonstrates that you ignore the possibilities outside of Fort Smith. Fort Smith has many limtations which I mistakenly presumed were being corrected. After half a decade I see more of the same. So it is time to move-on. Which is simple but not easy given the current economy in Fort Smith. That is the point,you may get in but you many not be able to get out without losing much of what you own....unless of course you have nothing else to lose.

Freedom to lose is still Freedom I suppose to some people.
Great Place

Van Buren, AR

#12 Jan 18, 2012
Fort Smith is still ranked as one the top 10 most affordable cities in the country, including housing costs. Any loss in home value you experienced in Fort Smith was the result of the national economy tanking. You would have lost value in your home in Las Vegas, Phoenix, California, Florida, etc. In other words, it is not Fort Smith problem. Most parts of the country were affected much more severely than Fort Smith. My glass is half full and I love it here in Fort Smith.
Your Uncle

Fort Smith, AR

#13 Jan 18, 2012
Great Place wrote:
Fort Smith is still ranked as one the top 10 most affordable cities in the country, including housing costs. Any loss in home value you experienced in Fort Smith was the result of the national economy tanking. You would have lost value in your home in Las Vegas, Phoenix, California, Florida, etc. In other words, it is not Fort Smith problem. Most parts of the country were affected much more severely than Fort Smith. My glass is half full and I love it here in Fort Smith.
Do you know the difference and do you know any better?

The rest of the nation experience much greater appreciation in home values which Fort Smith could never achieve even in boom times.
The recession will have dealt a death knell to Fort Smith. When the recovery occurs, Fort Smith will be left out disproportionately.

Low housing prices reflect low wages and economic stagnation which is what Fort Smith wallows in due to narrow corporate interest culture. The big corporations are leaving, so that culture cannot be supported anymore. It will be up to small and medium size business to pick up the slack. Current policies are not conducive to that as smaller businesses cannot support oversized government even though those businesses creat jobs.

So there is more "proven" potential elsewhere once we ride out the economic storm.

I am not saying you are foolish for staying here. It is just that any prospective settlers need to know the honest truth about all sides of the situation here. Then they can decide what is good for them.
Betty

Van Buren, AR

#14 Jan 18, 2012
The last time I visited Fort Smith I got raped by all the Asian, Mexican, and Negro gangs.
Actually the Mexican rapists were the best rapists because did spend some time on actual foreplay before they buggered me in all my holes.
As far as the Negro rapists, they were clumsy and that entire BS story about them having big wangs is way off. Most of them couldn’t get it up when it came their time. What a letdown!
The Asians were fast and furious and an hour later I wanted to be raped again.
As far as getting raped by straight white males, that probably won’t happen because they are mostly into marriage and trying to build a family. What a waste!
just me

Fort Worth, TX

#15 Jan 18, 2012
Your Uncle wrote:
<quoted text>Please don't mislead this woman, if you are honest.

We returned to Fort Smith, my wife's childhood hometown. The promises and plans promoted by the leadership are scams to line the pockets of the political insiders while neglecting many basic services. Ordinances are passed to enforce quality of life,but judges are too lenient about enforcement....So politics does effect everyone, including you.

The people here are generally polite and respectful(maybe because of conceal and carry laws for firearms)you never know whe is packin' what weapon.

To a newcomer it would appear that things are on the upswing but bear in mimd that what looks like progress comes at a very steep cost to the taxpayer and businesses. Moreover, the progress moves at a snails pace unless one of the "old money" group gives things a push. That push is for their own benefit, nobody else's.

So the reality sets in to temper your enthusiasm. Positiive things don't happen fast around here for the common man. It is not like they leadership doesn't have the time either, they just don't have the time for the average citizen but they have the time and money for the boondoggles.....So yes, the political leadership does effect everyone's life. Don't be duped by the fluff, bells and whistles. Fort Smith isn't perfect, but it may be good enough in many ways...but not for long. There are better places which are also family oriented,church-going,cleaner, more progressive, more decisive and with the recession more affordable with better job opportunities.
where are those places? To be honest I do live in a small town like I said earlier and I have a 13 yr old daughter I work in the health care field. I am looking for a place that's safe where my daughter can finish her last 4 years of school and not have to move out of town just to go to college or find a decent job, I want the beach but am afraid I can't afford it, or somewhere close anyways. I thought about fort smith because its not to far away, I have older family here) but at the same time I'm ready to spread my wings lol. So foes anyone on here have any suggestions about good places they might have visited or have lived before fort smith??
just me

Fort Worth, TX

#16 Jan 18, 2012
Your Uncle wrote:
<quoted text>You jump to conclusions. If I could sell my home, I would move in a heartbeat. I am stuck here for the time being. When I moved here home affordability was a factor compared to the rest of the nation. Now many other locales are just as affordable with a greater potential for appreciated value once the economy rebounds. So your curt comment demonstrates that you ignore the possibilities outside of Fort Smith. Fort Smith has many limtations which I mistakenly presumed were being corrected. After half a decade I see more of the same. So it is time to move-on. Which is simple but not easy given the current economy in Fort Smith. That is the point,you may get in but you many not be able to get out without losing much of what you own....unless of course you have nothing else to lose.

Freedom to lose is still Freedom I suppose to some people.
where would you move ??
just me

Fort Worth, TX

#17 Jan 18, 2012
Betty wrote:
The last time I visited Fort Smith I got raped by all the Asian, Mexican, and Negro gangs.
Actually the Mexican rapists were the best rapists because did spend some time on actual foreplay before they buggered me in all my holes.
As far as the Negro rapists, they were clumsy and that entire BS story about them having big wangs is way off. Most of them couldnÂ’t get it up when it came their time. What a letdown!
The Asians were fast and furious and an hour later I wanted to be raped again.
As far as getting raped by straight white males, that probably wonÂ’t happen because they are mostly into marriage and trying to build a family. What a waste!
wow!
Fayetteville is great

Moorpark, CA

#18 Jan 18, 2012
Try moving about 40 miles north of Fort Smith. Anywhere in that area is safe, affordable and has lots more to do and better job opportunities and schools too.
Fayetteville, Springdale, Bentonville, Rogers--- all better than Fort Smith.
Your Uncle

Fort Smith, AR

#19 Jan 18, 2012
Fayetteville is great wrote:
Try moving about 40 miles north of Fort Smith. Anywhere in that area is safe, affordable and has lots more to do and better job opportunities and schools too.
Fayetteville, Springdale, Bentonville, Rogers--- all better than Fort Smith.
Northwest Arkansas is better. Fayetteville is a college town. I would suggest there is more opportunity as well as affordability in the state of Texas. The Texas gulf has many beaches to visit. Still, don't forget about Tornados in these here parts.
Razorback Jack Junior

Van Buren, AR

#20 Jan 18, 2012
gypsygrl wrote:
I am moving soon where ate the good as well as bad parts of town to live in?
Are you male, female, gay, straight, etc?
just me

Fort Worth, TX

#21 Jan 18, 2012
Razorback Jack Junior wrote:
<quoted text>Are you male, female, gay, straight, etc?
female/ straight
Snap It

Greenwood, AR

#22 Jan 19, 2012
Do you have a job? If not maybe you should look for a job first, then decide where to move based on what you find so that you can support yourself and your child.

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