One of the main economic drivers and lifeblood of this city remains the local university. Operating as a satellite campus, Arkansas State University (ASU)-Mountain Home is an accredited four-year campus of ASU that offers degrees in nursing to business and everything in-between. Graduates from this college tend to have good luck finding jobs in the local community, especially coming out of the nursing program. Many graduates find gainful employment at Baxter Regional Medical Center, which is located nearby. The campus itself is gorgeous and sprawling, taking up a large part of the western side of the city.
If you are looking for a little outdoor recreation or some summertime watersports, look no further than nearby Norfolk Lake. This massive lake that spans more than 22,000 acres and more than 550 miles of shoreline is home to a number of recreational parks, and ideal for camping, hiking swimming, boating, and anything else you can think of doing on the water. People from all around the area come to get their freshwater fishing on during the high seasons, and you can catch anything from bass and catfish to crappie and walleye out in these waters.