Lloyd Sherman, July 22, 2019
Where would you go?
So I too was asked to write a positive article on Hot Springs Village. It’s sometimes difficult to do when on an increasing basis I hear property owners asking if it’s time to list their homes and get out of HSV while the getting is good. While this is a personal issue, I generally ask why do you want to do that? Most times it has to do with the level of dissatisfaction with the politics and the negativity for those who are not happy with the direction the POA is headed. When I ask them where would they go, they have no idea and why is that?
There is no place better than Hot Springs Village
So, I try to put myself in their shoes and ask what would I do if I wanted to leave and guess what. I have no idea. I’ve had the opportunity to live in several states during my life, but I can genuinely say that I have never enjoyed those places any more than I do the Village.
Where else can you find a hidden gem like this?
If you are active and like to participate in amenities, how many other places can compare to what we have here? If you are into water, we have 11 lakes to choose from. Like community activities? We have over 200 clubs here and you can stay as involved as you want. Where else can you get the feeling you live in a natural forest and actually do? How much better does it get driving from one neighborhood to another and see the beauty that surrounds you? This is a tax-friendly state especially for the retired. Low cost of living! Lack of congestion! Peaceful and tranquil! Real estate prices are good and contrary to what I’ve heard some people say, our values are not going down. I could go on, but I think you get the point.
Let’s stick it out and do our part
For those who have ever lived in an HOA/POA environment, there will inherently be disagreements with those who are charged with running the association. Hot Springs Village is no different. We do have issues that need to be addressed but instead of considering bailing and hoping you find another place where the grass is greener, let’s stick it out and do our part to make it better.
Leaving is not the answer
My wife Linda and I love living in Hot Springs Village. Sure, we get frustrated with the politically charged environment, but then we look at all the good the Village has to offer and say what were we thinking? And we have found wonderful people to enjoy and spend time with.
So no, it’s not we’re outta here! It’s we’re going to stay here and enjoy everything this community has to offer.
by Lloyd Sherman
Formatted by Cheryl Dowden