Hot Springs’ natural beauty, historical and cultural offerings and numerous recreational and family activities make it a wonderful place to live. Hike the nature trails of Hot Springs National Park and enjoy the vistas from the mountaintops in the rugged backcountry of the Ouachita National Forest. Or choose to be pampered at the luxury hotels and famous thermal baths of the resort city of Hot Springs. Five crystal clear lakes, known as the "Diamond Lakes," lure many who love water and beautiful scenery. Eleven championship golf courses, hiking, camping, fishing, tennis and boating are just some of the ways to enjoy the natural resources of the area. Hot Springs offers a high quality of life with living expenses 4.7% lower than the national average. A top-notch school system, local community college, technical college, and three universities are all located within 50 miles of Hot Springs.