I've lived in Knoxville, Kingsport, Atlanta, and Chattanooga is perfect size. Glad to get out of the hustle bustle of Atlanta. You can always check out websites like hamiltoncounty.gov and city of chattanooga on the web.
Call the Hamilton County and City of Chattanooga Police Depts. It's all available by phone and on the web.
I think you will find Hixson a Safe Place to Live.
We are surrounded by mountains and its breath taking in the fall and the bad weather usually goes around or above or below us . We have a mall, resturants, movie theatre almost anything you need right here and if you want more go over the bridge and more major shopping 10 min away. The crime in Tn is like any other major city someparts of Chattanooga are good others not so good. You may love it we do.
Hixson enjoys a mild southern climate. Summers are hot and humid. Winters are pretty mild. Traffic is moderate since Hixson is in the Chattanooga meto area.No major issues there, and there are many recreational opportunities nearby.