People who love the out-of-doors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the verdant Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River watershed support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States.
The local economy includes a diversified mix of manufacturing and service industries, four colleges, and several preparatory schools known throughout the South.
The city and county have developed an extensive greenway system which includes 5 miles of constructed riverwalk beginning downtown and meandering through the historic art district and several parks.
The city supports a downtown shuttle fleet of zero-emission electric buses - manufactured here in Chattanooga - for commuters and visitors wishing to park-and-ride.
The Chattanooga Convention and Trade Center is solidly booked by groups who return to the city year after year for a good time and a great facility that has recently been expanded.
Public entities and private citizens worked together to build the 20,000 seat Max Finley Stadium completed in 1998.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.
At the Walden Club, Members enjoy excellent food and drink, personal service & enjoy a sky-high view of Chattanooga.
Chattanooga State has over 50 Associate of Applied Science degrees and certificates where you can enter immediately into the workforce.
Or you can complete your Associate's degree at Chattanooga State and transfer to a university in order to continue your study toward a Bachelor's degree. Grades 9-12 should check out our paths for high school students, like Collegiate High, Early College, and SAILS.
Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Bessie Smith Strut, Fall Color Cruise, the Creative Discovery Museum for children, and the Southern Writers Conference.
Chattanooga is the home of NCAA Division I-AA national football championships and hosts the national softball championships every year.
Nearest cities: Ridgeside, TN (1.1 miles ), East Ridge, TN (1.9 miles ), Lakeview, GA (2.2 miles ), Red Bank, TN (2.2 miles ), Rossville, GA (2.2 miles ), Rossville-Beverly Hills, GA (2.4 miles ), Lookout Mountain, TN (2.4 miles ), Lookout Mountain, GA (2.6 miles ). Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.