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"We retired 17 years ago – been in Diamondhead 15 years- and probably a couple of times a year we ask ourselves “Is there any place we’d rather be?”- and the answer is still no. We love to go to Destin, FL, Gulf Shores, AL, spend time in New Hampshire- but it’s always back here. I think one of the main draws for us is that we love the moderate 4 season’s climate
. I don’t want to live in constant heat or cold all year round. We love the lakes here- the fishing part of it
- Hot Springs has major fishing tournaments in just the last few weeks, Lake Ouachita, Lake Hamilton, Lake Catherine- it’s just a big attraction. We also own an RV and do a fair amount of traveling to see our kids and the centralized location here is a big part of it too… You can get to a lot of places without having to drive for days and days. We just love the area, love the climate, would never leave…
- M. Houston
"The young families here really have an advantage because we’re such a small community- only 1500-1700 population- and we all know each other’s children. They can walk back and forth to the playground, nature trails, swimming pools, basketball courts, tennis courts, etc. We have an excellent police force- our police force has cameras up high and down low- we know who’s coming and going at all times- and I just wanted to add that part b/c I think that’s important."
- D. Allison
"Early this morning I sat at my breakfast table, sipping my coffee, and looking at the backyard. The gray barren trees looked so sad. Then I remembered the spring, summer and fall before the leaves fell. The view was so wonderful. I could see all the wildlife that Diamondhead shelters. There were gray squirrels scampering across the lawn, a red cardinal jumping from limb to limb in the Japanese maple, then flying down to the bird bath for a drink and an early morning splash. A bluebird flew to the nest with food for his new family and a baby rabbit came out from the shrubs onto the patio to catch some rays. As I looked to the lot at the rear of our property, I could see where the mother deer leads her fawns across to find water or shelter. I glanced back to the patio where a small chipmunk came scurrying across the cement to the shade of the maple tree. Where else in Hot Springs could one see such wildlife beauty on one day from any window? I never want to live any other place but Diamondhead."
- Ann Mitchell