Fort Atkinson is situated within the “Four Lakes Area” of Jefferson County, and has a population of over 18,000. It is located 35 miles from Madison, the state capital and home to the University of Wisconsin, a convenient two hours from downtown Chicago, and an hour from Milwaukee and the Lake Michigan shoreline. The exceptional schools and broad economic base of the community have allowed Fort Atkinson to continue to grow as a safe, family oriented place to live and raise a family. Nestled by the rolling hills of Southern Wisconsin, along with its renowned lakes and rivers, it is an exceptional place to live and practice medicine.
Fort Atkinson is home to industry, health care and a growing tourist trade. The Fireside Dinner Theatre draws tens of thousands of visitors each year. The city itself and key business owners have recently begun to expand the tourist trade with upscale shopping locations as well as general beautification along the river downtown. Other notable tourist attractions include a reconstruction of the original fort and the Cafe Carpe, noted throughout the state for hosting folk music performances. In industry, Fort Atkinson is home to Nasco Science, a leading supplier of science educational products, Jones Dairy Farm, Cygnus Business Media and Spacesaver. The community continues to grow and develop it’s various industries, helping to keep the local economy strong.