The 'debate' over the Arkansas Ozarks versus the Missouri Ozarks is a subject that I personally have always dismissed or avoided. My true feelings are that the native American Indians never knew there was a border. I don't know how we ended up with a political border in such an unfortunate place dividing up one incredible geographic area into two. A real shame.
Anyway, here is an article from the Memphis Commercial Appeal that dives into the subject and makes some comparisons:
I suggest you come to the Ozarks and make your own decision.