Escape to the Ouachitas Fall 2017

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to the Ouachitas

Hot Springs Village

Fall 2017


all has come to Hot Springs Village and it’s a wonderful time to be here. Take a walk on one of our trails and bask in nature’s seasonal beauty; autumn leaves are at a peak during this time of year. Our temperate climate means you’ll have ample time to enjoy all of our amenities. Catch a quick game of tennis on one of 13 courts or learn to play pickleball, a fun and challenging team sport. Fish and kayak on one of 11 recreational lakes. Check out the turning leaves while you play golf on one of our nine world-class golf courses. Our hope is that you’ll use this magazine as a resource to learn more about Hot Springs Village and the region. So go ahead and get outside to enjoy this beautiful time of year. 




Welcome Golf Petting Farm Horse Riding Pumpkin Patches Events Outdoor Adventure Amenities Trails Sports Spas Community Lakes Real Estate Food

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ESCAPE TO THE OUACHITAS HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE Clara Nicolosi PUBLISHER Designs Group Consulting Dannet Botkin CREATIVE DIRECTOR Lisa Watson Thomas EDITOR/DESIGNER Photography by Sarah Dore, Way2Hii, Dannet Botkin and Renee Steinpreis RE/MAX of Hot Springs Village 1400 DeSoto Blvd. Hot Springs Village, AR 71909 USA

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oin golfers around Arkansas and across the country to enjoy the changing autumn leaves and cooler temperatures while playing on one of nine championship golf courses in Hot Springs Village. “Our world class golf courses are beautiful and challenging …,” says Ray Clem, Villager and RE/MAX of Hot Springs Village agent. Whether you are looking to improve your game or simply enjoy time outside on the links, there’s something for everyone. “Golf allows me to take a break from work and relax,” says Pat Bollier, Village resident and RE/MAX of Hot Springs Village agent. “I enjoy being outside where I am

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surrounded by so much natural beauty. We are truly blessed to have the quality of courses and great staff that makes golf in the Village a fantastic experience!” Come enjoy golf in Hot Springs Village. With so many courses, you can play a different one every day of the week; no two courses or holes are the same! And you might find the home of your dreams on one of the Village golf courses! Balboa Golf Club Walk your way to fitness while you practice your swing on Balboa Golf Club’s course. Designed by Ault, Clark & Associates, Balboa’s wider fairways and fewer elevation changes provide a great place to take a stroll while enjoying the autumn colors. Water hazards, bunkers and the par 3s will keep your golf game interesting as well. Balboa’s 18hole golf course includes a driving range, putting green and short game area. The greens are a blend of Penn Cross and Crenshaw Bent grasses and the fairways are 419 Bermuda grass. Coronado Golf Club Get in a game of golf on your time frame at the Coronado Golf Club’s par-62 golf course. 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 course in the Village. Coronado also offers a putting green. The greens are Penn Cross Bent grass and the fairways are Common Bermuda. 3

Hot Springs Village is THE destination for golfers with consistently top ranked courses and scenic views. And as a partner with Troon Golf, the industry’s leader in upscale golf courses, golfers will find a truly exceptional experience in Hot Springs Village. To find out more of what Troon Golf has to offer Village residents, go to Cortez Golf Club Bask in the natural beauty of Hot Springs Village while you improve your golf game at Cortez Golf Club. Designed by Ault, Clark & Associates, you’ll be treated to a showcase of beautiful sites along the course’s 18 holes. Elevation changes and water hazards offer some challenges and five sets of tees 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. The greens are SRT1020 Bent grass and fairways are Hybrid Bermuda grass. DeSoto Golf Club Families will enjoy the DeSoto Golf Club. The recently renovated course 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. The greens are Champion Ultra Dwarf and fairways are 419 Bermuda grass. Diamante Golf Club Top ranked Diamante Golf Club is the only private membership golf club in Hot Springs Village. The course, which is known to be challenging, offers a variety of play options. Spread over 7,560 yards from its back set of six tees, Diamante has been ranked the 38th most-difficult course in the nation by Golf Digest in 2009 and one of the ‘10 Toughest ClubCorp Courses’ by Private Clubs

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magazine in 2006. Diamante offers an 18-hole golf course, driving range, putting green and short game area. The greens are SR1020 Bent grass and fairways are Meyers Zoysia. Granada Golf Club Ranked as one of the 10 best golf courses in the state by Golf Digest, Granada Golf Club was designed by Ault, Clark & Associates. The course’s 18 holes include par 3s, 4s and 5s. Playing through this course includes a gorgeous waterfall along the 18th hole fairway. Granada also includes a driving range, putting green and short game area. The greens are a blend of L93 and Crenshaw Bent grasses and the fairways are Tif Sport Bermuda. Isabella Golf Club Looking for something a little different? Then you’ve got to play the 27hole Isabella Golf Club complex. The course was ranked as the No. 1 course in Arkansas by Golf Digest and the Arkansas Business Journal from 2002 to 2006. Designed by Ault, Clark & Associates, Isabella is fun for the novice and professional. The complex features three nine-hole rotations – Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria. Wider fairways and driving areas combined with twists, turns and elevation changes keep the game more than a little inter-


esting. Isabella also includes a driving range, putting green and short game area. The greens are a blend of L93 and Crenshaw Bent grasses. The fairways are 419 Bermuda grass. Magellan Golf Club Practice makes perfect at the Magellan Golf Club. 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. The greens, which are comprised of Champion


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Hot Springs Village offers a number of Leagues, Groups and Programs. These programs include Junior Golf, Men’s Leagues, Women’s Leagues, Couples’ Groups and a Physically Challenged Program.

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Ultra Dwarf, were renovated in 2012 along with some bunkers. The fairways are 419 Bermuda grass. Ponce de Leon Golf Club Consistently ranked in the state’s top 10 courses by Golf Digest and the 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. The greens are Penn Link and Crenshaw Bent grasses and the fairways are Tif-way II Bermuda.  Ride in style on these cart paths, offering safe golf cart passage on Village roadways.

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ant to meet a horse named Big John? Or how about hanging out with his friend, a cow named Sugar? They are waiting at Creek Mountain Petting Farm, where you can pet goats, turkeys, running ducks (if you can catch them), and more! There’s even a cute little blonde peafowl named Dannet. And you won’t have to search for Houdi, a dwarf Nigerian goat, or his buddy, Jade, a fainting goat, because they’ll most likely follow you wherever you go, according to farm owner, Margaret Weeter. “The goats follow us around like pets,” says Weeter, “eating

out of our hands and nudging us to be petted or when they want a treat.” Creek Mountain Petting Farm officially opens for business October 28. Located at 2659 HWY 298 in Jessieville, the farm will offer children and adults alike the chance to enjoy an unforgettable experience with some of nature’s most graceful creatures. Both Weeter and co-owner, Bea Nation, hope the farm will give area children a first-hand experience meeting with farm animals, something many haven’t had before. “They may have pets, such as cats and dogs,” says Weeter, “but we want to give them a


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farm animal experience.” And they definitely want to provide a safe place for everyone. “Some people with special needs respond more easily and readily to animals, similar to therapy animals,” says Weeter. “We want to provide a place where they can interact [safely] with our animals.” Weeter and Nation plan to host field trips, cooperating with local schools and churches and also family outings. And they plan to work with the Jessieville School Agriculture program. In fact, they say several parents have already contacted them about having their children help out at the farm, for the experience of learning responsibility and interaction with other people, says Weeter. And you can rest assured the animals are well taken care of. “Our animals enjoy regular veterinary inspections,” says Nation. “We maintain a clean and healthy environment for all involved.” Be on the lookout for more information about Creek Mountain Petting Farm Grand Opening. Big John and Sugar and all of their furry friends will be waiting for you! The farm will also have fresh eggs for sale along with goats, dogs and other animals. For more information, call 501-984-5333, email buzybea62@ or go to 

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Saddle Up! It’s Time to Ride in the Ouachitas


addle up and get ready to rediscover the Ouachita region in a unique way … by horseback! Whether you are a novice rider or an experienced equestrian, you’ll find many area trails are open to horses and more than a few offer guided trail tours where you can mount a horse and ride off into the sunset … or at least into the woods … with a group of friends. Mountain Harbor Riding Stables Be sure to check out Mountain Harbor Riding Stables, which offers a 45-minute guided trail ride through the Ouachita National Forest with beautiful lake vistas. Owners John and Candy Torbett, along with their daughter Kayla, take “great pride in both the quality of their horses and the riding experience they provide.”. Travel tree shaded trails and experience the scenic beauty of Lake Ouachita and the surrounding area. You may even get a glimpse of a fox or a deer. And you can rest assured the professional guides at Mountain Harbor Riding Stables will make safety and enjoyment top priorities. The stables, which are located at 722 Mountain Harbor Road in Mount Ida also offer carriage rides through the

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nearby Mountain Harbor Resort. And best of all, you can cool off by taking a dip in nearby Lake Ouachita. Rides are available for groups or individuals. Hours vary by season. Call 870-867-3022 to schedule riding times. For more, go to Arkansas State Parks Consider a horseback riding vacation in an Arkansas State Park. Several state parks in the Ouachita region offer bridle trails. DeGray Lake Resort State Park and Lake Catherine State Park offer seasonal guided trail rides. Bring your horse for an equestrian adventure on state park trails and adjoining national forest lands. For more, go to HorsebackRiding. 

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Load Up the Whole Family to Visit Area Pumpkin Patches


pend some time with your kids and grandkids this fall at area pumpkin patches. Take home a pumpkin or enjoy the cooler temperatures on a hay ride. Check websites for updated dates and times.

Garner Homestead Family Farm, Lonsdale Located at 1376 Hwy. 128/Hot Springs Village Cutoff, Lonsdale, this farm offers hayrides, cornfield trails, children’s play area and an animal petting area. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat Sept. 30 – Nov. 4. Call 501-463-0510 or go to Family Farm Pumpkin Patch, Malvern Spend the day with your family at this family farm at 18448 Hwy. 67 in Malvern. Check out the pumpkin patch, hayrides, train, farm animals, hay tunnels and more. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays in October; available by reservation Mon.-Fri. for school field trips. Call 501-337-4171 or go to Mary’s Place Pumpkin Patch, Bryant Take a train ride Mary’s Place, located at 3705 Hwy. 5 N. in Bryant. Kids can play in a wooden maze, treehouse and a hay mountain. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat, 1-5 p.m. Sun. Sept. 30 – Nov. 4 Call 501-847-3900 or go to Roseberry Farms in Benton Pick your own homegrown pumpkin at this 56-acre farm


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located at 12223 Hwy. 9 in Benton. Visit chickens, goats and rabbits, enjoy hayrides and thrills on the tractor-pulled barrel ride, play in a hay fort and more. Open Sept. 30 Oct. 31 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.-Sun.; available by reservation Mon.-Fri. for field trips. Call 501-722-8545 or go to Fall Festival Events Celebrate Fall, Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs Oct. 21, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., 550 Arkridge Rd., Hot Springs Garvan Woodland Gardens offers fall activities for families. The Gardens will open with candy for Trick or Treaters ages 12 and under (costumes encouraged), a Pumpkin Patch with a free pie-sized pumpkin for the first 200 kids who visit the Gardens and more. Go to Lake Catherine Community Fall Festival, Hot Springs Oct. 21, 6-9 p.m., Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs Attend the community fall festival at Lake Catherine State Park. Featuring trick-or-treating, hay rides, a hot dog and marshmallow roast, the FREE event promises fun for all. Fall Festival - Grove Park, Hot Springs Village Oct. 28, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Ponce de Leon Center, HSV Featuring games and activities, live music, food, Green Market and Artisan Market vendors. For more information, call 501-922-4231 or go to 

Get Your Scare On Hot Springs Haunted Tours, Hot Springs Take a terrifying nighttime stroll in downtown Hot Springs to hear bone-chilling tales. Walking tours are held at 8 p.m. nightly. Torture Chamber, Benton Relive your worst fears at The Torture Chamber located at The Warehouse off Edison, 706 Center St. in Benton. For more, go to Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival Sept. 21-24, Central Theater, 1008 Central Ave., Hot Springs. horror, thriller and sci-fi genres, presented by the Hot Springs Arts and Film Institute. Halloween Escape Room at A Narrow Escape Experience chills and thrills this October at A Narrow Escape, in a special Halloween-themed game room. 


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Find a Bounty of Produce at Area Farmers’ Markets


ind a bounty of local produce in autumn in Arkansas at area farmers’ markets. Support local growers, discover where your food comes from and more. Grab your reusable shopping bags and visit one of these regional farmers markets. Green Market at Grove Park, 1105 Desoto Blvd., HSV: Open Thursdays 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. through growing season. Historic Downtown Hot Springs Farmer’s Market, 121 Orange Street, Hot Springs: Open Saturdays, 7am – noon, May – October; and 9am – noon, November - April. Little Rock Farmers’ Market, 400 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock: Open Tuesdays and Saturdays through growing season. Visit the Hot Springs Farmer’s Market for Food Truck Fridays at the Market Sept. 29, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Featuring great food, live music and more.

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e h t n i OUACHITAS eeling adventurous? Grab your gear and get outside this fall. From hiking and biking to zip ling, you’ll find adventure for all ages and activity levels.

Hiking and Biking Trails crisscross the region offering hikers and bikers the opportunity to take in nature at its best. Experience the thrill of accomplishment along one of the area’s Epic trails. The 36-mile Lake Ouachita Vista Trail is a popular destination among hikers and mountain bikers. And the 38-mile Womble Trail, recognized by the International Mountain Biking Association, is located in nearby Mount Ida. On-Road Cycling The Ouachitas provide a beautiful backdrop for on road cycling with varied scenery, mountain climbs and everything in between. So, clip in, and hit the road … a fantastic ride is waiting for you. Mountain Climbing Strap on your climbing gear and scale to new heights in the nearby Ouachita mountains. For details, go to www.

fishing as well as thousands of miles of streams just waiting for outdoor adventure. Canoe along the Caddo River or do a little kayak fishing in one of Hot Springs Village’s many lakes. Horseback Riding Mount your trusty steed and head out to adventure and to enjoy the beautiful views. See related story on page 7. Zip Lining Get a unique perspective as you soar along one of the region’s zip lines. Adventureworks Hot Springs at Catherine’s Landing offers “over a mile of zip adventures” on 12 different zip lines. Try Zip Lines at Ouachita Bend in Malvern for a unique combination of hiking and zip lining. Combine your love for digging for crystals and zip lining at Ron Coleman Mining in Jessieville. Whatever you decide to try, just get outside this fall and you’re bound to find adventure. 

Take a Drive on the Wild Side


ttention adrenaline junkies? Gas up your ATV and head off road for one of the fastest growing recreational sports. Check out these area parks for hundreds of miles of designated off-highway vehicle (OHV) routes. The Hot Springs ORV Park is a 1,254-acre maze of trails for riding 4x4s, UTVs, ATVs, dirt bikes and mountain bikes. At Carter Off-Road Park in Alexander, you’ll find thousands acres of land to ride on, this park including mud pits, trails, hill climbs, a 4000-foot obstacle course & a creek. For more, go to 

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Take In Fall Foliage in the Ouachitas


utumn is beautiful in the Ouachita region and it’s one of the best places to see fall foliage. Changing leaves color the trees gold, red and orange and falling leaves line the roadways. It’s a photographer’s dream. Take a day trip along one of the region’s scenic drives to view autumn in all its glory. Though peak times may vary from year to year, the area will normally begin to take on color within a week or so following the Ozarks, peaking in early to mid-November. For more information, search for fall foliage drives and destinations at 

Scenic Highway 7 is Motorcycle Riding Treasure


et your motor running and head down the highway to some of the best motorcycle rides in the state including Arkansas Scenic 7 Byway. The nationally recognized riding treasure traverses almost the entire state from north to south crossing the Ozark and Ouachita mountain ranges along with the Arkansas River Valley before running through the dense pine woodlands of southern Arkansas. The route begins in the Ozarks near the shores of Bull Shoals Lake, climbing along a tightly wound and chal-

lenging road to the Little Buffalo River Valley at Jasper and across beautiful vistas. It meanders through Hot Springs, home to thermal waters, beautiful lakes, fishing, boating and water sports. The roads through the Ouachitas carve their way along rounded mountain peaks until they eventually smooth out p into a rolling landscape of piney hills that stretch south all the way to the Louisiana border. 

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Taste the Good Life at Local Wineries


ndulge in a taste of the good life with a visit to these regional wineries. Hot Springs is home to several wine tasting rooms. Sample the finest locally produced sweet (or dry) wines in Arkansas. Located at 1503 Central Avenue in Hot Springs, visitors can enjoy a free tour of the Arkansas Historic Wine Museum followed by tasting delicious Arkansas wines at the Hot Springs Winery. Call 501-623-9463 or go to Taste the finest native wines in

Arkansas including muscadine and strawberry at the Bathhouse Row Winery, located at 220 Central Ave. in Hot Springs. For more information, call 501-620-4880. Sample tropical fruit, berry and citrus wines at the Spa City Tropical Winery located at 258 Central Avenue in Hot Springs. For more information, call 501-617-6256 or go to Arkansas wineries produce some of best wines around. Visit Wiederkehr, Post and other wineries on the Ar-

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Visit a Cave to See What’s Under the Ground


rkansas is known for miles of unspoiled forests, lakes, rivers and more. And just beneath the surface you’ll find another world with subterranean lakes and streams, crystals, fossils. Arkansas’ caves are filled with flowstone, stalactites and stalagmites and are home to unusual creatures like blind trout and bats. You’re also likely

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to hear about how the cave was discovered or about those who used caves to hide from the law. Check out these caves. • Blanchard Springs Caverns, Mountain View: Guided tours and a wild cave tour for the physically fit. • Bull Shoals Caverns: Guided tours. • Cosmic Caverns, Berryville: Guided tours featuring Arkansas’ largest underground lake, an underground bridge and gemstone panning. • Mystic Caverns, Marble Falls: Guided tours. • Onyx Cave: Eureka Springs: Radio headphone guided tours with easy access ramps. • Old Spanish Treasure Cave: Well lit, non-strenuous tour with exciting history of hidden treasure. • War Eagle Cavern, Rogers: Secluded site. For more information, go to Unique/Caves-Caverns. 

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Live Life to the Fullest in Hot Springs Village


scape to Hot Springs Village, the largest gated community in North America, to enjoy life. Spread out over more than 26,000 acres, the Village offers something for everyone with plenty of room to spread out and truly live life to the fullest. Hot Springs Village is home to world-renown golf courses, hiking and biking trails, lakes, tennis, clubs, beaches and activities for all ages. You’ll also find sports like pickleball, bocce and lawn bowling. We’ve got world class entertainment at the Woodlands

Auditorium or kick back and relax for music and other events at Grove Park. You can work up a sweat at the Coronado Fitness Center. There’s a library stocked with great books, videos and more. Test your skills in one of our escape rooms. And your pups can play in our dog park! The Village has a police and fire department, an ambulance service as well as city water and regular road maintenance. And it’s close to all of the modern conveniences. So escape to Hot Springs Village for a day, a month or maybe even a lifetime. 

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Village Cancer Walk Set for Saturday, Sept. 30


oin Village residents and others on Saturday, Sept. 30, Hot Springs Village residents to walk along the Hernando and Balboa trails to support cancer research. All funds raised will benefit the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at University of Arkansas Medical Sciences. All funds raised will stay in Arkansas. Opening ceremonies start at 7:30 a.m. rain or shine at the Balboa Pavilion at 476 Ponce de Leon Drive, in Hot Springs Village. “RE/MAX of Hot Springs Village is thrilled to be a part of the Village Walk for Cancer Research again this year,” said Clara Nicolosi, RE/MAX of Hot Springs Village owner and Cancer Walk committee member. Tis year’s goal is $50,000, all of which will benefit cancer research in Arkansas.

“We look forward to this event,” she said, noting “this will be our second year starting at the Balboa Pavilion on beautiful Lake Balboa.” “The Village Walk for Cancer Research is the largest fund raising event for cancer research in the Village,” said Melanie Pederson, Cancer Walk chairperson. “The Walk brings together survivors, family members of those who

have lost loved ones, and the community. We couldn’t do this without ... our planning team who spends countless hours working to ensure a smooth and successful Walk.” Registration is $35. For more information, go to or contact Melanie Pederson at 501-915-8747 or chairman@walkforcancerresearch. org. 

Regional Trails Offer Walkers and Riders Scenic Views


ake advantage of cooler temperatures and take in the fall foliage along one of many trails throughout the Ouachita region. Take a quick scenic loop or push yourself on a more difficult trail. Below is a list of some of the best regional trails.

Creek Greenway Trail: 4.2-mile, multi-use trail corridor. Ideal for families both on foot and on bikes. Entergy Park: Nine trails, both offroad and paved, under a mile in distance, great biking destination. Iron Mountain Trail: 21.5 Miles.



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et your heart rate up and explore beautiful Hot Springs Village along the Hernando Trail. The gravel-packed surface trail, which is more than 8 miles long, offers both level walking and some challenging hills. Trail benches and tall pine, oak and hickory trees create a beautiful and shady canopy. It’s a great trail for walking, jogging, or trail bike riding. Hernando Trail was awarded the Arkansas Governor’s Leadership in Fitness Award in 2008. So, get out and explore on more than 30 miles of trails in Hot Springs Village. 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. Most nature trails are pet friendly! BALBOA (2.1 MLS): Rating: Moderate/Easy. CEDAR CREEK (3.1 MLS): Rating: Easy. CORONADO FITNESS (1.0 MLS): Rating: Easy. continued from pg. 14 Trail: IMBA Epic, 108 Miles. A hiking trail that allows mountain biking through remote sections of the Ouachita Mountains. Caddo Bend Trail: 4.5 miles. Lo-



Hernando Trail CORONADO BOAT RAMP (0.35 MLS): Rating: Easy. DESOTO MARINA (0.7 MLS): Rating: Easy. DESOTO NATURE (1.2 MLS): Rating: Moderate. DESOTO SPILLWAY (0.77 MLS): Rating: Moderate. DESOTO (3.4 MLS): Rating:

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cated on Lake Ouachita. Little Blakely Trail System: 17.6 miles. Five-loop trail system near Jessieville. Grand Promenade and Side Trails: 1.2 miles. Brick walkway along Hot

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all is a fantastic time to get fit in Hot Springs Village. And whether you prefer to exercise indoors or outside, there’s plenty of options available. Exercise in year round comfort at the Coronado Fitness Center, while enjoying the view of Lake Coronado. Work out in the large fitness room, which includes a walking track, as well as treadmills, bikes and other machine and free weights. Join a fitness class. With offerings like Pilates, group indoor cycling, water aerobics, dance fitness and even tai chi and martial arts, there’s sure to be a class that you’ll enjoy. Swim in the heated indoor pool or enjoy the whirlpool, steam room or sauna. You can even book a massage with a licensed therapist to help work out those pesky aches and pains. Our club sports offer plenty of opportunity to get outside and enjoy the cooler weather while making new friends. Master pickleball, a court sport that’s a hybrid of bad-

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minton, tennis and ping-pong. With more than 350 players in Hot Springs Village, it’s a great way to spend time with friends while you stay fit. Lawn bowling and bocce ball are also popular club sports and there’s even a senior softball league. Practice your swing at the Coronado Tennis Center, a 13-court complex with clay and hard surface courts, lounge, kitchen and pro shop. So whether you exercise outside or indoors, just get going … it’s sure to be fantastic!  2308, Quapaw Baths & Spa, 413 Central Ave., 501-6099822, Hot Springs Spas The Springs Hotel and Spa, 135 Central Ave, 501624-5521, Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, 239 Central Avenue, 501-623-7771, Arlington- FLOATspa, 4332 Central Ave., Ste. M2, 501-7813656, Thai Me Spa, (501) 5204772, 5001 Central Ave., Ste. D., Try Out Oxy-Zen Aqua Massage and Oxygen Bar, 328 Central Ave., 501623-2777, 

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ooking for something fun to do in Hot Springs Village? Then check out these venues for entertainment and learning options galore. Whether you want to enjoy a great performance, dance the night away or host a party, you’ll find plenty of options below. Kick back and relax with your friends while enjoying some great music during the Rock Porch Sessions, a free music series held the first Saturday the month, April through October, in Hot Springs Village. The series closes its 2017 season with high energy band, Moxie, at 7 p.m. on Oct. 7 at Waypoint at DeSoto Marina. Jam along with musicians of all skill levels at the monthly Rhythm Jams, which are held every third Sunday at Grove Park in Hot Springs Village. Musicians, singers, and listeners gather and share various genres of music, musical instruments as well as the history behind the music. Jams are open

to all ages, skill levels with non-amplified instruments. Enjoy the best entertainment just outside your door at the Woodlands Auditorium, Ponce de Leon Performing Arts Center. This 650-seat theatre hosts about 75 cultural and entertainment events each year including Broadway-style musicals, drama, dance, vocal and choral performances. For show and ticket information, go to You can dance, attend a class, get involved in a club, go to a party or even play a game of trivia at the Coronado Community Center. This all-purpose facility is home to meetings, events, concerts and more. There’s even an escape room and a library here. Shop for fresh produce and other local items at Grove Park during the Green Market, held every Thursday during the growing season. Grove Park is also home to artisan markets, musical events, festivals and more. 

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addle your way to adventure on one of 11 recreational lakes in Hot Springs Village. Witness autumn’s beauty while you spend the day water skiing, kayaking or fishing. The temperate climate means you’ll have plenty of days to explore the great outdoors. You can even grill up your dinner at one of the lakeside pavilions 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 want solitude or a great time with friends and family,

you will find what you are searching for on a Hot Springs Village lake. Lake Balboa Coming in at 944 acres, Lake Balboa is the largest lake in Hot Springs Village. It’s a haven for fishing, swimming and water sports of all kinds. Kick back and relax on the 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 shores of the lake, Balboa Marina offers a one-stop shop for your water sporting needs. Rent boats, kayaks, paddle

boards 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. Be sure to ask about their sunset tours. And stop back in for some refreshments at the Tiki bar. Lake Coronado Located just off Murillo Way in Hot Springs Village, Lake Coronado’s Anglers Island, near the boat ramp, provides a quiet spot for fishing or relaxing. A trailhead to Lake Coronado Boat Ramp Trail includes a paved path to the island. Kick back at one of the picnic tables on Lake Coronado’s

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Hot Springs Village lakes are home to several species of wildlife including turtles, fish and more. Witness nature’s beauty on the water.

beach and grill up your catch. Swimming and other lake water sports are popular and boat slips are available. Lake Cortez Soak up the sun on Lake Cortez. With Hot Springs Village’s mild climate, you’ll have plenty of time to relax beach side. Fishing, swimming and other water sports are also popular on this lake. Gather at the picnic area, pavilion or gazebo. The boat ramp is located off Carmona Road. Lake DeSoto Cast your line in the waters of Lake

DeSoto and you may reel in the ”big one.” Hot Springs Village lakes are full of 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 Relax on one of several smaller lakes. Anglers and boaters alike enjoy fishing, kayaking or canoeing in

peace. Towing sports are not permitted on these lakes. • Lake Estrella, 21 acres, boat ramp off Panorama Drive. • Lake Granada, 54 acres, boat 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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REAL ESTATE VALUES Total Housing Units: 9,727 (8,640 Single Family, 988 Townhouses, 99 Timeshares) Avg. Home Price: $210,000 Avg. Rental: $800 - $1,200 mo. Avg. Townhome: $70,000 - $315,000 Resale Home Price: $90,000 - $1.2 mil Avg Cost for New Build: $196,000 Lot Avg Size: 90’x160’ depending on topography Lot Price w/ Amenities: $10,000 - $20,000 Lots with Lake, Golf or Mountain View: $15,000 $50,000 Golf Lots: $40,000 - $75,000 Lake Lots: $50,000 - $230,000 INSURANCE Approx. $1,200 on a $175,000 home with $1,000 deductible in Garland County.





iscover Hot Springs Village – the largest gated community in North America. It’s a great place for active living. Established in 1970, the Village is one of the top recreation and retirement communities in the nation. More than 13,000 residents call HSV home and approximately 35,000 people have vacation homes or property here. Spread out across 26,000 acres, the Village has plenty of room to explore, relax, work and play. Located in west central Arkansas, Hot Springs Village is just minutes from historic Hot Springs and less than an hour from Little Rock. Inside the gated community, you’ll find amenities like nine golf courses, 11 lakes, 30 plus miles of natural trails, a fitness center, tennis center, dog park, three beaches a performing arts center and much more. Dreaming of lake front living? We’ve got you covered. Prefer a mountain top view? We’ve got that too. From affordable to affluent and everything in between, Hot Springs Village has the home you’ve been looking for - you can even build your dream home on a quality property lot. Visit Hot Springs Village today and you might just find a place to call home for a lifetime! 


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 (Approx. bi-monthly) 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 monthly 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


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atisfy your cravings for delicious food with these great Hot Springs Village restaurants. Like BBQ? Then head to the Ouachita Mountain Smokehouse for some amazing lunch and dinner options like chopped or sliced brisket, smoke sausage, smoked chicken, pulled pork or fried catfish sandwiches. Along with BBQ plates, smoke burgers or shrimp baskets. Want more? Add a loaded BBQ potato or start off with a loaded BBQ nacho. And, don’t leave without digging into continued on pg. 22


AMERICAN Balboa Sports Bar & Lounge, 111 Balboa Way, 501-922-2909 Blue Springs Grill, 6225 AR-7, Jessieville, 501-204-5050 Chef Johnna’s At DeSoto Club, 100 Clubhouse Drive, 501-915-0007, Debra’s, 198 Carmona Rd, 501-9846677 Granada Grill, 250 Maderas Drive, 501-922-1372 Home Plate Café, 5110 Highway 7 North, 501-984-6969, JK’s at Isabella, 110 Iniciador Way, 501-922-6666 Last Chance Lakeside Cafe, 488 Ponce De Leon Drive, 501-922-4870, Tanner’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill, 25255 Hwy. 5, Lonsdale, 501-9159880 Waypoint at DeSoto Marina, 120 Marina Road, 501-922-5511 ASIAN Great China Buffet, 4419 Hwy. 7, 501-984-6167, Village Hibachi, 4656 N Hwy. 7, 501204-5028

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COFFEE Melinda’s Coffee & More, 3901 Hwy 7 N, 501-984-5393, MelindasCoffeeCornerHotSpringsVillageAR ITALIAN Italian House & Grill, 4501 N Highway 7, 501-984-6602, Raffaella Rose, 299 Cortez Road, 501915-0855

MEXICAN El Jimador Restaurant, 107 DeSoto Center Dr, 501-915-8191 El Acapulco, 2800 N Highway 7, 501-321-1680 El Padrino Restaurant, 4640 N Hwy 7, 501-984-5525 PIZZA Mulligan’s at Ponce, 300 Ponce de Leon Drive, 501-922-1623 Molly O’Brien’s, 8913 Park Ave, (near Balboa Gate), 501-321-2227, 501-9150111, Charlie’s Pizza Pub, 127 McNeely Circle, 501-984-6216, Domino’s Pizza, 4656 N Hwy 7, 501915-9595, 

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magine crispy pork belly and a carrot, cabbage slaw. Or chicken with caramelized onion and goat cheese. Sample these and other delectable dishes at The Avenue. Located in Hot Springs’ first class boutique hotel, The Waters, the restaurant, which opened in February features southern inspired tapas style dishes which are meant for sharing, as well as craft beer, beautifully rendered cocktails and quality wines. At the helm of The Avenue is Chef Casey Copeland formerly of SO Restaurant in Little Rock and Le Cordon Bleu graduate and 2015 Arkansas Hospitality Association winner. “We wanted to offer the best products we could find, said Chef Casey. “We source our food locally and even have a garden on-site and a beehive for honey.” And he has great plans to make Hot Springs a food destination. “We just want everyone to widen their palettes and open their minds to creative food.” And contrary to what some have heard, the restaurant is

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continued from pg. 21 some homemade banana pudding or pecan cobbler. Open Tue-Fri 11 am to 8 pm and Sat 11 am to 7 pm. Stop in to Raffaella Rose at Cortez for the finest Italian fusion food. Located on Cortez Golf Course, the restaurant features American and Italian favorites. Try the lasagna ... it’s a longstanding family favorite. Raffaella Rose uses the freshest ingredients at the best value. Open Mon-Thurs,

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ittle Rock is less than an hour away and if you’re willing to travel, you’ll find some of the best restaurants in Arkansas there. Visit these restaurants for a taste of farm to table, ethnic flavors and exciting versions of the classics. Your taste buds with thank you! The Root Café takes socially conscious eating to a new and delicious level, offering delightful cooking with locally sourced ingredients. Offerings include superb burgers, sandwiches and award-winning vegetarian dishes. 1500 S. Main St., Little Rock, 501414-0423, The Pantry specializes in Czech and German classics like house made Bratwurst, Hungarian sausage, bacon-wrapped dates, grilled romaine salad and cheesecake and a hearty

assortment of renowned craft beers. 11401 N. Rodney Parham, Rd., LR, 501-353-1875, The Southern Gourmasian offers fusion Asian food with a Southern flare. Starting with a food truck, the restaurant now has a permanent home in downtown Little Rock and includes delicious creations like pork belly corn dogs, grilled kimcheese sandwiches, Thai chicken burgers, and chicken fried cauliflower steak. 219 West Capitol, 501-313-5645, Big Orange’s burgers come in a variety of flavors and combinations, stacked with delectable accompaniments. Local sourcing and sustainable development make this restaurant a favorite. And the fact that the food is delicious, that’s just the pickle on top of the burger, so to speak. 207 North

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University Avenue, 501-379-8715, Enjoy beautiful views of the Arkansas River along with fantastic food at Brave New Restaurant. The fresh and up to date meals make it a favorite among locals. 2300 Cottondale Lane, Suite 105, 501- 663-2677, South on Main is a culinary experience featuring fresh locally sourced food with a Southern twist. From Catfish Hoppin’ John with tasso, tomato, field peas, okra and grit sticks to Pork Ribs with mac and cheese and french fries, the menu offers something for everyone. The laid back atmosphere is also a great music venue. 1304 South Main St, 501-244-9660, For more on the Little Rock food scene, go to 

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