Arkansas 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

When most people think of 55+ communities to live in during retirement, Arkansas active adult communities are typically not the first place to cross their mind. However, Arkansas is a wonderful state to consider for retirement because of its low cost of living, four-season climate, and abundance of natural beauty. No matter your interests Arkansas offers an active adult community to suit your needs and wants.

When most people think of 55+ communities to live in during retirement, Arkansas active adult communities are typically not the first place to cross their mind. However, Arkansas is a wonderful state to consider for retirement because of its low cost of living, four-season climate, and abundance of natural beauty. No matter your interests Arkansas offers an active adult community to suit your needs and wants.

Arkansas Climate & Geography

Arkansas is located in the southern regions of the U.S. and borders six states: Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee, and Mississippi. The Mississippi River and the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains largely rule its geography. The rest of the land is rural and forested. The most populated city is its capital, Little Rock. 

The climate is humid-subtropical with strong influences from the Gulf of Mexico. Retirees and active adults alike, appreciate the four-season climate. Summers tend to be hot and humid with regular thunderstorms and sporadic tornados. Winters tend to be milder in the south.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment in Arkansas

Whether you are retired or not, Arkansas active adult communities provide a great place to live. The culture is varied and offers exciting architecture, literature, and performing arts. The state is very sports influenced and baseball, basketball, football, hunting, and fishing are very popular within the state.

There are many attractions and activities for active adults to enjoy, including:

  • Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
  • Arkansas Air and Military Museum
  • Buffalo National River
  • Daisy Airgun Museum
  • Eureka Springs
  • Historic Washington State Park
  • Powhatan Historic State Park
  • Davidsonville Historic State Park
  • Pea Ridge National Military Park
  • Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park

Arkansas is the largest US producer of rice, broilers, and turkeys. The state is also a top producer for cotton, pullets, and catfish. Arkansas' vast forests also allow Arkansas to be a key leader in lumber production. The state's nickname The Natural State was used in the 1970's to attract tourists. Tourism is still a key factor in the state's economy.

Arkansas Cost of Living & Taxes

Residents of 55+ communities in Arkansas benefit from the fact that it one of least expensive states as far as the cost of living. The median home prices are much less expensive than in the rest of the United States and property taxes tend to be relatively low. As far as taxes go, the state has the 14th highest state and local tax burden of any state. There is a 7% income tax and a 6% state sales tax.

Healthcare in Arkansas

Arkansas ranks 49th in overall health and reports many incidents of premature death, infant mortality, and cardiovascular deaths, and occupation fatalities compared to the rest of the US. It typically tends to be ranked low due to high obesity, smoking and sedentary lifestyle rates. Arkansas is home to many hospitals and the UAMS Medical Center is highly ranked in cancer and nephrology. 


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6 communities near Arkansas

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Hot Springs Village, AR

Hot Springs Village

For Sale
  • Mid $100ks - High $1Ms
  • 9500 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 1970 - Present
  • 5 reviews
Bella Vista Village - Bella VIsta, AR

Bella Vista Village

For Sale
  • Low $200ks - Mid $800ks
  • 36000 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 1965 - Present
  • 3 reviews
Holiday Island, AR

Holiday Island

For Sale
  • High $100ks - High $500ks
  • 5000 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 1970 - Present
  • 5 reviews
Arbors at Deer Crossing - Bentonville, AR

Arbors at Deer Crossing

For Sale
  • Mid $200ks - High $300ks
  • 114 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2007 - 2017
  • No Reviews
Arbors at Pinnacle Ridge - Rogers AR

Arbors at Pinnacle Ridge

For Sale
  • Mid $200ks - Mid $400ks
  • 94 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2006 - 2007
  • No Reviews
Stonebrook Cove - Conway, AR

Stonebrook Cove

For Sale
  • High $200ks - High $300ks
  • 26 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2014 - Present
  • No Reviews

$369,000

1056 Southern Hills Drive, Banning, CA

Meadow Ranch Community

  • 3 bed
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  • 3 bath
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  • 2320 SqFt
MLS CV23099287
Call Us: (800) 928-2055

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