Green Forest, Arkansas is located in Carroll County. There are several parks, lakes, and rivers near Green Forest for outdoor activities and adventures. A few of the lakes and rivers nearby include Table Rock Lake, Shores Lake, and Bull Shoals Lake. Residents of Green Forest city can go on outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and fishing at nearby lakes, rivers, parks and forests.
Green Forest is a suburban community with a population of 2,673. The median household income in Green Forest is $40,153. The median age of the residents of Green Forest is 36 which is approximately 3% less when compared to that of Arkansas median age. In Green Forest, 56% of the residents over the age of 15 are married, while 54% of the families have children under the age of 18.
Out of the entire population of Green Forest, AR - 57% of the residents speak English and 41% of the residents speak Spanish. In addition to this, homeownership in the city of Green Forest is about 56.9%. The average commute time for the residents is 16.3 minutes, while the car ownership per household is 3 in the city.
The downtown square of the Green Forest city is filled with a number of different shops and buildings. These include antique stores, hardware stores, florists, cafes, furniture stores, public gathering places, and library. The public library in the town of Green Forest is a branch of the Carroll and Madison Counties library system, which was first opened in 1935.
The town also offers grocery, discount and liquor stores along with a gym for the fitness enthusiast.
John Scott was the first settler in the area, who was a maker of sheep and cowbells. With more immigrants moving into the area, the city soon became too be known as Scott's Prairie. Another settler, John Grim, later homesteaded east of Scott's Prairie. John soon started to clear timber from the land, however he left a number of small groves of trees for shade. Referring to this homestead, neighbors started to jokingly call it Green Forest. The name caught on and the town was officially incorporated in 1955.
As Green Forest lies 1,348 feet above the sea level, the climate is temperate and warm in the summers and cool in the winters with four distinct seasons for an average annual temperature of about 56.9 °F (13.8 °C). Even during the driest month, there is adequate moisture in the Green Forest area with an average rainfall of about 44.3 inches per year.
Like other towns in the area, there is a variety of types and prices of real estate available in the area. People who purchase of a home, land, farm or other real estate in the Green Forest area enjoys several benefits. These include a low crime rate, friendly neighborhood, affordable prices, excellent climate, and low property taxes. Whether you are looking for a great place to raise a family, retire, or just live, there are plenty of options available in the Green Forest.