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We will be moving to Mena, Arkansas this summer. Does anyone have any thoughts, insights, suggestions?

We're looking forward to it.

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Do you already live in Arkansas? If not, welcome to the Natural State. I hope you like it.

If you do, forgive me for sounding like an idiot.

Also, welcome to UP! Sorry I don't know more about Mena, though.

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We will be moving to Mena, Arkansas this summer. Does anyone have any thoughts, insights, suggestions?

We're looking forward to it.

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I think Mena is probably located in one of the most beautiful areas of the state.

Its pretty isolated, though.

Closest places for shopping are Fort Smith and Texarkana. I guess Hot Springs, too.

If you can get a decent job, I'd imagine its a wonderful place to raise a family.

Some neat little city parks and very close to Queen Wilhelmina State Park.

Hope somebody in your family likes huntin' and fishin'. Thats about all there is to do there.

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We are moving from a smaller town in Arizona -so we're used to limited entertainment. We LOVE the outdoors and space.

We are retired, so employment isn't a huge issue.

Anyone have any information about the schools?

Where do folks from Mena "go to town"---Ft Smith, Hot Springs, or Texarkana? for Home Depot, Sam's, etc.

We are really looking forward to our move. Wish us luck :)

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We are moving from a smaller town in Arizona -so we're used to limited entertainment. We LOVE the outdoors and space.

We are retired, so employment isn't a huge issue.

Anyone have any information about the schools?

Where do folks from Mena "go to town"---Ft Smith, Hot Springs, or Texarkana? for Home Depot, Sam's, etc.

We are really looking forward to our move. Wish us luck :)

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I think probably Fort Smith is the best closest place to shop.

Its about 80 miles, with the last 15-20 being interstate quality.

Mena has a Wal-Mart Supercenter and has a lot more retail than probably most towns its size (+/- 5,000).

The schools are probably above average for a small town in Arkansas. I have been to Mena several times and it seemed like a really close knit community with a lot of town pride. I am basing my conjecture about their schools system on that feeling alone. :)

Outisde Waldron which is nearby, there is a neat bi-annual bluegrass festival you might want to check out. Its called the Turkey Track and it brings in people from all over the country.

Waldron is a scenic little area too, although its a Tyson town, and has all the associated ills. Still, a very beautiful, peaceful area of the state.

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Thanks cocothief for the information, and positive comments....

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I think you can make the drive from Mena to Hot Springs in a little over an hour. Its been almost 2 years since I've driven it so I forget. I think Texarkana is also about an hour away.

Mena is a very scenic little town. It will be very interesting to watch it develop once 49 comes through (in 20 years).

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We've been in Mena for a year now.....It is great!

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