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.
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.
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.
Autumn is arriving in the Appalachian region and Chattanooga is ready to embrace the changing colors. If you love the fall season as much as our REALTORS® then you're surely planning on decking out your porch with a variety of decorations. The fall season is one of the most wonderful times of the year to get creative and make the entrance to your home extra special. Use one of these five unique themes to create a picture-perfect porch this fall!
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.
Are you tired of the same old freezer food? Freshen up your plate with local produce from Chattanooga area farmers markets! Farmers markets across the region are opening back up to the public, and our real estate agents are excited to fill our pantries with the wonderful taste of Tennessee. If you're ready to get back to healthy eating, we suggest stopping by one of these fantastic farmers markets full of locally grown foods!
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.
Running out of ways to occupy your time? Cloth face masks are so easy to make that you can work on them while binging Netflix. Here are instructions for sewing a simple face mask along with a list of places around Chattanooga homes for sale that are accepting donations.
How to Make a Cloth Face Mask
Getting cabin fever after a long winter? Chattanooga offers a variety of exciting opportunities to get out and about during springtime. Our real estate agents have compiled a checklist of lively activities to put on your spring calendar.
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.
What could be better than seeing the sights around Chattanooga on a pleasant March weekend? Seeing it all on foot, of course! The Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon is set to return for another great year, with a full weekend of races, expos, music, and fabulous food for all to enjoy. There's a race for every runner, from the challenge of a full marathon to the joy of a fun run designed especially for local kids. The race weekend also features plenty of events that don't require running shoes, including a busy schedule of live music. Our REALTORS® are ready for the races, and we've got all the details.
Dates: March 6 – 8, 2020
Location: Marathon Starting Line at 2nd and Broad Streets on the Riverfront
Enjoy the Biggest Annual Race Weekend in Chattanooga
Whether you're shopping for Chattanooga homes for sale or training for a marathon, this is the perfect city to experience on foot. The Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon is organized by people who love Chattanooga and has grown into one of the city's most popular events. Founded in 2016, the event was envisioned as a way to engage residents, attract visitors, and benefit the community. It's been a great success so far, with new events and attractions added to race weekend every year. Register to race, or show your support as a spectator – either way you're in for a treat.
See the Sights from a New Perspective
The course for the Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon is designed to take you through some of the most scenic spots in the city. Longer races kick off on Broad Street between 2nd and 3rd Street, with a course winding through the Riverfront, Bluff View, City Center, Westside, and Southside Historic districts. Spectators love watching around the finish line, but there are plenty of other great vantage points along the Tennessee River and beyond.
A Race for Every Experience Level
Training for a marathon is a big deal, and there's nothing like the reward of crossing the finish line after a long run. But if you're not looking to complete a marathon, no problem! The weekend also features a team relay marathon, half-marathon, 5k run, and a fun run designed just for kids. No matter which race you choose, you'll have plenty of support from the crowd.
A Full Weekend of Fun in Chattanooga
It wouldn't be a big Chattanooga event without great music and even better food, would it? The Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon delivers on both fronts, with live music throughout the weekend and ample opportunities to enjoy food from the city's best restaurants. The weekend also includes a series of neighborhood parties, where you can watch the races surrounded by food, live music, and plenty of new friends.
Get Involved with the Chattanooga Erlanger Marathon This Year
There are so many ways to get involved, whether you're strapping on your running shoes or cheering from the crowd. Runners should plan to register online in advance, while spectators need to find the perfect spot to watch the action on race days close to all of the music, food, and fun.
If you love to experience the outdoors while you enjoy your daily run, then the scenic streets of Chattanooga are waiting for you. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the area.
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.
Are you ready to enjoy the sweetest holiday of the year? Every year on January 27, cake lovers around the country celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day, and there are a ton of great local bakeries around Chattanooga where you can find the perfect treat for this special day.
Whether you're looking for a classic recipe or something you've never tried before, Chattanooga has a bakery that's sure to satisfy your craving. Our real estate agents have all the delicious details on where to celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day in Chattanooga this year.
Chatta-Cakes Bakery – 5143 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343
Searching for something sweet close to Hixson homes for sale? Head to Chatta-Cakes Bakery, where you can pick up a custom cake or grab one of the many delicious items on the daily menu. The menu features full-size chocolate cakes, along with mini-cakes, cookies, cupcakes, and chocolate-covered confections, all prepared by hand.
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.
Some of our favorite events of the year are coming up this October, and our REALTORS® are excited to share the events you shouldn't miss. If you're in town looking for Chattanooga homes for sale, be sure to check out some of these amazing October events in the Chattanooga area!
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.
Are you searching for a place that offers family fun for all ages, close to home in Chattanooga? Just across the TN-GA state line, you'll find one of our region's favorite destinations for summer fun, with rides, a water park, and so much more. Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park, also known as Lake Winnie, has been a local favorite for nearly a century. Whether you're looking for thrill rides, a perfect place to let young children have the time of their lives, or anything in between, you'll have it at Lake Winnie. Our real estate agents love Chattanooga fun, and we're excited to tell you all about what you will find at Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park.
Location: 1730 Lakeview Dr., Rossville, GA 30741
Season: Open Every Day June 12 – August 7, Select Dates in May, September, and October
Admission: Purchase Tickets Online or at the Gate
Family Fun at Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park
Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park is a place for all ages, with a selection of attractions that will appeal to every member of the family. From fun kiddie rides to non-stop thrills, Lake Winnie has it all. The park offers extended hours while school is out in the summer, perfect for a full day of fun close to home. Purchase a season pass to visit anytime, or grab affordable single-day tickets when you arrive.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Finding your perfect home is exciting! You've looked at many Chattanooga homes for sale and found the one! You probably can't wait to move in! But there are a few things that have to be completed before you can officially call it yours. These next important steps will get you through to closing day.
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.
The real estate market is always changing. During a seller's market, you'll have lots of competition for your new home. You may be getting stuck in bidding wars and losing, frustrated with your lack of choices, or afraid you'll never find the home you need. Keeping your sanity and getting into your new home in a seller's market is still possible. Here's how to overcome the most common obstacles.
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—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."
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 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.
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.
High above Chattanooga, at the top of scenic Lookout Mountain, you will find a spectacular holiday display unlike any other. Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights is now entering its 23rd holiday season, and this year's display will be bigger and better than ever before.
Now, you can choose your own path through the Enchanted Gardens, and create your own adventure through the gorgeous holiday scenery. This is one holiday event that you certainly won't want to miss, and our Chattanooga REALTORS® have the inside scoop on what to expect from this year's Enchanted Garden of Lights.
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.
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.
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.
One of the best things about buying a house in Chattanooga, TN is that each neighborhood has its own personality and feel. The city is still very connected, but every neighborhood is its own unique experience. The MLK District is one of Chattanooga's most well-established neighborhoods and is a very popular home for young professionals, families, and students of the city's excellent universities. Historic homes line the streets of Chattanooga's MLK District, and there is something interesting to do waiting around every corner of the neighborhood.
As you walk through the streets of our downtown, most native Chattanoogans can tell you stories about the city and its many neighborhoods. From the Bluff View Art District to Northshore and City Center, each has its own Cinderella story. Chattanooga's Southside District is no different.
Are you considering buying a house in Chattanooga? At Fletcher Bright Realty, our Chattanooga REALTORS® know first-hand why our city is the best place to live, and we're sure you'll love living here too. We've put our heads together and created this list of 10 reasons why Chattanooga is such a special place to live.
From electric eels to awesome otters, the Tennessee Aquarium is a place to explore everything under the sea, lakes and rivers. It even has a butterfly garden when you want to see some splashes of color above the water. And the aquarium's location on the Tennessee River is next to perfect.
From lunch on the go to a formal dinner date, you'll find that Chattanooga's restaurant offerings will give you exactly what you are looking for. In fact, you can eat around the globe while dining in Chattanooga. Some of the local favorites include Boathouse, Lupi's Pizza, Urban Stack, Boccacia and Tremont Tavern.
Chattanooga offers all of the amenities you need for a comfortable lifestyle without the cumbersome features of a big city--like traffic and frenzied people rushing back and forth. It's friendly and slow-paced yet sophisticated and loaded with cultural activities. And if you really want the "big city" experience, you're less than two hours from Atlanta, Nashville, Birmingham and Knoxville
Chattanooga is notable for being the first city on the globe to offer city-wide 10-gig Internet. This makes it a tech-friendly place to live.
The cost of rent for commercial space and the price of Chattanooga homes for sale are significantly lower than other cities in the area. You don't have to have millions to live comfortably in Chattanooga.
With the exception of central China, Chattanooga has more tree and wildflower varieties than anywhere else. The city's also close to many lakes and rivers, which means the scenery around the city is truly splendid. Take a boat out on the river to get another perspective of just how beautiful Chattanooga really is.
Outside Magazine named Chattanooga one of the Best Towns in America. Chattanooga was also the first mid-sized city to create its own district specifically dedicated to advancing innovative workplaces. The Innovation District is bringing many new companies and jobs to Chattanooga. It truly is an "up and coming" community.
Chattanooga embraces southern hospitality. Everywhere you look, you'll be greeted with a smile and a friendly handshake. The people here are simply pleasant to be around, and you'll find them to be great neighbors.
Sure, it will rain from time to time, but the climate in Chattanooga is mild. You will have four distinct seasons, but the weather is rarely too cold or too hot.
Chattanooga offers easy access to the city and its amenities, which you can reach from I-75. Once in the city, take the CARTA Downtown Electric Shuttle for free or take advantage of the Bike Chattanooga bike share program to get around town without spending a fortune or messing with your car.
Have these 10 facts piqued your interest about buying a home in Chattanooga? Contact our team at Fletcher Bright Realty to start your Chattanooga home search today.
Chattanooga is a beautiful city to live throughout the year, but there's just something special about the fall season. If you're considering buying a home in Chattanooga, you'll most likely want to know where to go to enjoy the best local spots to check out all of the stunning scenery. The most vibrant colors tend to peak around mid-to-late October, and this year's display is expected to be just as gorgeous as ever. The waterways and mountainous terrain around Chattanooga, TN provide the perfect backdrop – and increase your options for how to peep the best fall foliage.
Our team at Fletcher-Bright Realty loves taking in the sights of Chattanooga, and we've put together a guide to help you find the best fall colors around the city.