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Retire to Arkansas

Arkansas became the 25th state admitted to the Union in 1836. Arkansas is a Southern state with Missouri, Tennesse and Mississippi to the east and Oklahoma and Texas to the west.

Petit Jean State Park
Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas
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Little Rock, the capital city, is the only Arkansas city with a population of 100,000.

The topography of Arkansas is primarily lowlands in the southeast, described by the Mississippi and Arkansas river deltas, and highlands in the northwest, including the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains. The climate is hot and humid summers and cold and dry winters with very high levels of annual precipitation.

The Arkansas economy is led by Walmart, the world's top retailer, lumber production and agriculture, particularly rice, cotton and chickens. Arkansas ranks as a moderate tax state.

Retirement Cities

Arkansas is a favorite of retirees and two places are included in our survey of best places to retire. Get video tours of these great cities at Arkansas videos.

Fayetteville, AR
To the Fayetteville, AR City Report
Ranks high in: Home Price Appreciation, Taxes, Medical Care, Population Age
Population: 83,826
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, College Town, Mountains
Climate Type: Cool & Wet
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Hot Springs Village, AR
To the Hot Springs Village, AR City Report
Ranks high in: Home Prices, Population Density, Water Quality, Taxes
Population: 12,807
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, Golf
Climate Type: Warm & Humid
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