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Ozark Mountain Living – About the Communities

Posted by Jonathan Rhodes on April 28, 2013
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Ozark Mountain Living

Ozark Mountain Living is embraced by the communities of Cherokee Village, Horseshoe Bend and Ozark Acres. These three communities were developed in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s as master-planned recreational and retirement destinations. They attract retirees and families from all over the nation seeking a more relaxed lifestyle and welcome new businesses to revitalize the area.

Ozarks Location

The Ozark Mountains are mostly located in Arkansas and Missouri. Arkansas is centrally located inside the United States and is bordered by six states – Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri. Our communities are located in North Arkansas in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains.

Ozarks Climate

Climate in the Ozarks is considered subtropical to continental, offering those who are considering Ozark Mountain Living four distinct seasons. Here in North Arkansas temperatures average from the lower 80’s in the summer to the upper 30’s in the winter. The changing temperatures and colors make the long springs and falls here particularly delightful.

Cost of Living

Ozark Mountain Living can be very affordable. The cost of living is 20% below national average. Homes cost half to a quarter of similar stock up north or on the coasts. Taxes are among the lowest in the nation.

Crime rates

The crime rates are statistically half the national average or less in most all of the Ozarks. Living in the Ozarks has long been considered safer than metropolitan areas.


The populations in our communities have been relatively stable, despite the weakened economy. In response, the area welcomes new businesses! With low costs and a strong workforce have attracted some of the worlds largest businesses, like Wal-Mart and Tyson Chicken, who have chosen Arkansas for their headquarters.

Balanced Budget

Arkansas is one of the few states in the US that is maintaining a balanced budget. Arkansans are proud of this fact. Resilient and strong; Arkansans tighten their resources and make the best of what they have. As you can see, Ozark Mountain Living in the Natural State has a LOT TO OFFER!

Arkansas Information Links

Official Government Website:
Arkansas State Tourism Website:
Game and Fish Commission:
Arkansas Parks:

Cherokee Village

Locals enjoy Ozark Mountain Living with music, crafts & produce at the Spring River Farmers Market

Locals enjoy the music, crafts & produce at the Spring River Farmers’ Market

The city of Cherokee Village

Cherokee Village is the largest of the three communities with over 13,000 acres and 4,700 full-time residents. It offers property owners private access to two highly-rated golf courses, seven lakes, two marinas, the South Fork of the Spring River, six swimming pools, tennis courts, rec and community centers, parks, playgrounds and more. It is incorporated as a municipal city with its own government, police and fire departments, schools and churches and even a 5,200’ air strip.

Cherokee Village Links

Cherokee Village Official Website:
CV Suburban Improvement District:
King-Rhodes & Associates Real Estates:
City Data:
Airport Information:


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Horseshoe Bend

Crown Lake Horseshoe Bend

Overview of Crown Lake in Horseshoe Bend

The City of Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend is a municipality with over 9,000 acres and 2,400 full time residents who enjoy community amenities. Amenities such as Turkey Mountain golf course, three lakes including the 600 +/- acre Crown Lake, miniature golf course, tennis courts, numerous parks, the Strawberry River, and more. Horseshoe Bend has its own 4.525′ airstrip just next to its downtown area that plays host to a number of churches, a grocery store, restaurants, gas stations, banks, the post office, city hall and the Cedar Glade Hotel with its 9-hole executive golf course. The town also includes a section called “Pioneer Village Manor” that includes 64 individual retirement residences. Horseshoe Bend has been honored with the “Arkansas Safest City Award several times!

Horseshoe Bend links

City Data:
Turkey Mountain Golf Course:
Box Hound Marina:
Airport Info:

Ozark Acres

Fishing on Lake Vagabond Ozark Acres
Fishing on Lake Vagabond Ozark Acres.

The district of Ozark Acres

Ozark Acres is a paradise for hunters and fishermen and their families. Surrounded on all sides by thousands of acres of virgin timberland in which wildlife of many kinds can be observed, offering some of the best hunting imaginable. The Clubhouse and Beach at LakeVagabond provide the perfect spots from which to enjoy the beauty of Lake Vagabond and its 85 acres of inviting clear spring water ideal for fishing and water sports. The lake is stocked every year with Bass and Catfish for those who love to fish. Forty miles of roads wind their way over more than 2,000 acres of outdoor scenery helping make Ozark Acres a wonderful destination for anyone seeking a small town feel nestled in a beautiful natural setting.

Ozark Acres links

Ozark Acres Official Website:
King-Rhodes & Associates Real Estates:

More Information

Our Location

Our location and our partner communities are located approximately 2.5 hours northwest of Memphis, Tennessee, 1 hour northwest of Jonesboro, and 2.5 hours northeast of Little Rock, Arkansas. Most of the shopping is a few minutes away in nearby Ash Flat or Hardy, Arkansas. See chart below for distances to major cities.

CITY                           MILES            TIME

Atlanta, GA                 516      8h 49m

Cedar Rapids, IA         473      8h 4m

Chicago, IL                  563      9h 2m

Dallas, TX                   457      7h 29m

Davenport, IA              517      8h 35m

Fort Wayne, IN            597      9h 27m

Indianapolis, IN           473      7h 23m

Kansas City, MO         320      5h 33m

Little Rock, AR           141      2h 33m

Madison, WI                610      9h 35m

Mammoth Cave, KY   388      7h 4m

Milwaukee, WI            631      9h 56m

Memphis, TN              135      2h 24m

New Orleans, LA           529      8h 35m

Omaha, NE                  510      8h 3m

Rockford, IL                542      8h 44m

South Bend, IN            608      9h 53m

Springfield, IL             353      6h 13m

Springfield, MO          159      2h 49m

St. Louis, MO              244      4h 37m

Tulsa, OK                    334      5h 33m

Wausau, WI                 745      11h 17m

Wichita, KS                 402      7h 18m



There is no maintenance required on unimproved property. Your property can stay in its natural state until you decide to build or sell. There is no time limit to build on your property. You may hold it as an investment for as long as you like. These communities all have covenants in place. Covenants ensure the overall aesthetics of the subdivision to help protect your investment.


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