Mountain Home, Arkansas

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Mountain Home is a city in and the county seat of Baxter County, Arkansas, United States,[1] in the southern Ozark Mountains.

It was recently listed in the top 20 cities in the U.S. for sportsmen in the current edition of Outdoor Life magazine, was recently ranked #2 for Field and Stream's Best Fishing Towns in America and today it is primarily known as a retirement and resort destination. Big Creek Golf Course has consistently earned 5 star ratings in Golf Digest magazine and ranked in the top 10 places to play. It has also been rated the number 1 public course in Arkansas for four years in a row.

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History

Mountain Home was incorporated in 1888. The city sprang up around the Male and Female Academy which Professor J.S. Howard founded during the 1850s. The community's first name was "Rapp’s Barren".

Local information

The population was 11,012 at the 2000 census, but has experienced high population growth rates from real estate appraisal in the past decade.

Air service is available to residents, though limited, through the Ozark Regional Airport (BPK).

A local radio station KCMH 91.5 FM and KMHA 540 on the AM radio dial broadcasts from Mountain Home. Both are owned by Mountain Home, Inc. a local media company has a Christian talk and local news programming format. Other stations include SAM 94.3 and KMAC 99.7 both playing modern hits and songs of the 70's and 80's.[citation needed]

Geography

Mountain Home is located at 36°20′10″N 92°22′56″W / 36.33611°N 92.38222°W / 36.33611; -92.38222 (36.336248, -92.382279)[2].

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