Tucked away in the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Bella Vista is a premier recreational community offering seven golf courses, stocked private lakes, swimming pools, miles of hiking and biking trails for all levels, parks, picnic areas and much more.
Bella Vista was previously known as an affluent retirement community. However, recent growth of the city has diversified it with young couples and families making it a premier location for all life stages. Recent honors include one of the Top 25 best places for affordable homes by CNNMoney.com and Money Magazine and one of America’s Top 10 Best Places to Retire by U.S. News & World Report. Bella Vista provides its community with the highest level of quality and value for the entire family.
Visitors are welcome and encouraged to explore the many activities and amenities in Bella Vista. Many activities and events are available for use at any time, including the multi-use trails for mountain biking or hiking, while others require special use fees. Visitors may contact the Bella Vista Property Owners Association for additional information.
The Bella Vista website is managed by the Bella Vista Advertising and Promotion Commission. The commission’s purpose is to facilitate and promote tourism in the city. Funding for such promotion is based on tax collection of lodging and prepared food item sales. The commission consists of seven members, serving a four-year term. The commission typically meets the first Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. at City Hall and is open to the public.
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