Hot Springs Village
895 DeSoto Boulevard, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas 71909
Large, Amenity-Rich Hot Springs Village is Popular with Retirees and Has Eleven Lakes, Nine Golf Courses, Two Marinas and a Wide Range of Home Styles and Prices
Stretching across 26,000 acres of the Ouachita Mountains, Hot Springs Village is a full service community and resort. It is the largest gated development in the country and about one hour west of Little Rock and 30 minutes north of historic Hot Springs. Nearly 85% of residents are age 45 or better, with the majority age 65 or better.
The population can swell from 13,500 full-time residents to 35,000 residents during peak vacation and "snowbird" season. Housing ranges from modest single family homes and attached villas to palatial estates. Most dwellings have lakefront, mountain, or golf course views. Large shaded lots, three-car garages, spacious master suites, brick exteriors, and open floor plans are common.
Home prices start below $100,000 and top out in the millions. Please verify these prices with a Realtor as they will change over time.
Hot Springs Village is home to nine golf courses, 30 restaurants, 11 lakes, two marinas, and 26 miles of nature trails. The directory of neighborhood organizations includes a barbershop chorus, a yacht club, and a senior arts group. The village's Grove Park hosts the Rock Porch Music Sessions, a green market, and a fall festival. The Ponce De Leon Center holds more than 70 performing arts productions per year. The Coronado Community Center has a three-lane walking track, a heated pool, and a steam room. The tennis center is a 13-court complex with a lounge and pavilion.
The Hot Springs Village Property Owners’ Association governs the village and assesses fees. These range from about $450 per year for unimproved lots to $780 per year for improved lots and pay for the community's recreation amenities, fire department, police department, street maintenance, sanitation services, recyling program, lake management, animal control and more. The ambulance service is funded through a charge on each resident's utlility bill.
The community has also two manned access gates. The remaining five gates are accessed through electronic card readers or proximity card readers.
CHI St. Vincent's has a clinic here. There are also dentists and a hospice. National Park Medical Center is 19 miles away and is accredited by the Joint Commission. St. Joseph Mercy Hospital is in Hot Springs and is also accredited.
For people who wander outside village gates, lush Oauchita National Forest offers trail riding, water recreation and fishing. Lake Oauchita State Park has a new visitors center, a restaurant, cabins, and campsites. The city of Hot Springs has downtown bath races, barbecue cook-offs, and two music festivals.
The area enjoys four seasons. Summers are hot and humid with temperatures in the 80s and 90s, and winter temperatures in the 30s and 40s. On average, the area receives 56 inches of rain and a dusting of snow each year.
Visit www.hsvpoa.org for more information.
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