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Deciding where to live can be exciting, stressful, and carry huge implications. One of the reasons “where do I live” is such a huge question is the number of variables that affect your choice. If Google can help answer most of the other questions in our life, why can’t we just type “where should I buy my new home” and be done with it. Although Google will give you a plethora of videos, blogs (maybe even this post), and anything else you could possibly dream up, let me explain why Fort Smith should be your new home. Skeptical? That’s understandable but set a timer for five minutes, read on, and see what you think.

1. What to look for?

In the search for a new home and area, many would be asking how far is the nearest Lululemon outlet or can I get Panda Express within five minutes of my new home? Without downgrading the comfort of those leggings or the glorious kung pow chicken, let me suggest what you might want to look for.

  • What area is likely to increase the value of my new home? Looking for an area that is trending in homes appreciating not depreciating can increase your confidence in the wisdom of buying a new home.
  • Mentally prioritize things like low crime rates, good school systems, or great parks and recreation. Knowing which of those quality of life factors mean the most to you can help narrow the search.
  • Find an area that is growing economically. This will help open up quality jobs, schools, diverse shopping options, and restaurants. All of which can create enjoyable places to buy a new home.

2. Why does that matter?

Over our 30 years being a home builder, we’ve seen countless people look for the right things and be ecstatic with their location decision. But we’ve also seen people lack due diligence in finding an area that fits them and regret it. Putting together the pieces mentioned above formulates an idea of what you can expect from cost of living, and give confidence in your new home remaining an asset not a liability. No regrets when buying a new home can provide lifechanging mental and financial freedom. Now for the crazy part; here is why Fort Smith should be your new home.

3. Welcome to Fort Smith Arkansas.

Bear with me here. If you’re going to buy stock, you can either look for the company that has succeeded but also comes with a steep price tag, or you can find the up-and-comer, make an educated investment, and watch your research pay off big time. Luckily, we’ve done the research for you.

Fort Smith is soon to be the national intersection of the north-south and east-west interstates. This has already begun creating a logistics hub in Fort Smith that is exponentially growing as businesses see the necessity in having their operations located in this logistical gold mine. In addition to the exploding economic development, the combined Downtown development and art initiatives of the globally renowned Unexpected project from non-profit 64.6 Downtown is making Downtown Fort Smith an incredible experience. Murals painted by artists from around the world, local food and drink offerings, and historic western Americana make Downtown Fort Smith an incredible family friendly experience!

And the best news? The price tag. The cost of new homes in Fort Smith is among the greatest value found across the country. Low home prices, low healthcare expenses, and huge development in the entertainment, food, and shopping make Fort Smith the perfect place to settle down and raise a family. Whether you’re looking for a new job, a new pace of life, or just needing a change of scenery, Fort Smith really has it all.

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