5 Reasons to Move to Chattanooga

The natives call it “Chatt town” or “Nooga” for short, but we hope you’ll be calling it home.

Check out why you should get to Chattanooga as fast as you can!


First and foremost, let’s get to the bottom line. You likely want to move to a place that is affordable. A report from PayScale says Chattanooga is cheaper on what matters most. The Scenic City is cheaper than the national average when it comes to groceries, utilities, and transportation. In fact, Chattanooga frequently has some of the cheapest gas prices in the U.S. So, if money is an issue (which it is for most), Chatt town could be a great landing spot for you and your family.


Few cities can tout such breathtaking views. Whether you’re going to tourist favorites like Rock City or Ruby Falls — or you’re heading to some local gems like Cloudland Canyon State Park or Suck Creek — there is never a shortage of outdoor fun in Chattanooga. Take the setting of the city itself. It’s nestled between Lookout and Signal Mountains, with the gorgeous Tennessee River flowing between an art district and revamped north shore. The city has brought home several national awards for it’s natural beauty. Imagine what you could wake up to every morning.


They don’t called it Gig City for nothing. Chattanooga set the world standard for fastest internet speed a few years back. Since then, the town has blossomed into a thriving place for tech companies and startups. With that in mind, the local school district has bolstered its STEM offerings to get kids prepared for a career in what’s become one of the most lucrative industries in the world today.


If you’re already a homer, you know what we’re talking about. The city has drastically transformed over the course of just a few years. Old, dilapidated buildings have been resurrected for new small businesses and restaurants — each with a local flavor all their own. Just take a stroll down Main Street or Martin Luther King Boulevard and you can see the changes firsthand.THE

5 – FOOD

We know a thing or two about cooking in the south, but Chattanooga is bringing in some new, artisanal flavors. Taco Mamacita, Maple Street Biscuit Company, STIR, and Milk & Honey are just a few places where you can score top quality eats without breaking the bank. There are enough new places to where you won’t have to dine at the same place twice if you don’t want to (but trust us, you’re going to go back for seconds).