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Carie, Home Buyer in Wisconsin

Best community to live near Chattanooga, TN

Asked by Carie, Wisconsin Mon Apr 7, 2008

My husband and I are planning to relocate to the Chattanooga area (where my husband will work). I am used to smaller, upscale communities that offer good dining and shopping. Any suggestions?

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Sounds like there is no need to speak 'bout Chattanooga, since you are on the way... great little city with more than enough to keep busy.

North Chattanooga offers a nice mix of retail, restaurants and amenities. Signal Mountain is very close to town as well and offers shopping though dining is a bit more limited but Signal has the best sense of community. Several areas are close to downtown and in fact the general rule of thumb is, "you can get anywhere, from anywhere in 20 minutes". Very easy town to navigate.

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1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 20, 2008

Another option to consider might be just across the state line into Georgia. A thought that is close to both dining and is a more upscale community would be the Windstone Golf Community. There are more options available if you would be interested in more acreage and privacy, just let me know.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 22, 2008
I loved living in Chattanooga. Our family lived there for four years before my husbands job transfer to Nashville. We lived in the Harrison Bay area first. Great little area. Safe and we were near the downtown area of Chatt. Then we bought a home in Red Bank. Loved Loved Loved it. I would move back if I had half a chance. The Chattanooga area is really family oriented and seemed laid back and comforting. This is coming from a small town girl.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 15, 2008
I know it's been years, but I'm wondering if you still feel the same about Chattanooga area. We're retiring in 2020 and planning to settle in either Chatt or Knox area.
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I would have to agree with Debbie and Terry when they say that the security systems should not deter you. Alot of homeowners and buyers in our area see securtiy systems as more of an amenity than for security reasons. If traffic is something that is important than properties in the county would be a good start as they offer less traffic. One area that comes to mind with alot of what you are looking for is Ooltewah but we have others as well. You get alot of mountain views and very close to the lake where you can get a lake view with the right property.
Well, I am excited for you and your husband. Chattanooga is a great place to live and has alot to offer. I am partial as I have lived here all my life and married to a Chattanooga Firefighter. Is this going to be your first relocation? If I can be of any assistance please contact me via the website listed below.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 7, 2008
I can see how seeing security systems listed may give you the impression that there is a safety issue, but don't let that deter you. Chattanooga, is like many other cities, and is a safe place. Many homes list security system as a desirable option. We have lived here for many years and are raising our family ( two teenage daughters) with no major concerns. There are a mumber of options with lake of mountain views and a few with BOTH! If you'd like to get a little more specific please feel free to contact us at the website below.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 7, 2008
I would prefer to have a large yard so that might make a few determinations. I also don't like to drive much in traffic so probably country, outskirts or small community. A lake or mountain view would be wonderful. I have no kids so schools are not a consideration. I am somewhat concerned as I see many homes listed with alarm systems. Safety is a huge concern as well.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 7, 2008
Would you prefer to be in town or on the outskirts? City living can be great and convenient but there is a down side. The county has a lot to offer too, including the attractiveness of lower taxes. If you have school age children, then you may prefer some communities around the city after you've investigated the schools. There are many areas of town that will fit the general criteria you've set forth so far. A good realtor who knows Chattanooga and the surrounding area can help you get a little more specific. Good luck in your move, and feel free to call on us if you'd like us to assist you in making the best choices for your family's move to the "scenic city."
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Our shoppers and frequent diners seem to prefer the East Brainerd and Ooltewah area of Chattanooga. It has the largest concentration of both with the upscale homes you desire. It is also the location for the Hamilton Place Mall which one of the largest in the state frequented by the large population of interstate travelers on I 75. There continues to be a lot of commercial growth in the area as well as new subdivisions.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 7, 2008
We have several areas that would fit what you are looking for. East Brainerd, Ooltewah, Signal Mtn., and North Chattanooga come to mind. All these areas would be 10-30 minutes from downtown if you have to take in commute time. Chattanooga has a tremendous amount of things to offer. Call with questions or check out the website.
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