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Chattanooga Swimming Pools and Splash Pads
Summers in Chattanooga can be scorchers when temperatures inch toward 90 and above. Thanks to our city's swimming pools and splash pads, life is just a bit easier.  Our REALTORS® have a quick look at some favorite spots where area families go for summertime fun.

  1. Warner Park - 1254 E. Third St., Chattanooga 37404
    With its Spray and Play feature to go along with the outdoor pool, Warner Park is like a mini-amusement park. Kids will have a blast squirting, splashing and spraying each other on the Spray and Playground. Summer at Warner Park's pool offers something for everyone, including Family and Teen Nights, swimming lessons, water exercise classes, and two wading pools. Hours are 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. daily from late May through mid-August. Admission is $3 for ages 3 and over. 
  2. Coolidge Park - 150 River St., Chattanooga 37405
    A benefit of buying one of our North Chattanooga homes for sale is easy access to spectacular Coolidge Park, located on the city's North Shore of the Tennessee River. The interactive water fountain and splash pad is a perfect spot for kids to splash around in on a hot day. First, take a spin on the restored antique carousel with hand-carved animals, gold leaf benches and a calliope organ. Ride tickets are only $1, while children up to the age of 2 ride free with an adult.
  3. Martha Denton Pool - 406 Cotter St., Ringgold 30736
    Martha Denton Pool
    is a community centerpiece of Catoosa County homes for sale. The name honors Ringgold's first city councilwoman, who spent more than 25 years as a swim instructor at the facility and regularly lobbied for needed upgrades. Ringgold Recreational Complex, adjacent to the pool, features baseball and soccer fields, running tracks and a canoe and kayak launch. Martha Denton Pool is open seven days a week between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Admission is $3 for ages 3 and over with season passes available.
  4. Town Hall Complex - 1111 Ridgeway Ave., Signal Mountain 37377
    With its Olympic-size outdoor pool and a separate pool for babies and toddlers, Town Hall Complex is a swimmer's dream. Open swimming, lap swimming, and swimming lessons are held all summer from Memorial Day until Labor Day. A handy food bar is located on-site. Be sure to stop by and take a look while you're viewing Signal Mountain homes for sale.
  5. Carver Center - 600 N. Orchard Knob St., Chattanooga 37406
    Carver Center
    is one of Chattanooga's 18 Youth and Family Development Centers, created to provide amenities, activities and educational opportunities for residents of all ages. In addition to the full-size outdoor pool with a 12-foot diving well, which is open all summer, Carter Center features a gym, playground, walking track, tennis courts, ballfield, and disc golf course. Hours are 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is $1 for kids and $2 for adults 18 and over.
  6. Trenton City Pool - 103 Price St., Trenton 30752
    Memorial Day kicks off a summer of play at the Trenton City Pool, within a short distance of Dade County homes for sale. In addition to the crystal-clear main pool, there is a pint-size wading pool for the wee ones. Pool hours are noon until 6 p.m. daily with an admission of $3 for ages 3 and over.

Chattanooga's mix of cultural, entertainment, and outdoor activities makes it an ideal location for any lifestyle. Contact us at Fletcher Bright Realty to start your search for Chattanooga homes for sale.


Chattanooga Whiskey Thief
If you are shopping Chattanooga homes for sale with the intention of becoming a new resident of our vibrant city, getting a feel for the local nightlife is likely to be on your priority list. If so, The Whiskey Thief is a great place to start. Located in Downtown Chattanooga, this elegant and lively area hot spot is the Edwin Hotel's rooftop bar and offers a taste of city nightlife that you won't soon forget.

About The Whiskey Thief at the Edwin

Here's a little bit on the home of the Whiskey Thief; The Edwin Hotel. The Edwin is Chattanooga's newest boutique hotel, tastefully opulent and, as its manager says, "quintessentially Chattanooga, created by and for Chattanoogans." This lovely hotel is very focused on showcasing the culture of the local area, its walls lined with the work of local artists and its kitchens filled with foods from local farmers. Local coffee roasters provide their wares to The Edwin, and they serve craft beers and whiskey from local producers.

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Mortgage Interest Rates
You negotiated a good deal on your dream home with the beautiful kitchen, and you are approved for a mortgage. Now, all that's left is to sign the paperwork. All those pages you are signing detail what you will pay for the house you are making a home. One specific number to pay attention to is the interest rate, which of course, adds to the final amount you pay back.

So how is the interest rate calculated for people buying Chattanooga homes for sale? Here is a quick primer:

  1. Debt to income ratio
    This number shows lenders how much income you have to the amount of debt you are responsible for paying back. If you have a lot of debt payments already, you might find it difficult to pay a larger mortgage. One of the best things you can do before buying a house is pay down as much debt as possible. Not only will this let you get a better interest rate, but it will also give you breathing room as you begin homeownership.

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Chattanooga Summer Fun
How much fun is Chattanooga? Global travel website Lonely Planet ranked Chattanooga #3 on their most recent list of "U.S. Destinations You Need to See." And it doesn't get any better than summertime when sunshine and warm weather lure everyone outdoors.

Now is a great time to start planning this summer's bucket list of events. Our REALTORS® are looking forward to these festive activities taking place in Chattanooga. Won't you join us?

  • Riverbend Music Festival - 200 Riverfront Pkwy., Chattanooga 37402
    Summer kicks off in grand style with the star-studded annual Riverbend Music Festival, taking place May 29 through June 1. This year's headliners are Weezer, Lionel Richie, Keith Urban, and Macklemore, offering something for all musical tastes. Entertainment on all four stages runs from 6:15 p.m. until 11 p.m. In addition to general admission, premium ticket options are available including perks such as VIP parking and seating, private restrooms and bars and upgraded catering.

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