Why Chattanooga

View of Chattanooga from Point Park on Lookout Mountain.  (Photo Credit: Chris Green)

Big City amenities… with Small Town ease of living.

Area residents enjoy the friendly atmosphere, moderate housing costs and easy commuting typically associated with smaller communities, but Chattanooga’s cultural and recreational opportunities rival those in much larger metropolitan areas.  Add to these assets a downtown recently rejuvenated by a $120 million waterfront transformation and the area’s breathtaking natural beauty and you have one of the nation’s most livable cities with much to offer people from all walks of life.

Not so long ago, the people in this struggling southern town dreamed big about becoming the best mid-sized city in America.  Fortunately, they did more than just dream.  They formed a culture of public-private cooperation that transformed Chattanooga into a national model of livability.  Chattanooga was one of the first US cities to effectively use a citizen visioning process to set specific long-range goals to enrich the lives of residents and visitors.

The spirit of innovation is alive and well in the Chattanooga region, home to the first Gig Internet in the U.S. with a 100% fiber network that links every home and business in a 600-square mile area.  It’s easy to see why people move here for the quality of life for their families and for their businesses.

For Livability

You are going to love Chattanooga as your new home.  Chattanooga is surrounded by mountains, lakes and rivers, and a mild climate that makes them enjoyable year-round. If you prefer a vibrant, urban setting, you’ll love the downtown area and the quaint neighborhoods that surround it.

Bicycling Magazine Ranks Chattanooga in the Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities because Chattanooga has ample greenways, including a 10-mile multi-use path that follows the Tennessee River from downtown to the Chickamauga Dam.

Of course, it’s the people who make the real difference.  Chattanooga has that strong sense of community that larger city’s cannot duplicate. It’s exciting to see how new people and new ideas enrich a community.

“(Chattanooga is) A very scenic, very happening, and very easy place to live, with unlimited options for climbing, caving, biking, hiking and paddling.”
Outside Magazine named Chattanooga it’s Best Town Ever

The Southeast Region’s First Bike Share Program

There is much more to learn about your future home town.  You will be glad you’ve chosen Chattanooga as your new place to live!

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