Chattanooga is located in southeast Tennessee near the Chickamauga
and Nickajack Lakes, which are part of
the Tennessee River, between the ridges
where the Appalachian Mountains and
the Cumberland Plateau meet. It is a
small industrial city rich in history and
becoming well-known for its commitment to sustainable economic growth
and quality of life.
In 1941, Glenn Miller and his big-band swing song ‘Chattanooga Choo-Choo’ brought notoriety to the city,
which has grown exponentially since
its days as a railroad hub and industrial
The city is not short on cultural
activities. Chattanooga is home to the
Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, as
well as the Chattanooga Theatre Centre
which offers 15 productions each year.
Summer is time for the annual Riv-
erbend Festival, a week-long music cel-
ebration and one of the most popular
festivals in Tennessee. Another popu-
lar event is the Bessie Smith Strut, a
one-night blues and jazz performance
honoring its namesake, who was born
in Chattanooga. The annual Southern
Brewer’s Festival and the River Roast
festival celebrate the traditional South-
ern staples of beer and barbeque.
Visitors and homeowners will enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities
including boating, fishing, hunting,
hiking, mountain biking and world-class golf.
The Tennessee Aquarium, the world’s
largest freshwater aquarium, takes spectators everywhere a river goes from small
mountain streams, to raging currents, all
the way to the sea.
The Chattanooga Choo-Choo is a
30-acre complex of restored Victorian
railroad cars, dining options featuring dinner in an elegant dining car,
browsing in unique shops and touring
the entertainment complex via an old-fashioned trolley.
Lookout Mountain is widely
known for its many unusual geological features. The most unique is Ruby