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Pros

-Revitalized downtown
-Cost of living
-Attractive setting

Cons

-Crime rates
-Arts and culture
-Hot, humid summers


What Bert Has To Say About Chattanooga Metro Area


The colorfully named Chattanooga is a transportation and historic gateway to the Deep South. It was a zone of contention in the latter stages of the Civil War, and history plays a big role in the city’s conscience. For years it marched on as a non-descript old-South city with areas of urban decay in the old city center, environmental and crime issues. An ambitious downtown redevelopment initiative, just completed with public and private support, has brought a lot of life back into the downtown area, both as a commercial and recreation destination.

The 22-mile Tennessee River waterfront is now a park and features several museums and a nationally noted aquarium. These improvements, the attractive mountain setting, favorable tax climate, and proximity of Atlanta services promise a stronger future. The area is still a bit weak on performing arts and some services, like air service, and there are still some lingering economic and crime issues.

Chattanooga and the Tennessee Valley are located between the Cumberland Mountains to the west and the Appalachian Mountains to the east. Local topography is complex with a number of minor valleys and ridges rising as much as 500 feet in the city and 1,200 feet to the north and southwest. The climate is moderate characterized by cool winters and very warm summers. The topography causes weather variations within short distances. The Cumberland Mountains retard the flow of cold air from the north and west, moderating winter temperatures and precipitation. Winter weather is changeable with highly variable snowfall and occasional freezing rain. Spring and fall weather are particularly pleasant. First freeze is early November, last is late March.


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Quick Facts About Chattanooga


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Chattanooga is 6.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Chattanooga jobs have Decreased by 0.27 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Chattanooga's cost of living is 12.20% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Chattanooga's population is 167,869 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 6.44 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Chattanooga is $109,700. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.50 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Chattanooga public schools spend $8,995 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.1 students per teacher in Chattanooga.

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One of the worst places I've ever lived
I have lived in many areas of the USA and been to 22 countries. After moving here from Florida I find this place to be the most narrow-minded backwards place I've see. ... (read more)
Worse place for a social life.
I moved here from Orlando FL. I had many friends there but here is like a whole new planet. Here the people treat you as an outsider and unless you go to church forget... (read more)
Loved Chattanooga
We visited Chattanooga last weekend for the first time and found it wonderful. We both admitted we saw the "squeaky clean - tourist side" but found it nothing short of... (read more)
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