Tucked between the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, lies a very special city we are fortunate to call home - Chattanooga, Tennessee. The name Chattanooga was derived from The Native American phrase meaning “rock coming to a point”, which refers to Lookout Mountain. The New York Times named Chattanooga one of the “Top 45 Places to go” in the entire world. Chattanooga is one of America’s most breathtaking cities, which some may call a hidden gem. A highly desired destination for outdoor enthusiasts, food connoisseurs, and those who love music and art. Aside from being a major Tech Hub, Chattanooga is proven to be a happening place for start-up companies and entrepreneurs. Our Scenic City is also the birthplace of MoonPie and the site of the first Coca-Cola bottling plant.
Students attending grades K-12 attend schools of The Hamilton County School district, which comprises 576-square miles of Southeastern Tennessee. Chattanooga offers highly ranked Private School education as well, such as Baylor, McCallie, GPS, Boyd Buchanan School, and Chattanooga Christian School. Those in pursuit of a degree in higher education have local options such as The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga State Community College, Southern Adventist University, Bethel University, and Covenant College.
Employment in The Greater Chattanooga Area is bountiful. Industries that provide employment in Chattanooga include educational, health and social services, manufacturing and retail trade. It is an ideal time for highly skilled people seeking employment in Chattanooga, especially those who specialize in technical training. Over several years, The Metropolitan Area has experienced astonishing growth in the startup community. Chattanooga strongly supports entrepreneurship with city-wide events, such as Startup Week and a district dedicated to innovation. Chattanooga’s top employers include Erlanger Health System, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, UNUM, The Hamilton County Department of Education, and Tennessee Valley Authority.
Things to do
Chattanooga was named one of the top places to visit in the nation, and that is for great reason. Our Scenic City is attractive because of its laid back charm, but still has endless points of interest throughout the city. It is hard not to be taken back by the beauty of The Tennessee River as you drive through Downtown Chattanooga, so why not take a cruise down the river? You can climb aboard The Historic Southern Belle for an evening cruise while enjoying a nice dinner and cocktail. Party boats are a popular option in Chattanooga as well, which is a small boat powered by sunlight and pedaling. If you would prefer to take your tour by foot, Chattanooga offers many tour mods of transportation. The city offers a slightly scarier option, Chattanooga Ghost Tours Inc., which was named one of The Top 10 Ghost Tours in The United States. Chattanooga Whiskey Distillery is a popular attraction for those who have a love for whiskey. The locally founded company has made its appearance in Forbes and is distributed all over The United States. Visitors and residents of Chattanooga often take the opportunity to visit Ruby Falls. Located on Lookout Mountain, Ruby Falls is one of Tennessee's most beautiful attractions. Ruby Falls is an underground waterfall and has been visited by people for more than 70 years. The cave floor remains a chilly 60 degrees year round. Geological formations such as stalactites and stalagmites can be found throughout the cave. The waterfall is located at the end of the cave and stretches 145 feet in height. The Tennessee Aquarium is a popular attraction for locals or those who are just passing through. Excitement seekers can come face to face with sharks, stingrays, anacondas, and boa constrictors. Those seeking a more relaxing trip can admire the friendly river otters or spend time in the beautiful butterfly garden.
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