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It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the City of Mulberry’s official website. Our desire is for you to be compelled to experience the beauty of our area and hospitality of our people in person by viewing and reading the information provided on these pages.
In real estate terms, the three most important aspects of an area are location, location, and location. Mulberry is truly in one of the best locations in our country. Outdoor recreation Mayor Gary Baxter abounds with the Arkansas River as our southern border, the nationally known Mulberry River on our eastern border, the Boston Mountains/Ozark National Forest just north of our city limits, and easy access to Fort Smith, Fayetteville, and Tulsa on our western side. Interstate 40, which connects the east coast with the west coast, provides two exits, 20 and 24, to the city of Mulberry. We are just 8 miles from where Interstate 49 will connect Canada to the Gulf Coast at New Orleans. With the Union Pacific Railroad and barge capability on the Arkansas River, our area is poised to be a huge distribution and warehouse center for all of central USA. Mulberry is also home to the only Edamame processing plant in the USA which is dedicated to processing locally grown and commercially harvested Edamame. We pride ourselves in being a healthy community with healthy lifestyles.
If you are looking for a low tax, safe location to start or relocate your business, Mulberry is the place for you. Our schools are noted for accomplishments such as producing one of the highest percentages of scholarship dollars for graduating students in our area. Marvin Elementary is one of nine schools in our state that achieved exemplary status this past year plus many more awards. Our Parks and Recreation Department maintains 6 Parks in the city which provide outdoor exercise and enjoyment to many people. We are a community of faith, which is evidenced by our many churches representing various denominations and independent organizations.
Come and see our city for yourself. You are always welcome in Mulberry.
Gary D. Baxter, Mayor