Hot Springs Village, the largest gated community in the United States, may have been founded as a place for retirees to laze among the pines, but today it’s anything but life in the slow lane.

Known statewide simply as “The Village,” the community boasts many fitness options, excellent outdoor recreation and a high quality of life that’s attracting new waves of young professionals and families, as well as vacation home buyers and golf aficionados, from around the world.

Located on 26,000 acres in the beautiful foothills of the Ouachita Mountains (in an area newly designated as the Ouachita High Country), Hot Springs Village life is typified by living in tune with the natural beauty the place provides.

Amid the recreational options, golf stands tall. Hot Springs Village’s eight courses—consistently recognized as some of the best in the state—team with Troon Golf, a global leader in golf course management, to bring a level of amenities you would expect to find in much larger cities. Troon mobile apps, available for seven of the courses, provide scratch golfers and beginners alike features to improve their game and get more enjoyment out of every round including score cards, tee times, GPS caddie, range finder and more.

Golf isn’t the only thing drawing new residents to this community located just a well struck five-iron from Hot Springs (about 30 minutes, in truth). Whether playing tennis on one of the community’s 13 courts, sailing and boating out of its two marinas and on its 11 lakes, or running or cycling on its 26 miles of trails, you’ll find facilities to suit your pace. Or how about something completely different like bocce ball, pickleball and lawn bowling?

There’s also plenty for the spirit and mind. Woodlands Auditorium, the Village’s 654-seat, state-of-the-art performing arts center, is host to approximately 75 cultural and entertainment events a year. Hot Springs Village is home to the largest bridge club in the U.S. and the dog park and farmers market provide additional reasons to get out and mingle. Numerous volunteer opportunities for just about every interest have earned the Village a reputation as a top volunteer community.

The 13,500 residents of Hot Springs Village are catered to by a bevy of services including ambulance, fire, police and a variety of outstanding medical services. The Village is home to physical therapists, optometrists, chiropractors, dentists, home health, hospice, senior apartments, assisted living, skilled nursing facilities and a medical clinic. Additional specialists and outstanding hospitals and medical facilities are nearby in Benton, Little Rock and Hot Springs.

To enjoy the best Arkansas has to offer, it takes a Village—Hot Springs Village.

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