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 Flourishing Fort Oglethorpe
 The largest city in Catoosa County, Fort
 LIFESTYLE  Stretching from its connections to Interstate
 Oglethorpe is a flourishing municipality.

 75 to the rolling countryside where treelined
 streets wind through quiet residential areas,
 the city is a busy retail and commercial center.

 “We have it all,” smiled city manager Jennifer
 Simpkins, “great neighborhoods and schools,
 abundant shopping and restaurants, health
 care facilities, and outstanding recreational
 amenities including an extensive multi-use
 trail system, canoe launches, baseball fields,
 and a large public swimming pool. Our streets,
 waterways, and trails provide safe, convenient
 connections among these amenities. A
 Gilbert Stevenson Park  canoeist or kayaker, for instance, may enter
 the Chickamauga Creek at Lee and Gordon’s
 Mills in Chickamauga, meander through
 the Chickamauga Battlefield Park, and
 dock for lunch at Logan’s Roadhouse
 or O’Charley’s, located by one of Fort
 Oglethorpe’s canoe launches.”

 Since its incorporation in 1949, Fort
 Oglethorpe has grown to approximately
 10,000 residents, and more than 600
 businesses open their doors daily. “We
 expect continued growth in the future as
 two large commercial corridors, Cloud
 Canoe, kayak, and paddle    Springs Road and Battlefield Parkway,
 board launch ramp on   attract businesses such as Costco and
 Chickamauga Creek in
 Fort Oglethorpe.  Cabela’s. Additionally, the city is the recipient
 of a $3 million grant from the Appalachian
 Commision to improve the streetscape
 along LaFayette Road, the gateway to
 Chickamauga Battlefield. These improvements
 will draw residents and visitors to the historic
 There are more than    downtown destinations,” added Simpkins.
 600 businesses in    The future holds both challenges and
 Fort Oglethorpe and    opportunities for Fort Oglethorpe, and
 the restaurant industry   being a part of a city on the move is a great

 makes up a large    thrill. “I have been here since 1972,” said
 City Councilman Jim Childs. “This is a
 portion of those along    very safe place to live and raise a family,
 Battlefield Parkway.  plus we have everything that you need.
 We are open minded, have an open door
 policy, and we try to make the right
 decisions for our community and citizens.”

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