Cherokee Village : Arkansas

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What it's Like to Retire in Cherokee Village

Cherokee Village is an affordable 15,000 acre resort and retirement community located in the natural beauty of an Ozark forest. Amenities include two 18-hole golf courses, 6 swimming pools, a private beach, tennis courts, recreation centers, fitness center, senior center, horseshoe pits, two nature trails, and seven lakes for boating or fishing. A vibrant community, Cherokee VIllage has over 100 clubs and service organizations, 24 churches.

Where to Retire in Cherokee Village and Home Prices

Cherokee Village had a median sale price of about $78,000 in late 2014 according to  to City-Data. reports the median sale price to lower in early 2015 at $68,700.


What is special about Cherokee Village

Cherokee Village offers activities, clubs, lakes for fishing, nature trails, golf, and recreation centers in this 15,000 acre retirement community.


What is not special about Cherokee Village

Many posts have discussed the isolation of the community - how far it is from a large town and the fact that northerners don't always feel welcome.  Others have complained about aggressive enforcement of rules by the Home Owners Association.

Who will like retirement in Cherokee Village

Retirees on a budget will find great living here and many activities to participate in. Those from the south might feel more naturally at home than those from outside the region.

Local economy is driven by

Tourism and retirement

Climate and Physical Environment

Cherokee Village is in the Ozarks in north central Arkansas.  Average January temperature is in the 30's.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Culture revolves around the clubs and activities within this active adult community


Crime here is low.

Medical facilities

Fulton County Hospital is the nearest hospital, about 12 miles away in Salem.


Cherokee Village is remote. The nearest big city is Springfield Mo.

Valuable Links

Villager Journal (local newspaper)
Wikipedia page on Cherokee Village
Arkansas retirement guide
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  • State: AR
  • Environment: Suburban,Lake,Boating Community,Golf Community,
  • City Population: 25,001-50,000
  • Median age of Population: 65+
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): Less than $100,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: <80 (Very low)
  • Culture Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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