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Mountain Home Featured in Wall Street Journal

Eddie Majeste, Mountain Home Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director and Mountain Home residents provided Jeff D. Opdyke, a writer for the Wall Street Journal newspaper with plenty of reasons for visiting and/or moving to Mountain Home.

The article included photographs of: fly fishing, (the nationally celebrated White and North Fork Rivers attract thousands of trout fisherman annually); water sports (including sailing and boating) on the clear, clean area lakes; one of the numerous waterfalls outdoor enthusiasts can visit in the are; the "Ivy League" look of the Arkansas State University Mountain Home campus (two-year college).

A chart "Mountain Home at a Glance" provided the following stats and demographic information:

Mountain Home at a Glance:

Population 11,012
Elevation 800 feet
July average high temp 91 degrees
July average low temp 67 degrees
January average high temp 45 degrees
January average low temp 23 degrees
Average annual rainfall 44 inches
Average annual snowfall 7.4 inches
Average number of days with precipitation 68
Percentage of population 55+ 48.2
Median Age 53
Percentage of households with individuals 65 and older 49.7
Per capita income $16,789
Average cost of 3-bedroom home $118,921
Number of local bank branches 21
New branches being built 8
Bank branches per population 1 per 380 residents
Number of social clubs 150
State fishing records set on local rivers/lakes 9
Largest rainbow trout taken on White River 19 lbs. 1oz.
Open heart surgeries performed at Baxter Regional Medical Center 1,000 +

One of the most important points in the article was the reasonable cost of housing and the lack of violent crime per capita.

You are invited to see a video online of our breathtaking Twin Lakes Region.

Call us today 1-800-559-7767 or (870) 424-4545 and we'll find you the perfect home - on the lake, on the river, on acreage, or in one of our delightful southern towns in the Twin Lakes area!

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