April 1, 2017
Couldn’t be happier to live in Bella Vista, AR!
I recently sold my home in San Diego, CA and moved to Bella Vista, AR. I researched Bella Vista and a few surrounding cities, then flew out last November to tour in person. After touring the 3 cities that appealed to me, it was clear to me that Bella Vista would be home. I purchased a house and have been here for a month. In that time, I have been fortunate to make many connections and friends in this warm and friendly community. I have enjoyed riding my road bike on the Razorback Greenway, a 37 mile paved system (74 mile out and back!) and look forward to getting a mountain bike soon so I can also ride the Back 40 Loop, an amazing mountain bike/hike/trail run system that has been nationally recognized. Today I cheered for 3000 runners at a half marathon!
I am surrounded by the forest and the sounds of nature. I sit on my porch or deck and watch deer amble through, listen to birds, owls and tree frogs, and I can actually SEE the stars here, unlike the big city. I’ve only heard a siren once, and it was due to a neighbors smoke detectors having a false alarm. The Fire Dept was kind enough to come back and install the new alarms for her after she purchased them! Overall, my stress level has come down and I am loving the feel of a smaller town community with all the amenities of a large city very close by. I am home.