Nestled in the Ozark Mountains, Fayetteville attracts outdoorsy types with its abundance of state parks, acres of community green space, playgrounds, parks and walking trails. The metro area also boasts a first-class performing arts center, an active local food movement, live music venues and a dynamic festival scene.
Des Moines International Airport is a 15-minute drive from downtown and is serviced by American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and Allegiant Air. Charter buses also stop in the region, while Amtrak trains stop in Osceola, about an hour south of Des Moines.
Huntsville is a surprising and up-and-coming research, technology and high-tech manufacturing center in extreme north Alabama. It is known as the “Space Capital of America,” a role that started in the 1940’s when a U.S. senator brought famed German scientists, including Dr. Wernher von Braun, to a local U.S. Army arsenal to continue their work.
Who lives in Colorado Springs, CO? Colorado Springs is home to a sizable retiree community. More than a tenth of the population is over the age of 65. As the area military members retire, they often stay close to the nearby military bases for medical care, shopping privileges and a fairly low cost of living.