WTR 50 Best coverHot Springs Village is the only master-planned community in Arkansas to be recognized as one of the 50 Best Master-Planned Communities by Where To Retire this year.

“The beauty and quality of life in Hot Springs Village has been what some might call one of the best kept secrets of all times,” said Hot Springs Village CEO Lesley Nalley. “Over the past couple of years and through various initiatives, we set out to showcase the place to live your dreams.  We are honored to be recognized among the nation’s best and look forward to welcoming our newest neighbors soon.”

Where to Retire reveals “The Short List: 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the United States,” in the July/August issue, which will hit newsstands June 11. The list is the only one of its kind, focusing on communities rather than locales and featuring first-person testimonials by current resident.

Residents in this 26,000-acre development enjoy teeing off on nine golf courses, fishing and boating on 11 lakes and taking part in 200-plus clubs. “We’ve been joking that the tip of the iceberg has just barely been tapped on what is available here,” one resident said.

The selected 50 best master-planned communities showcase the variety of housing options and amenities that enrich the lives of relocating retirees.

“Moving after retirement doesn’t mean just a new home; it means a new life,” Where to Retire editor Annette Fuller said. “Yes, each of our 50 communities builds attractive homes, but they also nurture new friendships. Most developments offer trails, sports courts, fitness equipment, restaurants, pools and more. The settings are gorgeous, near mountains, oceans, rivers, lakes and low-humidity deserts. Climates generally are mild, allowing daily communes with nature.”

Nearly a year ago, editors began gathering and evaluating information on hundreds of communities, but chose only established neighborhoods with enough acreage to build at least a year’s supply of homes. The communities come from 17 states.

Florida has nine of the winning 50 communities, followed by North Carolina with eight, Arizona with seven and South Carolina with five. To see the other states represented, you can check out the list at this link.

“It’s an honor to have our growing and thriving community and the quality of life we offer our residents recognized in this way,” said Nalley. “The Village is a great place to raise a family, make lifelong friends, enjoy an active lifestyle and live life to its fullest during retirement in a safe, welcoming community.”

As the authority on retirement relocation since 1992, Where to Retire has covered hundreds of the best retirement regions, towns and master-planned communities. The magazine is published six times a year and has a national circulation of 200,000.

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