Located in Hempstead County in Southwest Arkansas, Hope is near a host of interesting towns and communities and a wide range of recreational experiences. Little Rock and Shreveport are about two hours away and Dallas and Memphis make for good weekend getaways. This means you can enjoy the historic sites and "small town" culture of two fine southern cities-then take a short drive to "the big D city" to experience some of the best shopping malls, restaurants and nightlife the southeast has to offer.

For a taste of the arts, residents can take a short thirty-minute drive to Texarkana where the historic Perot Theatre brings acclaimed national and international music and dance productions to its stage. Talk about the arts-this area has it all.

Campers and hikers love the shorelines and forests, and the crystal clear waters are inviting for fishing, boating, skiing and scuba diving. Hope is located near five state parks, including the Crater of Diamonds State Park where visitors prospect for real diamonds or Old Washington State Historic Park which recreates a 19th century southwest village. This is truly a very valuable place to call home-and to enjoy life.

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Crater of Diamonds State Park
Daisy State Park
DeGray Lake Resort State Park
Hope Visitors Center
Millwood State Park
Old Washington Historic State Park
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University of Arkansas Community College
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