I need info about Yellville please
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#1 May 6, 2006
My soon to be husband and I are looking at maybe moving to Yellville or some place close to it... It seems to be the kind of small town place I want to live in... I grew up in a small town but over the past years it has become to resortish and a young couple can not even think about affording to buy a house... I am open to any comments good and bad... thank you and have a wonderful day
#2 May 6, 2006
If you know of a job close by, it's a wonderful place to live. There's not a lot of industry there and it's a little hard for some of the young folks to find a job around, but besides that it's a great place full of friendly people. The natural beauty of the Ozarks is breathtaking.
Marion County's dry, if you like to drink beer you have to drive to the next county. This may change soon, it's a vote this summer, but I think it's a positive to not have a lot of drinking going on around, it's part of why it's special and different. Lots of churches, lots of historic places, a beautiful town square and courthouse like something out of an old-time movie. You don't mention your race, there aren't a lot of blacks in the area and there are still a few racists around, but most folks around are just "live and let live" and the idea that all southerners or Hillbillies are racist is malarky.
There are tons of recreation opportunities close by, and the "resorty" stuff you're trying to avoid hasn't made it to Yellville, but it's less than an hour's drive to find wonderful state parks and river landings to go boating or fishing or just float the river. Gaston's is close by, an upscale resort that's fantastic (my wife and I honeymooned there)
It's about a 30 minute drive to Harrison, the nearest city of any size. Harrison's a nice place, not great big but it has anything you'd need to get just about. If you need big-big city stuff, Springfield's about 90 minutes.
Unfortunately, the newspaper shut down after over 100 years. There is a paper in Flippin, which is just up the road, and it serves the whole county pretty well, although it's still not the same as having our old Mountain Echo. They don't have a website. There are newspaper websites to view the area in Harrison Daily Times and Baxter Bulletin. You can google and find them, I don't know the URL.
#3 May 6, 2006
Darren thank you so much for taking the time to give me some info, my so to be hubby is a bit of a beer conosouir but I don't think a thing like driving over to the next county to pick up a six pack of import would be enough to deter our moving.... I work at a small town newspaper here in florida. Not writing (advertising),but I am capable of quite a few jobs from waiting tables to running movie projectors. Nick(my fiance')is taking his postal test this week so I think we will be ok for jobs.
We are a caucasian couple it never even occoured to me to mention that. Would you have any idea what the small houses closer to town might be selling for. thanks again for responding
#4 May 6, 2006
Oh and if Yellville is not what I'm thinking it is. Does anyone have any suggestions on affordable small towns... I am open to suggestions. Thanks
#5 Jul 15, 2006
My husband and I are moving to Yellville from Florida. The small-town atmosphere is really great. It's very easy to make friends. There are some houses in town but from what I've seen folks tend to buy acreage rather than small lots. There are jobs available but just not much in Yellville proper. Ranger Bass Boats is in Flippin and both Mountain Home in Baxter County and Harrison in Boone County are major cities, just not quite as major as we would find in Florida. Flippin has a Super-WalMart and Mountain Home (and maybe Harrison too) have Home Depot and Lowe's. There's a liquor store just across the river on the Marion/Baxter county line so keeping Marion County dry is just loosing revenue for them. We like the Yellville area so much that a couple of our friends bought acreage there too. Land is more expensive toward the north near Bull Shoals Lake but it's just as beautiful in the southern part of the county. Come up to visit, especially in Fall (there's a couple of lodges close by) and I'm sure you'll fall in love with the area like we did.
#6 Dec 25, 2008
I have a cabin in yellville and when it was robbed the sherriff's receptionist told me it was my fault for not living there year around. I tried to contact the mayor and the woman that answered the phone refused to give me an appt to discuss my concerns. Its my opinion that crime pays in yellvilee and as for yellvilles reputation for being unfriendly to new people they are infamous. If I could afford it I would sell the cabin but in this realestate market I doubt I would break even. I believe the not so good people of yellvilee are aware of their local thieves and do nothing to stop them from robbing outsiders. Not to mention their frequent occasions for crime related to drugs. As I read on the web one time.. avoid yellvilee at all costs..signed Yankee
#7 Jan 5, 2009
If we are going to slam people for Yellville be prepared to get the same back.
As for the people of Yellville knowing who the thieves are that is the most assanine thing I have heard.
How much you want for your cabin? Probably twice to three times what you paid for it. I would by it to see YOU go back to Ohio and stay there. YOU don't deserve to live in Gods country.
#8 Jan 5, 2009
just noticed I forgot a 'u' in buy wouldn't want to be considered an idiot hillbilly also. Seriously how much you want to sell the place?
#9 Jan 6, 2009
Gods country? What a joke. I know a number of the Yellville community residents and they r the ones that tell me of the ovious cover up of crime there. What an odd coincidence u mention God. For my Cabin is located next to a church. One such resident was very concerned that when I visited my cabin I would be harrassed by the local sherriff because of having an out of state plates. He begged me to get the car registared before entering Yellville. The more I read about Yellville the less I feel anything for them. It seems they r their own enemies. For all affective purposes since the local sherriff refused to even investigate my cabin robbery the criminals act without fearing consequences. As for u accusing me of trying to resell the cabin for more than its value...that perhaps is a Yellville trait and u so correctly pointed out I am from Ohio. I dont fit in Yellville because I would never steal from a neighbor or allow a crime to go unpunished and I would never over charge for any item. One final point I would like to make is the person that responded showed no human compassion for what was stolen. Memories of raising my 2 sons. And as an Ohioan I would never fail to offer my condolences for a persons loss and I would have offered to help in any way I could. So to set the matter straight, I am proud to be born and raised in Ohio and where ever I may spend my golden years I shall continue the tradition of caring.
#10 Jan 6, 2009
A 500 dollar reward for information regarding the theft of boxes and a water tank from a cabin in yellville located on 3879 mc 5032 the Layton property. Information must lead to a conviction and shall keep the informants name private. Additional reward will be given for items returned. Returned items will not require to provide names and a reward will be given for each item.
#12 Jan 8, 2009
There are bad people/thieves everywhere what you are doing is lumping a whole community into a very bad incident that happened to you. I love Yellville as that is where I grew up and raised a family. The NEW people who moved to the area are not natives nor do they care what is said about the community therefore they don't care what they do. Please don't lump all of the community together. As for the police, I don't believe they turn a blind eye to crime that is a conspiracy theory. If you don't like Yellville I suggest moving away, sell the land and don't come back . I did that when I was forced to move to Michigan. I will never go back there but don't feel slamming the whole community is mature or warranted.
#13 Jan 8, 2009
They're definitely aware of what goes on here. And
they are united in cheating outsiders any way they can. The real estate people sell the houses, the locals run them off, then the realtors make more money selling again to outsiders. The real
estate market isn't doing so good now. Hope the
cheating realtors go broke.
#14 Jan 8, 2009
Arky why did u move? What forced u from a town u claim to care for? As for the police... the sherriff's office clearly stated it was my fault I was robbed and should have expected it and clearly stated they would not investigate this matter. Do u really want crime to pay and criminals to rule the land? Maybe fate placed me there to do what the locals would not or could not...fight crime and corruption and make the town a place to be proud of and raise a family in. Oppressive people depend on others to remain silent. Right now u r aiding the criminals by promoting silence and denial there is a problem. To quote a famous person....if u r not part of the solution u r part of the problem.......FYI for all, robbery is related to drug issues and the sale of drugs support world wide terrorism. Its up to each and every person in america regardless of where they live to fight crime...drugs and robbery. Our troops in the middle east r fighting terrorism abroad and they need our help here at home. I for one plan on fighting terrorism by fighting crime and denying terrorist an income. I am an American and not afraid to fight for freedom. If u choose not to stand shoulder to shoulder and fight crime especially crime that feeds the terrorist machine, that is your issue. In America we make changes where needed we dont run like cowards.
#15 Jan 8, 2009
When we first moved to Yellville the neighbors
tried everything they could do to run us off.
Stories about how bad it is here, stealing things
from our yard, ignoring us, even throwing rocks at our house. One said I stole a job he could have had. Then how come he didn't have it? IDIOT.
Most of these people around here don't want to work anyway. Some that do work do so 'under the table' to avoid taxes. And they like to feed off
the outsiders to see what they can get out of them. I do ALL my own yard work, or if I'm not
able it just doesn't get done, cause I REFUSE to
hire any of these locals to do anything for me.
I think the Mountain Home area would be a lot friendlier, because there are quite a few outsiders now in that area, and you won't be the
center of bad attention like in Yellville. I
wish now I hadn't moved to Yellville. I like the
geographical aspect of it, it's just the people.
#16 Jan 8, 2009
Ty hereforgood for your courage to speak up and say the truth. The realtor that sold me my cabin claimed there was next to no crime and that no one ever locked their home or cars. Also the city web site stated very low crime. I thought I found a sanctuary to spend my final years instead I wondered into a den of sin and weakness.Strange how willing I was to give up on life and succomb to illness. I dont recall even once asking the higher deity to save me so I can live. After the loss of my twins I think I gave up any hope of having happiness in life. Now I think being presented with a reason to live, a reason beyond personnal happiness. Exposing crime and corruption most certainly not in my best interest but for a greater reason. But to be honest I dont believe people in general deserve such sacrifise and care but my faith does. I know my reward will not be here on earth. All those in Yellville and the surrounding communites that attend church or other faiths...what will u say when u r asked to explain why u turned your face awy from truth and justice?
#17 Jan 8, 2009
Being Caucasian doesn't matter. I've never ever
been in an area where white people (outsiders)
There are very few jobs here. Check online with
the Harrison Daily Times and the Baxter Bulletin
(Mountain Home) for jobs. They cover the local areas. Flippin has a weekly newspaper (The
Mountaineer Echo) but they are not online. You
can order it though: http://www.flippinonline.com/
I'm sure I got my job in Yellville because a fellow outsider gave me the chance. Just depends on the job. A bigger factory wouldn't care where you're from if they need help. But some of the
factories here have laid off or are not hiring.
Lots of small store owners handle the business themselves. They don't hire extra employees.
Look for real estate companies on line. That's a
good way to find out and compare house prices.
It's unbelievable how many realtors there are in
This is also a big tourist area (Bull Shoals)
and surrounding areas. Tourism was very bad this year. The area suffered because of it. During a
recent drive I noticed some motels for sale near
the lakes. That might tell you something. There
are LOTS of houses for sale. Means people are
going elsewhere, or outsiders are being driven out. I have first hand experience with some of the
outsiders that are here, or have left.
I've had some locals approach me asking if they could do yard work for me. I said no. Heck with
that. They never gave me the time of day from the
get go. Now they want to use me. They can just hang with the locals and cry.
#18 Jan 8, 2009
Funny you said 'God's Country'. Certainly the beautiful land, yes..........but the church people
around here wouldn't know God if he came down and slapped them up side the head.
#19 Jan 8, 2009
If u can hereforgood contact other yellville citizens that have suffered by being new to the area and ask them to share their stories. Silence is the weapon of the corrupt. Recount to the best of your memory each and every occurance here and other forums. gods country is all the creator created not just his mountains. We all deserve to live in peace and without fear from our neighbors. Times will get much worse before getting better.
#20 Jan 8, 2009
I think most realtors will sugarcoat to make a sale. Is your cabin for sale now? Have you changed
your mind about moving?
And it's a shame how a lot of humans can be so
cruel trying to make a person's life miserable.
All anyone wants is to be left alone and be at peace. I thought that's what I was getting in
Yellville. So far, there is no one here I want to
associate with. And then when outsiders get the
cold shoulder from the locals and say something about it, the locals just tell them to get out.
I've had so called Christians tell me to leave.
Research is an important way to study a future home area. I researched thoroughly (or so I thought). I did cover everything I wanted to cover
but one has to actually live here to experience what it's like. Before we moved, we'd come up here
to hang out. Oh, YEAH, everyone seemed friendly when we shopped here. Everyone seemed friendly. After all, we were just passing through.
The tables turned after we actually moved here to stay. The only consolation we had was that it
was cheaper to live here than where we came from.
We have land away from Yellville. There are people
in my area (the thieving neighbors and rock throwers and the 'righteous' Christians who refuse
to speak to us). I can feel the evil energy bounce
off these people. And I've never seen so many
hypocritical Christians in one place in my whole life.
But this is my home, and I won't let anyone run
#21 Jan 8, 2009
You tell 'em girl! Like they're gonna listen. They'll never acknowledge to being cold and heartless. They just turn it around.
When the neighbors threw rocks at our house, we
called the sheriff, and he asked us if maybe BUGS
were hitting the side of the house? I said bugs
don't weigh THAT much or fly THAT fast!
Also there is a certain social order in Yellville.
I'm a (name here) so I shouldn't have to PREPAY for my gas. I'm a (name here) so I should get a
FREE cup of coffee at the convenience store. Blah
blah blah. They're something alright, in their own minds.
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