Batesville, located in Independence County in Arkansas, is a community that consists of approximately ten-thousand people. Located ninety-five miles from Little Rock on US Highway 167 and one-hundred and twenty seven miles from Memphis, TN, Batesville is the county seat and services close to one-hundred thousand people from over eight counties that surround our area. There is a significant service industry in Batesville that supports several manufacturers, higher educational institutions, health care services, and retail. Another aspect about Batesville is our infrastructure that allows us to compete with communities of like size. With a strategic plan that will compliment a growing community, Batesville stands to prosper from forward thinking and planning.
Batesville has outstanding educational opportunities in our public school system, the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, and Lyon College. UACCB is a two year institution that has many different programs that strive to compliment local manufacturers and employers. Also, Lyon College, a nationally recognized liberal arts college, has four year programs across several disciplines that would be an outstanding option for those eligible for management, or continuing education in business or other disciplines for members of management or higher levels of leadership.
Batesville enjoys a very low crime rate, outstanding opportunities for recreation, opportunities for quality housing, and a very welcoming community of people. Batesville has quality restaurants and a variety available, excellent entertainment in a local racing track that is one of the top five in the country, and the beautiful White River that has opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. Overall, Batesville is a community that has a great compliment of recreation to go along with the various and diverse employment base of our region.