Explore Top Active Adult Communities in Arkansas

Arkansas, also known as “The Natural State,” offers a diverse and splendid landscape for those seeking active adult communities amid serene mountains, lush forests, and sparkling rivers. Immerse yourself in a world where vibrant cultures, tantalizing cuisine, and myriad recreational activities combine to create the ideal locale for an exciting and peaceful retirement.

Why Choose Arkansas for Active Adult Living?

Arkansas is more than just a state; it’s a lifestyle! The natural beauty, varied landscapes, tax-friendly policies, and lower than average cost of living make it the ultimate haven for those desiring a retirement filled with leisure, fun, and comfort.

Key Benefits:

  • Tax-Friendly Living: Enjoy your retirement with no taxes on Social Security benefits and military pensions, and no estate or inheritance taxes.
  • Stunning Sceneries: Witness the beauty of the Ozarks, explore dense forests and traverse sparkling rivers and lakes.
  • Diverse Recreation: From hiking in the mountains to enjoying the arts and history in the Southwest, Arkansas has something for every preference.

Embrace an Active and Engaging Lifestyle in Arkansas

Active adult communities in Arkansas offer a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation, tailored to fit those who wish to lead an engaged and fulfilled life during their golden years.

Living Vibrantly:

  • Varied Activities: From morning yoga to late-night game nights, and from water aerobics to competitive tennis, the options are endless.
  • Close-Knit Community: Experience the warmth of friendly faces, fostering deep, meaningful relationships in a nurturing environment.
  • Convenience & Comfort: Enjoy easily accessible amenities, designed to make everyday activities safe and comfortable.

Arkansas' Musical and Cultural Richness

Discover the rich musical heritage and cultural vibrancy of Arkansas. With regions that are birthplaces to blues, jazz, and folk genres, and the presence of legendary musicians like Johnny Cash, the state offers a delightful cultural journey.

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  • Historical Sites: Dive into the past with numerous historical sites dotting the state.
  • Local Cuisines: Relish the diverse and delicious local dishes and craft beers in cities like Little Rock.
  • Delta Blues: Experience the authentic Delta blues in the regions along the Mississippi River Delta.

Discover Your Ideal Active Adult Community in Arkansas

Immerse yourself in the best retirement communities Arkansas has to offer, allowing you to lead an active and enriching life, surrounded by like-minded individuals.

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Hot Springs Village | Private Gated Community Ouachita Mountain

Hot Springs Village

Hot Springs Village, AR
Lots from $1.5K-$300K to Homes from $125K-$2M

Hot Springs Village spans 26,000 acres of the Ouachita Mountain foothills. The largest private, gated community in North America boasts amenities for both adventure and leisure including pickle ball courts, tennis center, and 9 year-round, championship golf courses. Lake-life is also delightful with 11 lakes and 2 beaches for swimming, boating, skiing, kayaking, and relaxing! The Coronado Fitness Center, spa, indoor pool, and 30 miles of scenic hiking and biking nature trails are other HSV “hot” spots. Multiple dining, churches, and over 200 active organizations are perfect for social opportunities. The HSV Police, Fire, and EMT Departments along with two manned security gates provide residents peace of mind! HSV is centrally located and only a 20 minute drive to historic Hot Springs, an hour to Little Rock, and a day trip to many surrounding parks and attractions! Hot Springs Village offers a large variety of home styles. New construction and custom designed home packages are also available– all including your choice of lake or golf front, mountain view, or just nestled in the woods. Come enjoy the affordable HSV good life; the longer you stay, the more you’re going to love us! Photos by Zac Franklin.


Retire Arkansas

Little Rock, AR

Arkansas is home to diverse cities and communities, each with something unique to discover – from metropolitan areas to rural settings and adventure sports to relaxing retreats.

Nicknamed the Natural State, Arkansas’s dense forests, winding rivers, and dramatic mountain landscapes provide endless exploration opportunities. Kayak on the Buffalo National River, dig for jewels in Crater of Diamonds State Park, or take in the sweeping views at Hawksbill Crag or Whitaker Point.

Tucked in the state’s northwest corner, Fayetteville and Bentonville are home to several annual food, film, and music festivals, plenty of museums, and diverse culinary offerings. Historic sites abound in the state capital of Little Rock, the largest city in the state. Live music is a way of life in Arkansas and can be heard in both Little Rock and the Lower Delta region, especially in Helena-West Helena.

It’s clear to see why Arkansas is an attractive option for those looking to relocate or retire. In addition to its rich culture and picturesque surroundings, Arkansas has the third-lowest cost of living in the United States, but the seventh-highest quality of life. State income tax is 60% lower than the national average, and property taxes are around 0.60%. Additionally, military retirement pay is exempt from state income tax.

Although it’s not always easy figuring out how to move to another state, we can help.

Request your free Arkansas Relocation Guide. This handy guide contains a wealth of information for people considering relocating to or retiring in Arkansas. No matter where you choose to visit or relocate, you’ll find friendly and helpful people everywhere you go.


Plan Your Visit to Arkansas

Arkansas presents a diverse and vibrant option for active adults looking to enjoy their retirement years. With its beautiful landscapes, cultural richness, and a plethora of activities, it promises a fulfilled and enriched life. Explore the options and find your ideal community in Arkansas, where new adventures and friendships await.



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