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Thursday, June 19, 2008

What is Cherokee Village Arkansas?

Cherokee Village is a quaint town of beauty that offers lake and golf resort style living, nestled in the mountains of the eastern Ozarks of North Central Arkansas.

People from all over the world are drawn to this area to enjoy the stunning scenery and breathtaking views of the Ozarks, and Cherokee Village has been a focal point right in the middle of it all. The community is in the middle of wooded, rolling hills and has numerous clear, clean lakes, and meandering spring-fed rivers and streams all throughout the village.

Founded back in 1954, yet to this day, at approximately only 4600 full time residents, Cherokee Village is still considered a hidden gem to residents and visitors alike. When you come here, you will fall in love with the area's slower lifestyle, low crime, non-existent traffic jams, and room to roam in a natural paradise.

In Cherokee Village, you can have your piece of heaven as you envision, and it is still affordable. Some are looking for a lakefront home so that when they walk out to the backyard, they can take a few steps to their dock and jump in their boat. Some are looking to sit on the deck of their home directly on the golf course and watch the sunset over a fairway after another good day on the course. Still others are looking for a home in the rolling hills with plenty of woods and privacy to enjoy the natural beauty of the Ozarks. If this sounds like what you are looking for, then you have found your destination.

This area is known for its fishing, boating, water-skiing, rafting, canoeing, golfing, hunting, hiking, and even antiquing. Those who are looking to escape the hectic city life, find your retirement spot, a second home, or just find a new vacation spot, then Cherokee Village is certainly the place to consider.

Where is Cherokee Village Arkansas?

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Cherokee Village is within a day's drive of many, major US cities such as:

Atlanta, GA - 525 miles

Birmingham, AL - 375 miles

Chicago, IL - 540 miles

Cincinnati, OH - 540 miles

Columbus, OH 660 miles

Dallas, TX - 450 miles

Des Moines, IA - 515 miles

Houston, TX 570 miles

Indianapolis, IN - 475 miles

Jackson, MS - 350 miles

Kansas City, MO - 325 miles

Little Rock, AR - 135 miles

Louisville, KY - 440 miles

Memphis, TN - 135 miles

Mobile, AL - 525 miles

Nashville, TN - 350 miles

New Orleans, LA - 530 miles

Oklahoma City, OK - 440 miles

Omaha, NE - 500 miles

Pensacola, FL - 590 miles

Shreveport, LA - 350 miles

Sioux Falls, SD - 680 miles

Springfield, MO – 160 miles

St. Louis, MO - 250 miles

Tallahassee, FL - 675 miles

Tulsa, Oklahoma - 330 miles

Wichita, KS - 400 miles

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Cherokee Village Arkansas Lakes !

Cherokee Village has seven private lakes that offer plenty of outdoor recreation. These lakes are operated by the Cherokee Village Suburban Improvement District (SID) for the use and enjoyment of property owners and their guests. Lake Patrol officers monitor the lakes to make sure all boats are in compliance with state and local regulations, and that all users of the lakes are property owners and/or their registered guests.

The lakes are:

Lake Aztec
19.3 acres
Maximum depth unknown
Fishing, swimming, no-wake boating, and canoeing allowed

Lake Chanute
65 acres
2.273 miles of shoreline
Maximum depth unknown
Fishing, swimming, no-wake boating, and canoeing allowed

Lake Cherokee
37 acres
1.461 miles of shoreline
Maximum depth 40 feet
Fishing, swimming, no-wake boating, and canoeing allowed
Lake Cherokee flows with a scenic waterfall into and through Papoose Park.

Lake Navajo
34 acres
Maximum depth 25 feet
Fishing, swimming, no-wake boating, and canoeing allowed

Lake Omaha
139 acres
4.7 miles of shoreline
Maximum depth 40 feet
Boating, water-skiing, tubing, fishing, swimming, and canoeing allowed

Lake Sequoyah
75.5 acres
2.361 mile of shoreline
Maximum depth 55 feet
Fishing, swimming, no-wake boating, and canoeing allowed
Gitche Gummee Swimming Beach
Channel connects and allows boat access between Lake Sequoyah and Lake Thunderbird

Lake Thunderbird
264 acres
7.2 miles of shoreline
Maximum depth 75 feet
Boating, water-skiing, tubing, fishing, swimming, and canoeing allowed
The most popular lake in Cherokee Village
Marina w/ boat rentals

All of the lakes in Cherokee Village have been stocked with Largemouth Bass, crappie, catfish and other native fish.

Cherokee Village Arkansas Golf !

Golf in Cherokee Village, Arkansas is, in one word…uncrowded.

No tee times.

Yes, you read it correct. Most golfers would think that a scenic course with no tee times and rarely very busy would not exist. Most would say if there are no tee times, then it must be very exclusive and expensive. If it’s not busy, then it must be a poorly groomed course and not very much fun to play.

Wrong on all counts.

Cherokee Village is golf paradise with its two championship eighteen hole golf courses. Both courses are beautiful and uncrowded. Arkansas' mild climate gives you the chance most years to play golf year round.

Cherokee Village South Course is an 18 hole regulation length golf course. The South Course is the longer of the two courses. It is hilly and offers wide open fairways. This championship layout plays fairly long from the back tees at 7058 yards. Modestly difficult, this golf course definitely rewards good shots and can be forgiving of bad ones. You'll enjoy many nice views on the South course. The view from the first tee is incredible as is the view from the clubhouse overlooking the course.

Cherokee Village North Course is also an 18 hole regulation length golf course. This medium-length 6687 yard course offers a more challenging layout than the South Course where strategy and finesse will help. Water is in play on 6 holes. This course has the South Fork River meandering through it and is very picturesque.

Both courses are private and available only to property owners and their registered guests. Both courses have a pro shop and a driving range.

The fees for each course for property owners currently are $13 for 9 holes, $18 for 18 holes, and an all day pass is $29.

Cherokee Village North Course
75 Pro Shop Road
Cherokee Village, AR 72529
Tel 870-257-3430

Cherokee Village South Course
5 Laguna Drive
Cherokee Village, AR 72529
Tel 870-257-2555

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Cherokee Village Arkansas Property Owners and what is available to them

Cherokee Village offers many amenities available only to property owners and their guests. There are seven clean lakes for boating and fishing, two uncrowded championship golf courses, two community centers, six swimming pools, lighted tennis courts, multiple parks, and miniature golf. Once you become a property owner, you will receive membership cards that allow access to these amenities.

Cherokee Village's residents decided to incorporate as a city in 1997, and its present form of government is made up of a Mayor and City Council. There are four Wards, and each Ward has two Aldermen. There is a City Council meeting on the third Thursday of every month at 7:00pm at City Hall. Cherokee Village has a full time police and fire department.

The Cherokee Village Suburban Improvement District (SID) is charged with the maintenance and care of the village amenities, and each property owner pays a reasonable yearly SID assessment. The SID presently subsidizes the city's fire department and road maintenance.

Conveniently located inside the city limits are stores, shops, banks, businesses, a post office, a small airport, many different churches, as well as numerous local civic groups and clubs.

The very nearby towns of Highland, Hardy, and Ash Flat also offer a wide variety of shopping, restaurants, movie theaters, and business services. For example, from the village center of Cherokee Village, downtown Hardy with its quaint antique shops is less than 5 miles away, the Walmart SuperCenter in Ash Flat is less than 7 miles away, and the local Highland High School is less than one mile from the south entrance to Cherokee Village. The very popular Mammoth Springs State Park is less than 20 miles away.

Most of all, Cherokee Village offers property owners low crime and an affordable, resort style type of living.

Cherokee Village Arkansas Schools

Cherokee Village is located within the Highland School District with 3 schools. The Highland School District is fully accredited and has an excellent student to teacher ratio. A complete curriculum is offered in grades K through 12.

Cherokee Elementary School

Highland Middle School

Highland High School

There are over 40 colleges and universities in Arkansas. Some include:

Arkansas State University
Jonesboro, AR
70 miles
Full time enrollment approximately 8700

Arkansas Tech University
Russellville, AR
130 miles
Full time enrollment approximately 4400

Harding University
Searcy, AR
75 miles
Full time enrollment approximately 4000

Hendrix College
Conway, AR
95 miles
Full time enrollment approximately 1100

Ozarka College
Melbourne, AR
35 miles
Total enrollment approximately 1200
Ozarka had an enrollment growth of 13.7 percent for fall of 2007. It was one of only four two-year colleges in the state of Arkansas to exceed a 10% enrollment increase. The average increase of fall enrollment at Arkansas two-year colleges was 4 percent in that same time period. Ozarka’s enrollment of over 1200 students also represented a 21% increase in full-time equivalent enrollment compared to fall 2006.

Ozarka College - Ash Flat Branch
Ash Flat, AR
7 miles
College officials broke ground Dec. 4, 2007 for a new branch campus in Ash Flat. The 9200 square foot facility will house classrooms, a nursing lab, a study center, office space, a cyber café, and a student center.

University of Arkansas System

University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR
120 miles
Full time enrollment approximately 14000

University of Arkansas - Little Rock
Little Rock, AR
120 miles
Full time enrollment approximately 8000

University of Arkansas Community College
Batesville, AR
43 miles
Full time enrollment approximately 4400

University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR
95 miles
Full time enrollment approximately 7700

University of the Ozarks
Clarksville, AR
200 miles
Full time enrollment approximately 650

Hospital/Medical Centers nearby to Cherokee Village Arkansas

Fulton County Hospital
Tel 870-895-2691
Salem, AR
25 miles

Ozarks Medical Center
Tel 417-256-9111
West Plains, MO
45 miles

White River Medical Center
Tel 870-262-1200
Batesville, AR
45 miles

Baxter Regional Medical Center
Tel 870-508-1000
Mountain Home, AR
57 miles

Spring River Paramedic Ambulance Service Inc
Tel 870-257-2044
Cherokee Village, AR
24 hour ambulance service for all of Sharp County and a few nearby areas.

Air Evac Life Team
Tel 800-793-0010
West Plains, MO
Air Evac Life Team is a membership supported air medical service that provides helicopter ambulance service to and from Cherokee Village, making the trip to a major health care facility very quickly in times of critical need.

This list does not include any local doctor's offices and other local medical providers.

Of course, for any medical emegency, always dial 911 first.

Cherokee Village Arkansas Area Attractions and Recreational Activities

Some of the area attractions and recreational activities

Arkansas State Parks

Blanchard Springs Caverns Cave Tours

Cherokee Village North Golf Course

Cherokee Village South Golf Course

Cherokee Village Suburban Improvement District
general information on all amenities and facilities inside Cherokee Village

Lazy Acres Riding Stable

Mammoth Spring State Park Tourist Information

Mammoth Spring Canoe Rental

Many Islands Camp & Canoe/Kayak/Raft Rentals

Omaha Rec Center - Swimming pools, miniature golf, Fitness Center

Omaha Health & Fitness Club

Omaha Marina
Cherokee Village, Arkansas 72529

South Fork Canoe Canoe & Kayak Rentals & Fishing Guides

Spring River Canoe Rental

Spring River Oaks Canoe & Kayak Rentals

Spring River Valley Camp & Canoe

Three Rivers Outfitters Canoe & Kayak Rentals

Thunderbird Center - Swimming pools, miniature golf

Thunderbird Marina
165 Iroquois Drive
Cherokee Village, Arkansas 72529