About Harding Place Retirement 

About us at the senior living facility in Searcy

Personal Warmth of Your Own Home

Independence and freedom 

Welcome to Harding Place Retirement Community, exceptional retirement living where residents retire from work, not life. Conveniently located in beautiful Searcy, AR at the foothills of the Ozarks, Harding Place is designed to offer a lifestyle which promotes and maintains your independence and freedom.

A family atmosphere assures you of a lifestyle of leisure and a wide range of activities you will enjoy because you can leave all the cooking and cleaning to us.

A full, active day or a quiet day, it all depends on you. You can join the fun or take a rest; you decide.


Searcy is ideally located within easy driving distance of Little Rock. With all the conveniences of the big city nearby, Searcy maintains a small town warmth and friendly feel. Harding Place is uniquely positioned on the campus of Harding University providing endless opportunities for educational, social, physical and spiritual activities. Harding Place is perfectly situated for the active retiree.

Harding Place is a non-denominational Christian environment that takes pride in giving back to the community. We have a host of parties and activities which give our seniors the freedom to show the community their independence and sense of pride to be a part of Harding Place.

Spacious and Personal

Harding Place has 115 Independent Living apartments with four unique floor plans from which to choose. They are designed to maximize your personal space – each with an affordable all-inclusive monthly fee. Apartments are spacious and designed to accommodate your cherished personal belongings to make Harding Place your home. Each apartment is complete with neutral colored, high quality carpeting to complement any decorating theme. The kitchens have surprisingly ample storage and are equipped with a full-sized refrigerator/freezer, oven and range. Also, the two-bedroom apartments have a dishwasher.

Lyceum Card Privileges

Join our family at Harding Place and receive this Harding University Lyceum Card. The card entitles the carriers access to a wide range of cultural events including American Studies Institute speakers such as former President George Bush, Margaret Thatcher, and many more.

Also included are the Lyceum musical events that are scheduled for both semesters of each year, the weight room, swimming pool, library and much more. Harding University is famous for its wonderful plays, musicals, the Distinguished Lecture series and other events. We literally have something to look forward to every week.

Independent Living

Each residence will be unfurnished, allowing you to provide the furnishings which truly create the personal warmth of your own home. However, the following amenities will be included:

  • Wall-to-wall carpet
  • Kitchens with refrigerator/freezer, sink with garbage disposal, range and oven
  • Two bedroom apartments are furnished with a dishwasher
  • Pre-wired for cable television, Internet, telephone and emergency call
  • Spacious bathrooms with shower/tub enclosure and walk-in showers available
  • Individually controlled thermostat for your personal comfort
  • Fire sprinklers and smoke alarms
  • At Harding Place, there is much more... you'll find an environment that encourages activity and living life to the fullest. Your monthly rent also provides the following:
  • Three nutritious well-balanced meals each day, Monday through Saturday with brunch on Sundays
  • These wonderful meals are provided in the elegant dining room
  • All utilities and cable television
  • Housekeeping service and laundering of linens plus laundry facilities for your personal items
  • 24-hour staffing
  • Scheduled transportation to local shopping, banking, and medical facilities
  • Maintenance on all furnished appliances, buildings and grounds
  • Use of common facilities in the Computer Center, Crafts Room, Library/Study, Beauty/Barber Shop and private areas to host your special guests
  • Attendant on duty 24/7
  • Administrator on call 24/7
  • Resident and Family Care Services Director on staff
  • Nonmedical home care providers are on-site
  • Homehealth (nursing, aids, physical therapy) and Hospice companies provide services at Harding Place
  • Less than ½ mile from emergency response
  • Less than 2 miles from hospital
  • WiFi service included
  • Security Cameras
  • In-town Transportation