Collegedale + Apison

Relaxed Living

The communities of Collegedale and Apison, located north of the Georgia state line, charm residents with their relaxed lifestyle and close proximity to amenities.


Boasting everything from family-focused subdivisions and country estates to condominiums and more, both Collegedale and Apison have housing options for any budget. Neighborhoods such as Mulberry Park and Wellesley in Collegedale, as well as newer homes in the neighborhoods of Maple Grove, The Ridges of Crystal Brook, Bentwood Cove, Prairie Pass, Hope Ranch Estates, and Magnolia Farms in Apison, are perfect for young professionals, families, and retirees alike. These neighborhoods offer modern options and customizable housing.

Only a short drive away from Collegedale and Apison, Enterprise South Industrial Park features a variety of employers such as Amazon, Volkswagen’s North American plant, Gestamp, ADM, and Plastic Omnium. Collegedale is also home to Southern Adventist University and McKee Foods Corporation.

Collegedale and Apison provide easy access to downtown Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport via I-75. The interstate also provides access to thoroughfares leading to Nashville, Knoxville, Birmingham, and Atlanta. 

Students in Collegedale are zoned for Ooltewah Elementary, Wolftever Creek Elementary, Ooltewah Middle School, and Ooltewah High School. Apison students attend Apison Elementary or Ooltewah Elementary and either Ooltewah Middle and High Schools or East Hamilton Middle and High Schools. Both communities are also close to private schools such as Lester Coon Adventist School, Standifer Gap SDA School, Silverdale Baptist Academy, Grace Baptist Academy, St. Nicholas School, and Collegedale Academy. On the collegiate level, Southern Adventist University in Collegedale offers attendees associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees.

Collegedale and Apison residents have access to a variety of healthcare, including Erlanger East Hospital in East Brainerd, CHI Memorial Imaging Center in Ooltewah, Tennova Healthcare – Cleveland, Parkridge East Hospital in East Ridge, and two Parkridge Valley behavioral health campuses in East Brainerd. The area also boasts nationally acclaimed senior care facilities, including Life Care Center of Collegedale, Morning Pointe of Collegedale at Greenbriar Cove, Morning Pointe of East Hamilton, and The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Collegedale.

The Commons in Collegedale houses local artisans and offers fresh produce at its weekly market. The area also hosts a holiday market each year that features one-of-a-kind, homemade goods. Cambridge Square, only a short drive away, includes a variety of local shops and eateries. Those who enjoy a meat-free diet will love Village Market, operated by Southern Adventist University, which boasts a wide selection of healthy vegetarian foods. Other grocery stores in the area include Walmart Supercenter, Publix, and Food City. For even more shopping options, residents can visit nearby Hamilton Place Mall, which features over 100 stores.

Collegedale and Apison residents can choose from a variety of dining options, with Chinese, Mexican, and Peruvian cuisines offered alongside more traditional American fare.

Collegedale is home to Wolftever Creek Greenway, a popular destination for recreation and exercise trails. The greenway, running alongside Wolftever Creek, connects pedestrians to nearby playgrounds and parks. For example, Imagination Station, located behind the Collegedale City Hall, provides children room to play and explore with a sandbox, stationary exercise equipment, and a caboose and train platform. The greenway also connects to Veterans Memorial Park. Only a short drive away, the 263-acre Red Clay State Historic Park is known for its Blue Hole Spring and recreational features such as picnic tables, a picnic pavilion, and amphitheater. Enterprise South Nature Park, also located nearby, boasts 2,800 acres of forest and a plethora of walking and biking trails.

The Ooltewah Club and The Honors Course are located nearby and are popular among avid golfers. The Tucker Road Recreation Area, located in Collegedale, boasts a playground, soccer field, and pavilion. The Summit Softball Complex, located between Ooltewah and Collegedale off of I-75, is another popular destination boasting eight playing fields. Both regional and national tournaments are held at the facility for leagues of all ages and expertise.

Did you know?

With a population of approximately 12,000, Collegedale has consistently been ranked one of Tennessee’s safest cities.

Relaxed Living

The communities of Collegedale and Apison, located north of the Georgia state line, charm residents with their relaxed lifestyle and close proximity to amenities.

Real Estate:

Boasting everything from family-focused subdivisions and country estates to condominiums and more, both Collegedale and Apison have housing options for any budget. Neighborhoods such as Mulberry Park and Wellesley in Collegedale, as well as newer homes in the neighborhoods of Maple Grove, The Ridges of Crystal Brook, Bentwood Cove, Prairie Pass, Hope Ranch Estates, and Magnolia Farms in Apison, are perfect for young professionals, families, and retirees alike. These neighborhoods offer modern options and customizable housing.

Top Employers:

Only a short drive away from Collegedale and Apison, Enterprise South Industrial Park features a variety of employers such as Amazon, Volkswagen’s North American plant, Gestamp, ADM, and Plastic Omnium. Collegedale is also home to Southern Adventist University and McKee Foods Corporation.

Transportation:

Collegedale and Apison provide easy access to downtown Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport via I-75. The interstate also provides access to thoroughfares leading to Nashville, Knoxville, Birmingham, and Atlanta. 

Education:

Students in Collegedale are zoned for Ooltewah Elementary, Wolftever Creek Elementary, Ooltewah Middle School, and Ooltewah High School. Apison students attend Apison Elementary or Ooltewah Elementary and either Ooltewah Middle and High Schools or East Hamilton Middle and High Schools. Both communities are also close to private schools such as Lester Coon Adventist School, Standifer Gap SDA School, Silverdale Baptist Academy, Grace Baptist Academy, St. Nicholas School, and Collegedale Academy. On the collegiate level, Southern Adventist University in Collegedale offers attendees associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees.

Health + Wellness:

Collegedale and Apison residents have access to a variety of healthcare, including Erlanger East Hospital in East Brainerd, CHI Memorial Imaging Center in Ooltewah, Tennova Healthcare – Cleveland, Parkridge East Hospital in East Ridge, and two Parkridge Valley behavioral health campuses in East Brainerd. The area also boasts nationally acclaimed senior care facilities, including Life Care Center of Collegedale, Morning Pointe of Collegedale at Greenbriar Cove, Morning Pointe of East Hamilton, and The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Collegedale.

Shopping:

The Commons in Collegedale houses local artisans and offers fresh produce at its weekly market. The area also hosts a holiday market each year that features one-of-a-kind, homemade goods. Cambridge Square, only a short drive away, includes a variety of local shops and eateries. Those who enjoy a meat-free diet will love Village Market, operated by Southern Adventist University, which boasts a wide selection of healthy vegetarian foods. Other grocery stores in the area include Walmart Supercenter, Publix, and Food City. For even more shopping options, residents can visit nearby Hamilton Place Mall, which features over 100 stores.

Dining:

Collegedale and Apison residents can choose from a variety of dining options, with Chinese, Mexican, and Peruvian cuisines offered alongside more traditional American fare.

Outdoors + Parks:

Collegedale is home to Wolftever Creek Greenway, a popular destination for recreation and exercise trails. The greenway, running alongside Wolftever Creek, connects pedestrians to nearby playgrounds and parks. For example, Imagination Station, located behind the Collegedale City Hall, provides children room to play and explore with a sandbox, stationary exercise equipment, and a caboose and train platform. The greenway also connects to Veterans Memorial Park. Only a short drive away, the 263-acre Red Clay State Historic Park is known for its Blue Hole Spring and recreational features such as picnic tables, a picnic pavilion, and amphitheater. Enterprise South Nature Park, also located nearby, boasts 2,800 acres of forest and a plethora of walking and biking trails.

Sports:

The Ooltewah Club and The Honors Course are located nearby and are popular among avid golfers. The Tucker Road Recreation Area, located in Collegedale, boasts a playground, soccer field, and pavilion. The Summit Softball Complex, located between Ooltewah and Collegedale off of I-75, is another popular destination boasting eight playing fields. Both regional and national tournaments are held at the facility for leagues of all ages and expertise.

Did you know?

With a population of approximately 12,000, Collegedale has consistently been ranked one of Tennessee’s safest cities.

 
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