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Guide to Chattanooga
Chattanooga Apartments For Rent
The Tennessee River creates the perfect location for a city with so much character, as the plush bounty of trees throughout the city create a gorgeous complement. Not to mention the miraculous mountains and ridges which surround it since it sits on the ridge-and-valley transition of the Appalachian Mountains and the Cumberland Plateau. Even in description alone, Chattanooga is nothing short of beautiful.
As the fourth-largest city in Tennessee, Chattanooga is one of the South’s top travel destinations. Lying within 150 miles of Atlanta, Knoxville, Nashville, Huntsville, and Birmingham, this city gets a great deal of traffic just from its neighbors. With 143.2 square miles of land, Chattanooga is home to a population of nearly 175,000.
The history of Chattanooga begins with Cherokee occupation of the land in 1776. In 1816 John Ross established Ross’s Landing which became a center for Cherokee Nation settlement. In 1838 the Trail of Tears was birthed out of the forced removal of the Cherokees and other Native Americans off of the land and the out of the southeastern states altogether. The following year, in 1839, Ross’s Landing was incorporated as Chattanooga and the city grew quickly.
Things to Do in Chattanooga:
Being a reasonable distance from several major cities of three different states, Chattanooga is a popular travel spot for many nearby as well as farther out. It’s a good thing you’re moving to an apartment in Chattanooga; otherwise, you’d never get through everything there is out here. There are so many things to do in Chattanooga that one vacation simply won’t cut it. The countless exhibitions of attractions, arts, culture, history, shopping, recreation, festivals, live music, and dining would require a full-time living arrangement.
The popular attractions in Chattanooga are a little difficult to determine as everything offers up something different to be explored and appreciated. See how the creatures of land, water, and air live as you journey through the number one aquarium in the country – the Tennessee Aquarium – you could even touch a shark or stingray, and see what’s showing at the IMAX 3D Theatre. See the thundering 145-foot waterfall deep inside of Lookout Mountain at Ruby Falls. Inspire you children to learn through play as they spend time at the Creative Discovery Museum – one of the nation’s top children’s museums. Feel the history and hospitality that flows through the air as you visit the famous Chattanooga Choo Choo.
Speaking of history, Chattanooga is steeped in history and there are examples of it everywhere you turn. Visit the oldest and largest American Civil War Park, the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, to commemorate the 1863 battles for Chattanooga that marked a huge turning point in the war. Remember the Trail of Tears in which Cherokee tribes were forced out of their homes by visiting The Passage, a permanent outdoor exhibit. Take a trip back into history on a rolling time machine with the Tennessee Valley Railroad. Pay respects at the largest national cemetery in Tennessee at the Chattanooga National Cemetery that was established in 1863 as a military cemetery.
While history runs deep here, the arts scene is quite rich in Chattanooga as well. The Hunter Museum of American Art is an artistic masterpiece that showcases 100 years of architecture and is home to the finest collection of American art in the Southeast. See the remarkable work of more than 30 local artists at the In-Town Gallery. For a taste of the performing arts in Chattanooga, listen to the breathtaking sounds of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera. Visit the Chattanooga Theatre Centre to see shows consisting of everything from comedies to Broadway-style musicals, and dramas to children’s plays.
Chattanooga is and has always been a premier destination for outdoor activities, whether you desire something adventurous or casual. For those that are into hardcore, adrenaline-racing action, there are opportunities for hang-gliding, skydiving, caving, mountain climbing, zip-lining and paintballing. If you want to keep your recreation on a calmer level, no worries; you can enjoy biking, hiking, golf, tennis, bocce, horseback riding, walking tours, parks, and gardens. For those that want to get out on the water, feel free to partake in some boat tours, fishing, rafting, local water parks, and recreational boating.
What to Consider When Moving to Chattanooga:
You must always find the scoop on new places before you go. While you plan on moving to Chattanooga, be sure to check out as much about it as possible. Since you’re here on Apartment Finder, we’ll help you with a few things to get you started. You’ll soon see even more reason why Chattanooga is a great place.
Chattanooga has 33 neighborhoods, each of which is unique in its own way. Three of these neighborhoods – Ferger Place, Fort Wood, and St. Elmo – are in the National Register of Historic Places. There are also seven other neighborhoods in the city that are considered as historic districts to the city itself – Glenwood, Missionary Ridge, Market and Main Streets, Market Street Warehouse, M.L. King Blvd, Stone Fort Land Company, and Stringer Ridge.
As mesmerizing as the Tennessee River is, it bisects the city, which can cause a huge problem if not remedied. Luckily, this issue was solved long ago with the building of seven bridges – five automobile, one rail, and one pedestrian. The Walnut Street Bridge, constructed in 1891, is the pedestrian bridge, and the second longest one in the U.S. Tenbridge, constructed in 1920, is the rail bridge.
The automobile bridges are as follows: The Market Street Bridge (John Ross Bridge) was completed in 1917. The Wilkes T. Thrasher Bridge was completed in 1955. The P.R. Olgati Bridge was dedicated in 1959 for former mayor Olgati. The C.B. Robinson Bridge was opened in 1981. The Veterans Memorial Bridge was completed in 1984.
Why Chattanooga Apartments Are Hot:
Everything from the ground the city rests on to the many facilities for learning, art, and exploration make Chattanooga the perfect place for you. As you begin deciding on which of these Chattanooga apartments you will rent, rest assured that any choice is a good choice as you will still be only a step away from adventure every day. Whether you move into one of the ten historic neighborhoods or one of the other 23, you’ll be just fine. There are a host of amenities throughout the entire city for you to indulge in.
The museums and galleries will enrich your mind, the arts and culture will please your sight and hearing, the recreation will feed your need for adrenaline or relaxation, and everything else you encounter will be bonuses beyond imagination. The cuisine, the shopping, the festivals, and other events in Chattanooga will be the things that make these Chattanooga apartments the greatest thing ever.
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Nearby Colleges & Universities
- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
- Temple Baptist Seminary
- Tennessee Temple University
- Chattanooga State Technical Community College
- Elec Comp Programming College
Nearby Military Bases
- Chattanooga, home to clear lakes and soaring mountains, is nicknamed the Scenic City.
- With a strong economy based on manufacturing, Chattanooga is home to several major companies.
- The Tennessee Aquarium contains the largest freshwater aquarium in the world.
- Students can attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga or Chattanooga State Community College.
- Museums include the Creative Discovery Museum and the Hunter Museum of American Art.
- The Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Park features the Himalayan Passage, the largest indoor red panda exhibit in the world.
The historic Walnut Street Bridge is now a pedestrian bridge.
A view from Lookout Mountain
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Famous train at the Chattanooga Choo Choo
The top-rated Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga
Inside the cave at Ruby Falls