Chattanooga gets a lot of press, and for good reason. Great weather, excellent natural beauty, relatively easy accessibility and innovation made this city one of the best kept secrets in the country until recently. All of the qualities that make Chattanooga a great city also make it a great place to retire. Here’s a little more why Chattanooga should be high on your list when looking for a retirement town.
Chattanooga is one of the most affordable cities in the U.S., and while prices and sales for Chattanooga real estate are both on the rise, the average home price is still relatively low. The estimated median value for Chattanooga homes in 2013 was $136,000, while the average property taxes were $1,560.
Health care facilities in Chattanooga are some of the best in the state. Residents of the Chattanooga community have access to three full-service hospitals in the area. The Erlanger Medical Center is the largest medical facility in the Chattanooga community, and is a Level I Trauma Center for adults and the only provider of tertiary care services for a four-state region. Memorial Hospital offers a cancer center and orthopedic center operated by Memorial Health Care, which also operates Memorial North Park Hospital in Hixson, 10 miles north of Chattanooga. It is a partner of the Chattanooga Heart Institute, the only diagnostic, treatment, research, and rehabilitation center in the area dedicated solely to cardiovascular care. All are located within city limits and are easily accessible from almost all residential areas.
Planes, trains and automobiles! Chattanooga is accessible by all three modes of transportation. Home to Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (Lovell Field Airport) which offers daily flights to most major cities is conveniently located in the Brainerd area . Thanks to major interstates,Chattanooga is easily accessible from any direction. Three major highways link Chattanooga to four major cities: Nashville, Tennessee; Knoxville, Tennessee; Atlanta, Georgia; and Birmingham, Alabama. All are within 2.5 hours of the Chattanooga area. The Amtrak station is located 4.2 miles from Chattanooga city center. Shuttle vans are offered daily to Atlanta, Nashville and Birmingham via Groome Transportation.
Chattanooga offers a variety of living opportunities to choose from. Whether you are looking for an urban condo or a rolling farm, the housing opportunities are limitless. Contact us today for your specialized relocation tour of the Chattanooga area.