Marion, Ar. - The Next Best College Town

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Marion, Ar. - The Next Best College Town

You probably won't think Marion, Ar. is a college town, and we are not really a college town itself.  As a matter of fact, we don't have a college in Marion, Ar.

So, you ask, how is that made Marion, Ar. the next best college town?  Let me explain. 

  • Mid South Community College, located in West Memphis, just about 10 minutes away
  • Rhodes College in Memphis, Tn, right cross the State line, about 20 minutes away.  Forbes America's Best Colleges 2010 #47
  • University of Memphis in Memphis, Tn., about 20 minutes away.  Forbes America's Best Colleges 2010 #583
  • Christian Brother University in Memphis, Tn., about 20 minutes away.  Forbes America's Best Colleges 2010 #543
  • The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tn., about 15 minutes away

These are just a few which are very close to Marion, Ar., and for that reason, Marion, Ar. becomes a popular choice for parents of some lucky college students to buy a house for their kids to live and commute to the college instead.  Also, you can get a brand new house for as low as $120,000, with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, it is very affordable.

Students can't live in the dorm forever, and they will need to find a place to move.  Some parents see this as an opportunity for real estate investment to purchase a house in Marion, Ar. and they can also share the extra rooms out to their friends to help paying the note.  

Parents have the option to sell or lease the house out after their child/ren graduated from college, it is a win win situation.  Don't you think?

If you are interested in buying a house for your college child/ren to live in Marion, Ar. and commuting to colleges in Memphis, Tn.  Please feel free to give me a call or send an email to me.  I will be glad to discuss it further with you.

 

 

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Rita Fong, REALTOR®

RE/MAX Real Estate Today

1813 Highway 77  Marion, Ark. 72364

cell:901-488-9590

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Charles Edwards Bentonville
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Rita, Great post. Folks love good schools. This is great infomation.

Aug 13, 2010 11:07 AM #1
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
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Rita, Those are great prices for single family homes in your area! Wow! And this is a great way to reach outside of the areas you mentioned for buyers to consider. Great thinking

Aug 13, 2010 12:54 PM #2
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Rita Fong
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Charles, thank you.  Thanks Forbes for the college list.

Wanda, thanks!  I sold a house to a Grad school student last year who goes to college in Memphis for that reason.

Aug 13, 2010 02:39 PM #3
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Rita, Searcy is home to Harding University and lots of parents buy houses for their kids in college.  Some send several kids so the house gets reused.

Aug 13, 2010 03:05 PM #4
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Barbara, if there are several kids going to the same college, the best is to buy a house, it is cheaper in the long run.

Aug 13, 2010 03:16 PM #5
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Michael Ford
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Rita I would agree that West Memphis is a Great College Town!

Aug 14, 2010 08:36 AM #6
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Rita Fong
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Mike, MSCC has transformed so much in the last few years, we are proud to have a college like that in a small town like ours!

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Rita,

I can see so much potential in the information contained in this post.  I did not realize that Memphis and West Memphis had so many colleges and universities.  Sometimes it's good for students to be a little removed from the campus especially as they reach the junior and senior years or work on graduate studies. 

I can see also that there are many opportunities for local residents to further their education without having to move out of the area.

You've broadened my knowledge of the Memphis area.  I get through the area once or twice a year usually.

Aug 17, 2010 05:53 PM #8
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Judi, the community college in West Memphis is changing to a 4-year college soon, and there are some real good colleges in Memphis.  West Memphis and Marion is only 15-20 minutes away from them, it is so convenient.  You need to let me know ahead of time when you come to Memphis next time, we are going to meet and eat!

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