El Dorado Listed as Comeback Town by CNN
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El Dorado, AR

#25 Mar 15, 2013
ruger wrote:
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True. But I also know many city people that come to towns like El Dorado for relaxation and to enjoy what we have. EHS test scores are also above the national average and, being an El Dorado product myself, comparing your kids to the average should be a low-end goal. Attending an ivy league school in this day is not impressive. The same quality of an education can be found at other schools, even locally, at more cost-efficient prices. Now days, college enrollment is more about quality of life than quality of curriculum. Duke University is a great example of this, as they give away iPads to all enrolled freshmen. This is not because of any form of advanced curriculum; however, they do so to justify their high tuition. What matters is the type of degree, level of education, and financial stability when your precious darlings graduate college and not where he/she obtained a degree. Ask any human resources professional or recruiter that knows their job. Hope this advice is helpful for you in assisting your kids in making such decisions.
EHS test scores above the national average? That is an outright lie. I want you to provide a link with proof because just last year the local paper released the information that EHS had trouble keeping up to national standards and that the problem needed to be addressed. There were also a lot of excuses as to why the numbers were "wrong" and "misinterpreted". I agree with the poster above about the minority problem as well. You can hardly find a school in the nation that excels with a high minority rate. Sadly, Parkers Chapel is arguably a better school than EHS when it comes to academic stats. We have three kids. My sister lives outside of Dallas and has two. One of my kids and one of hers are in the same grade, and her daughter's curriculum is much more difficult than what my son's is. We practically tutor him at home so he has an advantage over his classmates, something I've had conversations about with many other EHS parents that do the same. Having him in AP courses help a lot, and I'm sure our AP kids score as high as any in the nation. My oldest is at Fayetteville and we are extremely proud of her, but unfortunately she was rejected from the three ivy league schools she applied to. She's very smart and makes great grades at UofA but was just short of the requirements for her top three Ivy choices. Going Ivy League is not only hard to do but a major accomplishment. I must say that you seem a bit in denial about the realities of the El Dorado educational system and it has messed with your judgement. You seem so intelligent. Are you really one of "those" people that won't admit to any of El Dorado's legitimate and very real problems? You know, when people ignore a problem or make excuses for it, that problem will never be solved. Many of us parents here in El Dorado work very hard to fight against those of you who refuse to acknowledge the problems in our educational system, and because of this we have a much harder time getting things improved.
jaoln

Grapevine, AR

#26 Mar 15, 2013
big man wrote:
Its nice that El Dorado being recognized by CNN as a comeback small town but we have to offer more jobs more entertainment better housing etc to get the city population back above the 20,000 mark then we really be a comeback town 2010 Census have El Dorado population at 18,883 yes we have the square. and the. promise but we need more than that
You say we have to offer better housing? What? You get what you pay for...or at least you should. With better housing comes higher housing costs, higher rent, unless you are saying that the taxpayers should shell out more dollars for government housing. If you are on handout assistance for a house, you should expect something less than average.
Agreed

El Dorado, AR

#27 Mar 15, 2013
jaoln wrote:
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You say we have to offer better housing? What? You get what you pay for...or at least you should. With better housing comes higher housing costs, higher rent, unless you are saying that the taxpayers should shell out more dollars for government housing. If you are on handout assistance for a house, you should expect something less than average.
I agree. When you compare price of homes per sq. ft. to other areas of comparable size and economy in the state you see how unbelievably high ours is. If we added to it, it would only get more expensive. Not only that but we don't actually need more housing because our population isn't growing. If our town was booming it would explain the high real estate prices, but for now we have to just deal with whats here if we wanna live here. Thats what a lot of life in El Dorado is... dealing with the crap to stay close to loved ones.
WOW

United States

#28 Mar 15, 2013
CNN, obviously, did not send a reporter to the towns on this list, cause if they had Eldorado wouldn't be on it.
Crazy

United States

#29 Mar 15, 2013
Agreed wrote:
<quoted text> I agree. When you compare price of homes per sq. ft. to other areas of comparable size and economy in the state you see how unbelievably high ours is. If we added to it, it would only get more expensive. Not only that but we don't actually need more housing because our population isn't growing. If our town was booming it would explain the high real estate prices, but for now we have to just deal with whats here if we wanna live here. Thats what a lot of life in El Dorado is... dealing with the crap to stay close to loved ones.
Not true. New houses are being built out on Wyatt drive cheaper than you can buy an existing home. And people are buying them. So apparently there is a need.
well

El Dorado, AR

#30 Mar 15, 2013
Crazy wrote:
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Not true. New houses are being built out on Wyatt drive cheaper than you can buy an existing home. And people are buying them. So apparently there is a need.
Maybe that's because they're gay.
actually

Maumelle, AR

#31 Mar 15, 2013
Agreed wrote:
<quoted text> I agree. When you compare price of homes per sq. ft. to other areas of comparable size and economy in the state you see how unbelievably high ours is. If we added to it, it would only get more expensive. Not only that but we don't actually need more housing because our population isn't growing. If our town was booming it would explain the high real estate prices, but for now we have to just deal with whats here if we wanna live here. Thats what a lot of life in El Dorado is... dealing with the crap to stay close to loved ones.
It's actually unbelievably high in northwest Arkansas as compared to here, per square foot. Now, if you look towards northeast Arkansas or the Delta, you may be right. Bit check the economic value and average earned income of those areas. A great place to live unemployed!
Homeboy

El Dorado, AR

#32 Mar 15, 2013
actually wrote:
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It's actually unbelievably high in northwest Arkansas as compared to here, per square foot. Now, if you look towards northeast Arkansas or the Delta, you may be right. Bit check the economic value and average earned income of those areas. A great place to live unemployed!
Depends on what area you're talking about. Bentonville, for instance, has better value for your buck than we do. Near the same but not quite. But to me places like that aren't comparable to here because they're bigger and next to much larger areas. El Dorado is the middle of nowhere with not near as much to offer. Our housing shouldn't be inflated to that of what a town with so much more to offer is.

Spare me any ranting about how El Dorado has so much to offer. I did NOT say we had NOTHING to offer, just not as much as a place like Bentonville.
regulator

Keller, TX

#33 Mar 19, 2013
Dis shit be reall yall. U betta recognize El Dawg fo its comeback! U hatin naysayers b gettin ur mouths shut! Mount up!
please

El Dorado, AR

#34 Mar 19, 2013
regulator wrote:
Dis shit be reall yall. U betta recognize El Dawg fo its comeback! U hatin naysayers b gettin ur mouths shut! Mount up!
The article never mentioned anything about the the Thunderzone.
regulator

Dallas, TX

#35 Mar 20, 2013
please wrote:
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The article never mentioned anything about the the Thunderzone.
Neither did I, cracka
wow

El Dorado, AR

#36 Mar 20, 2013
regulator wrote:
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Neither did I, cracka
Stop changing names you lunatic. We know you're topix's new Tedder, if you aren't actually him. All of your comments are ignorant. You run your mouth with no backing. You're a joke. And you're on Topix every damn day. LOSER. I can't imagine what kind of miserable life you lead.
wow

El Dorado, AR

#37 Mar 20, 2013
There is not a need for more housing here. Our population is rising again, and thats great, but there is still plenty enough housing left over from before the decline. If there are new homes being built it is simply because someone wants to invest. There are lots of new homes being built on the edges of the city limits but it isn't because we "need housing". Its because people are leaving the town to live on the outskirts. It happens everywhere.
Wrong

El Dorado, AR

#38 Mar 20, 2013
wow wrote:
There is not a need for more housing here. Our population is rising again, and thats great, but there is still plenty enough housing left over from before the decline. If there are new homes being built it is simply because someone wants to invest. There are lots of new homes being built on the edges of the city limits but it isn't because we "need housing". Its because people are leaving the town to live on the outskirts. It happens everywhere.
Wrong. There may be houses available, but they're either in horrible condition or extremely overpriced. So new housing is absolutely needed. That's why people are buying these new houses.
enough

Grapevine, TX

#39 Mar 20, 2013
wow wrote:
<quoted text> Stop changing names you lunatic. We know you're topix's new Tedder, if you aren't actually him. All of your comments are ignorant. You run your mouth with no backing. You're a joke. And you're on Topix every damn day. LOSER. I can't imagine what kind of miserable life you lead.
Stop changing names YOU lunatic. We know you're topix's new Tedder, if YOU aren't actually him. All of YOUR comments are ignorant. YOU run YOUR mouth with no backing. YOU are the joke. And YOU are the one on Topix every damn day. LOSER. I can't imagine what kind of miserable life YOU actually lead.
could be

El Dorado, AR

#40 Mar 21, 2013
Wrong wrote:
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Wrong. There may be houses available, but they're either in horrible condition or extremely overpriced. So new housing is absolutely needed. That's why people are buying these new houses.
Could be that the people buying these new homes are new to this area and are just unaware that they're getting ripped off.
actually

White Oak, TX

#41 Mar 21, 2013
Wrong wrote:
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Wrong. There may be houses available, but they're either in horrible condition or extremely overpriced. So new housing is absolutely needed. That's why people are buying these new houses.
Depends on what part of town you're looking at. There actually are very many affordable houses for sell in great condition that are priced fairly. You just need to know where to look.
Wrong

Dallas, TX

#42 Mar 21, 2013
actually wrote:
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Depends on what part of town you're looking at. There actually are very many affordable houses for sell in great condition that are priced fairly. You just need to know where to look.
Well, they're not online, that's for sure. And If they aren't online, then they don't exist in the eyes of most buyers.
actually

Maumelle, AR

#43 Mar 21, 2013
Wrong wrote:
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Well, they're not online, that's for sure. And If they aren't online, then they don't exist in the eyes of most buyers.
Most local sellers avoid realtors, so they might not be online. Your opinion of where "most buyers" obtain their information is just that: your opinion. I guess that's why you're "Wrong."
Nope

El Dorado, AR

#44 Mar 21, 2013
Even if you don't use a realtor, you're an idiot if you don't put your home online when trying to sell it. That's how most people search these days.

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