Ft. Wright, Kentucky
To look at this pleasant, progressive community one would never guess what an exciting past it has. This is where General Horatio Governeur Wright helped defend the area against the Confederate invasion at the fortification called Fort Wright.
More than a century later, Ft. Wright has progressed into a quiet, charming community. Freshly paved streets form a winding ribbon that encircles its hills and byways in a graceful contour of housing developments and scenic neighborhoods. Although the homes are interestingly varied in age, design and size, they are consistently imbued with a look of solid prosperity. Throughout Ft. Wright, the manner of residents is friendly, outgoing and congenial. It is always a happy choice for those who are looking for a home in an attractive, well-established community of 5,700 residents. The city’s motto is: “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”.
T.A.N.K. buses serve the Dixie Highway area. Downtown Cincinnati is a 5-minute drive via I-75. The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is a 10-15 minute drive via I-275.
The hospitals are St. Elizabeth Medical Center South, St. Elizabeth Medical Center North, St. Elizabeth West and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Children's Hospital is located in Cincinnati.
The Tower Hill Plaza offers many small specialty shops. Buttermilk Towne Center and Crestview Hills Town Center are easily reached within 5-15 minutes.
The James A. Ramage Civil War Museum in Fort Wright informs visitors about the defence of Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati. Both public and private golf courses, pools and tennis courts are easily accessible to Ft. Wright residents.
There are several parks and memorials in Fort Wright. Battery Hooper Park is the place where Civil War enactments are hosted. Veterans’ Memorial, The Garden for the Blind is located next to Fort Wright City Hall and features plants at counter height along a concrete wall so people who are wheelchair bound can enjoy them. For the visually impaired, the park offers “nature that can be heard” include rustling grasses, a waterfall, as well as plants that can be touched and smelled. Other parks include Volunteer Park, Fort Tot Park and the Nature Center trails. (The expansive Devou Park is adjacent to the Fort Wright.)