Even though winter is in full swing, it's not too early to start thinking about your plans for your spring garden. Our real estate agents recommend landscaping your home's exterior to get the most attention from prospective homebuyers. Once you know what plants and flowers you want to incorporate, you can get an early start by growing your seedlings inside.
Starting your seedlings inside gives you a chance to get a headstart on the growing season. You can better protect fragile seedlings by keeping them inside in controlled conditions when they're at their most vulnerable. It's also typically more cost-effective to grow your own seedlings instead of purchasing them from a nursery. Here are some guidelines to follow when starting your indoor garden.
Valentine's Day is right around the corner! If you've been spending all your free time exploring Chattanooga homes for sale, you might not have had a chance to start making plans yet. Luckily, it only takes a couple of minutes to order a beautiful gift from a local florist.
A great floral designer will be happy to create a personalized gift to impress that special someone. However, it's important to choose a florist who really cares. If you haven't found your favorite florist yet, don't worry! Our real estate agents have tried many area florists and are happy to share this round-up of their favorites.
Are you ready to fall in love with your dream home this Valentine's Day? Our real estate agents are here to help! Contact us today to discuss your goals and get started.
National Pizza Day is Tuesday, February 9th! Our real estate agents know that you don't need an excuse to dive into a cheesy slice of pizza, but National Pizza Day is a great reason to get adventurous and try a new pizza parlor around town. If you love a classic New York-style slice, consider chowing down on a Chicago deep dish. If you've never ordered pineapple or anchovies on one of America's favorite foods, National Pizza Day is the perfect time to give it a try. Even if you want the classic combo of crust, cheese, and tomato sauce, these pizza shops around Chattanooga won't disappoint.
With a history dating back hundreds of years, Chattanooga has plenty of stories to tell! The city's proud tradition lives on in many fascinating sites that you can explore today. Immerse yourself in Chattanooga's rich history with a visit to these popular spots recommended by our real estate agents.
No matter the season, you're never far from a scenic hike when you live in Chattanooga. The city is surrounded by mountains, valleys, breathtaking gorges, and beautiful forests, with trails to suit hikers of every experience level. Winter is an excellent time to explore some local trails, with crisp weather, stunning views, and a different perspective than you will find during warmer seasons. Our real estate agents have all the details on 5 of the best places for winter hiking around Chattanooga.
It's no secret that the holidays are going to be very different this year. If you're feeling a little bit down, consider giving yourself the gift of giving back. After all, studies show that happiness and generosity are connected.
There are so many people in need this year, you'll have no problem finding plenty of opportunities to help out. If you need some inspiration, we've got you covered. Our REALTORS® have gathered a list of some of their favorite local organizations accepting donations or looking for volunteers.
Bread is one of the most fundamental parts of the dining experience and one of the most beloved. In the right hands, a fresh loaf of bread can be a little work of art and the perfect companion to all of your favorite dishes. National Homemade Bread Day, November 17th, is an opportunity to celebrate a dining staple that can tie together any meal, and you'll find no shortage of great bakeries to pick up freshly baked bread in the Chattanooga area. Our real estate agents are here to help you get to know 5 of the best with our guide to finding fresh bread in Chattanooga.
Are you ready to get out of the house and enjoy the best that Chattanooga has to offer? Our real estate agents love exploring Chattanooga to find the hidden gems and popular haunts that make the city one-of-a-kind. If you're searching for a great way to tour the city without breaking the budget, we encourage you to check out these five free things to do in Chattanooga.
The country's first public zoo opened in New York's Central Park in 1874, Since then, people of all ages have held a fascination with watching and learning about animals. Today approximately 175 million people per year make a trip to a zoo.
Our REALTORS® love to visit the Chattanooga Zoo and see the variety of exhibits and tours. With the zoo welcoming back guests and hosting Boo in the Zoo and Safari Nights in October, we wanted to share 7 fun facts about the wildest Chattanooga residents.
Overlooking the banks of the Tennessee River, Chattanooga is nestled in the spot where the Appalachian Mountains meet the Cumberland Plateau. It's surrounded by some of America's most spectacular scenery, and autumn just might be the season when Chattanooga looks its best.
For anyone with an eye for natural beauty, Chattanooga is a great place to call home. Our real estate agents are excited to share some of our favorite spots for fall foliage around the Chattanooga area!
Whether you're paging through a well-worn hard copy with notes in the margins or pulling up the latest release on your smartphone, there's still nothing like finding a quiet, peaceful place to enjoy your favorite books. National Book Lovers Day, which takes place every year on August 9th, is the perfect opportunity to celebrate your love of reading, and our real estate agents are happy to report that there are plenty of great places around Chattanooga to enjoy a day of reading outdoors. Get to know 5 beautiful local spots, with our guide to some of the best parks for reading near Chattanooga.
Coolidge Park – 150 River St., Chattanooga, TN 37402
Located downtown with easy access from Chattanooga homes for sale, you'll find that Coolidge Park has everything you need for a relaxing day of reading or an afternoon of family fun. Coolidge Park is home to a lovingly restored historic carousel, with hand-carved animals created by a team of local artisans. There's tons of open space in the park so that you can find a quiet place to read, along with a host of activities and a busy schedule of special events to enjoy when you're done reading.
Flipping a home isn't just profitable but fun and exciting. Our real estate agents here at Fletcher Bright Realty know many of the best Chattanooga homes for sale that might be attractive to investors. Beautiful homes of many different architectural styles can be found right here in Chattanooga.
House flippers of all experience levels have a reason to rejoice: Tennessee has been named a Flip Friendly State for 2020 according to a recent Bigger Pockets article.
It's almost time to celebrate one of the sweetest days of the year, and National Donut Day holds special significance due to its unique origin. The holiday, held on the first Friday of every June, also celebrates the Salvation Army volunteers who served donuts to soldiers during World War I. As our real estate agents are happy to report, there's no shortage of Chattanooga donut shops where you can enjoy a tasty treat this year. Celebrate National Donut Day in style, with our guide to four great local bakeries in Chattanooga where you can find delicious donuts.
Julie Darling Donuts – 121 Frazier Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37415
When you're searching for sweet treats close to Chattanooga homes for sale, it's tough to top the delicious selection at Julie Darling Donuts. Locally owned and operated, Julie Darling Donuts was founded in 2009 and quickly grew into one of Chattanooga's favorite places to enjoy a fresh donut. With classic recipes and a constant commitment to quality, Julie Darling Donuts offers a little bit of everything. They also partner with Chattanooga coffee company Mad Priest Coffee to provide fresh, local coffee to go with all of your favorite treats.
A random act of kindness has the power to change lives, and our real estate agents believe that kindness is a gift that we can give no matter the time or place. Now more than ever, it's important that we all take a moment to share kindness with our families, friends, and neighbors. Here are five easy ways you can spread kindness in Chattanooga right now!
Dr. Seuss is one doctor kids of all ages want to visit. It's only appropriate that Dr. Seuss's birthday has been designated as Read Across America Day. Join our real estate agents in celebrating on Monday, March 2, with a visit to one of these wonderful bookstores and libraries around Chattanooga.
There's never a shortage of delicious dining options in the Chattanooga area, even in the early morning! There are plenty of brunch locations serving up fluffy biscuits and bubbly mimosas to start out your morning in Chattanooga. When you can't decide if you want breakfast or lunch, head to these great brunch spots near Chattanooga homes for sale.
It's almost time to celebrate Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to supporting charities by donating time, funds, or needed goods. You'll find a ton of local charities doing great work in Chattanooga, and Giving Tuesday is the perfect time to show your support. Whether you wish to donate funds or volunteer to help a good cause, there's a worthy local charity that will be happy to have your assistance. Our REALTORS® love giving back to the community, and we've got the details on five great Chattanooga charities to support this Giving Tuesday.
Chambliss Center for Children – 315 Gillespie Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37411
Children truly are our future, which is why the Chambliss Center for Children seeks to provide two different services to help children in the Chattanooga area. This nonprofit is a licensed CPA and helps children who have been placed in the state's custody by offering residential services. They also have a 24-7-365 Early Childhood Education & Childcare program to help low-income, single-parent households get the childcare services they need. Staffed by teachers, this program helps give kids the skills they need to be successful in school.
One look around Chattanooga is all it takes to see how fortunate we are to call a fantastic area home. With the Thanksgiving season right around the corner, we wanted to take the time to reflect on some of the things we have to be grateful for in Chattanooga. Our REALTORS® love calling Tennessee home and compiled a list of 5 things in the area we are thankful for in the Chattanooga area.
Ladies and gentlemen of Chattanooga — are you ready for two days of bluegrass? The 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival heads to Ross' Landing this October for this FREE family-friendly event! Join our REALTORS® Friday the 4th and Saturday the 5th as we hang out and listen to fantastic bluegrass bands, including:
Thirteen years ago, the 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival was born of a simple idea, a family effort, and a love of bluegrass. The festival has since grown into one of the country's most popular free bluegrass festivals. This festival now draws some of the biggest names in bluegrass for a full weekend on the Chattanooga Riverfront. This event was founded by the Bright family and is a cause near and dear to our hearts at Fletcher Bright Realty. It's also just plain fun, so we encourage everyone to attend. Our REALTORS® have all the details on what to expect from this year's edition of the 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival in Chattanooga.
Dates: October 4th and 5th
Location: Ross' Landing, 201 Riverfront Parkway, Chattanooga, TN 37402
Music and Fun on the Chattanooga Riverfront
You're never far from great music when you shop for Chattanooga homes for sale, and the 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival is a shining example of why that's the case. Held every year on the Chattanooga Riverfront, the 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival features big-name acts from around the country. The setting, at scenic Ross' Landing, provides the perfect backdrop for a weekend of music, food, drink, and family fun. Best of all, 3 Sisters is free to attend. There's no admission price for any show on the schedule, just as it has always been. Simply bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the bands at this year's festival.
The Scenic City is a great place to spend time outdoors, but that's not the only thing that makes Chattanooga such a vibrant place to call home. Our city is also one of the best spots in the region for live music, with a schedule of shows that spans the whole calendar. September is certainly no exception, with a ton of great festivals and shows to enjoy in the city. From bluegrass to soul, Chattanooga has it all. Our real estate agents have the details on some of the biggest live music shows coming to Chattanooga this September.
Whether you're a prospective student, current student, alumni, or a resident looking for a unique destination to explore, Chattanooga's universities have something special for you. The area is home to several high-ranked universities, and you'll also find excellent schools in our surrounding communities too.
Universities add so much to a town, from a vibrant student population to cultural events, sports, and economic growth. Are you interested in exploring local universities? Our real estate agents have the details on six schools in the Chattanooga area.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga – 615 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37403
Conveniently located near Chattanooga homes for sale, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the city's largest university. UTC was founded in 1886 as Chattanooga University and has been part of the city's fabric ever since. This was a private school for nearly a century before merging with two local public schools to create a vibrant campus that students enjoy today. McKenzie Arena, located on campus, hosts live performances, well-known musicians, and UTC Moccasins basketball games. The campus also features a Fine Arts Center, where you can watch plays, concerts, and other performances.
One of the best parts about living in Chattanooga is getting outside and enjoying our city's beautiful outdoor parks.
Since July is National Picnic Month, it's the perfect time to grab your family, pack a basket (or place a take-out order from your favorite restaurant), and head outdoors to one of our nearby local parks. We have a long list of city parks and greenspaces just right for a leisurely lunch. Our REALTORS® have rounded up a list of six of our favorite spots to enjoy the perfect Chattanooga picnic.
There are few better ways to celebrate National Girlfriends' Day than planning a fun adventure with your best friends. Whether you're in the area looking at Chattanooga homes for sale or you're lucky enough to already live here, you'll find there's no shortage of great things to do during a girls' weekend.
To help make sure you enjoy every minute of your time together, our real estate agents have created a list of six spots you'll want to include in your weekend itinerary.
Our REALTORS® love the view here in Chattanooga, and we think you will, too!
The beauty of Chattanooga homes for sale is made even better by the wonderful scenery you can find outdoors. No matter whether you're exploring the heart of the city or walking along the river, Chattanooga combines remarkable natural beauty with its cityscape.
Not surprising that many of the top restaurants in the area offer plenty of outdoor seating for guests. That's especially true of the restaurants that happen to be located on the Riverwalk, the centerpiece of the dining and shopping scene in Chattanooga.
If you're looking for a spot on the patio, don't overlook these options:
If baseball and softball are your games of choice, then you'll definitely want to check out the Summit of Softball Complex, one of the top attractions in the Tennessee River Valley.
Located right in Ooltewah, Tennessee, the Summit of Softball is a brand new complex that revitalizes an area already known for amateur and professional softball at all age levels.
The Summit of Softball has been created in response to a unique community need: High-quality facilities for all of the softball and baseball tournaments that take place all around the region.
It's not just professionals who are in on the game, but youth and adult athletes of all skill levels. With such great interest, a fresh idea was needed to end schedule conflicts and maintenance issues.
The Summit of Softball is the solution that's enriched the community even further.
The eight fields have been lauded by church groups, clubs, senior leagues, and more. The fields accommodate both fast- and slow-pitch softball, kickball, and baseball. Plus, the whole complex is ADA-compliant, allowing people with mobility limitations and other concerns to enjoy.
And it's not just fields – not by a long shot. There are tons of other amenities.
For example, you can make use of practice areas, facilities for coaches and umpires, offices fully equipped with computers and Wi-Fi, record keeping and media booths, and of course, the bleachers. They're beautifully shaded so spectators get the full experience in all weather.
You don't have to be playing a game to enjoy, either. Visitors have the opportunity to relax in a hospitality room or in the picnic areas with manicured grass and shaded seating. You can simply stretch your legs on the walking track or go see the pedestrian plaza.
The Summit of Softball is open daily and hosts a full roster of scheduled games. It welcomes the public from spring through fall. Ooltewah residents are just down the street from the Summit, which you can find at 8646 Apison Pike, Ooltewah, TN 37363.
Even if softball isn't your game, you'll find plenty of amenities that make Ooltewah a unique and attractive place to live. Our experienced team can also help you with Chattanooga homes for sale or recommend opportunities in nine other enticing communities. Contact Fletcher Bright Realty to find out more.
Chattanooga comes by its nickname, "The Scenic City" justly. Its natural beauty accented by a diverse collection of lakes, creeks, ponds, rivers, and other waterways makes it a great spot for anglers of all types. Whether you love fly fishing, hitting the water in your boat, or casting your line from a sunlit fishing pier, you'll find no shortage of fabulous fishing spots throughout the Chattanooga area. Best of all, many of the city's fishing spots are free to visit, and all you need is a Tennessee fishing license. Our REALTORS® have the details on six favorite fishing spots spread around the Chattanooga area.
Chickamauga Dam Fishing Piers – 4631 Amnicola Hwy, Chattanooga 37406
Chattanooga homes for sale are located just a few miles from the Chickamauga Dam, one of the city's favorite fishing spots. The park at Chickamauga Dam features boat ramps, along with a variety of fishing piers where you can drop a line in the water. At this fishing spot, you'll find a few types of bass perfect for sport fishing, along with a variety of other local species.
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.
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.
Helping end hunger in Chattanooga is a cause most anyone can get behind, whether they are already residents of the area or are in town shopping Chattanooga homes for sale. HullaBOWLoo is a wonderful way to support that cause – and have a great time while doing so. So just what exactly is this event, and why should you make a point of being there?
HullaBOWLoo is the Chattanooga Area Food Bank's signature fundraising event and has become an annual tradition in the area. Patrons of this event help fill the bowls of people facing hunger, aiding the Chattanooga Area Food Bank as they work to end hunger and promote better nutrition throughout the region. Not only is it an opportunity to lend a helping hand to hungry children, seniors, and families in the 20 counties this food bank serves, it is also a great way to meet new neighbors, make local connections, sample the area's best cuisine, have lots of fun and get a feel for the Chattanooga area community.
Ladies and gentlemen, Chattanooga's favorite arts festival is coming back to town! Our REALTORS® are excited to attend the 4 Bridges Arts Festival once again. The Association for Visual Arts created Chattanooga's premier outdoor cultural event in 2000, and it's been a popular yearly celebration ever since. We invite you to bring your family and friends out to what is sure to be another stunning showcase of visual arts from around the country!
Where: The First Tennessee Pavilion - 1826 Reggie White Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37408
When: April 12 – 14, 2019
Kick off 4BAF 2019 by attending the Preview Party. An evening of gourmet hors d'oeuvres, signature cocktails and wines await you as other art fans from all parts of Tennessee join you in celebrating the visual arts. This lovely party offers a perfect place for guests to mingle and discuss their favorite exhibits from years prior. If you're interested in attending, be sure to purchase your ticket before supplies run out.
If you're in town touring Chattanooga homes for sale, it would be a shame to leave without experiencing some of our world-famous outdoor attractions. From the spectacular summit of Lookout Mountain to the depths of Ruby Falls--America's deepest commercial cave and largest underground waterfall--Chattanooga is a great place to have the outdoor experience of a lifetime.
There are a lot of ways to explore the natural world in Chattanooga, but few will get your adrenaline pumping quite like Ruby Falls ZIPStream Aerial Adventure. Visit today, and experience the thrill of soaring high above the scenery at Lookout Mountain!
Springtime in Chattanooga is almost here! That means that it's time to make your way through your annual home maintenance checklist.
Our REALTORS® at Fletcher Bright Realty understand that spring cleaning can be quite the task, especially when you have so many other daily or weekly responsibilities to juggle. To help you complete your chores and keep your home looking and functioning well, we've created this handy checklist that will keep you on task and on target for a clean spring!
Most homeowners like to knock off a few easy projects inside before moving to the exterior. Here is a list of 20 home maintenance tasks that you can complete inside the home:
Chattanooga is quickly gaining a reputation as one of America's best cities for outdoor adventure. A lot of the folks we meet looking at Chattanooga homes for sale ask us about the best local parks, trails, mountain bike paths, and rock climbing adventures, so we thought we'd take a moment to highlight one of our favorite trails in the area: Mullens Cove Loop.
The Mullens Cove Loop meanders through the picturesque landscape of Prentice Cooper State Forest, a wild 25,000-acre slice of paradise just 10 miles from Chattanooga. The forest overlooks the rugged Tennessee River Gorge and provides habitat for a wide range of native plant and animal life, as well as a limitless potential for recreation.
Are you searching for the perfect gift for that special someone, or a unique treasure to display in your home? Whether you love shopping for antiques, hunting for vintage items, or simply browsing through treasures you won't find anywhere else, visiting Chattanooga's many antique shops is a great way to spend a day. Every shop offers something unique, both in terms of atmosphere and selection. Did we mention that there are a ton of antique and vintage shops located throughout the city? Our REALTORS® are here to help you start shopping, with our guide to five of the best antique and vintage shops in the Chattanooga area.
Shop for Hidden Gems and Unique Treasures
Whether you're buying or selling a home, the neighborhood where that home is located should always be one of the most important considerations. A strong school district, attractions, parks, shopping, and employment options nearby can all make a neighborhood a more desirable place to call home. When a neighborhood becomes more attractive to a wide range of potential residents, real estate values in the area tend to go up. Museums, in particular, can help add significant value to nearby properties, and the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga is a great example of the concept in action. Our REALTORS® have more on how museums add value to neighborhoods, and what you can expect at Chattanooga's Hunter Museum.
When the world-famous Guggenheim Museum opened in Bilbao, Spain in 1997, the city was well-known, but not yet an iconic international destination for the arts. The museum quickly changed that, turning Bilbao into one of the hottest arts and culture destinations in the world, which lead to a massive increase in real estate values. This effect can be seen to varying extents whenever a popular museum opens, proving that museums can add value to a neighborhood in a variety of different ways.
Our REALTORS® know all about Chattanooga neighborhoods and what makes them great places to live. Of course, you'll want to know where all the fun is in your new neighborhood, too. The winters here in Chattanooga are pretty mild, which means you still have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. But don't worry if the weather does get colder, or you would rather stay indoors, there's still plenty to do. Here are some of the best ideas to keep you busy this winter.
If you love the glitz and glitter of extravagant holiday displays, you're in luck. Chattanooga is famous for its "Holiday Trail of Lights" featuring 12 points of interest that are sure to take your breath away.
There's so much to do; you'll want to take a break from touring Chattanooga homes for sale so that you can enjoy a few days of festivities. This guide to each of the stops will help you can make the most of this incredible event.
The holiday season is fast approaching, and there has never been a better time to shop local in Chattanooga. Every Friday and Saturday throughout December, you can head to the Chattanooga Convention Center to take in the sights, sounds, and deals at the Chattanooga Holiday Market. Buy gifts from local artisans, sample holiday treats, and enjoy holiday-themed entertainment with fun for all ages. Our REALTORS® are here to tell you more about this wonderful opportunity to get in the holiday spirit at the Chattanooga Holiday Market.
Chattanooga locals will soon be able to look forward to the lights, sounds, and joys of the Christmas and Holiday seasons. Have you been searching for Chattanooga homes for sale, but need a break? If so, our local area has plenty on offer—much of it featuring appearances of the jolly old elf himself.
At Fletcher Bright Realty our REALTORS® are confident that you'll find the city and its surroundings just as charming and lovable as we do. Make a list of these Holiday hot spots—and be sure to check it twice!
With the holidays right around the corner, it's time to count our blessings and start planning some festive family fun.
If you're taking a break from exploring the many Chattanooga homes for sale so you and your family can enjoy Thanksgiving together, the thought of spending the day slaving away in the kitchen may not excite you. Don't worry, we've got you covered. Our REALTORS® have gathered a list of some of their favorite Chattanooga restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner.
How do you know when you've found the right community for you? Most people say there's a certain special something that helps them feel like they've finally come home.
It might be a combination of world-class amenities, convenience, leading employers or the best schools. Chattanooga has all of these things and many more, besides.
Thanks to its unique culture and location, you'll also find plenty of features that you wouldn't expect elsewhere. The beautiful and scenic Tennessee River winding hundreds of miles over the landscape is one thing that's remarkable about our city. It provides incredible recreational and athletic activities other places can only imagine.
One of those is the annual Head of the Hooch rowing regatta held right in Chattanooga.
It's perhaps the favorite here at Fletcher Bright Realty – and if you happen to be around to look at homes in the area, you shouldn't pass up the chance to see it for yourself.
If you've been spending all of your free time looking for the perfect home, why stop on trick-or-treat night? As you and your children wander door-to-door looking for ghoulish treats and ghostly fun, you're bound to get a view of Chattanooga homes for sale. You can even wear a costume if you like.
If trick-or-treat househunting sounds too scary for you, our REALTORS® have a better idea. Let us arrange a not-so-creepy tour of the homes you love. Afterward, you and your family can begin your Halloween weekend with Aquascarium. It's just one of the events during the monthlong ODDtober celebration at Tennessee Aquarium.
Friday, October 26, 2018
Aquascarium offers Halloween fun for everyone. It's a great alternative to wandering the streets and knocking on doors for questionable treats. The evening was designed to provide spooky fun... but not too spooky. It's kid-friendly enough for your youngest little ones. All you have to do is put on your costume, show up, and enjoy the Halloween excitement.
Halloween is just around the corner, and if you're looking for a way to scare up some family-friendly fun for the season, we have the perfect solution. Join in the fun on October 19, 20, 26, and 27, 2018 at the Chattanooga Zoo for their annual fright-free event. Our REALTORS® are certain that your entire family will enjoy the activities at Boo in the Zoo, and will leave with memories that will last a lifetime. Mark your calendar, and get ready to experience the zoo like never before.
A fun and different type of Halloween event, Boo in the Zoo offers a safe and exciting atmosphere that everyone can enjoy, and it can be a fun addition or alternative to your regular fall festivities. Imagine an evening of enjoying all the great exhibits at the Chattanooga Zoo with the added bonus of seasonally themed activities.
Going for a walk or run on the scenic streets of Chattanooga is a favorite pastime for many local residents because there is always something beautiful, historic, or interesting to see around the next corner. The 7 Bridges Marathon held each fall in Chattanooga, allows you to see the city from a truly unique perspective. The marathon winds past local landmarks, passes over scenic bridges throughout the city, and features nearly constant views of the Tennessee River. Our REALTORS® have the key details on this year's edition of the 7 Bridges Marathon in Chattanooga.
The Event: The 7 Bridges Marathon
Race Date/Times: Sunday, October 21, 2018
Starting Location: Coolidge Park on Tremont Street, by the Blue Rhino Statue
The 7 Bridges Marathon includes a full-length, 26.2-mile marathon course, which travels across bridges throughout the city. If you haven't been training for a marathon, there are still plenty of great races to enjoy. The 4 Bridges Half Marathon features a 13.1-mile course with scenic views throughout, and there will be a 5k walk/run starting shortly after the longer races. There's even a 1k "Family Fun" run that kicks off at 10:00 am, which makes for a perfect family outing on a pleasant Sunday morning.
When you're house hunting, your property search should not start and stop with a house. Your search should include gathering information about the city where you're planning to live--including all the things to do in that community.
When you're relocating to Chattanooga, make sure to contact us at Fletcher Bright Realty. Our REALTORS® know where to find the best Lookout Mountain homes for sale as well as the best things to do in and around Chattanooga. Let's start by taking a close-up look at a favorite spot of our locals: Rock City Gardens and the Fairyland Caverns.
It's almost time to put a bow on another great summer in Chattanooga and turn our attention to one of the city's most beloved special events. The 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival, which is dear to the hearts of our REALTORS® and nearly every member of our Fletcher Bright team, returns to Chattanooga on the first weekend of October. As always, the 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival is a free event for all, bringing some of the biggest names in bluegrass music to the stage in Chattanooga. Prepare for this year's event with our guide to the 2018 edition of the 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival in Chattanooga, TN.
Do you have too much stuff? You're not alone. Studies suggest most Americans have over 300,000 individual items in their homes!
When you are planning to list your home for sale, you become aware of how many excess items you own. After you've contacted one of our REALTORS® to discuss your listing, it's time to start the decluttering process.
Organizing a garage sale is an excellent way to help your items find a new home and make a few dollars along the way. These five tips will help ensure your sale runs smoothly.
Big River Grille and Brewing Works has been a favorite of Chattanooga locals for over 20 years. As soon as you step inside, the reason is apparent. The restaurant offers a variety of delicious menu items, as well as fresh-brewed beers and entertainment options. The original downtown restaurant became so popular that a second location opened in Hamilton Place, and a third in Florida's Disney world.
If you're a local looking for a unique spin on classic American food or a visitor after a break from touring Chattanooga homes for sale, Big River Grille and Brewing Works has just what you need.
Even a brief look at Chattanooga homes for sale reveals one of the biggest attractions in our city – the great outdoors. It's a rare house in Chattanooga that's more than a stone's throw from a lake, stream, bike path or hiking trail. One of the best places to explore in the area is Lula Lake Land Trust, which sits less than 20 minutes from the heart of Downtown Chattanooga.
Yes, it's summertime in Chattanooga, which means it's prime time to get out there and experience the outdoors. Our REALTORS® get asked all the time what it is that makes Chattanooga a special place to live, and there are a lot of ways to answer that question, but our city's natural resources rank at the top of the list. To understand why we love living in Chattanooga, you need to look no farther than Lookout Mountain.
Overlooking Chattanooga just minutes from Downtown, Lookout Mountain offers expansive, panoramic views across the Tennessee River, the city of Chattanooga, and the rolling mountains beyond. Lookout Mountain is home to Lookout Mountain Flight Park and Resort.
When you're looking at Chattanooga homes for sale , you'll probably want to know all about the great places in the neighborhood to go for a night out or an excellent meal. Chattanooga is full of fun and unique ways to spend your evenings. If you're in the mood for a romantic dinner out, try the Back Inn Café. One of Chattanooga's premier dining establishments, you're sure to have a night to remember.
Find your way to Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park, and experience a world of fun and thrills in the heart of summertime. Our REALTORS® know that you're anxious to find that special place among the many Chattanooga homes for sale, and we are dedicated to seeing your dreams come true. Take a short break from the house hunt and a short drive to nearby Rossville, GA where you'll discover all the excitement of one of our favorite local attractions.
Many families take summer camps and other after-school activities into account when looking at Chattanooga homes for sale. The local area is home to some of Tennessee's most highly regarded schools – but even the best students can't spend all their time in class.
When warm weather rolls around and it's time to break free for a while, a summer camp is a wonderful decision. Kids get the chance to meet new friends, learn useful skills, and develop their appreciation for the great outdoors.
Let's shed some light on the subject with some of the best summer camps in Chattanooga:
Chattanooga homes for sale are some of the most attractive in the region. Not only do buyers have all kinds of great opportunities in the local housing market, they can also enjoy the fact that Chattanooga is an outstanding center of music, art, and culture.
As one of the biggest cities in Tennessee, it's no surprise that Chattanooga has produced – and been visited by – some of the top stars in genres like country western and bluegrass. In fact, it is #4 by population behind only Nashville, Memphis, and Knoxville.
Plenty of big names have gotten their start in Chattanooga before taking their act national on the big stages in Nashville. One of the reasons this happens so frequently is thanks to Chattanooga's culture of music festivals. Open-air musical performances are always happening somewhere!
The Riverbend Festival is one of the best musical festivals in the country.
It's held in Chattanooga every year, and it's coming this June 8.
Looking for a fun and refreshing way to spend the day in the Chattanooga area? Take a break while checking out Chattanooga homes for sale, and come discover all that Coolidge Park has to offer, including a wonderfully restored, antique carousel to be enjoyed by kids and those who are kids at heart. Our REALTORS® live and work in Chattanooga and are the area experts when it comes to everything that makes living in Chattanooga special. The antique carousel in Coolidge Park tops our list.
The Chattanooga area is rich with history, and an outing to Point Park located on Lookout Mountain is a perfect way to travel back in time to discover more about the heritage that helped shape the region and our country. Whether you're a local, a tourist, or someone considering finding your ideal residence among the various Lookout Mountain homes for sale, a visit to Point Park will leave you with an appreciation of the natural beauty of the area and a bit of a history lesson.
Our real estate agents don't just work in Chattanooga, they also love living and enjoying all of our great attractions. One such attraction is the family-friendly Sculpture Fields at Montague Park. Located on the south side of Chattanooga, the multi-acre park attracts visitors from near and far while presenting the enrichment of an art museum in a tranquil, open-air setting.
At the Sculpture Fields, you'll find an impressive collection of large-scale sculptures placed throughout this 33-acre park. The work of artists from all over the world is celebrated here in a wide array of subject matters for the public to appreciate and enjoy. Among the must-see art is one the newest installations, The Least Amount of Space, an almost 7-foot tall piece crafted by artist Jason Kimes. Each piece is a unique and expressive display worthy of contemplation and admiration.
As the fourth largest city in Tennessee, Chattanooga is one of the South's premier destinations for travel and relocation. New residents and visitors alike are attracted to our fair city if for no other reason than its variety of things to do.
If you have a passion for music and music history, you'll love our Songbirds Guitar Museum located in the world-famous Chattanooga Choo Choo complex. Songbirds is more than your traditional museum. It's a piece of modern music history--well, about 1,700 pieces of it to be precise--as well as a concert venue, the perfect place to hold your next event, and overall the experience of a lifetime.
If all of this strikes a chord with you, you're in good company. The New York Times has included Songbirds in their Top 52 Places to Go in 2018, USA Today ranked Songbirds #8 as a Best New Attraction, and Thrillist.com listed Songbirds as One of the Top 15 Coolest Things in US Cities in 2017. Our real estate agents are thrilled when new residents come to Chattanooga to look for a home and ask about local things to do and see. See why Songbirds Guitar Museum will top your list of favorite things to see when you make Chattanooga your home.
You just can't talk about Chattanooga without mentioning our restaurants. When you are touring homes, you're going to work up and appetite so make sure to stop at one of our local eateries to satisfy your hunger. A great place to start is The FEED Co. Table & Tavern located at 201 West Main Street in our Southside neighborhood.
The Southside neighborhood--once the hub of industry in Chattanooga-- became known for its abandoned warehouses and buildings during the mid-20th century. After undergoing a revitalization, the Southside now defines Chattanooga as the center of art, entertainment, and cuisine—making this neighborhood an ideal home for The FEED Co. Table & Tavern.
Chattanooga has a long history of being one of America's great cities for live music. In addition to offering incredible music venues like the Revelry Room and JJ's Bohemia, Chattanooga hosts a wide range of fun musical events year-round. Some only come around once a year, but others can be enjoyed anytime you want. So if you're music lover looking for Chattanooga homes for sale, be sure not to miss out on these great music experiences.
Chattanooga—there may be no better city in America to run, hike, bike, climb and do just about anything else you can think of in the great outdoors. If you're looking for Chattanooga homes for sale, you probably already know this. What you might not be aware of is that one the great outdoor events of the year in Chattanooga is right around the corner: The Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon.
Now in its third year, the Chattanooga Marathon is presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, and offers a great opportunity to build community, get to know Chattanooga, and learn why it's known as the "Scenic City."
When Punxsutawney Phil emerged on Groundhog Day, he saw his shadow. Legend has it that this means another six weeks of winter. If you're planning on selling your house this spring, that's good news for you, as you have a few extra weeks to get your home ready to go. But don't wait too long, because as the days warm up, so will the real estate market!
Here are ten things you should focus on doing right now to get your home ready to sell this spring.
One of the things our REALTORS® love the most about Chattanooga, TN is that it's one of the best cities in America to pursue an active, adventurous lifestyle. Surrounded by rugged mountains and sandstone cliffs, Chattanooga is gaining a reputation as America's new rock climbing capital.
Unfortunately, most of us simply don't have the time to take off on mountain adventures every day (much as we might like to). That's why we're lucky to have places right in the heart of the city where we can go climbing any time. At High Point Climbing and Fitness, you can hit the slopes any day of the week without leaving the city limits.
If you're like most parents, access to good schools is near the top of your list of priorities for your new home... if not at the very top. But other than asking your real estate agent, who may or may not have children of their own, how do you find a good school for your children?
Here are a few tips to help you find the school of your family's dreams to go with your dream home.
Whether you work out to stay in shape, keep the stress levels down or are trying to lose weight, there really is an exercise class for everyone. Motivation and consistency are key to any fitness goal, and finding a group class you actually enjoy often provides both. Need something different or just not sure what to choose? We'll offer a few suggestions from some of the best options in town.
What would you like to see in the community where you choose to spend your retirement? Perhaps you're interested in scenic walks, ample outdoor activities, and great places to grab a meal at the end of the day. Or maybe you'd like to soak up the arts, visiting galleries, historic performance venues, university exhibits, and public art displays. No matter how you wish to spend your days, the Chattanooga, TN is a fantastic place to call home during retirement. Our REALTORS® have the inside scoop on all that awaits you in the Scenic City.
Chattanooga is gaining a reputation as one of America's great up-and-coming cities, and it's not hard to see why. With an agreeable climate, low cost of living, and an abundance of outdoor recreation right in your backyard, it has a lot going for it. But before you make the leap, our REALTORS® want to make sure you have all the facts.
There are certain steps you should take before moving to any new city, and Chattanooga is no exception. Be sure to follow this Chattanooga relocation guide as you prepare to move to one of our country's hidden gems and don't browse our listing of Chattanooga homes for sale
Chattanooga is a city that is welcoming to all with a relaxed vibe, a healthy economy, and fun activities for residents of all ages. The Scenic City attracts a diverse group of residents while quickly becoming one of the most popular spots in the South for Millennials in their 20s and 30s to settle down long-term. So many residents visit the city first on a trip or simply while passing through, and quickly decide that there's no place else they'd rather live. Our REALTORS® have all the details on why Chattanooga has become a Millennial Magnet, and what it means for life in the city.
We're about to close the books on another great year in Chattanooga, but there's still plenty of time left to squeeze a few more memories out of 2017. As always, New Year's Eve will be a big night in the city, and Chattanooga homes for sale put you in the best position to enjoy all of the excitement. There are events geared toward every member of the family, and a party to suit every taste. Our REALTORS® have the details on some of the most exciting events coming to Chattanooga for New Year's Eve 2017.
Selling a house can be a stressful proposition. There's a lot you need to do, and it gets even more complicated if you have a tight deadline. Luckily, there are always motivated buyers to be found in the Chattanooga area. You just need to wow them!
Use these tips to get a good start selling your Chattanooga home:
Chattanooga is an innovative, artistic, and unique city, so it's no surprise that one of our city's most popular restaurants exemplifies those same core qualities. If you've been feeling a "stir" in Chattanooga lately, you're certainly not alone.
STIR is one of the city's premier dining destinations, and as the name implies it is also a great place to enjoy a craft cocktail. Show up for delicious, light food and cheap cocktails during happy hour, or enjoy a full meal in a beautiful, historic location. Our REALTORS® love getting out to explore the flavors of Chattanooga, and we've got all the juicy details on what to expect from an evening at STIR.
Ever wonder what it would be like to travel through a secret passageway, and emerge in a spectacular holiday wonderland? Every year, the team at Ruby Falls transforms the caverns into an underground ode to everything that makes the holidays in Chattanooga, TN so special. Ruby Falls Christmas Underground is one of the most popular events in the city, and one more reason why Chattanooga homes for sale are so hot during the holidays. Our REALTORS® have all of the details about this one-of-a-kind holiday event.
Ever wonder how Santa would handle the holidays if he had to deliver presents under the sea? Find out at the Tennessee Aquarium during Holidays Under the Peaks! Every holiday season, the Tennessee Aquarium transforms into a winter wonderland with special holiday events, fun activities, loads to learn, and festivities for the whole family to enjoy. The fun is in full force and continues through to the end of the year. Our REALTORS® are here to share all the fun details of Holidays Under the Peaks at the Tennessee Aquarium.
It's almost time for another Tennessee Christmas and local Chattanoogans are preparing for a holiday season filled with festivals, delicious dining, visits with Santa, shopping and live music and entertainment.
However, if this is your first holiday season living in Chattanooga, you may not know which attractions to take in first. So, our REALTORS® have made a list—and, yes we've checked it twice—of all those things that make a Chattanooga Christmas so very nice. Let's get started with a magical journey to the North Pole.
One of the first perks you'll notice when you move to Chattanooga, Tennessee is that there are so many great places in the city to grab a meal, enjoy a drink, and share a conversation with friends.
The Tupelo Honey Cafe continues that long tradition of excellent dining with a traditional, Southern menu, an inviting atmosphere, friendly service, and a fully stocked bar with a creative menu of craft cocktails. Our Chattanooga REALTORS® love exploring all that the city has to offer, and we've got a full report on one of Chattanooga's most delicious dining destinations.
One of the things we Chattanoogans look forward to all year long is the arrival of fall. As the leaves turn, there is a joy to be found in a side of nature that many people throughout the country never even get to glimpse.
Chattanooga's fall colors are so breathtaking that it has given rise to a tradition of fall color cruises. These cruises give you the unique chance to witness the fall foliage as you cruise one of Tennessee's beautiful waterways – including the legendary Tennessee River itself.
If you're relocating to Chattanooga, you probably have questions about some of the best places in town to dine, shop or grab a cocktail. Since Fletcher Bright Realty is located in Chattanooga, we can attest our community is booming with dining options from local, off the beaten path spots to exceptional, fine dining experiences.
When it comes to great restaurants, Chattanooga's residents are absolutely spoiled for choice. It's hard to pick a favorite, but if you're just getting acquainted with Chattanooga's vibrant culinary scene, there's no better place to start than Alleia Restaurant.
Bluegrass, great food, family fun, and a celebration of all things Chattanooga make our community a special place to call home. Our Chattanooga REALTORS® are very excited to tell you about one of our favorite local events, which holds a special place in the hearts of the Fletcher Bright team. The 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival returns to Chattanooga, TN on October 6, 2017, and features free fun for every member of the family. The biggest names in bluegrass grace our stages every year, and this year's festival is set to be bigger and better than ever.
Homes in Chattanooga have easy access to art galleries, parks, unique shopping experiences, and seasonal celebrations. As real estate agents in Chattanooga, we know that the excitement stretches beyond the city limits. Rock City Rocktoberfest and Blowing Springs Farm Fall Festival are two local favorites. Both offer a renewed sense of excitement as the seasons change.
If you're relocating to Chattanooga, our real estate agents are ready to introduce you to our awesome city. Chattanooga is a small town with a multicultural demographic and big-city style. Chattanooga is a wonderful place to call home and we offer relocation services to help you make it happen.
Chattanooga is full of interesting sights – from the world's longest pedestrian bridge to the nation's largest military park – and it can take time to uncover all that it has to offer. With this peek into three of the most sought-after Chattanooga neighborhoods, you'll have a head start. Let's take a look at Signal Mountain, Lookout Mountain, and Riverview.
High above the historic streets of Chattanooga, you'll find Signal Mountain--a community loaded with culture, outdoor fun, and stunning views of the scenery below.
Throughout the year, Signal Mountain residents enjoy visiting Mountain Arts Community Center, founded in 1999 at the former Signal Mountain Elementary School. Today, MACC is a hub of the community, where residents can go to enjoy fun classes, special events, and activities geared toward every age-group.
When buying a home, some folks know exactly what they want, others are stuck trying to decide between a house or condo. Our agents at Fletcher Bright Realty understand how important this decision is, and are ready to assist you in any way possible. We've put together some pros and cons on condo ownership to help you get started.
Congratulations! You found a home in Chattanooga, and you're finally moved in and ready to get settled. But before you spend a solid month unpacking and exploring your new home, make sure you're getting outside and getting involved too. Your new house won't feel like home until your neighborhood feels familiar and accessible, so it's important to spend some time learning how to navigate and fit into your new community. Here are a few simple ways to speed up the process and turn your neighborhood into a familiar place.
Fourth of July is almost here and it's high time to start planning for a night loaded with pyrotechnic fun. Several communities across Chattanooga will be offering fireworks display once again each with its own unique setting and viewing experience. Whether you are looking for a tranquil vantage point or a big community event, our real estate agents have done the research and we've got plenty of suggestions for where to take in the many fireworks shows that Chattanooga has to offer.
Our team of real estate agents is committed to not only finding your perfect home, but providing a helpful guide to Chattanooga fun and festivities that your entire family will love. When you're looking for things to do in the Chattanooga area, be sure to check out Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park.
Whether you're new to Chattanooga, a long-time resident or just stopping by for a visit, the Riverbend Festival is one Chattanooga event that you definitely won't want to miss. It runs every year around the start of the summer, and this year's festival is going to be bigger and better than ever. That's because this year marks the 35th anniversary of the first Riverbend Festival, which started small and grew into the beloved event that we enjoy today. Our real estate agents have done the research and we've got all the details on what to expect from this year's Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga, TN.
As summer arrives in Chattanooga, residents of all ages and backgrounds are flocking to bodies of water for seasonal fun. One of our favorite summer pastimes takes place on the Tennessee River too, but it won't get you wet. Instead, it will transport you back in time to the 1800's, when southerners dined, danced, and took in the views aboard elegant, multi-story riverboats. The Southern Belle Riverboat, our #1 pick for summer date nights, is one of the best ways to see Chattanooga and the scenic river that winds through it.
Chattanooga is the fourth largest city in Tennessee. Made up of a diverse group of residents, the area consists of 49 distinct neighborhoods. In addition to racial diversity, the economy of Chattanooga is well-balanced between white and blue collar jobs as well as displaying a widespread scale of income.
And while these differences may be distinct, there's one thing all the residents share in common - the love of a Saturday afternoon at one of Chattanooga's many city parks.
If you're relocating to Chattanooga with your children, one of the first local attractions for you to visit is the Tennessee Aquarium. Regularly rated as one of the top in the state, the Tennessee Aquarium and the activities around Aquarium Plaza are some of the best in the area. This is a must-see local attraction and our Chattanooga REALTORS® wanted to make sure you didn't miss it.
One of the best things about living in Chattanooga, TN is that every neighborhood has its own flavor and you can explore every corner of the city without ever getting behind the wheel of your car. The Chattanooga Bike-Share Program makes it easy (and cheap!) to travel by two wheels as you explore everything that the city has to offer. Whether you want to enjoy the culture of the MLK District, the quaint shops of the Northshore or the spectacular sights of the Riverfront District, there's simply something special about traveling around Chattanooga with the wind in your hair.
Coolidge Park, located on Chattanooga's Northshore waterfront, has long been known as a place for "Horsing Around" in the city's downtown area. Kids--of all ages--can be seen playing in the park's interactive water fountain, chasing each other across the Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge (the world's largest pedestrian bridge) or taking a ride on the 100-year old, Dentzel carousel located in Coolidge Park.
Sometimes, the name of a community simply picks itself. Such is the case for Lookout Mountain, TN, a beautiful, breathtaking community perched above Chattanooga. You will not find better views of the city anywhere else, and that's just the start of what you have to look forward to when you live atop Lookout Mountain. The beautiful views from Lookout Mountain are accompanied by ample outdoor activities, a unique mountaintop community, fun traditions, and even a very creative mode of transportation from Chattanooga to the mountaintop.