Batesville Arkansas is a growing and prosperous community, that provides the people who live, work, and retire here with an excellent quality of life. This is a result of a concentrated effort and a good working relationship among the city, county, and Chamber of Commerce. This beautiful area, located in the foothills of the beautiful Ozark Mountains, provides an atmosphere of cooperative growth and development. We invite you to let us show you why Batesville has attained the reputation of being one of the most progressive areas in the state. Batesville is also listed in The 100 Best Small Towns in America by Norman Crampton, a nationwide guide to the best in small town living in America. The Independence County Recycling Program won the Arkansas Community Development Award, and Batesville was selected as Arkansas Volunteer Community of the Year because of extensive and effective volunteer programs.