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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
and click the links to view photos, read
about our history, find churches, schools, history,
goverment, local Realtors, important phone numbers for Bella Vista amenities and
businesses and so much more!
Bella Vista is a
city of around 27,000 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, squirrels, birds, and
other native 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.
For more Beautiful Bella Vista Views, Click Here
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.
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.
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.
of the activities cost for those who use them (golf, swimming pools,
work out facilities) but costs are reasonable for the most part, with
the purchase of a yearly photo ID Activity Card. To learn more about the
montly Property Owner's Association fee
Click Here, and for any additional ammenity fees,
Bella Vista Business Association Dedicated to the promotion of Businesses and the community of Bella Vista.
Gravette, Ar City Website - www.cityofgravette-ar.gov
For detailed information about the climate in Benton County visit Beautiful Bella Vista's
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 Schools
Gravette Schools - http://lions.k12.ar.us/
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.
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.
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.
Click the image below to visit their site.
Bella Vista Recycle Center
There are scores of clubs to participate in, card clubs, game clubs, bowling leagues, large variety of music 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!
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. And be sure to check out our newest trail through some of the prettiest ozark forest terrain, the Back 40 Mounting Biking/Hiking trail.
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.
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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.
Need a pet?
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
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!
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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 37.00/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
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.