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Living in Ava Missouri
Ava, Missouri is known as the ‘Treasure of the Ozarks’ for a reason.
Located just 50 miles from Branson, the entertainment capital of the Midwest, and 50 miles from the lively city of Springfield, Ava is quiet enough to get away from it all – but close enough to be near everything you need. Although only home to just over 3,000 people, Ava Missouri has a rich history dating back to 1871 – and before that, was home to an encampment of soldiers during the Civil War.
All of Douglas County is home to only 13,500 residents and covers 900 sq. miles and Ava is the only organized town so it is obviously the county seat. It’s also home to the Missouri Fox Trotter Association (the state horse!) and it’s part of Mark Twain National Forest – which leads to excellent horse riding, hiking, fishing and floating opportunities all year round.
Festivals are very common in the area which the entire community and many neighboring communities and outside visitors join in on the festivities. The Douglas County Pioneer Heritage Festival of the Ozarks is held usually the first weekend in October in the New Haven Event Park. The Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association holds two festivals in the spring and in the fall which brings thousands of horse enthusiasts to the area. Every Fall the Mark Twain National Forest host the Glade Trail Top Festival which celebrates the beauty of our Missouri Ozarks. You owe it to yourself to visit one or more of the local festivals.
For sportsmen, the town of Ava, Missouri represents an incredible opportunity to fish and hunt in nature’s most pristine American environments. From turkey to deer and other small game, as well as prize fishing (including the world famous Bull Shoals Lake, not far away) the area is a rare opportunity to enjoy nature’s bounty in the solitude you’ve been seeking.
The town square takes you back to the days of old (don’t get confused and go the wrong way). For those with small planes, Bill Martin Airport has one asphalt runway measuring 3,634 x 50 feet. There is plenty for kids to do when they get tired of playing outside there is a public pool for additional summertime fun and the Ava Family Theatre for year-round entertainment. For special occasions, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic home is a short 15 miles away in Mansfield and The famous Rockbridge Trout Ranch is another 15 miles away.
If you are tired of big city life and want to get back to your roots. Come and check out the Missouri Ozarks. Start searching for homes now. We represent Buyers from all over the county wanting to enjoy a little piece of heaven on earth. Let us know how we can help you.