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Chattanooga, TN - A Renewed City

Jun 28

A Southern city in the foothills of Appalachia, Chattanooga is a dynamic and eclectic destination. In recent decades it has reinvented itself from a gritty industrial town into a hyper clean, high-tech ("Gig City," first in the nation to offer gigabit Internet), outdoorsy family vacation spot with hiking trails and rock climbing, museums, one of the finest educational aquariums in the world, and innumerable food and entertainment venues. It has also embraced a new generation of urban dwellers, who have transformed the downtown area into a thriving hub of creativity and commerce. Expert Chattanooga Keller Williams agents with local market expertise.

Locals take great pride in the city's success at reinvention, and they like to talk about it. Many start the story with a 1969 newscast in which Walter Cronkite named Chattanooga "America's dirtiest city." Cleaning up pollution helped, but not enough to reverse the decline. Then the city took a cue from Indianapolis and embarked on a process of civic renewal. Citizens of all stripes came together to thrash out a plan for the future.

The result is an energized and diverse community where the city's best restaurants are as varied as its citizens. You can find everything from inventive takes on seafood to classic Southern comfort foods in a variety of restaurants, from casual corners for a quick bite to tables with crisp white linens and dinner menus.

A big draw is the city's terrific waterfront area, a sixteen-mile paved path along the Tennessee River with spectacular views and plenty of things to do. Visitors and residents alike enjoy the burgeoning riverfront district with its shops, boutiques, restaurants, and public art. They also flock to the area's natural splendor, including pristine wilderness and the dramatic topography of Lookout Mountain.

Chattanooga's downtown district has become a hip destination, with trendy shops and upscale dining options. The city also has its fair share of historic buildings, including the 19th century Chattanooga Terminal Station (the oldest passenger train station in the country) that was once a key railway hub.

Families love the downtown area, which is home to many of the city's best restaurants for kids. They also appreciate that the region's outdoor attractions lean more toward kayaking and mountain biking than meeting Mickey Mouse or riding Space Mountain. The area's pristine nature is perfect for hikers, bikers, and climbers.

Those who want to avoid the crowds at the big resorts head for the area's smaller towns, and they have many choices in Chattanooga TN. In addition to the downtown area, there are several beautiful parks within a short drive of the city.

Chattanooga is a great choice for anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of bigger cities without leaving the South. With a booming restaurant scene and lots of outdoor adventure, it is no wonder that this vibrant Southern city is becoming an increasingly popular travel destination. So go ahead and put it on your list! You won't regret it. See for yourself why so many people are falling in love with Chattanooga TN.

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Chattanooga, TN 37421
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