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WELCOME TO BEAUTIFUL 
BELLA VISTA ARKANSAS !

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

You've 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. I built this site when I moved here in 2002 and have since helped hundreds learn more about this lovely little city in the foothills of the Ozarks.  Read on to learn more about Bella Vista. Bella Vista real estate, view photos taken from around the area, read about our history, find important phone numbers for Bella Vista amenities and businesses, links to churches and and 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.

Bella Vista began as a vacation resort area in the early 1900s (sort of 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 60's visionary John Cooper saw it's potential as a planned residential retirement 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 a Mayor, Recorder/Treasurer,  Attorney, and a 5 member Council.

Now we are quickly becoming two two communities, a retirement community and 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, happy friendly people, natural beauty, large treed lots, hundreds of acres of wooded common ground, and some of the best and most numerous amenities of any city in the United States.  The Property Owner's Association, supported by our monthly dues, oversees 7 Golf Courses, 7 Lakes, 4 Club Houses, 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 since they are owned by member's, costs are very reasonable.  The only reason they charge 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 is tucked into the Northwest Arkansas Ozark hills, affording  many spectacular views.  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. 

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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  

Bells Vista Property Owner's Association Website (POA) - www.bellavistapoa.com

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SCHOOLDAZE

                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
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Bella Vista Arkansas Schools

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
ABOUT BELLA VISTA SCHOOLS

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Home Shopping or Selling in
Bella Vista, Arkansas?

When you're ready for a Realtor, check out the Realtor's page hereIt's free for Realtors to be listed on this site but they have to do at least half their business in Bella Vista. Agents from all over Northwest Arkansas can sell in Bella Vista but you'll want to find an agent familiar with the area who lives close by.  It will make a difference!

 

Don't forget to check out the Realtor's page here

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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!

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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.

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



Click the image above to see photos of Beautiful Bella Vista

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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!

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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 or the Nature trail in Blowing Springs.





BELLA VISTA IS PET FRIENDLY

Dogs socialize at the Bella Vista, Arkansas Dog Park

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

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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.

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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 

BELLA VISTA WEATHER

Bella Vista Arkansas Sunset

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

LOCAL ARTIST PAINTS A BIT OF BELLA VISTA HISTORY!

 

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Our choice for Insurance...
Totally Local and Totally Committed!



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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.

 

 

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

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Buy the BOOK "From Vision to Reality; A History of Bella Vista Village from 1915 - 1993" brand new direct from the Bella Vista History Museum being sold through Amazon.com with all proceeds benefiting the Historical Society.

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A Visit to the Veteran's
Wall of Honor

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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

You'll want to visit their site and give them a call if you are considering a weekend visit, since they do schedule weddings throughout the year.

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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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Bentonville Schools - http://bentonvillek12.org/web/

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

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

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


www.joplintornadophotos.com

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 here.

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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.

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

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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

 Advertisements:

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BELLA VISTA...A VERY PET
FRIENDLY CITY!

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PublicRecords

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 

Fellow Bella Vistians ...
VOTE YES TO ACCESS

AND HELP KEEP BELLA VISTA BEAUTIFUL!

Beautiful Bella Vista Lake Loch Lomond Top Graphic with Golf Course and Cooper Chapel.

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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