218 days of sunshine and 15 local parks are a great start! Add to that the best schools in the state of Mississippi, local colleges, universities and trade schools, a growing library, a local hospital, safe neighborhoods, and nearby arts and entertainment. This is a southern recipe for home – a place where families can thrive!
Education – DeSoto County school systems are the premier education system in the state of Mississippi, providing secondary and career-technical training as well. Horn Lake is served by 3 elementary schools, an intermediate school, a middle school and a new $20 million state-of-the-art high school which is rated #1 in technology in the state of Mississippi. Northest Community College, University of Mississippi, Belhaven University and Delta Technical College are within 10 minutes.
Parks & Recreation – Latimer Lakes Park is a 120-acre park with lighted tennis courts, ball parks, 3 fishing lakes, Frisbee golf, and a skate park. The park hosts baseball tournaments from March – October. A full recreational program includes baseball, softball, basketball and cheer. More than one dozen neighborhood parks are located in neighborhoods providing a place for families to play and enjoy a picnic lunch. Be sure to locate a Horn Lake Park in your area.
Shopping, Dining & Lodging – Our retail community boasts “small town” atmosphere, service, and convenience with “big city” selection and savings. A nearby mall offers the opportunity to browse national retailers and brands. And, you won’t go hungry! Whether you are looking for a quick bite on the run, a relaxing family dinner or elegant dining, Horn Lake and the nearby communities have all this and more to choose from. Need an overnight getaway? Horn Lake hosts thousands of travelers each year, so there are many hotel selections, all conveniently located within minutes of shopping and dining.
Entertainment & Attractions – Arkabutla Lake is a sailor’s heaven, a fisherman’s dream and a draw for hunters, campers and hikers. Casinos are only 20 minutes from Horn Lake and offer a variety of entertainment and dining. Graceland is the home of Elvis Presley and tours are available daily. Historic DeSoto Museum tells the story of DeSoto COunty from the time of the discovery of the Mississippi River in 1541 until the present day. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Team plays at the FedEx Forum in Memphis. Memphis Redbirds is a Triple A baseball team, affiliated with the St. Louis Cardinals, play at Auto Zone Park in downtown Memphis. Mississippi RiverKings Hockey is the longest running professional sport in this area, and games are played at the Landers Center in Southaven. Memphis Zoo is known as one of the best family zoos in the country. Orpheum Theatre in Memphis presents a variety of events from Broadway shows and concerts to films. Pink Palace Museum offers wide-ranging collections of historic, educational and technological attractions including the CTI-IMAX Theater, the Sharpe Planetarium, and the historic Mallory Neely and Magevney Houses. Snowden Grove Amphitheater the Mid-South’s newest outdoor venue hosting some of the biggest acts in the business including Sugarland, Lady Antebellum, Kenny Chesney, ZZ Top, Trace Adkins, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Miranda Lambert. Tunica River Park explores the Mississipi River and its history while enjoying stunning views of the Mississippi River.