(Hot Springs Village, AR) - Hot Springs Village is so large that it spans two counties in central Arkansas. At more than 26,000 acres, this self-contained resort community has not one, but five gated entrances, approximately 8,000 private residences, and an estimated full-time population of 15,000 people – at last count.

This year the community celebrates 40 years of attracting retirees and other primary residents, and second/vacation homeowners to its luxurious natural surroundings. Virtually every state in the union is represented within the gates of Hot Springs Village.

Recent estimates call for about 34,000 resident and non-resident property owners enjoying the many recreational and social attributes of this quaint community. Nine championship golf courses, four of which are consistently ranked among Golf Digest’s “Top 10,” a 19-court tennis facility, 11 recreational lakes for boating, fishing and swimming, two full-service marinas, 24 miles of dedicated nature trails, two sandy beaches with protected swimming areas, three community pools, a full fitness center with a three-lane walking track and heated indoor lap pool, and a 650-seat Performing Arts Theatre and Community Center have been cited as the catalysts for the enduring appeal of this mega-development, but its sense of community is equally attributable.

Hot Springs Village boasts more than 200 social clubs and civic organizations providing the opportunity for camaraderie while appealing to a variety of interests. The purchase of property at Hot Springs Village includes a full membership to the club and access to all amenities. Services and conveniences within the Village include banks, shopping, dining, medical facilities, and more than 15 churches.

Hot Springs Village is located in close proximity to “America’s First Resort.” The city of Hot Springs has long been known as a destination health spa for its healing waters and historic bathhouses and hotels. It is surrounded by Hot Springs National Park, which encompasses the Quachita Mountains that rise above the downtown and historic Bathhouse Row. Hot Springs is home to a thriving arts community, high-quality medical facilities, and a host of cultural and educational opportunities, and was acknowledged by Where to Retire magazine as one of “America’s Most Affordable Retirement Towns” in 2005.

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