Ft. Thomas

Ft. Thomas, KY

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Introduction

Fort Thomas, known as "The City of Beautiful Homes," is over 120 years old. In 1877 the United States Army selected Fort Thomas as a site for a military post because of its lovely rolling highlands and location overlooking the Ohio River.

Summary

You won't find industry here, but you will find a closely-knit community. Virtually all prices and styles of homes are offered. They share the common trait of being well-kept.

Most Fort Thomas streets are tree-lined and many have houses which offer highly sought after river views or city views. There are few through streets; most are cul-de-sacs providing safe places for children to play.

Fort Thomas has prided itself over the years on its clean government, low crime rate and high degree of community involvement in various projects. It's no wonder that a sizable proportion of its youth remains in town. Highlands High School has a strong tradition of both academic and athletic excellence.

In 1970 the city purchased a portion of the "Fort" from the U.S. Government. This has been developed into a park with recreational facilities for city residents' use. This includes indoor and outdoor basketball courts, a modern track, soccer and baseball fields, as well as six tennis courts. Other parks and playfields are located elsewhere in town with a swim club and YMCA near the center of town. Ft. Thomas features a new streetscape and Barrington Assisted Living.

Transportation

Public transportation is provided by TANK, the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky. Interstate 471 and US 27 provide quick access to Cincinnati.

Hospitals

St. Elizabeth East is located in the city. Emergency medical service (EMS) is available. Doctors' offices are scattered throughout the city. Quick access to Cincinnati hospitals is available via I-471. Carmel Manor Nursing Home is located here.

Shopping

Local merchants provide a variety of necessities. Major malls and Cincinnati are just minutes away.

Recreation

The city provides several parks for residents' enjoyment. Also provided are track, baseball, picnicking and tennis facilities as well as the Campbell County YMCA. The "Y" offers indoor and outside pools as well as racquetball and fitness facilities. There is a private swim club plus the Highland County Club where golf is available to members. A large armory offers gymnasium facilities which are open to all ages at designated times. Volleyball leagues are formed each fall for indoor fun. Football, basketball, softball and soccer leagues are organized yearly.