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If you are looking for a family-friendly environment with great weather and many parks, Horn Lake is what you have been searching for! This beautiful and scenic area is only minutes from Memphis to the North and Hernando to the South. In this ever-growing city, you are sure to find homes for sale in Horn Lake!
Horn Lake was named between 1765 and 1796. It got its unique name from an ox-bow lake that was formerly a riverbed of the Mississippi River. When the river changed course in the late 18th century, it left a standing body of water that resembled a cow horn. Soon thereafter, it became known as Horn Lake.
Horn Lake is situated closer to the northern border of Mississippi. The city boasts constant sunshine and 15 parks! Some of the parks are only open space for the kids to run or for sunny day picnics. However, about half of the parks have walking or nature trails for strolls on days when it is too pretty to stay inside. Almost all of the parks have some type of playground area for the kids.
One park specifically should be mentioned, and that is Latimer Lakes Park. It has lighted tennis courts, football and baseball fields, a volleyball court, a skate park, nature and paved walking trails, lakes for fishing, a 20-hole disk golf course, a large playground for the kids, and lots of open space. It is a great place to spend the weekends all year long. The parks and recreation office is onsite here as well as bathrooms.
Along with numerous parks, Horn Lake is home to two prominent historical houses. The first is none other than the Circle G Ranch where Elvis and Priscilla Presley spent their honeymoon. Elvis came across this ranch, once named “Twinkletown Farm” while looking to buy more horses for his stables. He fell in love with it and purchased it in early 1967. Even though the ranch goes by the name “Circle G,” it was actually registered under the name “The Flying Circle G Ranch.”
After Elvis and Priscilla were married in May of 1967, they spent some time at the ranch which was then known as Elvis’ honeymoon cottage. He later sold the ranch in May of 1969.
Another “famous” house in Horn Lake is none other than the Octagonal House. Dr. Nathanial Raines built this unique house as a gift to his bride in 1844. William Gwinn directed the construction of this amazing house, which is located on Horn Lake Road. Mr. Bryan Swilly worked hard to restore this house to the magnificence it deserves.
Another notable historic area in Horn Lake is Gayoso Farms. In its prime, this farm was filled with beautiful green pastures where cattle lazily grazed. This farm was at its peak in the 1920s and 1930s. On this farm, you could find the business office, the managers’ homes, the Boarding House, feed crops, silos, wells, and multiple barns. All throughout the property you could find homes painted with the same coloring as the Boarding House. The farm was run by farm and dairy experts from Germany, the Ulken Brothers; however, it was owned by several Memphis hotel systems.
Gayoso Farms was known for producing milk for Memphis hotels, which people in the south coined, “Golden Guernsey Milk.” Bull Frog Corner in Horn Lake was the only retailer of the popular milk. Lunchtime was the feast of the day at this farm, where resident employees, the farm secretary, and the managers all gathered together.
Sadly, a new highway took most of the farmland away and the land that remains is being used by developers. Luckily, the people that lived and worked there can pass on their stories about Gayoso Farms, so it will never really be gone.
Horn Lake is another rapidly growing city, so there is no shortage of homes for sale. With the area being so family-friendly and rich in history, it is no surprise that many people are choosing to move here. The median household income here is $40,396, which is average. The median age for the area is 29, which shows that is the perfect place to begin your family.
If you choose to work outside of Horn Lake, you will be excited to know that Memphis is only 15 miles away. Luckily, most of the eastern border of Horn Lake is U.S. Route 51 which leads straight to Memphis. Also, I-55 runs just east of Horn Lake.
Once you have your job situation figured out, you will need to find the perfect house. There are many to choose from, so you can be sure that you will find a home you fall in love with fairly quickly! Your Horn Lake realtor should be able to point you in the right direction for what part of town you want to live in.
Next, you will need to familiarize yourself with the schools that your children (if you have any) will be attending. Horn Lake is in the DeSoto County School District. There are three elementary schools, one intermediate, one middle school, one high school, and colleges nearby. Horn Lake has the largest population of gifted students in the state, which goes to show that the teachers, as well as the students, are talented.
With so much to offer, it is a surprise to most that Horn Lake is not overpopulated. It is historical and beautiful with great schools and an even greater population. Southern charm is strong here and so is community and friendliness. Contact a Team Couch to start your trek to a brighter and friendlier future in charming Horn Lake.