Looking for the best deep-fried hamburger in Arkansas? Look no further! Jasper is home to the second oldest restaurant in Arkansas - The Ozark Cafe. This classic diner is best known for its creative specials like the deep-fried hamburger and biscuits with chocolate gravy and is the perfect place to bring the family before embarking on the endless outdoor adventures that Jasper provides. With a population of less than 1,000  – and located less than an hour away from Russellville, Harrison, and Branson – Jasper is a great town to raise a growing family. It was even named one of American Cowboy magazine’s “Five Spots for Family Reunions,” boasting a beautiful downtown square and courthouse. Travelers can also enjoy a scenic view of Jasper, as Arkansas Scenic Byway 7 cuts through the center of the town and offers spectacular views of the Ozark Mountains and The Buffalo River - the nation’s first national river. Jasper is also located near the popular town of Ponca, known for its caves and elk-viewing.

Elk in green field, just outside of Jasper, AR

Jasper Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $518K
Lowest Price $42.5K
Highest Price $3.6M
Total Listings 55
Avg. Days On Market 160
Avg. Price/SQFT $343

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Points of Interest
This Ozark Mountain town provides plenty of outdoor opportunities such as hiking, canoeing, caving, rock climbing, fishing, hunting, mountain biking, and motorcycle or horseback riding. Newton county is often referred to as the Elk Capital of Arkansas, with a herd of about 450 elk roaming near the Buffalo River corridor. Other attractions include:

  • Arkansas Grand Canyon
  • The Ozark Cafe
  • Marble Falls Nature Park
  • Hiking trails like Round Top Mountain Trail
  • Boulder Bluffs
  • Mystic Caverns
  • Black Raspberry Campsite
  • Jasper Disaster
  • Cliff House Lookout Mountain Cabins
  • Emma’s Museum of Junk
  • Buckaroo Trail Rides & Ozark Oasis Cabin
  • Bella Casa Buffalo River
  • Low Gap Cafe

Annual Events

Each year, Jasper hosts the Annual Buffalo River Elk Festival, which celebrates the reintroduction of elk to the area.

Major Employers

Notable job opportunities in Jasper are seen at local museums and historic attractions, Harp’s food stores, and in the healthcare field in Harrison. The development of Johnny Morris’s Marble Falls Nature Park will also provide new career opportunities in wildlife conservation.


The Jasper School District is one of the largest in the state and serves communities from five counties (Newton, Johnson, Madison, Franklin, and Carroll). Schools included in the Jasper School District are Jasper Elementary School, Jasper High School, Kingston Elementary School, Kingston High School, Oark Elementary School, and Oark High School.

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