Oakland, TN Continues to Grow While Cost of Living Remains Lowest Around

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Oakland leaders have been spreading the news about the growth in Oakland, TN.

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We have seen expansion and new developments in our area and want to share the benefits with those interested in our community.

The continued growth of the Oakland community is cause to celebrate. While remaining one of the lowest city and county tax options for the area, Oakland continues to offer more to its residents and businesses. The Oakland Regional Chamber wants others to know about it. The Oakland campaign began with an updated television commercial, a billboard campaign and a new responsive website to spread the word about Oakland.

“The Oakland Economic Development Committee worked diligently to see that the new website and commercial celebrates and raises awareness for the rapidly expanding Oakland community,” noted Pattie Krepela, executive director of the Oakland Regional Chamber. “We have seen expansion and new developments in our area and want to share the benefits with those interested in our community.”

Now, well known as a family and business friendly alternative to other Memphis suburbs, Oakland considers the next step in providing the best life for the people and businesses it serves. Located in Fayette County, a short drive from the Wolfchase shopping corridor and just southeast of Lakeland and Arlington, it holds the lowest-in-the-state property taxes and is the fastest growing suburb in the Memphis area. It has new housing developments, local shopping and outdoor attractions.

Between 2000 and 2010 Oakland saw explosive growth of 418%. It’s estimated to grow another 19% from 2012 - 2017. Combined city and county taxes in Oakland are 75% lower than in Shelby County making it attractive to families and businesses alike.

"We moved to Oakland in 2009 when Ron accepted the position of Headmaster at Fayette Academy. We really enjoy living in a smaller town like Oakland while still having easy access to the benefits of a larger city like Memphis has to offer,” said Myra Canada. “We were also pleased with the reasonable cost of homes in the Oakland area along with the lower property tax rates in Fayette County."

The website is the ideal instrument for the Chamber’s many audiences, from the Oakland residents, visitors, to newcomers and businesses.

“OaklandTNChamber.com is where to go to be in the know about what is going on in Oakland,” said Arnie Birmingham, chairman of the chamber and member of Economic Development Committee and local businessman.

The modern website was thoughtfully designed for viewing on all types of devices, making it a mobile tool for the Oakland community. OaklandTNChamber.com includes an events calendar, community maps and other rescources for individuals and business with interest in Oakland, TN.

As the Memphis area continues to expand, Oakland is expected to increasingly become an option for those families seeking the charm and convenience it provides and the Oakland Regional Chamber is committed to serving the needs of Oakland. The chamber encourages all Oakland residents it check out the new site at OaklandTNChamber.com.

The Oakland Regional Chamber is a nonprofit action agency, designed to support and enhance the economic environment and quality of life in our community. Oakland, TN, is located 19 miles from Bartlett east of Memphis with a population over 6,600. For more information, contact the Oakland Regional Chamber located at 51 Main Street in Oakland, TN, 901.466.0286 or visit wwwOaklandTNChamber.com.

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