2017 // Know Your Neighborhood: Signal Mountain


Did You Know?
Signal Mountain residents are automatically members of the Mountain Arts Community Center and are given reduced tuition fees for any classes. Non-residents can become members for a $30 annual fee.



Located on Walden’s Ridge at the southern edge of the Cumberland Plateau, Signal Mountain offers outdoor adventures, family-friendly activities, and a local arts scene.

Arts:  At the center of the arts scene is the Mountain Arts Community Center (MACC). Dedicated to the education and advancement of visual, musical, and theatre arts, the MACC is a recognized fine arts center. The Signal Mountain Playhouse, providing community-led theatre, has been furthering the arts since the 1970s. The Bachman Community Center offers a range of programs, art activities, and other events .

Outdoors: Residents of Signal Mountain enjoy  stunning views, beautiful camping areas, and hiking and biking trails. Prentice Cooper State Forest offers 25,000 acres with 35 miles of trails, 2 camping areas, and 6,939 of unregulated scenic zones. Among the most popular trails is the Cumberland Trail which starts at Signal Mountain’s Signal Point and extends 14 miles past views of the Tennessee River Gorge, multiple overlooks, historic Rainbow Falls, and striking rock formations.

Playgrounds/Parks: With picnic areas and a perfectly shaded location with a treehouse feel, the Signal Mountain Pumpkin Patch Playground is an outdoor oasis for children of all ages. One of the most expansive play areas for kids in the region, the playground is built into the natural landscape and allows children to explore for hours.

Dining and Sport: The Signal Mountain Golf & Country Club offers a championship golf course, a family-friendly pool, and casual and fine dining. Also atop the mountain are  several youth and adult recreation leagues and facilities for sports ranging from softball, baseball, and basketball to gymnastics, swimming, tennis, flag football, and lacrosse.