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Settle Down in the Scenic City

Chattanooga gives long-time residents and newcomers alike a reason to stay with its ability to continually thrive and grow. With a flourishing housing market, low cost of living, and access to top schools and employers, Chattanooga is the perfect place to settle down at any age.

As a hot spot for affordable living with a booming economy and access to top healthcare, schools, and employers, Chattanooga lives up to its “Best Town Ever” recognition awarded twice by Outside magazine. Ranked as one of the top 50 best places to live and top 20 best places to retire by U.S. News & World Report, Chattanooga’s housing market has continued to flourish despite the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, it was ranked as the fourth-best housing market in the country by Realtor.com.

Those seeking a forever home will find that Chattanooga offers a variety of housing options for every budget and style. The downtown area allows residents to choose from upscale townhouses, condos, and apartments, while the surrounding areas boast bustling neighborhoods, large, customizable lots, and breathtaking views.

Despite the pandemic, Chattanooga housing market prices flourished in 2020, with the median home price rising 8.6% over last year by the end of the second quarter. Even with this increase in market pricing, the Scenic City’s median housing price is roughly 26% lower than the national average. Chattanooga is also known to have no state income tax, low property taxes, and a low cost of living, making it an affordable locale. Previously ranked one of the best cities nationwide for millennials to buy a home by website Clever Real Estate, Chattanooga homeownership sits above the U.S. average at 67.6%.

Chattanooga’s appeal doesn’t end at its low cost of living. Nestled between Interstates 75 and 24, Chattanooga offers residents easy travel with access to the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport as well as thoroughfares leading into big cities such as Atlanta, Birmingham, Nashville, and Knoxville. 

Residents also have convenient access to top healthcare providers, schools, and employers.

The Chattanooga area has an impressive lineup of public schools, including magnet and charter schools, and roughly 40 private schools – many of which are nationally acclaimed. The area is also home to several colleges and universities, which offer associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, with student populations ranging from a couple thousand to over 10,000.

The area is also home to world-class medical centers such as CHI Memorial, Erlanger Health System, Parkridge Health System, and Tennova Healthcare – Cleveland. Other general practitioners, dental and optical services, and specialized medical care facilities are available throughout the city. 

The Scenic City wouldn’t be complete without the beautiful views, parks, and recreational areas that inspired its nickname. Chattanooga has over 35 miles of greenways and trails for residents and visitors to explore. The area also features a celebrated arts community consisting of local performers, painters, and sculptors, and the city is home to several concert series and festivals, accompanied by an ever-changing food and drink scene.

Part of Chattanooga’s appeal is due to its thriving startup industry, which makes up a large part of the flourishing business climate. With an impressive 10-gigs-per-second internet speed and the third-largest business incubator in the nation, Chattanooga is an entrepreneur’s dream. These amenities, paired with business-friendly taxes and utilities, have led the area to become home to burgeoning businesses in industries ranging from logistics and trucking to moving services and healthcare. 

Did you know?

Chattanooga’s own typeface, called Chatype, was developed by Jeremy Dooley and Robbie de Villiers in 2012. The one-of-a-kind font is available to be used freely by city government, business owners, and residents of the Scenic City.

Settle Down in the Scenic City

Chattanooga gives long-time residents and newcomers alike a reason to stay with its ability to continually thrive and grow. With a flourishing housing market, low cost of living, and access to top schools and employers, Chattanooga is the perfect place to settle down at any age.

As a hot spot for affordable living with a booming economy and access to top healthcare, schools, and employers, Chattanooga lives up to its “Best Town Ever” recognition awarded twice by Outside magazine. Ranked as one of the top 50 best places to live and top 20 best places to retire by U.S. News & World Report, Chattanooga’s housing market has continued to flourish despite the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, it was ranked as the fourth-best housing market in the country by Realtor.com.

Those seeking a forever home will find that Chattanooga offers a variety of housing options for every budget and style. The downtown area allows residents to choose from upscale townhouses, condos, and apartments, while the surrounding areas boast bustling neighborhoods, large, customizable lots, and breathtaking views.

Despite the pandemic, Chattanooga housing market prices flourished in 2020, with the median home price rising 8.6% over last year by the end of the second quarter. Even with this increase in market pricing, the Scenic City’s median housing price is roughly 26% lower than the national average. Chattanooga is also known to have no state income tax, low property taxes, and a low cost of living, making it an affordable locale. Previously ranked one of the best cities nationwide for millennials to buy a home by website Clever Real Estate, Chattanooga homeownership sits above the U.S. average at 67.6%.

Chattanooga’s appeal doesn’t end at its low cost of living. Nestled between Interstates 75 and 24, Chattanooga offers residents easy travel with access to the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport as well as thoroughfares leading into big cities such as Atlanta, Birmingham, Nashville, and Knoxville. 

Residents also have convenient access to top healthcare providers, schools, and employers.

The Chattanooga area has an impressive lineup of public schools, including magnet and charter schools, and roughly 40 private schools – many of which are nationally acclaimed. The area is also home to several colleges and universities, which offer associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, with student populations ranging from a couple thousand to over 10,000.

The area is also home to world-class medical centers such as CHI Memorial, Erlanger Health System, Parkridge Health System, and Tennova Healthcare – Cleveland. Other general practitioners, dental and optical services, and specialized medical care facilities are available throughout the city. 

The Scenic City wouldn’t be complete without the beautiful views, parks, and recreational areas that inspired its nickname. Chattanooga has over 35 miles of greenways and trails for residents and visitors to explore. The area also features a celebrated arts community consisting of local performers, painters, and sculptors, and the city is home to several concert series and festivals, accompanied by an ever-changing food and drink scene.

Part of Chattanooga’s appeal is due to its thriving startup industry, which makes up a large part of the flourishing business climate. With an impressive 10-gigs-per-second internet speed and the third-largest business incubator in the nation, Chattanooga is an entrepreneur’s dream. These amenities, paired with business-friendly taxes and utilities, have led the area to become home to burgeoning businesses in industries ranging from logistics and trucking to moving services and healthcare. 

Did you know?

Chattanooga’s own typeface, called Chatype, was developed by Jeremy Dooley and Robbie de Villiers in 2012. The one-of-a-kind font is available to be used freely by city government, business owners, and residents of the Scenic City.

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