Arkansas Retirement Information

Arkansas is an incredible place to live. Stunning scenery, four distinct seasons and one of the most affordable states to live in. Arkansas is a great state for the retiree who likes hunting, fishing, hiking, golfing and boating.

There are the Ozark Mountains in the north, the green vistas of the delta along the Mississippi River to the east, and grassy lowlands in the south, and plentiful lakes and national forests throughout. Arkansas is home to 52 state parks, seven national parks -- including the world-famous Hot Springs National Park, named for its 47 thermal springs.

The capital and most populous city is Little Rock. Arkansas boasts some of the nation's finest health care facilities.

Living In Arkansas

Arkansas has a temperate climate. At Little Rock, the normal daily temperature ranges from 40 degrees F in January to 81 degrees F in July. Arkansas is close enough to the Gulf of Mexico for it to influence the weather in the state.

Spring paints roadsides and gardens with vibrant blooms, while autumn sets the forests ablaze with spectacular color. Winter is usually mild with an occasional snowfall, while summer days are long and lazy.

Tornadoes Strong risk every year
Thunderstorms Average of 60 days of the year
Hurricanes Tropical storms
Earthquakes Extremely Rare
Wildfires Rare
Flooding Some along rivers
Tidal Surges Yes
Mud Slides None
Volcanoes None
Snow Yes, some
Freezing Rain Yes, a little
Cold Winds Yes
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