Chattanooga: A Southern City Full of Activity
With a population of approximately 168,000 residents, Chattanooga is the fourth largest city in the state of Tennessee. The city is located in southeastern Tennessee on Chickamauga Lake and Nickajack Lake, approximately 120 miles northwest of Atlanta, Georgia. Surrounded by mountains and ridges, Chattanooga is has earned the name “Scenic City” because it offers residents an array of outdoor activities. In fact, outdoor landmarks are rampant in the area with Raccoon Mountain Reservoir, Raccoon Mountain Caverns, and Rock City located on Lookout Mountain. Chattanooga boasts numerous attractions including the Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Park, the Tennessee Riverwalk, and the Creative Discovery Museum, a hands-on children’s museum where you can spend an afternoon with the kids. Festivals and events occur throughout the year: enjoy the Riverbend Festival, an annual nine-day music festival, or the River Roast, a festival full of traditional southern-style barbecue and craft beer. If you’re looking for an active city, whether the recreation you seek is indoor or outdoor, Chattanooga is the ideal place for you to settle down.