Situated between mountain ranges and Soddy Lake, Soddy Daisy captures the best of rural and urban life with Chattanooga less than 20 minutes away. The community is an incorporated area within Hamilton County and is considered part of the Greater Chattanooga Area. Located in the northwest corner of Hamilton County, this city encompasses 18 square miles along Dayton Pike and US 27 which serve as access corridors to Chattanooga. Small-town friendliness, various recreational opportunities, and a relaxed lifestyle are attractive relocation incentives.
Homes, including lakefront, can be found in a variety of settings and price ranges. Lots are available for new construction. Marinas and launching facilities draw fishermen from throughout the region, as well as enthusiasts for swimming, skiing, and boating. Campgrounds and picnic areas around the lake are enjoyed by many.
Residents of Collegedale enjoy an environment away from the busy city but with access to shopping and recreation. The community of 8.3 square miles is just minutes from three major interstates, the new Volkswagon plant, and the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport. Collegedale is an incorporated area within Hamilton County and is considered part of the Greater Chattanooga area.
Southern Adventist University, a private university with 3,000 students, is located in this area. The University's highly esteemed nursing and music programs are exceptional. Collegedale is also home to McKee Foods Corporation, maker of Little Debbie snack cakes. This company is one of the largest employers in Hamilton County and ranks high in employee satisfaction.
Red Bank is a city of 12,000 surrounded by the city of Chattanooga. As a "Home Rule" city, it's under the Manager/Commission form of government and offers many amenities to families and businesses.
Red Bank has excellent schools and community facilities and prides itself on being a small town community just 10 minutesfrom downtown Chattanooga. It is a center for local churces, civic activities, and the Dixie Youth League Baseball Program. It is conveniently located near quality health care and higher education institutions. Many small homes and cottages in the area have been, or are being, remodelled.
Lookout Mountain is located along the southern border of Tennessee just minutes from downtown Chattanooga. Three of the top-ranked world famous natural attractions showcase the natural beauty of Lookout Mountain. Tour Ruby Falls and see America's largest underground waterfall. See Rock City's natural wonders of rock formations. Ride the Incline Railway - the world's steepest passenger railway.
Point Park, operated by the National Park Service, has Civil War related landmarks from the Battle of Lookout Mountain.
Lookout Elementary School is almost a private school with extra enrichment programs supported by the PTA. The community has ball fields, tennis courts, picnic areas, a walking track, a skating rink, and offers a summer recreation program for kids.
There are many large homes with beautiful landscaping and smaller homes are interspersed. Homes built on the brows of the mountain have sweeping views of Chattanooga. The shopping center has a variety of businesses and services.
Signal Mountain is fifteen minutes from downtown Chattanooga and encompasses the incorporated towns of Signal Mountain and Walden as well as the unincorporated area of Hamilton County on the mountain. All residents of the mountain enjoy Signal Mountain amenities. The population of Signal Mountain and Walden is approximately 10,000 with 65% having a bachelor's degree or higher. The town of Walden has a minimum lot size of two acres and allows horses on the property.
Signal Mountain offers excellent schools; a new high school opened in 2008. Many parents see less need to send their kids to private schools.
There are many parks, including an award-winning children's playground built by residents. Prentice Cooper State Forest offers hiking on the Cumberland trail. The affordable Signal Mountain Country Club has a wonderful 18-hole golf course, putting green, club house, and swimming pool.