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WELCOME TO BEAUTIFUL 
BELLA VISTA ARKANSAS !


 

I hope you'll think you've just found one of the best sites on the net to learn about this lovely community nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in Northwest Arkansas. Read on to learn so much more about Bella Vista, and click the links to view photos, read about our history,  find inks to churches, schools, history, goverment, Realtors, lots for sale, important phone numbers for Bella Vista amenities and businesses and so much more!  If you find you have any questions you can't find answers to, I'll be try to help you out...just send an email to myself, Dustie, at dustie@dustie.com.  You now have a friend in Bella Vista, Ar.

Bella Vista is a city of around 25,000 people living throughout the hills of Northwest Arkansas Ozark, affording  many spectacular views and where wildlife abounds.  Extensive hardwood forests (primarily Oak/Hickory) weave through the neighborhoods as "common ground", providing space and privacy to homeowners as well as shelter to large populations of wild deer, turkey, squirrels, birds, and other native animal species.  A drive around Bella Vista displays the careful consideration the natural environment and geography has been given in the planning and implementation of this lovely community of nearly 25,000 souls. 

Living in Bella Vista has been likened by many as feeling like you're on a permanent vacation.

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    For more Beautiful Bella Vista Views, Click Here

Local Schools

Local  Churches

Health Facilities

Lodging

Important Phone Numbers
clubhouses, utilities, emergency, 
cable TV, etc..

Bella Vista City Government -
www.bellavistacityar.com  

Visit the Bella Vista Property Owner's Association's (POA) Newly Designed Website  - It's well worth the visit!  www.bellavistapoa.com

Bella Vista has a rich history, albeit a short one, as it began as a vacation resort area in the early 1900s (rather like the resort featured in the movie "Dirty Dancing).  You can learn more about our history from the early years to the present by clicking here.   In the early 1960's visionary John Cooper Sr. of Cooper Communities Inc, saw it's potential as a planned residential destination for thousands of new residents seeking an active retirement lifestyle and began creating Bella Vista Village.

Bella Vista became one of the largest unincorporated village in the nation until, on November 7, 2006, thousands of resident voters took to the poles, turning the Village of Bella Vista, Arkansas into The City of Bella Vista, complete with it's own Mayor, a Recorder/treasurer Mayor, Recorder/Treasurer,  Attorney, and a 5 member City Council.

Today, Bella Vista, though still a popular destination for retirees, it's also become a bedroom community for those who work in Bentonville, Rogers, Springdale, Fayetteville or Southwest Missouri. We've very little commercial ventures of our own, but we do have safe neighborhoods, natural beauty and wildlife, large treed lots, hundreds of acres of wooded common ground, some of the best and most numerous amenities of any city in the United States and wonderful friendly people. Families who work in Northwest Arkansas are finding that Bella Vista is a fun, safe place to raise their families. 

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Bella Vista Properties Owners Association (POA) Upcoming Events and news affecting residents of Bella Vista. Sign up for the Bella Vista email newsletter by emailing
Foresight@bellavistapoa.com 

The Bella Vista Property Owner's Association (POA), supported by our monthly dues, oversees 7 Golf Courses, 7 Lakes, 4 Club Houses, an RV park, a marina, 3 swimming pools, 2 putt putt golf courses, 3 playgrounds, tennis courts, 2 workout facilities, miles of walking trails, a dog park, and a ball park...all for the use of the POA members and their guests.

Many of the activities cost for those who use them (golf, swimming pools, work out facilities) but costs are reasonable for the most part.  The only reason they cost at all is because our monthly association dues are so low, only 24.00/mo, a fraction of the cost of association dues around the country. 

Bella Vista, Arkasas is a great place to live. We have best of both worlds...a laid back atmosphere with lots of nature and amenities but we are in close proximity to larger city conveniences (check out Bentonville, Rogers, Springdale, and Fayetteville, all within a 30 mile radius of Bella Vista).

Bella Vista Business Association Dedicated to the promotion of Businesses and the community of Bella Vista.

Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce Promoting the current and future economic growth of Bentonville and Bella Vista.

Gravette, Ar City Website - www.cityofgravette-ar.gov

Bentonville, Ar City Website - http://www.bentonvillear.com/



BELLA VISTA ARKANSAS WEATHER

Bella Vista Arkansas Sunset

For detailed information about the climate in Benton County visit Beautiful Bella Vista's weather page.

Worried about the possibility of tornados in Bella Vista?  You'll probably be glad to hear they are not likely.  To learn more about our weather, as well as the history of Tornados in Beautiful Bella Vista click the weather link above.


Bella Vista Animal Shelter Image

The Bella Vista Animal Shelter holds fun activities throughout the year with proceeds going to benefit it's furry guests.  They also have great volunteer opportunities!

So if you're looking for a lifelong
friend I'll bet you'll be sure to
find one here!

Bella Vista Arkansas Animal Shelter

If you have a local website feel
free to snatch any of the images
above and link them to the
Bella Vista Animal Shelter!

 

Benton County (For Tax Information and More) http://www.co.benton.ar.us/ 

Benton County Maps (look up information on Bella Vista lots, etc... http://www.co.benton.ar.us/GIS/Default.aspx

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Arkansas Links:

The Arkansas Calendar

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www.greatarkansas.com 

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State of Arkansas

Bella Vista Schools
Using Cooper Rd as a general dividing line, the east side of Bella Vista is in the Bentonville School District while the west side is in the Gravette School District.  Below are the links to both districts
(and my granddaughter's 1st day of school picture).

Bella Vista Arkansas Schools

Bella Vista City - http://www.cityofbellavista.com

Be
ntonville Schools - http://bentonvillek12.org/web/

Gravette Schools - http://lions.k12.ar.us/

 

 

 

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Bella Vista is a GREAT place to retire! 

Don't take my word for it ...Forbes Magazine placed Bella Vista, AR as #4 on their list of top 25 Cities for Retirees, citing our low crime, mild weather, great economy, and below cost of living index.

The only con?  Low Walkability.  However, they are most likely talking about our lack of sidewalks.  Our beautiful Ozark hills are not suitable to sidewalks, but that doesn't stop anyone from walking.  Our streets are so safe, everyone just walks the streets, waving to friendly neighbors along the way. That fact, along with all the lovely trails in Bella Vista (Including our newest paved walking trail, Branchwood, In the Highlands, and I'd say we are extreamly walkable!

LOCAL ARTIST PAINTS A BIT OF BELLA VISTA HISTORY!

 

 

 


BELLA VISTA RECREATION

Recreation Abounds in Beautiful Bella Vista, Arkansas.  Boating and fishing is a favorite pastime, as is golf and tennis. 

Young and old alike will love the many recreational opportunities in the area. There are 7 Bella Vista lakes providing year round water recreation.  No matter where you live in Bella Vista you are never more then a few miles from a lake. Visit the lakes page for videos of the different lakes.  Lakes Page

All the lakes have parks and docks where you can fish, swim, or just enjoy nature as a family or individually. Too see google earth views of the Lakes Dams and Parks, you can visit The POA's amentities page here.

Prothonotary Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler - Lake Ann

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Golf is a passion among many Bella Vista residents, which is not at all surprising since Bella Vista is home to 7 courses designed to please all skill levels, from the very beginning golfer to the top flight pro. Golfing Info

To see Google Earth Views of the various courses you can visit POA's Amentities page here.



Click the image above to see photos of Beautiful Bella Vista


BELLA VISTA HISTORY

Learn a bit of early Bella Vista history and be sure to visit the Bella Vista History Museum on 71 Hwy/Kingsland Road when you're visiting our beautiful area.


Visit the History Museum's Website Here
and check out their FACEBOOK page Here!

Click the image below to visit their site.

Bella Vista Recycle Center

I find it gratifying to say the least when
I pull up to our centrally located Bella Vista Recycle Center, manned by volunteers and who's proceeds go to local charities, to see folks of all walks of life sorting their recycables, going out of their way to help save our earth!  Thank you Bella Vista Recycle Center and all of you who use this great facility on behalf of my grandchild's future!

There are scores of clubs to participate in, card clubs, game clubs, bowling leagues, large variety of music and theater groups, art clubs, health related clubs, history club, friends of the Library,  dance clubs and much more!  A complete list of clubs and their contacts can be found here on the POA website.

Enjoy the indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Exercise at one of the club houses with exercise machines.  Soak in one the hot tubs at Roidan or Branchwood clubhouses.  Join one of the many social groups! 

Bella Vista is perfect for those looking for a community that offers an active lifestyle, and yet gives one room to stretch out and enjoy privacy when needed! Bella Vista is indeed a wonderful community for anyone to call HOME!

Nature Calls!


Take a walk (or bike ride) along Bella Vista's paved walking trails and visit the impressive war memorial.  Take a healthy nature hike on Tanyard Creek Nature Trail the Nature/Bike trail in Blowing Springs or the Walking Trails in the Highlands below the dam or Branchwood

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Tanyard Creek Waterfall

Bella Vista Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ

Have a question you can't find an answer to here? Ask away!  Remember - You DO have a friend in Bella Vista, Arkansas.


XNA - Northwest Regional Airport
Bella Vista's closest airport, approx. 30 miles from BV.



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Check out some of the happenings at America's newest premiere art museum, Bentonville's beautiful Crystal Bridges.

 We're proud to boast that Crystal Bridges is less then 6 miles, as the crow flies, from Bella Vista's southern borders.

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BELLA VISTA...A VERY PET
FRIENDLY CITY!

Need a pet?
Bella Vista Animal Shelter

 


BELLA VISTA REAL ESTATE

Agents from throughout Northwest Arkansas can sell in Bella Vista but you'll want to find an agent familiar with the area and who can navigate over hill and dale along our 500 miles of roads.  It will make a difference! 

On my Realtors Page it is free for area agents who do at least 50% of their business in Bella Vista, AR to have their contact information and websites listed.  So if it's a Realtor your needing, pop on over to the Realtor's page here.

                  

    In the 60s/70s/80 John Cooper Sr. offered free trips to Bella Vista. With the help of a  top sales staff and the lovely scenery of the Ozark hills, John convinced thousands of people to invest in buying a lot in Bella Vista to someday retire to.


 

Today many of those people are enjoying a wonderful retirement here but still others found, for whatever reason, they weren't able to retire here after all. and are selling their lots. Many of these baby boomer lots (as I am calling them) are priced below their original cost, making this a GREAT time to buy a lot in Beautiful Bella Vista Arkansas. 

This site provides an advertising opportunity for Realtors and Owners alike to advertise their lots.  If you're in the market for a Bella Vista lot, click the sign above to visit the new LOTS FOR SALE page on this site and see what might be available.

And if you have a Bella Vista Lot For Sale, drop me an email.  It's only 20.00/yr to list your lot for sale on this site.  Owners of lots, as well as Realtors representing clients are all welcome to send in their lot to have it posed on this site.



Dogs socialize at the Bella Vista, Arkansas Dog Park

                BELLA VISTA IS PET FRIENDLY

Seems like most Bella Vistians have a pet of some kind.  In 2010 the Bella Vista Animal Shelter, in cooperation with the Property Owner's Association, opened the 1st dog park in the Bella Vista Highlands.  Dogs (and their owners) of all shapes, sizes and pettability are welcome.

Don't have a pet yet?  Where I know the perfect place where you can get one! Begin your search for a new best friend at the Bella Vista Animal Shelter




A Visit to the Veteran's
Wall of Honor


A charming chapel in the woods open and free to all.  A must see to all visitors to Bella Vista, AR.

 
Mildred B. Cooper
Memorial Chapel



Check out the trailer of my own DVD,
The Nature of Beautiful Bella Vista
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and watch as some of our wild neighbors
 put on a show you won't want to miss.

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The Most Beautiful Lodging in
All of Northwest Arkansas

CEDAR LODGE on Lake Loch Lomond
CLICK HERE

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"SellaTimeshare.com is the smart choice for buying,
renting or selling a timeshare on the resale market."

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Lovely Upscale Home For Sale in
Beautiful Bella Vista, Arkansas!

Upscale Home for Sale in Beautiful Bella Vista

To learn more about this lovely home, visit these two links...
http://www.zillow.com/homes/5-cheviot-trace-bella-vista-ar_rb/  and   http://www.5cheviottrace.com/ 

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 The Most Beautiful Lodging in
All of Northwest Arkansas

CEDAR LODGE on Lake Loch Lomond
CLICK HERE

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 QUALITY SALES! - Estate Sale Experts!

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Madre Vena Treasure???

There may be lots of buried treasure somewhere
in our area!  At least this group of students who are planning on making a movie about it think so. Check out their Indiegogo campaign video
HERE to learn more about it!

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PublicRecordss

Click on the above link to prsearch.com and from there click on Arkansas to find links to scores of  Arkansas public site links.  A great resource for those interested in Arkansas!!


 

BELLA VISTA PROPERTY OWNER ASSOCIATION ASSESSMENTS & FEES

Living in Bella Vista does come at a price, however, with all Bella Vista has to offer in terms of recreation, thousands have found the price well worth it! 

Monthly assessment dues are 16.00/mo on unimproved lots and 24.00/mo on improved lots. These assessment costs help to maintain Bella Vista parks and lakes, club houses, golf courses, community programs and other amenties.  These assement costs will not go up without approval of the property owners, or a court order.

In addition to monthly assessment costs, there are membership and guest fees for golfing, tennis, boating and clubhouse facilities to further help support the various venues offered in Bella Vista village.  Assement costs are so low that these fees are necessary to maintain the amenties at quality levels.

To take advantage to the lower fees afforded members, you are required to purchase a yearly Photo ID.  Photo ID's are only required if you plan to use the facilities and other amenties (golf, lakes, club houses) at membership costs.    The yearly costs of Photo ID's are as follows:
  ADULT PHOTO ID:  $30.00     JUVENILE (12 - 18) PHOTO ID:  $7.00     CHILDREN (6 - 11) ID:  $2.00    (prices are subject to change without notice)

For more information about Bella Vista Rules and Regs visit the Property Owner's Website at www.bellavistapoa.com 

 

 

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Bella Vista has been rated number one among Arkansas Cities under 50,000 for homeownership,
based on affordability, availability, medium income spend on housing, and positive economic
growth rate.  Learn more about this comprehensive study HERE

 


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BELLA VISTA ARKANSAS WAS CHOSEN AS ONE OF THE TOP 25 CITIES TO MOVE TO BY USNEWS MONEY MAGAZINE! 
Northwest Arkansas is perpetually ranked in the top 10 best metropolitan areas for living and working by the prestigious Milken Institute

Neighborhood Scout named Bella Vista AR as one of the top 5 safest cities to live in the US for 2015.