Hot Springs

Population: 36,711Median home value: $117,000 59 Ranks better than 13% of areas
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A+ Hot Springs Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Hot Springs Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% higher than Arkansas
Hot Springs
8515% less expensive than the US average
8416% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Hot Springs cost of living
F Hot Springs Crime Total crime is 104% higher than Arkansas
Total crime
7,403170% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 14170% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
76%Year over year crime is up
Hot Springs crime
F Hot Springs Employment Household income is 27% lower than Arkansas
Median household income
$30,73644% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$21,36928% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%35% higher than the US average
Hot Springs employment
F Hot Springs Housing Home value is 2% higher than Arkansas
Median home value
$117,00037% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$66730% lower than the US average
Home ownership
53%16% lower than the US average
Hot Springs real estate or Hot Springs rentals
F Hot Springs Schools HS graduation rate is 1% higher than Arkansas
High school grad. rates
80%4% lower than the US average
School test scores
30%40% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:19% lower than the US average
Hot Springs K-12 schools or Hot Springs colleges

Living in Hot Springs, AR

Located in the state of Arkansas, Hot Springs is a mid-sized city with a population of 36,711 people. If we look at the most recent Census, Hot Springs is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. Not a fan of sitting in traffic? One big advantage of living in Hot Springs is the reasonable commute times to work. With an average one way commute time of 17 minutes, getting to work is faster than the national average of 26 minutes.

Living in Hot Springs can be a fulfilling experience for anyone moving to the area. Having said that, in the state of Arkansas, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! The best areas in Hot Springs and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, cost of living, weather, education, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Arkansas and national averages.

Hot Springs, AR receives 58 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #359 in Arkansas and #25,395 in the USA. This score ranks well below the US average. With such a low livability score, it might be worth investigating a little further. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Hot Springs ranks well for amenities (A+) and cost of living (B+). The bad news for Hot Springs, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: crime (F), education (F), employment (F) and housing (F).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Hot Springs has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the notable things to do include: Magic Springs & Crystal Falls, Thai-Me Massage Spa, and Gangster Museum of America.

Assuming that Hot Springs meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Hot Springs. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Hot Springs are simply unattainable. The median home price for Hot Springs homes is $117,000, which is 2% higher than the Arkansas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Hot Springs, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.8, which is 40.7% higher than the Arkansas average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Hot Springs area were 3.9% and 5 year appreciation rates were 2.8%.

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Hot Springs Arkansas - Healing Waters and Happy People

I've been living in Hot Springs for two years and I can't imagine being anywhere else. The job market is growing and it's a wonderful place to raise a family. Park Magnet School has the best education in the city. The cost of living is fairly low.

It's gorgeous here! The weather is mild, especially in the spring. I take advantage of that by going to the horse races or enjoying a hike at Hot Springs National Park. One of the best areas in Hot Springs is on the north side of town. " The American Spa " is located on the north side and features natural thermal waters that feel fabulous. The shopping is great. Rock Paper Scissors as a fun little boutique to visit. Did I mention the southern hospitality? It’s out of this world.

The public transportation is alright. The buses at Intracity Transport run twelve hours a day, but they're closed on major holidays. The restaurants in Hot Springs make up for it though! Boogies Bar and Grill is my favorite. They serve delicious homestyle food with a four-star rating. When I go out at night, I prefer to visit The Corner Bar located close to the natural spa. The people, food, and amazing spas are some of the many reasons I'm happy to call Hot Springs home.
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