Secure and affordable, the 15,000 acre resort and retirement community offers the natural beauty of an Ozark forest, two 18-hole golf courses, 2 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. In addition, there are over 100 clubs and service organizations, 24 churches, and excellent schools for children and adults in the area.


Come stay a spell with us. Whether you’re parking your RV on the banks of the river, bbqing at a riverside cabin, or tucked into a cozy Inn, you’ll feel your cares slip away as you ease into the Hardy rhythm.


The economic base of the county is agriculture; cattle, poultry, hay, and watermelons, and some manufacturing with tourism being number one. Cherokee Village, a long established resort-retirement community, is active, as well as Hardy Old Town, which is located downtown and dates back to the early 1880's and features numerous quaint antique and gift shops.



Ash Flat was officially established as a town in 1856.  Today it is the Sharp County seat. Ash Flat was named by its first postmaster and a group of local residents, who gave the name after a flat area of ash trees nearby. Later in the 19th century, the town had a gin mill, which was used extensively in northeast Arkansas for trading of lumber and crop produce. It was also known as one of the first towns in Sharp County to have working telephone operator switchboard. 

Horseshoe Bend
If you are considering retiring or relocating, then you really should take the time to visit Horseshoe Bend and meet some of the friendliest folks anywhere.  The carefree lifestyle enjoyed by residents and guests of Horseshoe Bend is unforgettable.  One visit may change a family's outlook on vacationing, resort living, retirement and the future! Turkey Mountain Golf Course is a great course to play.  Crown Lake is a 640 fishing/boating/swimming lake.


Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce
The purpose of the Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce is to promote and advance the commercial, industrial, civic, tourism and historical interest of the cities of Ash Flat, Cherokee Village, Hardy, Highland and the surrounding Sharp County area.The Chamber of Commerce also serves as an Information Center for promoting economic development in the region and advancing commercial, civic and general interests.  For more area information click here to contact us.

Arkansas - Spring River
Emerging near the Missouri border in north central Arkansas, the Spring River has been described as the state's most dependable natural stream. Mammoth Spring, flowing at over nine million gallons of 58-degree water per hour, serves as the headwaters for the river and provides plenty of fresh water throughout the year. The river is crystal-clear, with long pools and whitewater falls. The scenery is mostly hardwood forest with some rocky bluffs.


Tri-County Board of Realtors