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8420 Phoenix Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72903

Experience rural independent senior living "Where the New South Meets the Old West” in historic Fort Smith, AR. Located on the rim of a residential neighborhood, Butterfield Place retirement community is adjacent to a pharmacy and an urgent care. For more serious medical treatment, Mercy Hospital is 1 mile down the road.

Historically, Fort Smith was a frontier border town right out of central casting. As the gateway to the Wild West, the town saw its share of shoot-outs—mostly between the lawless and a deputy US Marshal. The city embraces its colorful heritage and offers many opportunities to explore: Ride through town on a 1930s electric trolley. Or see the nearby Ozarks through the window of a vintage Pullman Railcar.

Butterfield Place is an award-winning, independent senior living community. Awards include the 2020 Great Place to Work certification, the 2019 Great Place to Work certification, and the 2018 SeniorAdvisor Best of Senior Living award. 

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Keeping Our Community Healthy

Butterfield Place operates with extensive protocols that mitigate the spreading of COVID-19 and transparently shares the number of active resident cases, updated weekdays by 11 A.M. Eastern Standard Time. Click here for more information on our prevention and response measures.

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Beauty Care Needs Met On-Site

The convenience of Butterfield Place's on-site beauty salon and barber means all you have to do is walk in to get your hair and nails done. Of course, appointments are available.

Our talented beautician is here four days a week, pampering residents with full beauty services that include haircuts, styles, and sets, manicures and pedicures, color services, perms, and shaves. People from the outside community even schedule appointments to take advantage of our superb beauty and barber offerings.

Fitness Right at Home

Butterfield Place residents enjoy a variety of health and fitness activities, from weekly group exercise classes to anytime access to on-site fitness equipment.

Our fitness center is outfitted with equipment recommended by physical therapists for senior fitness. Group workouts are designed with input from a physical therapist who understands residents’ unique needs. They include a weekly yoga session led by a local master instructor. If you overdo it or need a tune up, visit our onsite physical therapist, here seven day a week.


Let Us Serve You

Enjoy restaurant-style dining served with courtesy by staff who know you. Chef-prepared meals are served daily in Butterfield Place’s dining room. Eat with friends or invite your family for a special occasion in our private dining room. Each meal is designed to meet the nutritional needs of the community.

Our culinary team includes a Le Cordon Blue-trained executive chef, sous chefs, and an award-winning baker. Everything is made from scratch. Attend monthly chef chats and bring recipes to share. Favorite dishes include roasted turkey, hamburgers, smoked BBQ chicken, and fried fish Fridays.

Make Memories Exploring the Surrounding Community

There’s so much to explore in the Fort Smith area and Butterfield Place makes sure that residents experience as much as possible. Regular outings to favorite restaurants, local events, and more introduce residents to all their neighborhood has to offer and connect them to the surrounding community.

Complimentary transportation provides residents with easy access to a variety of local activities, events, and attractions, including a monthly “Lunch Bunch” outing to resident-selected restaurants, as well as museums, movies, Broadway shows, and symphony performances.

Life is Never Boring

Butterfield Place's comprehensive calendar is packed with both recurring activities and special events. The variety of available activities is meant to enrich the whole person by stimulating physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, creative, social or vocational wellness.

The scenic grounds of Butterfield Place are perfect for time outside. Situated close to a bird sanctuary, residents enjoy walking and relaxing in the natural setting. Indoors, residents are active in billiards, yoga, games, movie nights, church services and more. Music lovers will enjoy weekly concerts in the atrium.

Pets Make Life Better

Furry friends are welcomed as residents at Butterfield Place. We understand how important the companionship and bond that seniors share with their pets. We’re delighted to have cats, dogs, birds, and even bunnies as part of our community.


Butterfield Place is home to several resident pets. The grounds of the community are dog-friendly and there is also a dog park where pooch playdates happen daily.

Stay Connected With Technology and WiFi


Butterfield Place is equipped with WiFi access to help you stay connected throughout common areas. You can use community desktop computers to stay up to date, or you can connect your personal devices to the WiFi.

One of our residents hosts regular technology classes, where you can learn more about technology and get help with your devices. The 70-inch community TV in the media room is shared by residents and is connected to all the major streaming services. Everyone is welcome to enjoy their favorite shows here and invite friends and family over for movie nights.


Travel and Adventure Is Available

The exclusive Travel & Stay program offers residents exciting opportunities to travel around the country, with free stays of up to seven days at any of Holiday Retirement’s more than 260 communities. Three chef-prepared meals are included with each trip. Visit all 43 states or just choose a favorite new location or two.

Lend a Helping Hand

Many residents find a sense of fulfillment in donating their time to a cause close to their hearts. A popular project is the crafting of fidget blankets, given to local community members struggling with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The blankets help these vulnerable seniors manage anxiety by giving them something to do with their hands.

Butterfield Place supports Alzheimer's Association, Project Compassion, and hosts school supply drives. Residents also participate in volunteer opportunities with children and teenagers.

Need Help Moving ?

Holiday offers a complete solution to help you with downsizing and
moving into our senior living community. Our partner, Moves for Seniors,
specializes in managing all your move-related details and can be your
one-stop resource for stress-free transitions.

Schedule a Visit or Ask a Question

Office Hours / Walk-ins/ Appointments Monday-Sunday 7:30 am - 7:30 pm