Fort Smith, AR

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Fort Smith, AR

About Fort Smith, AR

Fort Smith, Arkansas is located along the Arkansas River Valley offering plenty of outdoor activities including fishing, hunting and golfing. The city is also known for its vibrant music scene and rich cultural heritage with multiple museums and restaurants to discover. Mid-sized city - Extreme western Arkansas at Oklahoma border in Arkansas River Valley.

State: Arkansas
County: Sebastian County
Metro Area: Fort Smith Metro Area
City: Fort Smith
Zip Codes: 72903 72904 72901 72908 72916
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Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 463 ft above sea level

Fort Smith is a small town with old-west flavor located in a flat valley along the Arkansas River. Major industries include light manufacturing and natural gas, and major employers include the nearby Fort Chaffee military installation. The economy is steady with somewhat above average job-growth prospects, and the low Cost of living and median home price are probably among the biggest attractions.

The downtown has some historic sites and districts. However, there isn’t much to do. The town, like many in the region, mixes a Southern and Western feel and culture. Aside from outdoor recreation in the Ozarks just to the north, most amenities and city services are available in Tulsa, 120 miles to the west. A variety of services and activities are also available in the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers area 50 miles north.

Local terrain is hilly with flat, fertile rivers and creek bottoms. The Ozarks rise to 1,500 feet in the north and 3,000 feet in the south with areas of national forest and mountain lakes. The climate is continental with four seasons. The warm summers are suitable for growing fruit and wine grapes. Winters are mild with average daytime temperatures above freezing.

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Fort Smith Cost of Living

Cost of living, nearby mountains, and air quality make Fort Smith a great place to live.

-118.1% lower than avg
-43.7% lower than avg
5.2 / 6.7
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Fort Smith Crime
75.6 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Low educational attainment
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Over 3 years ago
I lived here for over a year and it SUCKS. The major grocery store is Walmart. And two other grocery stores and they are high price. One Sams Club , one target ,one  More
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Over 3 years ago
I have been here since 2005. The only good thing about Fort Smith is they have 2 Aldi locations. The cost of living might be cheaper but you also don't have renter's  More
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Over 5 years ago
Dis place lit no  More
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