arrive via their own yachts, as the restaurant offers docking.
Hearty meals of catfish, salmon, and shrimp are the fare here
as well as rib-eye and filet mignon.
Located just west of Chattanooga with the scenic Tennessee
River Gorge as its backdrop is 46-mile long Nickajack Lake.
Among the beautiful scenic areas to explore here is adjacent
Prentice Cooper State Forest, which is located directly on the
gorge. The forest has miles of hiking trails, camping, a shooting range, and lovely views of forested cliffs stretching down
to the river.
Those looking to build a dream home with mountain and
lake views all in the same vista will find a variety of lots and
acreage for sale around the lake and can enjoy country living,
dockage in their backyards, and easy access to metropolitan
amenities in nearby Chattanooga all at once. Jasper Highlands
on the Cumberland Plateau has views of Nickajack Lake and
is only minutes from Chattanooga.
Chattanooga has undergone major revitalization in the last
several years and has zeroed in on nostalgia as an attraction.
Among the cities iconic “roadside attractions” are 80-year-old
Rock City Gardens, a half natural and half manmade maze
of cliffs, canyons, caves, and waterfalls worthy of a morning’s
exploration as well as the mysterious underground natural
wonder of Ruby Falls.
Chattanooga is loaded with fun restaurants, one of which
is Sugar’s Ribs, which serves up slow-cooked southern BBQ to
die for and also has a family of friendly goats on hand who
love it when patrons sneak them cornbread. For dessert, consider running by the Moon Pie General Store for a box of this
southern dessert snack and a bottle of Cheerwine or Sundrop!
What Does it Cost to Live Here?
East Tennessee is a great place to live for those looking to
decrease their cost of living. Tennessee has one of the lowest
overall tax burdens in the nation. The state has no income
tax and has a flat six percent rate on dividend and interest
income. It also has property tax relief programs for seniors and
veterans. Plus, starting in 2016, Tennessee will no longer have
an inheritance tax.
The average home price in East Tennessee falls into the mid
$100,000s. Knoxville’s Cost of Living Index is 87. 4. Chattanooga’s, near Lake Nickajack, is 90. 6.
Watts Bar Lake
Photo Courtesy of Lakefront Estates
Photo Courtesy of Jasper Highlands