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blog9Fort Oglethorpe is surrounded by the best of North Georgia scenery, with rolling foothills and stands of trees. Much of the natural beauty is protected by State Parks, like the Chickamauga Battlefield Military Park. While the area is still somewhat rural, it is growing like the rest of the Chattanooga metropolitan area. Just five minutes from downtown Chattanooga, Fort Oglethorpe offers the best of the city and the country.

Conveniently located right off I-75, For Oglethorpe has plenty of American favorites, from chain restaurants like Logan’s Roadhouse and Shoney’s to one-stop shopping at WalMart and Costco. There is also fun local fare like the El Matador Mexican Restaurant, inexpensive homecooking at Park Place restaurant, and the The Big Biscuit Barn in neighboring Rossville, GA. Play mini golf or try out the indoor batting cages at Winner’s Circle http://wcfamilyfun.com/, or take the grandkids to Lake Winnepesaukah www.lakewinnie.com/for the classic wooden roller coaster and new water park.

Just 22 minutes from the Hamilton Place www.hamiltonplace.com, the largest mall in Tennessee, 48 minutes from Calhoun Georgia’s www.premiumoutlets.com/outlets/store_listing.asp?id=97 famous outlet mall, and an hour from Unclaimed Baggage http://unclaimedbaggage.com/ in Scottsboro, there’s no shortage of fun and affordable shopping within a day’s drive. There’s also all the fun of downtown Chattanooga, which has a rich local restaurant scene. Chattanoogans love Public House, The Terminal, Urban Stack, Sticky Fingers, Sugar’s Ribs, Champy’s Fried Chicken, Bluegrass Grill, Lupi’s Pizza, Big River Grille, and more.

The Hunter Museum of Art, Tennessee Aquarium, the Riverbend Festival, Brainerd Golf Course, Brown Acres Golf Course, Warner Park Tennis courts, and art classes at Townsend Atelier, are just few of the offerings that this lively, hip Southern town has for residents and visitors alike. Make Rosewood your senior living community and retreat from the hustle and bustle, all without ever straying too far from the fun and adventure that keeps you young!