OZARK MICROPOLITAN RANKED #1 IN ALABAMA
Ozark, is known as "The Home of Fort Novosel", and is the Heart of Dale County. Ozark is a city of approximately 14,907 located in the corner of southeast Alabama. Dale County and Ozark have the best of both worlds....a small town atmosphere with friendly people, yet close to larger cities and other attractions. It is a great place to raise a family and a perfect place to retire.
Ozark is a community that comes together for the common good with a solid foundation of conservative values and a strong work ethic. We have a vision of positive economic growth and we pride ourselves on “community unity.”
As you experience our fair city, one thing you will notice is the friendly, caring people who will welcome you. They are hard-working people who will go the extra mile to get the job done right. They are people who treasure history, but also welcome the challenges that the coming years will bring. Ozark is a community that realizes that its future lies in the hands of today’s youth. Our focus on education is across the board, from kindergarten through college. Excellence in education is a priority in our community.
We invite you, residents and visitors alike, to experience our community firsthand. Shop in our stores and see the variety and quality our merchants offer. Participate in the many enjoyable events the community provides to attract visitors to our town, and to instill pride in our residents. See the many sights in town and in the surrounding area. Take advantage of the many recreational facilities and enjoy our own 92-acre Ed Lisenby Lake, right in the city limits of Ozark. Explore the Dowling Museum/Ann Rudd Art Center in downtown Ozark. Many treasures await you in our corner of the world.
The area has a low tax structure, with certain retirement incomes being exempt from Alabama income tax, as well as one of the lowest crime rates in the state. The climate is mild, leaving ample opportunity for outdoor recreation year-round. A championship 18-hole golf course is located in Ozark, and rivers and lakes are available for fishing and boating. Bass, bluegill and catfish are the "catch of the day" at Ed Lisenby Lake, located in Ozark. The sportsman knows no off-season with deer, turkey, and quail in abundance.
Full medical facilities are offered with an 89 bed county hospital, a new surgery center, two nursing homes, and an assisted living facility. Educational opportunities are available at nearby Wallace College, Enterprise - Ozark Community College campus (located in Ozark) and Troy University in Dothan just 15 minutes away. History, recreation, festivals, entertainment, beauty, climate, security, and fun, can all be found in Ozark, Alabama.
We warmly invite you to visit, or better yet, become part of our community. It will be a pleasure to have you.
What the Chamber is.....
The Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of the business community. The Chamber is a private, non-profit taxpaying corporation. It unites hundreds of business and professional firms, thus creating a unique central agency working to improve business and build a better community.
The Chamber of Commerce is an association of people just like you, concerned about improving the area they do business in and are willing to actively do something about it. The Chamber's strength lies in the diversity of its membership. Both large and small businesses from virtually every profession as well as clubs & organizations are represented and influence the direction of the Chamber's programs. These programs are financed by membership investments in the Chamber.
The Chamber is also....
- Over 250 businesses, professionals, and individuals, working together to make the Ozark area a better place to live and work
- A united effective voice for the business and professional community on critical issues
- A clearinghouse for plans and proposals affecting the Ozark area's future
- A tourist information center for visitors
- Setting and achieving goals that will assure the Ozark area of reaching its full potential as a community
- Working to increase prosperity by encouraging growth of existing businesses and fostering new ones
- Answering hundreds of written inquiries and call-in requests for information on local businesses and attractions