Living in Hot Springs Village
Kim

United States

#22 Jan 11, 2009
Mario,
I am so happy you were able to visit the village and that you had a good experience while here. I bought a home here last October and am now officially living here. I've got to say that I love it! So far, everyone I have met has been wonderful.
And, heehee to Husker...you go guy!
big construction

Fort Washakie, WY

#23 Feb 10, 2009
dont move there, the poa wants to tell you the color you can paint your house.like they own the property. take it from a professional dont do it
mms

Hollister, MO

#24 Feb 17, 2009
gabriel wrote:
I read everything jeff and charles had to say, and it made me wonder about rather it would be good for me to buy a lot there. I am a 32 yr old professional with a with and your son. I was just looking to build me a summer home. I probably won't complete it until around 2017, but I am unsure of how I would be accepted there, expecially after hearing what charles's family went through. And to top it all off, I am a black man. Makes me wonder
I would't buy a lot there. There's a lot of old people in there, always complaining for something. I know, I used to lived there (6 months).
mms

Hollister, MO

#25 Feb 17, 2009
big construction wrote:
dont move there, the poa wants to tell you the color you can paint your house.like they own the property. take it from a professional dont do it
It's true... It's like having a house and not having a say on it...
Read police reports

Manila, AR

#26 Mar 20, 2009
We have a new home in the village. To many old & young couples/singles don't have much of a live there if you read what is said in the H.S.Village paper. Dogs braking, 911 hang-up, My neighbor didn't like me. ect ect ect.
So so sad just mine your own business & maybe you will have more free time to live out the rest of you life in the village & enjoy it at that..

We do love the village but come on people life don't revolve around just a few that try to make the village sound like a soap oreea.
Read police reports

Manila, AR

#27 Mar 20, 2009
Sorry for the type-O.....) life & opera
visitor

Hot Springs National Park, AR

#28 Jul 20, 2009
We are here on vacation and love the area. Hopefully some day we can retire here.
AVillagePeoplePe rson

Little Rock, AR

#29 Jul 21, 2009
I too love it here. I moved from a small town in NE Arkansas with a very high crime rate, I have to laugh at the police reports! If some of these people only knew what living in a high crime rate area was like they would be so very thankful for this area.
Balboa Lake

Jonesboro, AR

#30 Feb 8, 2010
Mario Catalfamo wrote:
I finally got a chance to visit Hot Springs Village thiis summer. This place is much nicer than I'd anticipated. Our drive through the village offered breathtaking views that could not have been adiquately described in words. Everyone we met both in Hot Springs and in Hot Springs Village was exceptionally friendly. I can tell you I wish I were ready to move now. Unfortunately, I'll probably be freezing my butt off for at least two more winters here in the northeast. Jeff, you go ahead and keep telling people about that beautiful hometown of yours.
Did you ever make the leap and move to the Hot Springs Village, it is beautiful as ever, and I am working with Remx, if you need more info, just email me...[email protected]
Mario Catalfamo

Warwick, RI

#31 Feb 17, 2010
Thanks to everyone that answered my post. I think the area is going to be perfect for retirement. The natural beauty of the area and warm demeanor of Arkansans have won me over. I can't wait to join you.
Pest

Mountain Pine, AR

#32 Feb 17, 2010
Mario Catalfamo wrote:
Thanks to everyone that answered my post. I think the area is going to be perfect for retirement. The natural beauty of the area and warm demeanor of Arkansans have won me over. I can't wait to join you.
I hope you enjoy !
ABeautifulDay

United States

#33 Feb 26, 2010
And we can't wait to have you! Part of the greatness of this area is the diversity of people, I have met so many wonderful people from all over the country who I am now proud to call my neighbors! Hurry on down!
shreveport gwen

Olney, MD

#34 May 11, 2012
Well well well....so we have a lil bit of racism going on in the village. My worries are slighty above that....the loss in value...and the attempt for poa to try and sell worthless properties for 7% of what I paid...shame..I am also thinking the area has now become a flood zone...I also never I mean never ever see any blacks in the advertisements. Wondering why....I wish I had done my research...I feel if I move upon my retirement, I will not be safe at all..in a village with crooked cops...tell me am I right or wrong to just let it go...
tori

East Saint Louis, IL

#35 Jun 11, 2012
shreveport gwen wrote:
Well well well....so we have a lil bit of racism going on in the village. My worries are slighty above that....the loss in value...and the attempt for poa to try and sell worthless properties for 7% of what I paid...shame..I am also thinking the area has now become a flood zone...I also never I mean never ever see any blacks in the advertisements. Wondering why....I wish I had done my research...I feel if I move upon my retirement, I will not be safe at all..in a village with crooked cops...tell me am I right or wrong to just let it go...
and what about the monthly assessments you have to pay??? if you own more than 1 property you have to pay an assessment on each?? very disappointed- i bought a home to retire in the village- at the time of purchase it was sold to me as a retirement community- now there are people and problems of all ages in this gated community! and yes, i have read in the village voice in the past of meth labs and a murder in the village- not too long ago. my biggest concern is the way golf fees have went up as other fees. the idea of the assessment was to keep the fees down- and what i pay to play golf in the grand village of hot springs- i can pay the same at my BIG CITY golf courses in a major modern community- and yes the golf courses are of the same quality or higher in my BIG CITY. In fact, my home course is the host of several PGA tournaments. what happens to the assessments when they are collected? i hear the assessments are going up too- anyone know? are there too many people working for the village that the cost is stuck to us retired folks who support it? or is it there are too many high dollar people working for the village?? a friend of mine got in trouble with the village due to job losses and illness/death in the family and fell behind a couple of months on the assessments- now the village has hired an attorney to collect late assessments- the village can afford an attorney for this but keep raising our rates & fees?? come one- somebody tell me what is really going on inside the golden gates of hot springs village with all of our fees & assessments being paid? i say if the rates and fees are going to keep going up- do away with the assessments- we are paying double by higher rates and fees and then the assessments.
DJMorgan

Morton, IL

#37 May 24, 2015
Are there any updates for 2015? Pros or Cons buying in HSV.
VioletAster259

Hot Springs Village, AR

#38 May 29, 2015
big construction wrote:
dont move there, the poa wants to tell you the color you can paint your house.like they own the property. take it from a professional dont do it
I love knowing I am not going to be living next to a red or purple and gold house. That's part of keeping our home values up. I love it.
just a reader

Houston, TX

#39 Mar 25, 2016
Balboa Lake wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you ever make the leap and move to the Hot Springs Village, it is beautiful as ever, and I am working with Remx, if you need more info, just email me...[email protected]
Is it me or do most all of the good comments seem to be coming from the board or a realtor? Just saying I would like to hear more good comments from those not making money from people coming here...just my 2 cents
New resident

Cabot, AR

#40 Apr 13, 2016
My husband and I just bought a home in the Village. We have a two small children and it has pretty much nonexistent crime compared to where we live now. When we spoke with the office, they didn't seem to mind us repainting the front of the house (as long as it wasn't pink or some crazy color) or updating the landscaping. They actually seemed to welcome it. I thought everyone seemed friendly.
meee

Salem, AR

#41 Sep 19, 2016
I heard they do not allow anyone with children to live in hot springs village.we were going to move up that way last summer but changed our minds due to that
2016 Resident

United States

#42 Sep 20, 2016
The village does allow children. Keep in mind there is not much to offer for children inside the village and they would get bored quickly. The village mostly caters to senior citizens since it's a retired community. We do see younger people moving here each year but, I don't know if they stay long term residents. Perhaps one day the village will make changes to attract all ages. I hope my opinion helps.

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