Why Diamondhead Resort is One of the Best Places to Retire on a Lake

Are you looking for some of the best places to retire on a lake? Not to brag, but we think our community just outside of Hot Springs, Arkansas could be an amazing option for lake-loving retirees. The Diamondhead Resort Community has tons of amenities including a golf course, Olympic-sized swimming pool, and the amazing Lake Catherine.

Lake Catherine

Diamondhead Resort is bordered by Lake Catherine and Lake Catherine State park. Our 11-mile-long, 2,000-acre lake gives Diamondhead residents plenty of water to admire and play on. The waters of Lake Catherine are one of the five Diamond Lakes located in southwest Arkansas.

If you are seeking a true resort community, our property is wrapped in nature. We are surrounding by this gorgeous lake, as well as the Ouachita Mountain forest. The sunrises and sunsets here are simply stunning!

If you are hunting for property in one of the best places to retire on a lake in the US, we can’t recommend the Lake Catherine area highly enough.


If you love to fish, Diamondhead has plenty for you. You’ll have your pick of largemouth bass, spotted bass, striped bass, crappie, bream, catfish and walleye here. There is also a rainbow trout fishery that is operated by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission nearby that stocks the lake below the dam. Stop by the local marina, pick up some bait, grab your poles and the lake is practically in your backyard!

Community Boat Slips

Need more opportunities to use your boat? Want to buy a boat and enjoy your retirement on the water? At Diamondhead, just bring your boat down to one of the community boat slips and, just like that, you’re on the water. We make it easy for you to get in as much lake time as you want.

Don’t have a boat yet? That’s alright too since you can rent a boat from the folks at Lake Catherine State Park year-round.

Lake-Side Living

You’ll also find that Lake Catherine is popular for many water sports like skiing, swimming, rafting, kayaking and canoeing.

Because the water of Lake Catherine is so clear, you can even find spots where you can scuba dive or snorkel. There are plenty of fish, mussel shells and lake plants to explore!

What if you could wake up, walk onto your back patio, and enjoy gorgeous lakeside views from your backyard? This is just one of the many reasons why Diamondhead Resort is one of the best places to retire on a lake. Don’t just take our word for it, come down to our resort and see for yourself the opportunity that awaits you when to decide to retire here in Diamondhead.

Gated Security, Swimming Pools, Picnic Pavilion, 18-hole PGA Golf Course, Pro Shop, 19th Hole Restaurant & Bar, Lighted Tennis and Basketball Courts, Marina, Boat Docks, and a Children’s Playground.

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