Fort Campbell and Fort Campbell North are situated astride Interstate 24, a primary route between the Midwestern United States and Atlanta, which is considered the hub of the South. Such access affords local residents one-day commutes to over 75 percent of all major U.S. markets. Similarly, Interstate 24 is also a major commercial shipping route, which is why so many large-enterprise corporations have operational facilities in this part of the country. The largest employer in the area is Fort Campbell where over 30,000 active duty personnel and approximately 2,600 officers are based. Fort Campbell also employs some 4,500 civilians. Other top employers in the area include Austin Peay State University, Convergys Corporation, Bridgestone, F&M Bank, Gateway Health System, Hollingsworth Oil, Robert Bosch Corporation, Lowe's, Montgomery and Christian Counties and the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System.
The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System is a bit larger and is comprised of 23 elementary, seven middle and seven high schools that together have a total enrollment population of over 32,000 students. Fort Campbell schools include Barkley, Jackson, Lincoln and Marshall elementary schools, Mahaffey middle school and Fort Campbell high school. The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System is a bit larger and is comprised of 18 elementary, six middle and six high schools that together have a total enrollment population of over 28,000 students.
When not working or going to class, residents in these areas are afforded a plethora of outstanding recreational and entertainment amenities. From the more than 40 public parks and open spaces to local attractions such as Public Square, Dunbar Cave State Natural Area and Cumberland River Walk locals can experience memorable occasions during any of this region's four very distinct seasons. The most family-friendly of these is the Cumberland River Walk located in Clarksville's River District. Here, the riverfront promenade is the centerpiece of the city and includes an amphitheater, plazas with specialty shops and eateries, picnic facilities, a wharf, boat ramp, playground and several performance stages for entertainment acts. During warmer months, the river walk is arguably the area's most popular destination.
Fort Campbell North is closer to Hopkinsville-Christian County in Kentucky. Situated about an hour's drive from the mysterious Land Between the Lakes State Park, Hopkinsville is a place where rush hour traffic is almost non-existent. Here, you'll find acres of lush woodlands, scenic waterways and endless stretches of rich farmland. Some of Kentucky's most beautiful parks such as Land Between the Lakes, Pennyrile Forest State Park, Lake Barkley, Kenlake Resort Park, Kentucky Dam Village and Lake Malone State Park are all located within county limits. Downtown Hopkinsville is just an easy 15 minute four-lane drive north through peaceful, scenic farmland from the main gates of Fort Campbell. The community offers homes in a range of prices, styles and locations to suit anyone's needs and desires. In addition to offering great housing opportunities, Hopkinsville is also the regional shopping district for the greater Pennyrile area and offers several shopping centers, as well as a mall and downtown shopping area with an unlimited variety of goods and services.
All in all, the Fort Campbell and Fort Campbell North communities provide residents with the amenities, general services and economic opportunities they need to thrive in this environment. The population is a perfect blend of military and civilian families who together are striving to make this stake of land an ideal place to call home.