101 Hubbard Road, Conway, Arkansas 72034
Cozy 55+ Community of Stonebrook Cove in Central Arkansas Has Just 26 Craftsman-Style Homes and a Peaceful Ambiance
Conway is in central Arkansas, just 35 minutes from Little Rock, and it is a fast growing, small suburban city. It receives good reviews, as does Stonebrook Cove, a gated 55+ single family home community within the city's boundaries.
J.C. Thornton is the builder here. Construction began in 2014 and ended earlier this year. With only 26 homes, this is a cozy community with residences tucked along just one road. The architectural style is Craftsman, and exteriors are low maintenance brick and vinyl. Buyers have seven floor plans from which to choose. Sizes range from approximately 1,500 square feet to 2,650 square feet, and each dwelling has from two to four bedrooms and two to three baths. An attached one or two car garage is standard.
Prices begin in the low- to mid-$200,000s. Please check with the community or a Realtor to verify these prices as they may change.
Small developments generally do not have the amenities of larger communities, and this can be said of Stonebrook Cove. It is not amenity-rich, but it has a nice clubhouse with a multi-purpose room, a large screen television and a game room for bridge, bingo or poker. Residents also enjoy an outdoor patio with pond views.
Conway has three colleges, including the University of Central Arkansas, which hosts the nationally known Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre. The Conway Symphony Orchestra performs in the university's Reynolds Performance Hall. Conway's downtown has a mid-20th century feeling with two-story brick buildings that house a mix of retailers, a farmers' market and an outdoor cinema.
Lake Conway, just south of the city, is a fishermen's dream with 6,700 acres of bass, bream, and bowfin. Beaverfork Lake, one of Conway's many parks, has a lush shoreline and a fishing dock. The city's most popular festival is Toad Suck Daze, three days of live music, arts, and toad races that benefit local scholarship funds.
Conway Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission.
This area has four seasons. Summers are hot and humid with temperatures in the 80s and 90s. Winter temperatures are in the 30s and 40s. On average, the area receives 49 inches of rain and five inches of snow each year.
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In the mid-16 century, Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto was one of the first Europeans to visit this area, and a Frenchman, Henri de Tonti, created the first settlement in 1686. The U.S. purchased the region as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Arkansas started out as part of the Missouri Territory but separated in 1819. The cotton industry thrived and Arkansas was part of the Southern plantation system until the Civil War.
The largest employer is the food industry, with lumber and wood close behind. Arkansas leads the nation in the growth of soybeans, rice and cotton.
The only active diamond mine in the U.S. is near Murfreesboro and it's a popular tourist attraction. Major state sights include the Buffalo National River, which is in the Ozarks, and Hot Springs National Park. Bill Clinton's birthplace in Hope, the Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock, Blanchard Springs Caverns the Arkansas Folk Center draw thousands of visitors each year.
Famous residents or natives include Maya Angelou, President Bill Clinton, Bronco Billy Anderson (actor), Dee Brown (author), Daisy Bates (social reformer), Helen Gurley Brown (editor), Glen Campbell (singer), Hattie Caraway (1st elected woman senator), Johnny Cash (singer), Eldridge Cleaver (social activist), and William Darby (founder of the Darby Rangers).
Population - 2,988,248
Persons 65 years old and over - 16%
High school graduates - 81%
Bachelor's degree or higher - 24%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 7%
White persons, not Hispanic - 75%
Median household income - $41,371
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Are 55+ Communities Really "Retirement" Communities?
Many people who live in age-restricted communities (usually for people age 55+) are still gainfully employed. So why would they live in what is considered a "retirement" community? Why not continue to live in a standard neighborhood? People still employed choose age-restricted communities for the same reasons as people who are retired do: the safety, amenities and sense of community that one can provide. And whether employed or not, once the kids are grown, it is sometimes nice to live in a neighborhood where small children do not congregate.
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