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Finding the Best Places to Retire Since 2006!

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Holiday Island

Buckskin Lane, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72631

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Wooded and Amenity-Rich, the Lakeside Community of Holiday Island in Northwestern Arkansas Boasts a Wide Range of Home Styles and Prices

Just outside of Eureka Springs in northwestern Arkansas, Holiday Island is a planned community on the shores of Table Rock Lake. This is a vacation destination but has a sizeable pre-retiree and retiree population.

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The community spreads on 4,500 wooded, rolling acres and has 5,000 home sites, many of which are still for sale. Currently, 2,500 people live here, although not all are full time residents. Housing is comprised of town homes and single family homes, primarily ranch ramblers, but there is no cookie cutter feeling. Properties range from the very modest to the elegant. Homes start below $100,000 and top out in the $700,000s. Please verify these prices with a Realtor as they are bound to change over time.

Table Rock Lake has 53,000 acres of crystal blue water and is why many people live here. The Holiday Island marina is peppered with both powerboats and sailboats.

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Other amenities include tennis courts, basketball courts, two swimming pools, a miniature golf course, 27 holes of regular golf, a clubhose, RV storage and more. Holiday Island also has three fire stations and its own emergency medical care system (EMTs and ambulances).

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Visit www.holidayisland.com for more information. Go to tinyurl.com/yce9jk4l for listings.

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Arkansas:

On June 15, 1836, Arkansas became the 25th state to enter the Union. It was the 9th to secede from the Union and enter the Confederacy on May 6, 1861. Its name comes from a French misinterpretation of the Sioux word for "downstream place" - acansa.

Officially known the Natural State, Arkansas has an abundance of mineral, gas, and petroleum resources. After mining, agriculture ranks high in the state's economy. With the exception of citrus fruits, Arkansans grow a wide variety of crops. Broilers, rice, soybeans, cattle, and cotton are some of their best selling products.

Arkansas contains mountains, caves, lakes, and 9,700 miles of streams and rivers. The state is also home to six national parks, ten scenic byways, and 50 state parks. Although late summers can be hot and humid, Arkansas has mild climate with four distinct seasons.

Arkansan Hattie Caraway became the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate in 1932. Other famous natives include Johnny Cash, Iris DeMent, and Billy Bob Thornton.

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Stats:

Population - 2,988,248

Persons 65 years old and over - 14%

High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 84% 

Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25+ - 21% 

Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 7% 

White persons, not Hispanic - 72% 

Median household income - $41,330 

Median home value - $111,400 

Social Security taxed? No

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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