People move to Mountain Home for many reasons, and at the top of the list are raising a family and retiring. Mountain Home has been named one of the best places to retire in America by Rand McNally and AARP. Whether moving to raise a family, or to enjoy the golden years, Mountain Home is a welcoming community with much to offer. Our serene setting in the Ozark Mountains gives the perfect backdrop for enjoying life at a slower pace. Not only is Mountain Home rated as one of the best retirement cities, it has also been rated as one of the best places to fish by Field and Stream and to enjoy outdoor sporting by Outdoor Life.
Another great feature of life in Mountain Home is that the cost of living here is relatively low compared to the rest of the nation. As of December 2015, the median sales price for homes was only $63,375, with the average price for square foot only $57, according to Trulia.com. Monthly rental rates in Mountain Home start as low as $450 for a two bedroom apartment and can be as much as $1,450 for a three bedroom, two bath home on the golf course. Rental rates for two to four bedroom homes range from $600 to $775. Mountain Home has a wide variety of rental property ranging from cabins for vacationers, to condos and apartments, to retirement communities. With low property taxes, many residents prefer to buy.
The average tax paid on a home according to Real Estate Department of Baxter County, Arkansas is about $800 per $100,000 as of December 2015. Sales tax is also low at 6.5% for the state and an additional 1% for the county, making life here in Mountain Home, Arkansas very affordable.
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