:: Chattanooga, TN - ISign
Station/Boat Location~

Date there~
1997 - 2002

Chattanooga has HOT HOT HOT summers with lots of humidity, but luckily, you get those afternoon summer showers. The fall is gorgeous with the turning leaves, but doesn't get "nippy" outside until November. It will stay ice cold in the area through February. In March spring hits and the grass begins to turn green and people start to plant. By the beginning of May, it's already starting to get HOT!

Military facilities~

None....sorry. TriCare Prime using civilian doctors, optomitrists, and dentists.

None....sorry. Housing has been phased out in this area. Everyone is on the economy. Suggested places to live on the outskirts of Chattanooga: Ooltewah, Apison, Soddy Daisy, Signal Mountain. There are several locations within the city limits of Chattanooga that are fine as well. You are welcome to email me if you need specifics.

The largest mall in the state is located in Chattanooga. There is a Walmart around every corner, several K-Marts and Targets as well. Pharmacies abound. They have the downtown outlet stores which carry top of the line name-brands. There are plenty of specialty shops as well.

Child Care/Schools~
I did not use child care...sorry. Schools in Hamilton County are fine. There are really great one's and there are some very bad ones. Some of the better ELEMENTARY schools are: Ooltewah, Daisy, Westview, Thrasher, Snow Hill. Some of the better MIDDLE schools are: Loftis, Hunter, Signal Mountain, Soddy, Ooltewah, Red Bank. Some of the better HIGH schools are: Ooltewah, Red Bank, Soddy Daisy. There are a TON of private Christian schools as well.

Adult Schools~
Chattanooga State Technical Community College University of Tennessee - Chattanooga Southern Adventist University Tennessee Temple University

Fun Activities~
Nestled in the valley at the end of the Smokey Mountain chain, Chattanooga is truly a splendor to see. We have more varieties of trees than anywhere else in the States. We are blessed with four seasons which means rolling hills of colored leaves in the fall and "eggs frying on the sidewalk" HOT! in the summer. You can hike up the mountains, boat, water ski, and fish for bass on the Tennessee river, whitewater raft down the Ocoee River, camp at any number of state parks, ride on the old rails, ride down the alpine slide (No Longer Running....But it was GREAT FUN!), ride UP on the Incline Railway, Shop, Dine and Dance, Laugh, go to the theater, browse the art district, walk across the longest pedestrian bridge in the world, and ride a carousel with hand carved horses. We brag about our Tennessee Aquarium, 3D IMAX Theater, Children's Discovery Museum, the National Towing Museum, Rock City, Ruby Falls, Raccoon Mountain Caverns, the Southern Belle Riverboat, and a downtown that is safe enough to enjoy!

Additional Info~
Chattanooga is the place my family calls home after spending 5 years there. We will return to the area upon retirement from the military. The "south" is full of genuine people with good morals, conservative values, and Christian beliefs. Everyone goes to church - or so it seems; and children are raised to be respectful to adults. Chattanooga is not only beautiful, but also centrally located. Atlanta, GA is 2 hours away, Birmingham, AL is 2 1/2 hours away, Nashville, TN is 2 hours away, Louisville, KY is 2 1/2 hours away.

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