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Fort Smith, AR

Fort Smith, AR


Moving to Fort Smith? 

Named the city with the lowest cost of living in the United States by Forbes, Fort Smith is a great place to live and raise a family. Rich in history, Fort Smith rests on the Arkansas-Oklahoma state border and was once the last frontier before entering the “Wild West.” Fort Smith has played a very important role in our nation’s history as an important stop on the Trail of Tears, a fort in the Civil War, and as an Army training center.  Keep reading to learn even more countless reasons why you’ll love moving to Fort Smith.

What you can expect from Fort Smith

Educational opportunities in Fort Smith, AR 

The Fort Smith Special School District includes 26 schools with an enrollment over 14,010. There are also private, Montessori, Protestant, and Catholic parochial schools offering education from preschool through 12th grade. For higher education, the University of Arkansas has a campus in Fort Smith that offers several four-year and two-year technical degrees, along with community education. Webster University and John Brown University both have satellite campuses in Fort Smith.

Culture and Entertainment

There are several museums to enjoy throughout Fort Smith: Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, Fort Smith Museum of History, Fort Smith Trolley Museum, and Fort Smith Air Museum. There are currently fundraising efforts to build the National U.S. Marshals Museum, which was awarded to Fort Smith by the United States Department of the Interior. The city also is home to the Fort Smith Symphony, the Fort Smith Chorale, and the Fort Smith Little Theatre. If you desire a little more of a big city life, Tulsa, OK is only a couple hours away, or the Northwest Arkansas area has much to offer as well.

Outdoor Adventures

With acres of city parks, Fort Smith is a great place to enjoy the outdoors. You can fish the Arkansas River Navigation System with its numerous quiet inlets and bayous filled with several native Arkansas fish. Other outdoor activities to do within minutes of Fort Smith include hunting, spelunking, bird watching, golfing, canoeing, hiking, rock climbing, fishing, and repelling. The area is also known for its color during the spring and fall. For spectacular views, head up to Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mount Magazine State Park, or Queen Wilhemina State Park.

Weather

Fort Smith has four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and humid, but provide lots of sunshine and opportunities to play outside. Winters are generally mild, with some snowfall and ice accumulation. Spring and fall are the real gems, with temperate weather in the 60s and 70s. Just beware of Spring tornado season. Make sure you familiarize yourself with your local tornado shelter and learn how to prepare before a storm hits.

Fort Smith Fun Facts

·         Both the 1969 and 2010 versions of the film True Grit were set in and around an 1870’s historic Fort Smith.

·         Elvis Presley received his first military haircut after joining the service at Fort Chaffee in Fort Smith. You can even visit the Fort Chaffee Barbershop Museum, or get your own G. I. buzz cut during the Spring Festival.

·         The Fort Smith Regional Airport bathrooms were voted the best public restrooms in the United States in 2005.

·         There are many historic sites in Fort Smith, including Judge Isaac Parker’s gallows, the Visitor Center (which is a former bordello!), and several homes on the National Register of Historic Places.

Get the best when moving to Fort Smith

For moving to Fort Smith, there’s only one moving company that knows it inside out – and that’s U-Pack. Did you know that Fort Smith is the home of U-Pack? If you’re moving out of state and into the Fort Smith area, go U-Pack! We offer affordable and easy moving. It works like this:

·         A moving trailer or moving container is delivered to your home.

·         You load it up and it gets delivered to your new home in Fort Smith.

·         Once it arrives, you unload. It’s THAT easy!

U-Pack rates are comparable to truck rental, but you don’t have to do any of the driving – we do!

Get a free moving quote to see how much your move to Fort Smith will cost with U-Pack. We drive. You save. ®

Helpful sites when moving to Fort Smith, AR

City Website
Convention Center and Visitor’s Bureau
Chamber of Commerce

Station Address:
Address: 1221 Wheeler Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72901
United States
Mailing Address: P O Box 10048
Fort Smith, AR 72917
United States
Phone Numbers:
Customer Service: (479) 785-8880
Fax: (479) 785-5560

If we are not able to provide door-to-door delivery to your city near Fort Smith, AR, you can save money by loading or unloading at the service center conveniently located in Fort Smith, AR. If you have questions about serviceability to your location, please call us at 800-240-7422, and a U-Pack Moving Consultant will gladly help.

Cities Served:
DATA BASE INFO CITY, ARABBOTT, ARACORN, AR
ALIX, ARALMA, ARALTUS, AR
BARLING, ARBLOOMER, ARBOARD CAMP, AR
BOLES, ARBONANZA, ARBOONEVILLE, AR
BOOTHE, ARBRANCH, ARCARBON CITY, AR
CAULKSVILLE, ARCECIL, ARCEDAR CREEK, AR
CEDARVILLE, ARCENTRAL CITY, ARCHARLESTON, AR
CHESTER, ARCOAL HILL, ARDAVIDSON, AR
DENNING, ARDORA, ARDYER, AR
EXCELSIOR, ARFIGURE FIVE, ARFORT CHAFFEE, AR
FORT SMITH, ARGREENWOOD, ARHACKETT, AR
HARTFORD, ARHATFIELD, ARHUNTINGTON, AR
JENNY LIND, ARKIBLER, ARLAVACA, AR
MAGAZINE, ARMANSFIELD, ARMENA, AR
MIDLAND, ARMOUNTAINBURG, ARMOUNT VERNON, AR
MULBERRY, ARNATURAL DAM, ARNEEDMORE, AR
OLD JENNY LIND, AROZARK, ARPARIS, AR
PARKS, ARPRAIRIE CREEK, ARRATCLIFF, AR
RUDY, ARUNIONTOWN, ARVAN BUREN, AR
WALDRON, ARWEBB CITY, ARWHITEOAK, AR
WITCHERVILLE, ARY CITY, ARFORESTER, AR
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ALBION, OKALDERSON, OKARKOMA, OK
ARPELAR, OKBACHE, OKBENGAL, OK
BIG CEDAR, OKBLOCKER, OKBOKOSHE, OK
BOND, OKBRADEN, OKBRAGGS, OK
BRIARTOWN, OKBUNCH, OKCABANISS, OK
CAMERON, OKCANADIAN, OKCARTERSVILLE, OK
CHECOTAH, OKCLAYTON, OKCOOKSON, OK
COWLINGTON, OKCROWDER, OKDAMON, OK
DENMAN, OKDOW, OKENTERPRISE, OK
EUFAULA, OKFANSHAWE, OKFEATHERSTON, OK
GANS, OKGORE, OKHAILEYVILLE, OK
HARTSHORNE, OKHAYWOOD, OKHEAVENER, OK
HIGGINS, OKHODGEN, OKHONOBIA, OK
HOWE, OKHUGHES, OKINDIANOLA, OK
KEOTA, OKKIAMICHI, OKKINTA, OK
KREBS, OKLEFLORE, OKLEQUIRE, OK
LEWISVILLE, OKLYONS, OKMCALESTER, OK
MCCURTAIN, OKMARBLE CITY, OKMILTON, OK
MOFFETT, OKMONROE, OKMULDROW, OK
MUSE, OKNASHOBA, OKOCTAVIA, OK
PAGE, OKPANAMA, OKPANOLA, OK
POCOLA, OKPORUM, OKPOTEAU, OK
QUALLS, OKQUINTON, OKRAIFORD, OK
RED OAK, OKROCK ISLAND, OKROLAND, OK
SALLISAW, OKSAVANNA, OKSCIPIO, OK
SHADY POINT, OKSHORT, OKSPIRO, OK
STIDHAM, OKSTIGLER, OKSTRINGTOWN, OK
SUMMERFIELD, OKTALIHINA, OKTAMAHA, OK
TUSKAHOMA, OKULAN, OKVIAN, OK
VICTOR, OKWARNER, OKWEBBERS FALLS, OK
WHITEFIELD, OKWHITESBORO, OKWILBURTON, OK
WISTER, OKYANUSH, OKZOE, OK
PENO, OK
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Service may be curtailed. Contact local service center for details.