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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 Ooltewah


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Ooltewah is 5.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Ooltewah jobs have Decreased by 0.27 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Ooltewah's cost of living is 13.20% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Ooltewah's population is 372 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -39.61 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Ooltewah is $104,500. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.70 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Ooltewah 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 Ooltewah.

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Best suburb of Chattanooga
Located approximately twenty-five minutes from a renewed downtown Chattanooga and touching the shores of Chickamauga Lake, Ooltewah is positioned to be the premier... (read more)
Northern Transplant
Relocated to TN a year ago from Boston area. Ooltewah is growing fast, new services are coming to town every day. Accessible to the Freeway, minutes from downtown... (read more)
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