North Central
Occupation: U.S. Forest Service Visitor Information Specialist and Gravity BrewWorks Owner
Originally from: Cleveland, Ohio
New home: Mountain View

Tony Guinn and her husband, Bill Riffle, made the move from Ohio to Arkansas to get “back to the land.” Born and raised in Cleveland, Tony met Bill at the Columbus College of Art & Design. Bill’s grandmother grew up on the White River, so after the two of them came to Arkansas for a visit, Tony knew she wanted to move to the area. “We came here first as tourists,” she said. “We weren’t nervous – we’d come on vacation and over time decided we wanted to live here, so we returned several times to find our property.” The couple settled down in Mountain View and opened Gravity BrewWorks in nearby Big Flat. Tony enjoys living among nature. “It’s pretty quiet most of the time. It’s inspirational, since I also do artwork,” she said. “I think my favorite thing is that small-town living is 180 degrees from my growing up days.”

Insider Knowledge

Your town in three words:
  • Quiet, friendly, musical
Best places to eat:
  • JoJo's or Anglers. Get the catfish dinner.
Best local event:
  • Caroling in the Caverns
Must-do activity:
  • See Blanchard Springs Caverns. And visit Gravity BrewWorks, of course!
Favorite day trip:
  • Petit Jean State Park
Advice for folks planning to move to your town:
  • Be prepared for everything to be farther away than you’re used to