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Hot Springs Village

Spring 2017


Hot Springs Village


elcome to Hot Springs Village! Spring is a beautiful time to get out and explore the Ouachitas. Revel in the beauty of nature at it’s best in Hot Springs Village. Our hope is that you’ll use this magazine as a resource to learn more about Hot Springs Village and the region. Improve your swing on one of our nine world-class golf courses or get a little exercise while exploring more than 30 miles of trails. Enjoy fishing and other water sports on our 11 beautiful lakes or get involved in various sporting clubs. Whatever you enjoy, there’s a place for you here in Hot Springs Village. 

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2 Welcome 3-6 Golf 7 Racing in the Ouachitas 8-9 Trails 10 Tennis 11 Escape Rooms 12-13 Lakes Largest Gated Community 14 Woodlands, Clubs & More 15 16 Pickleball & Movies 17 Hot Springs Baths 18-19 Dining Guide 20 Hot Springs Outdoors 21 Little Rock 22 Real Estate 23 Continuing Education


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HSV Golf Clubs


Hot Springs Village is a premier destination for golfers. With award winning courses and scenic views, golf in Hot Springs Village offers something for everyone. As a partner with Troon Golf, the industry’s leader in upscale golf clubs, players may expect an exceptional experience in the Village. To find out more of what Troon Golf has to offer, go to TroonAdvantage.com.

pringtime is beautiful in Hot Springs Village and one of the best places to take in the sights and sounds of the season is on a golf course. With nine award winning courses, there’s something for everyone. Golfers travel from across Arkansas and around the country to play our great courses. No matter your skill level, you’ll enjoy the game. Call RE/MAX for discounted rates and to book your tee time on the links. Granada Golf Ranked as one of the 10 best golf courses in the state by Golf Digest, Granada Golf Club is also known to be one of the most beautiful courses in Hot Springs Village. En-

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joy the view of the waterfall meandering along the fairway of No. 18. The course, designed by Ault, Clark & Associates, includes par 3s, 4s and 5s. Granada also has a driving range, putting green and short game area. Greens: L93 and Crenshaw Bent, Fairways: Tif Sport Bermuda Isabella Golf Enjoy a different kind of golf game at the Isabella Golf Club. Designed by Ault, Clark & Associates, Isabella’s course is fun for both novice and professional, offering three nine-hole rotations – Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria for a total of 27 holes of play. Ranked as the No. 1 course in continued on page 4

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Arkansas by Golf Digest and the Arkansas Business Journal from 2002 to 2006, Isabella has plenty of twists, turns and elevation changes to bring challenges to the game. The course also has a driving range, putting green and short game area. Greens: L93 and Crenshaw Bent, Fairways: 419 Bermuda grass

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Ponce de Leon Golf Consistently ranked in the state’s top ten courses by Golf Digest and Arkansas Business Journal, Ponce de Leon Golf Club is a favorite among golfers. Ponce’s 18-hole golf course also includes a putting green and short game area. Greens: Penn Link and Crenshaw Bent grasses, Fairways: Tifway II Bermuda Balboa Golf Practice your swing on Balboa Golf Club’s walker-friendly course. Designed by Ault, Clark & Associates, Balboa’s wide fairways and few elevation changes offer walkers a great place to take a stroll while getting in a game. Water hazards, bunkers and par 3s offer some challenges. Balboa’s 18-hole golf course includes a driving range, putting green and short game area. Greens: Penn Cross and Crenshaw Bent grasses, Fairways: 419 Bermuda grass

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Coronado Golf On a time crunch but still want to play golf? Then Coronado Golf Club’s executive-length par-62 golf course is just the place. Designed by Ault, Clark & Associates, it is the only executive length course in Hot Springs Village. Although Coronado does not have sand bunkers, the course is as challenging from 150 yards as any other HSV course. Coronado also offers a putting green. Greens: Penn Cross Bent grass, Fairways: Common Bermuda Cortez Golf Enjoy the beauty of Hot Springs Village while improving your golf game at the 18-hole Cortez Golf Club. Designed by Ault, Clark & Associates, the course offers elevation changes, water hazards and five sets of tees that will keep most players happy. Cortez’s No. 10 is considered one of the toughest holes in HSV and No. 17 is breathtaking. The course features

a driving range and putting green. Greens: SRT1020 Bent grass, Fairways: Hybrid Bermuda grass DeSoto Golf DeSoto Golf Club is a great choice for families. The course, which was recently renovated, opened in 1972 as Hot Springs Village’s first golf course. Designed by Ault, Clark & Associates, the 18-hole course has three finishing holes and includes two par 5s and a par 4. DeSoto also includes a driving range and putting green. Greens: Champion Ultra Dwarf, Fairways: 419 Bermuda grass Diamante Golf Top ranked Diamante Golf Club is the only private membership golf club in Hot Springs Village. The course offers challenging and flexible play like six golf courses in one. Spread over 7,560 yards from its back set of six tees, Diamante has been ranked the 38th most-difficult course in the na-

tion by Golf Digest in 2009 and one of the ‘10 Toughest ClubCorp Courses’ by Private Clubs magazine in 2006. Diamante includes an 18-hole golf course, driving range, putting green and short game area. Greens: SR1020 Bent grass, Fairways: Meyers Zoysia continued on page 6

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Magellan Golf Improve your game at the Magellan Golf Club, one of the best practice facilities in Hot Springs Village. Magellan was originally opened as a three-hole golf school and includes an 18-hole golf course, a large driving range, putting green and several short game areas. Greens: Champion Ultra Dwarf, Fairways: 419 Bermuda grass Play a different club every day of the week if you desire; no two courses or holes are the same! 

Ride in style on these cart paths, offering safe golf cart passage on Village roadways. BARCELONA PATH – 1.2 MILES: Travel to Cortez Golf Course on Barcelona and Cortez Roads.


CARMONA PATH – 1.1 MILES: Ride in safety on the east side of Carmona Road. SANTA MARIA PATH – 1.3 MILES: Travel to the DeSoto or Cortez golf courses on the south shoulder of Santa Maria Road.



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Regional Races Offer Opportunities for Fun, Fitness and Funds for Great Causes


ace your way to fun, fitness and even raise funds for some great causes in the Natural State. Below is a list of upcoming events in and around the Ouachita Region. For more information on these and other events, go to ArkansasRunner.com, HotSprings.org, DLTevents.com or Arkansas.com.  March 2017 4 Little Rock 5K/10K 5 Little Rock Marathon 11 Beer & Bagel Off-Road Race 11 Walk, Run or Wheel April 2017 1 Capital City Classic 8 I Love LK 5K 29 Arkansas 10M Classic May 2017 5-6 ORS Fun Run 6-7 Iron Mtn Man 50 13 Peace, Love & Goodwill 5K/10K 20 Race Against the Odds 5K 25-29 Sam’s Customer Appreciation Run June 2017 2-3 Running of the Tubs 2-3 Razorback Ramble 3 Take a Run at Hunger 5K 3 Degray Lake Sprint Off Road TRI 10 TRI-the-Village

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Get in shape for the 2017 TRIthe-Village Sprint Triathlon, set for June 10. Schedule your training sessions with the qualified staff at the Hot Springs Village Coronado Fitness Center.

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HSV Trails


xperience the natural beauty of Hot Springs Village on more than 30 miles of trails. You can walk, ride, run or even drive a golf cart along paths that have been designed to showcase the Village’s flora and fauna, lakes and mountains. No matter your activity level, there’s a trail that’s right for you. So, put on your walking shoes and get moving. BALBOA TRAIL (2.1 MILES) The Balboa Trail provides a great opportunity to see some of Arkansas’ bird species, both common and rare, in their natural habitats. Stop at one of the benches along the upper embankment for a peaceful view of Lake Balboa. The trail is located by the lake’s primary and secondary spillways. The Balboa Trail connects Balboa Beach to Hernando Trail at DeSoto Boulevard and Ponce de Leon Drive. Trail Rat-

ing: Moderate/Easy. Cart, Bike, Hike, Dog Friendly. CEDAR CREEK TRAIL (3.1 MILES) Witness spring in bloom along the Cedar Creek Trail, home to native wildflowers and birds. The trail includes creekside views and bridges. Take the Bluebird Path, Mourning Dove Path, Kingfisher Path or the Cardinal Path. Trail Rating: Easy; Bike, Hike, Dog Friendly. CORONADO FITNESS TRAIL (1.0 MILES) Get your heart rate up along the Coronado Fitness Trail. This trail connects the Coronado Fitness Center and the Coronado RV Park, providing beautiful views of the Lake Pineda Spillway flowing into Lake Coronado. Trail Rating: Easy; Cart, Bike, Hike, Dog Friendly.



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CORONADO BOAT RAMP TRAIL (0.35 MILES) Relaxation is key on the Coronado Boat Ramp Trail, which offers beautiful lake views. Fish, bird watch or sit a spell on a trail bench. The trail is handicap accessible. Trail Rating: Easy; Hike, Dog Friendly. DESOTO MARINA TRAIL (0.7 MILES) Listen to nature as you walk along Lake DeSoto on the DeSoto Marina Trail. And be sure to stop in for a fresh cup of coffee or a sandwich at Waypoint Marina. Trail Rating: Easy; Cart, Bike, Hike, Dog Friendly. DESOTO NATURE TRAIL (1.2 MILES) The DeSoto Nature Trail, a natural surface, single track trail with some narrow and steep areas, is a great place to get in your daily exercise. Trail Rating: Moderate; Hike, Dog Friendly. DESOTO SPILLWAY TRAIL (0.77 MILES) Follow the DeSoto Spillway Trail along the gravel-surface loop to Lake DeSoto. Trail Rating: Moderate; Cart, Bike, Hike, Dog Friendly. DESOTO TRAIL (3.4 MILES) The DeSoto Trail, a mostly asphalt

trail with some challenges and a few uphill climbs, is perfect for those who want to build endurance. Keep your heart rate up by crossing Calella Road onto the DeSoto Marina Trail. Trail Rating: Moderate; Cart, Bike, Hike, Dog Friendly. HERNANDO TRAIL (8.6 MILES) Bike along the Hernando Trail, the longest multipurpose gravel trail in the Village. With flat and hilly terrain, this trail also offers great opportunities for runners and golf carts. Trail Rating: Overall Difficult/Moderate Sections; Cart, Bike, Hike, Dog Friendly. MAGELLAN BEAVER DAM TRAIL (0.6 MILES) Built by the HSV Audubon Society, the Magellan Beaver Dam Trail, provides some of the best opportunities for bird watchers to catch a glimpse of their feathered friends. This wetland nature trail also includes bird species identification signage. Trail Rating: Easy; Bike, Hike, Dog Friendly.

Wildflowers Bloom in Ouachitas


rkansas’ Ouachita Region is home to a large variety of wildflowers. With secluded roadways, trails and lakes, Hot Springs Village is a great place to see some of these species in bloom during spring and summer. Check out these and other wildflowers as you explore the area. • Bird’s Foot Violet • Black Eyed Susan • Carolina Larkspur • Goldenrod • Indian Paintbrush • Ox-Eye Daisy • Pale Purple Coneflower • Queen Anne’s Lace • Showy Evening Primrose • Spider Lily • Wild Bergamot 

SONORA-CALELLA TRAIL (0.4 MILES) Hike or bike along the Sonora-Calella Trail, a hilly, asphalt-surfaced path on the north side of DeSoto. Trail Rating: Moderate; Cart, Bike, Hike, Dog Friendly. 

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HSV Tennis


ant to live longer and have a better state of mind? Then consider playing tennis at the Coronado Tennis Center in Hot Springs Village. According to an article on Active.com, people who participate in tennis for at least three hours a week can cut their risk of death in half no matter the cause, says physician Ralph Paffenbarger of Harvard University School of Public Health. Not only do tennis players live longer, but they also score higher in vigor, optimism and self esteem and lower in depression, anger, confusion, anxiety and tension, according to the same article. JON SHERMAN

Take your pick of clay or hard surface playing courts at the 13-court tennis complex. You can also get involved in league play with the Hot Springs Village Tennis Association, At nearly 400 members strong, the association offers mixed leagues, women’s and men’s doubles, Junior Tennis and USTA Adult Leagues. Village tennis players may choose from a variety of programs ranging from league play to fun social events. Play in an organized game or rent a court and practice your swing on your own. Check court conditions at HSVPOA.org/court-conditions. Tennis center staff pros offer private, semi-private and group tennis lessons year round for children, juniors and adults. Visit HSVTA.net for more information.  HAMP WILSON




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Escape Room Sensation “Breaks Out” in Hot Springs


he clock is ticking. You have one hour to use your brain to solve puzzles, discover secrets and unlock the clues necessary to escape. Though this may sound like a scene from the latest action adventure movie, it’s actually Escape Hot Springs, a live action-themed escape room attraction that is taking the Spa City by storm. Escape Hot Springs gives players the opportunity to accomplish a specific task such as escaping a locked room, solving a crime or even “robbing” a bank in a limited amount of time. “Teamwork and outside-the-box thinking is rewarded as you try to escape before the one-hour time limit is up,” says Josh Drake, one of the Escape Hot Springs owner. Escape rooms are popping up all over the United States and have become very popular in Europe and Asia. The games are set in a variety of fictional locations, such as prison cells, dungeons and space stations, and often used as

team building exercises. Drake, along with his business partners, Dan McDonough and T.J. Mahaffey, opened Escape Hot Springs in March 2016. The idea to bring an escape room attraction to Hot Springs came to Drake after he and his children visited a similar attraction while on vacation a few summers ago in Washington, DC. Currently Escape Hot Springs has two rooms available, with plans for up to five rooms with different themes. “The Bathhouse and Gambler” room is perfect for first time escape room participants, says Drake, while “The Cold Case” room’s plethora of clues will keep even more experienced escape participants guessing. Escape Hot Springs is located at 200 Spring Suite, #200 in Hot Springs. The cost is $20.00 per person and admission is by reservation, For more information or to make a reservation, call go to EscapeHotSprings.com or call 501463-6532. 

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HSV Lakes & Beaches


ear up for outdoor fun on one of 11 recreational lakes in Hot Springs Village. Spend the day water skiing, kayaking or fishing. You can even grill up your catch at a lakeside pavilion. Work on your tan on any of the three lakeside beaches and purchase bait, tackle, snacks and more at two-full service marinas. Launch your fishing kayak from the Coronado, DeSoto, Cortez or Balboa boat ramps to reel in a big one. Whether you are looking for solitude or a great time with friends and family, you will find what you need on a Hot Springs Village lake. Jump in and get your splash on! LAKE BALBOA Lake Balboa is the largest lake in Hot Springs Village,

coming in at 944 acres. It’s a great place to enjoy fishing, swimming and water sports of all kinds. Enjoy the balmy days of spring relaxing on the lake’s sandy beach, cook dinner on a nearby grill and get ready for a great time. Lake Balboa’s boat ramp is located off Ponce de Leon Drive. Conveniently located on the lake’s shore, Balboa Marina is a one-stop shop for your water sporting needs. Rent boats, kayaks, paddleboards and more. The Marina offers both covered and non-covered slip rentals on a permanent or part-time basis as well as bait and tackle supplies. Grab a freshly made deli sandwich or some ice cream before heading out to enjoy the lake. And be sure to stop back in for some delicious refreshments the Tiki bar.

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LAKE CORONADO Lake Coronado’s Anglers Island, near the boat ramp, provides a quiet spot for fishing o r relaxing. A t railhead to Lake Coronado Boat Ramp Trail includes a paved path to the island. Relax at one of the picnic tables on Lake Coronado’s beach and grill up your catch. Swimming and other lake water sports are also popular and boat slips are available for rent. LAKE CORTEZ Soak up the sun on Lake Cortez’s beach. Warmer spring weather means you’ll have plenty of time to relax beachside. Fishing, swimming and other water sports are popular on Lake Cortez. Gather at the picnic area, pavilion or gazebo. The lake’s boat ramp is located off Carmona Road. LAKE DESOTO Lake DeSoto is a great place to fish for bass, crappie and other sport fish. Put your feet up and relax at Lake DeSoto’s beach area. Go for a stroll on one of the nearby trails. The lake’s boat ramp is located on Marina Drive off DeSoto Blvd. Boat slip rentals are available at Waypoint Marina along with boat, canoe and paddle boat rentals.

Smaller HSV Lakes If solitude is what you are looking for, then give one of several smaller Hot Springs Village lakes a try. Anglers and boaters alike will enjoy the opportunity to fish, kayak, canoe or relax in peace. Towing sports are not permitted on any of the smaller lakes. • Lake Estrella, 21 acres, boat ramp off Panorama Drive. • Lake Granada, 54 acres, boat

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ramp off Gusta Lane. Lake Isabella, 25 acres, boat ramp off Pillar Lane. Lake Maria, 27 acres, boat ramp off Linares Lane. Lake Pineda, 62 acres, boat ramp off Camino Road. Lake Segovia, 11 acres, no boat ramp. Lake Sophia. 36 acres, boat ramp off El Cano Drive. 

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Living Large in Hot Springs Village


iving large is easy in Hot Springs Village. The largest gated community in North America offers outstanding opportunities to spread out and enjoy life in more than 26,000 acres. Though you may be familiar with the world-renown golf courses in Hot Springs Village, other amenities include hiking and biking trails, lakes, tennis, clubs, beaches and activities for all ages. And though many of Hot Springs Village’s amenities are perfect for nature lovers, it is located just minutes from conveniences like grocery stores, restau-

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rants and shopping. Enjoy world class entertainment at the Woodlands Auditorium or kick back in a more relaxed atmosphere for music and other events at Grove Park. You can work out in the state of the art Coronado Fitness Center. There’s even a library for bibliophiles to explore. Hot Springs Village list of services can’t be beat and include police and fire departments, an ambulance service as well as city water and regular road maintenance. So come to Hot Springs Village for a few days, months or more. It’s the perfect place to live! 

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Quality Entertainment is Close to Home at the Woodlands


he Woodlands Auditorium offers quality entertainment in the heart of Hot Springs Village. Housed in the Ponce de Leon Center at 1101 DeSoto Blvd., the Woodlands hosts more than 75 events each year, bringing in performances to delight one and all. Well -known musicians, Broadway-style shows and national touring companies have graced the Woodlands stage along with local favorites. The Woodlands features a 650-seat performing arts center with a stage, along with a professional sound and lighting system. It is fully staffed by numerous talented lighting and sound technicians. The Woodlands offers a space for

200+ Clubs & Organizations


ith more than 200 active clubs and organizations, Hot Springs Village is a great place to connect with others while doing what you love. Enjoy riding bikes? Then check out the Ageless Biker’s Club. Crafting more your style? We’ve got clubs for all types of creative arts. Fancy birdwatching? Then consider joining the local chapter of the Audubon Society. No matter what you enjoy, there’s most likely a club for that. For a list of clubs and organizations in Hot Springs Village, go to HSVPOA.org/Directory. 

video conferencing making it great for lectures and private events. You can even hold a wedding there. The Woodlands lobby often hosts art shows, political rallies, receptions and small parties. The facility also includes a full service bar. The Ponce de Leon Center also includes the Porte Coche, an outdoor covered space that is perfect for wine tastings, dinners, social meetings and more. Next door, the Ouachita Building is available for meetings, receptions and seminars. For more information about upcoming events at the Woodlands and other facilities in Hot Springs Village, go to HSVTicketSales.com or call 501-922-4231. 

2017 Newcomers’ Coffees Learn about Hot Springs Village amenities, activities, upcoming events, clubs and organizations, and governmental structure.

April 27, June 29, August 31, October 26, December 7 Meetings are held at 9 a.m. in the Ouachita Activities Building at the Ponce de Leon Center located at 1101 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village. 

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Pickleball Offers Unique Gaming Options in HSV


ant to learn to play one of the fastest growing sports in America? Then consider Pickleball. Don’t let the funny name fool you. Pickleball offers some serious opportunities for exercise, team play and a whole lot of fun. What exactly is Pickleball, you may ask? Similar to tennis, Pickleball is a fun sport for all ages and all levels of athletic ability. It is played by two or four players on a badminton-size court, with a slightly modified tennis net, using a perforated plastic ball and wood or composite paddles. Pickleball is easy for beginners to

learn and play. Proponents of the sport claim it’s easier on your joints than other sports. Experts estimate there are at least three million Pickleball players in the U.S. And more than 200 live in Hot Springs Village, according to the Village’s Pickleball Club. Give the game a swing today! For more information about Pickleball in HSV, go to HSVPickleball.org. 

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Dine and Recline at the Hot Springs VIP Cinema


ow Showing! Dine and recline while watching all of the latest movies at the Hot Springs VIP Cinema, located at 351 Lake Hamilton Drive in Hot Springs. The theater, formerly the Behind the Mall Cinema, has been upgrad-

ed to include electric leather recliner seats with tables in all auditoriums. A full food menu is available as well as wine and beer. Reserve your seat for a relaxing experience. For coming attractions, group rates, reservations and more, go to HotSpringsVIP.com or call 501-525-0883. 

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elax and unwind in the thermal waters of Hot Springs, one of the oldest hot spring resort towns in the U.S. Visitors flock to Hot Springs from near and far to take a dip in the hot waters, which many believe have healing properties. Try a mineral bath at one of two bathhouses currently in operation along the Bathhouse Row National Historic Landmark, officially part of a protected national park. For a more traditional bathhouse experience, give the Buckstaff Bathhouse a try. It’s the only facility that has been in continuous operation since the 1950s. Or opt for a more upscale experience at the Quapaw Baths. And when you are finished with your bath, stop by the Fordyce Bathhouse which serves as the Bathhouse Row Visitor Center. You can even stop in for a tasty beverage and pub food at the Superior Brewery housed in the former Superior Bathhouse.

to shop for treasures along Central Avenue. The historic district is home to some of the best places to find antiques, toys, snacks and souvenirs. Jump in your car and head further down Central Ave. for restaurants, drug stores, super stores, and the Hot Springs Mall. Come take a dip in Hot Springs where the water is hot and treasures await. For more, go to HotSprings.org. 

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Enjoy Cupcakes, Craft Beer and a Good “Cup of Joe”


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ot Springs is home to hundreds of restaurants, bars, cafes and coffee shops. Though there are many to choose from, we’ve narrowed it down for you, concentrating on newer establishments. Check these out for cool and hip atmosphere: Craft Beer Cellar burst onto Arkansas’ burgeoning craft beer scene in October 2016. Home to “the best beer that we can get our hands on,” according to their website, Craft Beer Cellar’s self-proclaimed “beer geeks” offer well-crafted beers made in breweries “just down the street or on the other side of the world.” Visit Craft Beer Cellar, which is

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located at 120 Ouachita Ave., in Hot Springs, for great beer and fun events such as live music and trivia. For more information, go to Facebook.com/CBCHotSprings. Fat Bottomed Girl’s Cupcake Shoppe rose to fame as one of the participants of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars in 2013. The cupcake bakery’s goal is simple, to create “the perfect cupcake,” according to their website. Fat Bottomed Girl’s Cupcake Shoppe offers a variety of delicious cupcakes and quirky merchandise. Stop by 120 Central Ave. in Hot Springs, to sample their delectable treats. For more information, go to FBGCupcakes.com. Wake up and head over to Red Light Roastery for small batch craft coffee. Located at 1003 Park Avenue in Hot Springs, Red Light Roastery offers coffee with the “best ingredients” the owners can find. Let Red Light Roastery help you find the brew that works for you! For more information, go to RedLightRoastery.com. Specializing in organic and local products, Kollective Coffee + Tea is a 3rd wave coffee+tea house. According to their Facebook page, it’s part of the “current movement to produce high-quality coffee and think of coffee as an artisanal foodstuff rather than just another “cup of joe.” Check out Kollective Coffee + Tea for breakfast, brunch, sandwiches and vegetarian fare. For more information, go to Facebook.com/KollectiveCoffeeTea. 

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ot a craving for great food but want to stay closer to home? Then check out these restaurants, cafes and bars. Enjoy a steaming cup of coffee with friends at Melinda’s Coffee & More. Get your pizza fix at Charlie’s. Stop in and chat with the locals at Moonshiner’s Family Restaurant or Tanner’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill. Indulge your sweet tooth at Linda’s Diner where you can try all of your favorite ice cream treats and more.

ASIAN Great China Buffet, 4419 Hwy. 7, 501-984-6167, GreatWallBuffetAR.com

AMERICAN Balboa Sports Bar & Lounge, 111 Balboa Way, 501922-2909

Ouachita Mountain Smokehouse, 141 Hill Country Lane, 501-209-5455

Chef Johnna’s At DeSoto Club, 100 Clubhouse Drive, 501-915-0007, ChefJohnnasDesotoClub.com Debra’s, 198 Carmona Rd, 501-984-6677 Home Plate Café, 5110 Highway 7 North, 501-984-6969, HomePlateCafeHSV. com

Enjoy local favorite, “The Mess,” at Debra’s

JK’s at Isabella, 110 Iniciador Way, 501-922-6666

Village Hibachi, 4656 N Hwy. 7, 501-204-5028, Facebook.com/VillageHibachi BBQ Moonshiner’s Family Restaurant & Tavern, 3958 Hwy 7 N, 501-204-5016, MoonShinersinHSV.com

COFFEE Melinda’s Coffee & More, 3901 Hwy 7 N, 501-9845393, Facebook.com/MelindasCoffeeCornerHotSpringsVillageAR ITALIAN Italian House & Grill, 4501 N Highway 7, 501-984-6602, ItalianHouseGrill.com MEXICAN El Jimador Restaurant, 107 DeSoto Center Dr, 501-915-8191

Last Chance Lakeside Cafe, 488 Ponce De Leon Drive, 501-922-4870, LastChanceHSV.com

PIZZA Mulligan’s at Ponce, 300 Ponce de Leon Drive, 501-9221623

Linda’s Diner, 3822 N. Hwy. 7, Ste 7, 501-781-5956 LindasDiner.com

Molly O’Brien’s, 8913 Park Ave, (near Balboa Gate), 501-321-2227, 501-915-0111, MollyOBriens.com

Tanner’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill, 25255 Hwy. 5, Lonsdale, 501-915-9880

Charlie’s Pizza Pub, 127 McNeely Circle, 501-984-6216, CharliesPizzaPub.com 

Hot Springs Village RAY CLEM

501-620-6163 • RayClemHSV.com FEATURED HOME 43 Arias Way, HSV

Visit Linda’s Diner for Appetizers, All-Day Breakfast, Burgers & Fries, Sandwiches Daily Specials and Ice Cream Parlor $89,000 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1,520 Sq. Ft.

3822 N. Hwy. 7, Ste 7, Hot Springs Village 501-781-5956 LindasDiner.com 19

Celebrate Spring at Garvan Woodland Gardens


elebrate spring at Garvan Woodlands Garden’s annual Daffodil Days and Tulip Extravaganza. Witness thousands of blooms including crocus, daffodils, hyacinths and brilliant Dutch tulips in the largest display of spring color between Dallas and Memphis. Check for details including peak bloom times at Facebook.com/GarvanGardens. Garvan Woodland Gardens offers fantastic views of glorious seasonal botanical landscapes. Bring your camera to capture photos at every turn. Below are some upcoming events at Garvan Gardens: • March 12: Beauty and The Bride: Hot Springs Bridal Expo • March 13 - June 19: Advanced Health Hike • March 26: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Concert, Anthony Chapel • April 8: Antique Boat Show • May 14: Mother’s Day Concert with Ringers of Hope, Anthony Chapel 

Photos courtesy of Garvan Woodland Gardens

Launch Out in Lake Ouachita


aunch out for fun on beautiful Lake Ouachita. At 40,000 acres, it is the largest man-made lake in Arkansas. Named one of the cleanest lakes in America, Lake Ouachita is a haven for swimming, skiing, scuba diving and boating. Fish for bream, crappie, catfish, striped and large mouth bass. Pitch a tent on Lake Ouachita’s banks or stay in one of the park’s rustic cabins. Picnic, walk on the trails, and pick up your gear lakeside at the marina For more, go to ArkansasStateParks.com (search Lake Ouachita). 

Hot Springs Village SUSIE BURNS

501-922-8989 • SusieBurnsHSV.com FEATURED HOME 19 Vereda Lane, HSV


$571,830 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,881 Sq. Ft.

Set Sail on the Hot Springs Belle


ake a relaxing ride on the Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat, your passport to beautiful Lake Hamilton. Sit back and enjoy a tour that includes million dollar mansions, natural islands, quaint resorts, panoramic views of the Ouachita Mountains, colorful anecdotes, humorous stories, and well researched historical information. The riverboat sets sail every Tuesday – Sunday and is closed on Mondays. Cruises include sightseeing, lunch, or their most popular cruise, the sunset dinner/ dance cruise. Call 501-545-4438 or go to BelleRiverBoat.com to book your cruise on The Belle today. 

Keepin’ It Local with Little Rock Music, Festivals, and More


ocated on the banks of the Arkansas River, Little Rock is more than just Arkansas’ capital city. The Little Rock metroplex offers fantastic shopping options, a vibrant music scene, world class entertainment and attractions, as well as dining to suit any palate. And best of all, it’s just about an hour away from Hot Springs Village. Learn more about Arkansas’ place in the civil rights movement at Central High School, explore the Clinton Presidential Center and witness an organization that’s dedicated to creating a world free of hunger and poverty at the Heifer Village. Hike or bike on the Arkansas River Trail. At more than 15 miles of scenic riverfront, its one of the longest pedestrian and bicycle bridges in America. Keep it local and visit Little Rock: • March 4-5: Little Rock Marathon. Full marathon, half marathon, relay marathon, 5K run run/walk, classic rockers marathon, and youth marathon. LittleRockMarathon.com • April 1: Springfest. FREE, family event on the Arkansas River. Includes food trucks, arts & crafts, dog parade, and more. RiverfestArkansas.com/Springfest • April 27-30: Arkansas Literary Festival. Celebration of literacy, language, and the written word for readers of all ages. www.ArkansasLiteraryFestival.org • May 20-22: International Greek Food Festival. fea-

Little Rock’s Music Scene

Little Rock’s music scene includes both local bands and national superstars. From local guys playing at Vino’s to sold out shows at Verizon Arena, Little Rock has music to please one and all. Below is a list of places to enjoy some stellar music performances. Cajun’s Wharf, 2400 Cantrell Road Rev Room, 300 President Clinton Ave South on Main, 1304 Main Street Vino’s Brew Pub, 923 W. Seventh St West End Tavern, 215 N. Shackleford

turing great Greek food, crafts and more. GreekFoodFest.com • June 1-4: Riverfest. Arkansas’s largest festival includes four stages of live performance, activity areas for children and young teens, art classes, International Village, food trucks, and more. RiverFestArkansas.com. 

Locally Labelled in Little Rock Discover the best homegrown craft breweries, wineries and distillery through the Locally Labeled passport. Download it here: LittleRock. com/Things-To-Do/LocallyLabeled.aspx

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211 Crystal Ridge Lane, Jessieville 800-291-4484 • ColemanQuartz.com

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HSV is the Right Choice for Affordable Luxury


ot Springs Village is the right choice for affordable luxury offering real estate options available in almost every price range along with low tax rates. Check out these interesting facts about life in Hot Springs Village. TAXES Property Taxes: Assessed at 20% of appraised valuation. Taxes in the Jessieville School District (Garland County) are assessed at $42.30 per $1,000 of assessed value ($846.00 on a $100,000 home). Taxes in the Fountain Lake School District are assessed at $38.40 per $1,000 assessed value in Garland County ($768.00 on a $100,000 home), and, $44.50 per $1,000 in Saline County ($890.00 on a $100,000 home). Arkansas Sales Tax: 8% in Garland County; 6.5% in Saline County; 6.5% to 8% in Hot Springs Village. State and Local Taxes: State income tax is pro-rated up to 7% over $25,000 per year; however, there are several exemptions such as social security benefits and the first $6,000 received under a public or private employer sponsored retirement plan.

UTILITIES Water, Sewer & Sanitation: (Approximate costs) Water: $17.60 ($8.80 per 2,000 per gal) Garbage: $31.00 Sewer & Street Lights: $43.00 Ambulance: $14.00 Street Light Fee: $5.40 Electricity: $0.10 per kilowatt hour (KWH). Average home usage is 1,500 KWH/mo. Telephone: $28.24 for basic service Electricity: $0.10 per kilowatt hour (KWH). Average home usage is 1,500 KWH/mo. Cable TV: $25.00 for basic service Satellite Network: $29.99 for basic monthly service Automobile Registration: $19.95 for 3,000 lbs. or less; $27.75 for 3,0014,500 lbs.; $32.75 for over 4,500 lbs. Driver’s License: $20.00+$5.00 transfer fee for regular non-commercial REAL ESTATE VALUES Total Housing Units: 9,727 (8,640 Single Family, 988 Townhouses, 99 Timeshares) Average Home Site Size: 90’ x 160’ (0.3 acres) Average House Value: $200-$300,000 Interior Homesites: $1,000 - $10,000

Golf Front Homesites: $15,000 $150,000 Mountain View Homesites: $20,000 - $85,000 Lake Front Homesites: $50,000 $230,000 HOMEOWNERS’ INSURANCE Approx. $1,200 on a $175,000 home with $1,000 deductible in Garland County. 

Hot Springs Village KIM TAYLOR

12 Jornada Circle, HSV


3 Lazo Place, HSV

HotSpringsVillageAR.com 501-420-4575


38 Delgado Way, HSV


$549,900 4 Bedrooms, $349,900 3 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, 3,669 Sq. Ft. 3 Bathrooms, 2,649 Sq. Ft.


$$289,000 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, 3,487 Sq. Ft.

Back to School Options for Seniors in the Ouachitas


ooking for a way to stay mentally sharp? Then consider going back to school - it’s not just for kids. It’s never too late to learn new skills and keep up to date with technology and other study options. Continuing education is a great way for senior adults to stay mentally healthy. It also provides opportunities to meet new and interesting people. Below are several options for seniors who want to return to school. Online Learning If you have a computer that connects to the Internet, you can take online classes in just about any subject. Many universities offer online courses for seniors and some are FREE. Take a Trip Traveling is a great way to challenge your brain while experiencing some of the finer things in life. Want to learn

Schools in the HSV Area Hot Springs Village is a great place to raise a family. There are two schools nearby offering quality education programs. • Jessieville School District - home of the Jessieville Lions. The K-12 school is located at 7900 Hwy 7 North in Jessieville For more information, go to JSDLions.net. • Fountain Lake School District - home of the Fountain Lake Cobras: This K-12 school is located at 4207 Park Ave, Hot Springs. For more information, go to FLCobras.net. 

Hot Springs Village VICKI TEEL

501-922-8881 • vickiteel@remax.net

Head Back to Campus Several schools in the Ouachita region offer free tuition options for senior adults aged 60 and older. Some schools also offer options for auditing classes at reduced rates or even for free. Below are several colleges to consider. • National Park Community College, 101 College Dr, Hot Springs, 501-760-4222, NP.com • Pulaski Technical College, Little Rock-South Campus, 13000 Interstate 30, Little Rock, 501-8122200 PulaskiTech.edu • UALR Benton, 410 River Street, Benton, 501-8606003, UALR.edu/Benton • Try a Hands-On Skill Hot Springs Village is a great place to learn a new skill. With more than 200 clubs and organizations, there’s always something going on and it’s easy to get involved. Whatever the hobby and skill you want to learn, chances are there’s already a club or organization in the Village where you can get involved. 

Hot Springs Village WANDA BONNER

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