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Old 08-15-2006, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Hello everyone,
I was wondering if anyone would like to comment on life in Mountain View, AR? My husband and I are looking into buying some vacant land and building in or around that area. Any info relating to economy, weather, taxes, population size, friendliness of residents, etc., would be greatly appreciated. If you like it there, or don't, please tell me your opinions. It is better to get feedback from those who live there than from the chamber of commerce which will only give me a biased opinion.

I appreciate any and all replies!!

Thanks a bunch!!
Vette
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Old 09-19-2006, 02:02 PM
 
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Mountain View is in a very pretty part of Arkansas. I don't live there, but fairly close. I wish I knew more of the type of things you wanted answers to, but unfortunately I don't. I know the people have always been friendly whenever we go. It is one of the last places in AR that still has a drive-in theater. The Ozark Folk Center is also a big tourist draw, as well as people getting together on weekend nights playing music out on the square. It is not a huge town, more of a small town, country feel to it.

Sorry I didn't help much. Maybe if you had a more specific question, I might be able to help more.
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Old 09-19-2006, 02:44 PM
 
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Mountain View is regarded as a leisure/retirement community. Lots of town festivals and music on the town square every weekend. I don't live near the area , but I've been many times as a child with my grandparents. Lots of folks flock to the area for weekend get-a-ways to hear the bluegrass music.

I can't think of anything as far a industry is concerned. The population is roughly 3,000 people. It's a nice area to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there due to the fact that there's nothing for me to do (I'm a 25 yr old single man) Depending on you and your husbands situation, the laid back and very friendly environment might be just what your looking for.

The Ozarks really are beautiful and if you enjoy outdoor recreation, then you'll love it there.
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Old 09-21-2006, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Wink Thank you!

Sorry I was so vague and did not say why I wanted to know about Mtn View. My husband and I are looking for a nice, quiet, and lovely place to retire in a few years. We want to remain close to our TX family, but want to find a place that has mountains, and four seasons. We were told that the area near Mtn Home was very nice, so we are checking out the entire area of Northern AR and NW AR. Any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated and welcomed by all!!!

Yvette
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Old 09-21-2006, 11:46 PM
 
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we are checking out the entire area of Northern AR and NW AR. Any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated and welcomed by all!!!
Yvette
Have you checked Eureka Springs? I was there last summer for a family reunion (family lives around Kansas City, while I am now in the southeast). While it is very much a tourist town, it is located in what I would deem a "hilly" area (I'm used to the Smokies. Those peaks make that part of Arkansas look like pimples ) The Victorian architecture the town is known for makes the area very pretty. I noticed some modern development outside town, and there are lakes in the area for recreation. You don't have to drive very far out of town to become immersed in a more rural locale, as well.

The town is not my cuppa, I prefer the more dramatic scenery of the southeastern mountains, but I've heard from Midwestern relatives that NW Arkansas is becoming a popular retirement area.
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Old 09-22-2006, 07:32 AM
 
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Eureka Springs is a very nice town, but it's such a tourist town that it practically dies in the Winter. Mountain Home is also very nice, and would be my choice of the locations you've mentioned, just becuase the size of the town is rather large for that area of Arkansas, and the proximity to Norfork Lake.
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Old 09-24-2006, 11:18 PM
 
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Arrow Nw Ar

Thanks for the replies. Yes, we love Eureka Springs, but too busy with tourists to live there. We are interested in checking out the Bentonville area, esp Pea Ridge. Can't seem to find much info on it, though. If anyone knows anything, do tell!!

Thanks!
Yvette
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Old 09-25-2006, 08:59 AM
 
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One word: Growth!!

The whole North West Arkansas "metro" is the fastest growing area in the state. Bentonville, springdale, rogers, and fayetteville have basically become one large metropolis rivaling the Little Rock metro for the largest population in the state.

Pea Ridge is far enough outside (I think) to be safe from urban sprawl, but I'm not really sure. It is home of a historical Civil War battle site. Thats about the extent of my knowledge of Pea Ridge.
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Old 01-01-2007, 04:56 PM
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Hello everyone,
I was wondering if anyone would like to comment on life in Mountain View, AR? My husband and I are looking into buying some vacant land and building in or around that area. Any info relating to economy, weather, taxes, population size, friendliness of residents, etc., would be greatly appreciated. If you like it there, or don't, please tell me your opinions. It is better to get feedback from those who live there than from the chamber of commerce which will only give me a biased opinion.

I appreciate any and all replies!!

Thanks a bunch!!
Vette

I am from Mountain View, Ar. The area and people are great, Wall Street Journal wrote an article on the best places to live, taxes, crime, cost of living and Mountain View was in the top twenty. It is laid back. If you have to go shopping and have an exciting night life then Mountain View is not the place for you. Most every night weather permitting you can enjoyed gospel and bluegrass music on the town square. Look up Mountain View on the web, you will find a wealth of info. It is not a perfect town, but as today goes, close! Lots of places to shop within a couple of hours. Great fishing, hunting, and many other outdoor activities.

Hope this helped.

May God Bless!
jed
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Old 01-07-2007, 12:24 PM
 
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Default Come to Mountain View!

I will second what JED said, Mountain View is a great place for a couple to live, especially one looking to relax. Folks are friendly, and you'll meet people from all over the world actually. Crime is almost nonexistent. You can see the stars from your front porch, even at night in the middle of town. Music is plentiful, and you can't beat the scenery anywhere else in Arkansas. Outdoor opportunities abound. Property costs/taxes are very low, as is sales tax. The city is small enough to feel rural even if you live in the middle of it. Many unique places to eat, shop and relax exist. And it is conveniently located to a few larger areas, and about 2 hours from the state capital. My only complaint would be the lack of a theater, but that will probably change soon.

I would encourage you to visit Mountain View. I'm a native and I would gladly give you a personal tour, as would many others. You'll probably also meet many other retired folks. We do have the 4 seasons, and they are mild. The ocassional mountain snow can be breathtaking, but sometimes the heat of the summer is intense. Falls are the best, and spring is idealic. What more can I say?
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