Chattanooga is called the "Scenic City," and for good reason. Nestled between mountains and rivers, there's every opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. Even though we're known for our southern hospitality, Chattanooga isn't short on big city amenities. Whether it's restaurants, music or the arts, you can always find something fun to do.
The heart of the city is the downtown area. People not only go to work downtown, but they live and play there as well. Realizing the importance of our downtown, revitalization of the area began in the mid 1980’s as the result of goals set by both civic leadership and citizen planning. The outcome was and continues to be spectacular. A multitude of activities are hosted in and around downtown that run a wide range of interests and takes many forms. Its public spaces are of superior quality and we are proud of our downtown on the river where our heritage began and has now returned.
Hixson - The Hixson community is and continues to be one of the fasted growing communities in the Chattanooga metro area. More than 37,000 people live in this family-oriented, residential area. Hixson is a self-contained community that offers shopping malls, hospitals, 5 playgrounds,3 golf courses, 2 walking tracks, and plenty of water sports on Lake Chickamauga. It’s a great place for families to live.
Soddy Daisy - Located 15 miles from downtown Chattanooga, Soddy Daisy provides a bit slower pace of life. Many commute to the city each day, and retreat to quieter living in the evening. The population of 12,000 in Soddy Daisy enjoys the 70 acres of land dedicated to public use that includes campgrounds and picnic areas; baseball fields and tennis courts; and swimming, boating, and fishing.
Signal Mountain - Signal Mountain, located less than 10 minutes from downtown, is a family-friendly community. With a population of 7,400, this area’s median home value is $235,000. Many natural attractions include the Cumberland Trail, Rainbow Lake, Edwards Point, and Signal Point, which is a U.S. National Park. Signal Mountain has a great atmosphere, excellent schools, and plenty of ways to have outdoor fun.
East Brainerd - East Brainerd is a quiet suburb located on the east side of Chattanooga. With a quick commute, residents can be in the heart of downtown Chattanooga. Many housing options are available in this area that suite any budget, whether large or small. East Brainerd has its own feel and identity, and is conveniently located just minutes from Chattanooga’s major shopping and dining area.
Ooltewah - Ooltewah, a satellite community of Chattanooga, has a population of 5,700. It’s located 20 miles from downtown but only minutes from one of Tennessee’s largest shopping malls. This suburban area offers gated neighborhoods, golf course communities, and rural acreage. The property taxes in Ooltewah are low, causing this area to grow rapidly. No matter what your taste or budget, you are sure to find the property or house of your dreams.
East Ridge - A charming, quaint area, East Ridge has a population of 20,000 and is one of the oldest communities in the Chattanooga area. East Ridge is bordered by Chattanooga to the west, north, and east, and the George state line to the south. Its modestly priced homes and close proximity to Chattanooga make this area ideal for people who work downtown but want to escape the hustle and bustle at the end of the day.
Harrison - If you like living in a country setting that’s not too far from the city, Harrison is for you. The population of 7,600 enjoys the beauty of Harrison Bay State Park, Skull Island, and recreational areas owned by the Tennessee Valley Authority. A wide range of housing options including lake communities make Harrison a great choice for people interested in biking, hiking, water sports, and scenic views.
Red Bank - The city of Red Bank prides itself on being a small town community while being surrounded by the metropolitan area of Chattanooga. It’s conveniently located within 10 minutes of downtown near higher education institutions, fine dining, and a metro airport. It’s also near a large retail center, quality healthcare facilities, and offers excellent schools and community facilities. Red Bank continues to offer more amenities to its 12,000 residents.