RVery Best Nest

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Hot Springs Village & Lake Ouachita

                                  Thursday 6/13/2013

We took a drive north 20 miles from Hot Springs to the Hot Springs Village.

Joe's mom and dad bought a lot here many many years ago. They changed theirs minds a few days later and backed out of the deal. A year later they purchased a home in the village. They rented it out for a few years, then sold it. We decided to check out the village, since we were so close by. At the visitor center, we were asked if we would like to take a tour of the community. Ray drove us around the 26,000 acres gated community to show us what the Village was all about.

There are 11 lakes in the community with this one, Lake Balboa being the largest.

The lakes are all man made and spring fed lakes. This is a view of Lake Balboa's beach area.

Ray showed us a beautiful home that was empty that was $500,000. I told Ray as we walked up to the front door, that I could tell this was a lottery winning home! The average cost of the homes in the village is $233,000.

The 1/2 million dollar home sat on the smallest lake, Lake Maria which is 27 acres.

The Villages also has 9 Golf Courses within the community.

The Tanner's Terrace Restaurant /Golf Pro Shop is at the Granada Golf Course on the east side of the village.

The 18 hole championship Granada Golf Course is the most scenic of all the golf courses.
The Hot Spring Village has just about anything you would need in a community, from a fitness center, 2 full service marina's, 13 court tennis facility, outdoor and indoor pools, preforming arts center, 26 miles of scenic trails, numerous restaurants, dental and medical offices, assistant living facility, and one of the largest bridge clubs in the US., and much more.

After we left the Hot Springs Village, we drove about 15 miles northwest to Lake Ouachita in the Ouachita Mountains.

Joe points on the map to show where the state park and where we were.

Lake Ouachita is a reservoir and when filled to spillway crest elevation the lake occupies 48,300 acres.

There are not any homes on Lake Ouachita because it is in the Ouachita National Forest.
The highest elevation in Arkansas is at 2,753 feet in the Ouachita Mountains. We headed back down the small mountain  to Hot Springs.

I captured this picture of this old home in Hot Springs on the way home.

It's too bad the homes of today, don't have more character like this ones.

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