Relocation and Retirement
Chattanooga sits in a bend of the Tennessee River between Lookout Mountain and Signal Mountain. The area's breathtaking natural beauty combines with opportunities for outdoor fun and distinct business advantages to make Chattanooga one of the nation's most livable cities. Through a remarkable sense of community spirit and a process of public-private partnership, Chattanoogans have made their home a hub for successful business enterprise, a regional tourism center and a gracious place to live.
Chattanooga is a mid-sized city (336,463 in Hamilton County) that combines the best of large and small. Area residents enjoy the friendly atmosphere, moderate housing cost and easy commuting typically associated with smaller communities, but Chattanooga's cultural and recreational opportunities rival those in much larger metropolitan areas.
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A Renaissance City
Like many cities, Chattanooga found itself at a crossroads in the 1970 and 1980s. Its downtown was no longer a vital center for business activity, and the community suffered from severe job attrition. Rallying to the challenge, thousands of Chattanoogans came together to identify and address the issues through a process that was been dubbed "The Chattanooga Way." The results of public input and visioning were actualized through innovative public-private partnerships. From the earliest public meeting in 1982 to the present day as Chattanooga celebrates the completion of the $120 million 21st Century Waterfront Plan, this process continues to revitalize Chattanooga's downtown area, where the bustle of tourists and local residents sharing sidewalks and free electric shuttles is a common sight.
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There’s no doubt about it – Chattanooga is an ideal city for seniors. Our community has been highlighted as a top city for retirees by Money Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, Retirement Lifestyles and Where to Retire magazines. With a reputation for cultivating a clean, green environment, Chattanooga is quickly becoming a favorite destination for energetic baby boomers seeking active retirement lifestyles.
Adults of all ages enjoy Chattanooga’s revitalized riverfront and thriving local arts scene, as well as its abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation. Others are drawn to the Scenic City for its friendly climate
and four spectacular seasons. Chattanooga offers seniors the ability to enjoy an affordable lifestyle. In 2009 and 2010, Forbes.com ranked Chattanooga among the top 10 most affordable U.S. cities to live in, noting its inexpensive housing, lower real estate taxes, more stable employment, low cost of living and easy commutes.
The appeal of the Chattanooga area to a growing older population has led to the development of a number of first-class retirement communities and a wide range of independent living, assisted living, nursing home, Alzheimer’s care and in-home care services.
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