Holiday Island Investment Properties

Holiday Island Named # 1 Small Town In America

Tom Dees, founder and President of Holiday Island Development Corporation, announced today the availability of an internet publication entitled “Top Ten Small Towns to Live In”.

The recently published list was developed by an independent source “Sports Writer, Inc.” – a contributor to a website advisory service,, for people looking to relocate in retirement in the U. S.  The article (attached) was provided by

Among the top ten list, Holiday Island, Arkansas was number one and nearby Eureka Springs, Arkansas was the number three spot. 

Mr. Dees commented “I’ve been saying ever since I got here 30 years ago, among all of the resort / planned communities I have been associated with, Holiday Island has it all.  It’s a great place to live, play, vacation, and visit.  We have established and accelerated the growth of a complete town.  Fueled by the inevitable growth of the corporate giants located in Northwest Arkansas, including Wal-Mart, Tyson Foods, and J.B. Hunt Transportation, and by the influence of nearby high profile attractions like Branson, Missouri and Eureka Springs, and the University of Arkansas, I believe Holiday Island is poised to be the fastest growing community in the area.”

“After all these years of promoting Holiday Island locally, regionally, and nationally, as a great place for a primary or secondary home, weekend get-a-way, vacation spot, and business location, it is rewarding to see an outside, unbiased, independent source rate Holiday Island the # 1 small town to live in America.”

Holiday Island Development Corporation is a privately-owned recreational / commercial real estate development and management company with substantial residential and commercial properties for acquisition, further development, and sale.

Holiday Island is a 4,000-acre resort / planned community with approximately 3,000 residents, and a full complement of natural and developed recreational amenities.  The community is located in the northwest corner of Arkansas on 53,000-acre Table Rock Lake, between two national forests, 5 miles north of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, one hour from the Northwest Arkansas Metroplex, and one hour from Branson, Missouri.

For more information, contact:

Tom Dees
O: 479-253-8233  C:  479-981-2203   F:  479-253-5583

Top Ten Small Towns to Live In

These Towns Offer More Than Just a Slower Lifestyle

Holiday Island, Arkansas
On Holiday Lake, this is the fastest growing area in the Arkansas Ozarks area. Residents enjoy more than 800 miles of shorelines, two golf courses, a marina and an ever-growing business community. There are low taxes and the Table Rock Lake area provides an array of outdoor recreational opportunities. The population is under 4,000, but growing as the business community expands. The average home price is only $190,000. The winter is mild with only a few inches of snow. The summers get get into the low 90s, but the morning and evening hours are cooler.

Salisbury, Maryland
Between the Eastern Shore and Chesapeake Bay, this town has seascapes and many spots with natural beauty. Salisbury has been named one of the top small towns for the arts. Day trips to Washington, DC and Baltimore are within driving distance and the town has its own regional medical facility. With a population of around 25,000 and the average home price just over $200,000 (extremely low cost of living), this is a great town in a great area on the east coast.

Eureka Springs, Arkansas
The Ozarks have been known as one of the most naturally beautiful areas of the country for a number of years. Eureka Springs is a hot spot for tourists year-round, but residents enjoy the Victorian-style town as their home. A month-long Festival of the Arts and an active Preservation Society highlight the area's activities. The population is only 2,300 folks and the average house prices is around $200,000. Mild winters and average highs in the 80s for the summer make this a great outdoor town.

Salisbury, North Carolina
This town lies halfway between Charlotte and Winston-Salem, for a great location within driving distance of anything you could need. The peaceful, friendly community boasts Southern living in its truest sense. The winters are mild, with days in the 50s. The Piedmont Players are a local theater group, putting on a few productions every year in the historic downtown district.

Paris, Tennessee
Paris boasts a mild, four season climate in western Tennessee. The town has a bright future as it made the lists of "best places to retire" and "where to retire." 50" of rain annually and a true four seasons of climate are the weather highlights for the area. The Cost of living is currently 30% below the national average.

Guthrie, Oklahoma

Full of Victorian architecture, this was once Oklahoma's capital back in 1889. The population is just under 10,000 and the homes values average $125,000. The cost of living is very low and you still are close to a large city - it is within 30 minutes of Oklahoma City. A 90 degree day in the summer quickly cools to the 70s following sunset for an enjoyable climate for walking and patio time. There are over 400 blocks of the town's downtown area that have been renovated over the past 25 years, which make Guthrie a truly great town.

Silver City, New Mexico
With only 10,000 people, this small town is nestled between the Gila Wilderness and Chihuahua Desert areas. Victorian homes and antique shops grace the downtown area. Silver City was on Oprah's "Top Spots to Live" as well as the "50 healthiest places to live." The sun shines 84% of the time, but only gets 15" of average rainfall. The humidity is usually 30-40%, with a sweater sometimes needed in the evenings. Jazz and Blues festivals as well as a Rodeo grace the area throughout the year. The average home price is $180,000

Hopkinsville, Kentucky
This town is rated in the top 40 places to raise a family and the second best small city in which to own a business, cited by The population is growing, but is still under 30,000 (28,700 to be exact). It is 60 miles from Nashville and the average home price is only $117,000. The humidity is reasonable (usually under 60%) and the average high in the summer tops out in the low 80s. Hopkinsville gets 35" of rain annually and 8" of snow. The cost of living is 15-25% below the national average. The historic downtown area offers a small town atmosphere, while a 30-minute drive can take you to the renowned "Land between the Lakes" region, which is over 170,000 acres of prime fishing and recreational land.

Clayton, Georgia
This town features mountains, lakes, rivers and the beautiful sights of the Blue Ridge mountains. The Chattahoochie National Forest is nearby as well as the Tallulah Gorge. Clayton is located in the northeastern corner of Georgia, near both South and North Carolina. Atlanta is only 90 minutes away and the average home price is $187,000. July averages 76 degrees with the average low in the winter down to the 20s. Clayton has an existing population of 2,000 and hosts the Rabun Arts Festival Annually.

St.Helens, Oregon
On the Columbia River and the Cascades mountain range, this town averaged 43" of rain and 5" of snow per year. It is just 25 miles from Portland and offers a diverse community of commerce and natural beauty. The area stays green most of the year with warm summers and winters that are never too cold. The average home price is $200,000, so the cost of living is relatively low and the population is a quaint 11,000+.

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Holiday Island Development Corporation, a private recreational/commercial land developer and real estate management company located in Holiday Island, Arkansas. Holiday Island is a 4,000-acre resort/planned community with 3,000 residents, and a full complement of natural and developed recreational amenities. The community is located on 53,000-acre Table Rock Lake, 5 miles north of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, one hour Northwest Arkansas Metroplex, and one hour from Branson, Missouri.

In Phase 1 of a 2 phase marketing and selling strategy, Holiday Island Development Corporation is offering the opportunity to acquire its commercial and residential real estate holdings at Holiday Island, take the Developer’s place and rights, and control:

  • The further development
  • The on-going planning and zoning of all commercial and residential properties
  • All existing and future operations
  • The resale of all acquired and/or further developed properties

This is a one of kind opportunity to own and control “a town”, poised to become the largest community between Branson, Missouri and Northwest Arkansas Metro, facilitate its build-out, and dominate the local retail, commercial, and residential markets.

In Phase 2, the Nnew Acquisition Group will have the opportunity to introduce attractive build-out and resale of its Holiday Island commercial and residential real estate to developers, builders, individual and institutional investors, food & beverage and hospitality operators, and individual property buyers.

We believe the return on the original investment will be a multiple of the acquisition, construction, and holding costs.

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