Retirement fun in Chattanooga

Retirement does not mean the end of the fun. More like the beginning. Chattanooga has been named in the top 10 places to retire in the country and for good reason. Life is fun here.

Outdoor enthusiasts move to the area for hiking, kayaking, climbing and cycling. The Chattanooga Bicycle Club promotes riding by offering weekly lead rides and two major cycling events each year. Chattanooga has some of the best roads to ride on, with hills, flats and mountain climbs available all over town and the outlying areas. Members become like a family and often ride together weekly.

One of the best places to kayak and SUP (stand up paddle board) is the Tennessee River. Every morning, on my way to work, I pass kayakers and paddle boarders loading and unloading their vehicles with their kayaks and SUPs. The access to the water in Coolidge Park and I have noticed that the median age is about 50. What better way to start your day than watching the sunrise on the water with the bridges in the background.

After all the exercise and joy rides, dining in Chattanooga is a huge reward. Over the past few years, connoisseurs of all types of food have found a place to hone their loves in Chattanooga. From Northern Italian to burgers, Chattanooga is home to numerous independently owned restaurants.  High end restaurant Alleia, which specializes in Northern Italian cuisine offers a family style five course dinner with wine suggestions once a month that rivals dinner in major cities such as New York and Chicago.  Terra Mae and Easy Bistro, both in downtown Chattanooga have offered special dinners featuring bourbon and specialty liquor pairings as well. Learning about wine and food could become your newest hobby.

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Music and art are big features in Chattanooga. All summer long, the Chattanooga river front becomes home to music festivals and Saturday night free music performances. The 3 Sisters Music Festival draws families and music lovers for two days of top notch music by nationally and world known performers. The Hunter Museum of American Art is home to not only many beautiful works of art, but also features speakers and community nights for the enrichment of Chattanooga.

City planners had the idea to make the city better for its citizens, feeling that a better place to live would make it a better place to visit. Cleaning the environment, investing in making the city safe and a draw for culture and business were the goals.  The payoff has been great, for residents and tourists alike. The accessibility of the city, the variety of things to do outside and the great arts community make it a wonderful place to live and play.  Chattanooga Property Shop can help you find you the perfect home to start your fun.

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