I would recommend Yellville if you are looking for something kind of nature and hippie-ish. They are near the buffalo river so there are lots of opportunities for hiking and floating the rivier.
If you want something a bit more urban, the Fayetteville area is great (and where I wish I was!). It is really beautiful over there.
Wife to an amazing man , mommy to 3 wild dudes: ds1 (5/23/05 @ 30 weeks), ds2 (3/5/09) , and ds3 (9/26/10) . Part time librarian, full time mommy, occasional chef and maid.
I am getting ready to move to Arkansas over the summer to attend UofA and need to figure out where to live, how to meet people, etc.
I am a single mama and pretty broke but have two school aged kids, one of whom will be in elementary and one in middle school. I would love to live somewhere rural but am afraid the schools would be sort of lackluster.
Does anyone have Fayettevill area insight? And would anyone be interested in meeting up this summer with a crunchy nerdy family who is new in town?
“ it was her habit to build laughter out of inadequate materials....She seemed to know that if she swayed the family shook, and if she ever deeply wavered or despaired the family would fall.”
-Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath (I frequently ask myself, 'what would Ma Joad do?')
I moved to north arkansas over 10 years ago and LOVE it here. I live east of Fayetteville in the mtns. Please feel free to PM if you have any questions. I too don't check in that often anymore (my how life takes off with a little one around) BUT I love this area and would gladly answer any questions you might have.
I'm just checking back in after a few months and wonder if you're still considering this area or are you here?