Lakesite

Lakesite

March 28th, 2014 in Fyi2014

Location: In northern Hamilton County on Chickamauga Lake between Dallas Bay and the Sequoyah Nuclear Power Plant.

Size: 1.7 square miles

Population: 1,978

Founded: In 1972, the city was incorporated from a subdivision with about 200 homes. It was expanded through annexations in the 1990s.

Government: Ken Wilkerson, chief of Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services, is mayor and chairman of the five-member City Commission, which also includes Vice Mayor John McPherson and commissioners Valerie Boddy, David Howell and William Neighbors.

Schools: Lakesite is near two schools, McConnell Elementary and Loftis Middle.

Median household income: $72,833

Amenities: Daily Grind Cafe, a coffee and sandwich shop that began in October at 8513 Hixson Pike, is open for breakfast and lunch.

Fun fact: Lakesite City Manager David Edwards is a political science professor at UTC. Edwards has served as city manager since 1992.

"It's hard to find the blessings we have locally somewhere else. Lakesite is the safety and security of home without sacrificing the convenience of commerce." -- Mayor Ken Wilkerson