In Chattanooga, vibrant neighborhoods beckon with amenities and activities that have been consistently recognized in regional and national publications. What’s more, the city keeps adding to its list of accolades – further proving it’s an ideal place to live. Clever Real Estate ranks the city as one of the best places for millennials to settle down and purchase a home, while the Travel Channel heralds Chattanooga as a top place for visitors, putting the Scenic City on its list for best budget travel destinations.Chattanooga is the first city to be twice voted “Best Town Ever” by Outside magazine readers.
For visitors and residents alike, it’s easy to see why Chattanooga’s appeal is on the rise. The City of Chattanooga maintains 35 miles of greenway and trails along with 41 playgrounds, and six state parks are within an hour drive of the city. The local arts scene encompasses a variety of mediums, including visual arts, performing arts, and music festivals. The Hunter Museum of American Art, Tivoli Theatre, and Bluff View Art District are a mecca of fun and entertainment for art enthusiasts, and other locations around town frequently play host to gallery openings, artist talks, concerts, and more.
Neighborhoods throughout the city provide easy access to unique shopping centers and boutiques, as well as major big box stores. For a more rare find, head to Warehouse Row, One and 2 North Shore, Cambridge Square, or any of the shops lining the streets of NorthShore, Riverview, and the Southside. Northgate Mall, on the other hand, is a great place to grab items from well-known retailers for Hixson and Soddy-Daisy residents, and residents of East Brainerd, Ooltewah, Collegedale, and Apison can likely find whatever they may need at Hamilton Place Mall and its surrounding stores. For those who reside in Bradley County, downtown Cleveland and Bradley Square Mall offer many shopping choices.
Residents and visitors alike can also enjoy numerous world-class attractions and historic sites located in the area. From the Tennessee Aquarium and Creative Discovery Museum located downtown to Rock City and Ruby Falls on Lookout Mountain, there is something to do for nearly any taste. Families can also enjoy learning about the area’s past and the Civil War by visiting a number of significant sites such as Point Park and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.
The city isn’t without a renowned dining scene either. From fine dining to casual eateries, Chattanooga is a haven for ethnic restaurants and farm-fresh ingredients. The Scenic City continues to make an impression on patrons and has earned mentions in Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, and Garden & Gun. Delectable eats can be found in nearly any neighborhood, giving residents and visitors just one more reason to get out and explore all Chattanooga has to offer.