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.
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.
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.
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.
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: www.arkansas.gov
Arkansas State Tourism Website: www.arkansas.com
Game and Fish Commission: www.agfc.com
Arkansas Parks: www.arkansasstateparks.com
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: www.cherokeevillage.org
CV Suburban Improvement District: www.cvsid.org//home.php
King-Rhodes & Associates Real Estates: www.king-rhodes.com
City Data: www.city-data.com/city/Cherokee-Village-Arkansas.html
Airport Information: www.airnav.com/airport/KCVK
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: www.city-data.com/city/Horseshoe-Bend-Arkansas.html
Turkey Mountain Golf Course: www.turkeymtngc.com
Box Hound Marina: www.boxhoundmarina.com
Airport Info: www.airnav.com/airport/6M2
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
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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