2018 // Ooltewah

Did You Know?

Although there is much debate about the name Ooltewah and its origins, one popular theory is that the word originates from the Creek “Ui” and “Tewah,” translating to “resting place by the water.” 

Just east of Chattanooga, Ooltewah is predicted to be one of the hottest spots for new residential construction in the coming decade. With its natural beauty, numerous housing options, and close proximity to sought-after schools and businesses, it is easy to see why residents are attracted to the Ooltewah area.


Real Estate: While developers have big plans for Ooltewah, diverse housing options are already available. Properties include everything from luxurious estates on rolling hills and lakefront homes in desirable subdivisions to condominiums and single-family homes on large, private lots. Planned communities with amenities and/or golf courses appeal to young families and aging adults. Notable communities are Hampton on the Lake, Meadow Stream, Hampstead Hall, Seven Lakes, Crooked Creek, Flagstone, Hidden Lakes, Windstone Overlook, McKenzie Farm, Hamilton on Hunter, The Farm at Hampton Meadows, Rose Glen, Providence Point, and Creekside at Hampton Meadows. Trendy Cambridge Square will soon be home to a large residential area that features walking trails and parks, among other amenities.

Top Employers: Conveniently located between Chattanooga and Cleveland, Tennessee, Ooltewah is near several of the area’s top employers. Tenants at Enterprise South Industrial Park, which employs more than 7,500 people as of September 2017, include Volkswagen, Plastic Omnium, ADM, and Amazon. Miller Industries, RemSourceUSA, and Hawker Powersource are large companies operating in Ooltewah. Wacker Chemie and Whirlpool are located 30 minutes away in Bradley County.

Transportation: Residents can hop on I-75 for an easy drive to downtown Chattanooga, Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, and Hamilton Place Mall. Connecting interstates lead to Nashville, Birmingham, Atlanta, and Knoxville.

Education: Ooltewah students attend Ooltewah Elementary, Snow Hill Elementary, Wolftever Creek Elementary, Wallace A. Smith Elementary, Hunter Middle School, Hamilton County High School, and Ooltewah middle and high schools. In addition to public schooling, several private education alternatives are nearby.

Health and Wellness: Family medical care, dentists, and pharmacies are all within a short drive for Ooltewah’s residents. Nearby health care systems include Tennova Primary Care – Ooltewah, CHI Memorial Imaging Center, Erlanger East in East Brainerd, Parkridge East Hospital in East Ridge, and two Parkridge Valley campuses in East Brainerd. Ooltewah and the surrounding area also offer several of the region’s top senior care facilities. Among them are The Bridge at Ooltewah, Life Care Center of Ooltewah, Life Care Center of Collegedale, Garden Plaza of Greenbriar Cove, Morning Pointe of Collegedale at Greenbriar Cove, and The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Collegedale.