Know Your Neighborhood: Hixson & Soddy-Daisy

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Did You Know?
To reach the popular Blue Hole swimming area in North Chickamauga Creek, locals park on a gravel area near Montlake Road and hike about a mile on an old trail that crosses the river. You’ll know you have reached it when you see locals jumping off a tall boulder into a beautiful, deep pool below.

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Outdoors: Soddy-Daisy and Hixson offer some of the most scenic trails and camping areas. Minutes from Soddy-Daisy is the Cumberland Trail and North Chickamauga Creek Gorge State Natural Area which offers hiking, camping, sport climbing, and world-class bouldering. Locals also visit the popular Blue Hole swimming area in North Chickamauga Creek. On the fringe of Soddy-Daisy is Big Soddy Creek Gulf Area and 285 acres of hiking trails, exceptional views, waterfalls, and more. Just one mile east of Highway 153 in Hixson, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy Greenway Farm at the North Chickamauga Creek Greenway. The 220-acre conservancy features walking, running, hiking, and biking trails along with access points for water sports and a dog park.

Parks:  Located on Chickamauga Lake is Chester Frost Park, where the Hamilton County Fair is held every fall. Chester Frost Park is also a favorite for camping, fishing, boating, swimming, picnics, and more. The Soddy-Daisy Parks and Recreation Department, Middle Valley Recreation Area, and Hixson Community Center  offer parks, playgrounds, tennis courts, and more.

Sport: A number of clubs and fitness centers are available nearby. Valleybrook Golf and Country Club  and Creeks Bend Golf Club  are area golf clubs residents can join. Avid tennis players can join the Racquet Club of Chattanooga, located in Hixson.

Shopping: Hixson’s Northgate Mall is home to more than 60 stores and restaurants. Retailers include Ulta, Old Navy, Bath & Body Works, and T.J. Maxx, among many others.  Big box stores such as Walmart Supercenter, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Academy Sports & Outdoors are all conveniently located on Highway 153.

Entertainment: Carmike Cinemas Northgate 14 is located in the Northgate Mall complex. Holiday Bowl on Hixson Pike is a popular destination for bowling and games. The Hamilton County Fair is held annually in Hixson. 

Restaurants: Hixson and Soddy-Daisy are home to a wide range of dining options. Locally owned establishments combine with national and regional favorites to provide options for everyone.

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