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Chattanooga Florists

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. 

  1. Making Arrangements: 3914 St. Elmo Ave., Chattanooga TN 37409
    Stop by this St Elmo shop for delightful bouquets in the business district. Making Arrangements is owned by Gloria Mendonsa and Sue Soltau Wright who showcase their experience in the visual arts with their floral decorations. A bouquet from one of their talented floral experts is sure to impress. 

  2. Chattanooga Florist: 1701 E. Main St., Chattanooga, TN 37404
    Well-known for their artistic floral presentations, the professional designers at Chattanooga Florist are happy to work with clients to create unique, personalized Valentine's Day gifts. When you order from them, you'll have the confidence of knowing you'll receive a long-lasting arrangement made of fresh, beautiful flowers.
  3. Chattanooga Flower Market: 8016 East Brainerd Rd., Suite B, Chattanooga, TN 37421
    Customer satisfaction is the number one priority at Chattanooga Flower Market. They carry a variety of flowers, including daisies, hydrangeas, lilies, roses, and tulips, tropical flowers, and potted plants. Whether you're looking for a traditional rose bouquet or a unique floral design, you'll find exactly what you need here. If you visit this florist, don't forget to ask them about their rewards points program. 
  4. Ensign the Florist / Blue Ivy Flowers: 1300 S. Crest Rd., Rossville, GA 30741
    Area residents were excited to learn about the recent merger between Ensign the Florist and Blue Ivy FlowersEnsign the Florist is well-known for their creative custom floral designs. Blue Ivy Flowers was awarded recognition as one of the top-three best-rated florists in Chattanooga in 2020. Both companies have so much to offer, we're thrilled to see what this new partnership brings. If you've been looking at Walker County homes for sale, you'll definitely want to keep an eye on this great florist!
  5. The Clay Pot: 1311 Hanover St., Chattanooga, TN 37405
    The talented florist designers at The Clay Pot are sure to put a smile on your valentine's face! For over 25 years the shop has been a great option for a bouquet or for wedding day decorating. The shop is known for offering a variety of styles, so you're guaranteed to find the perfect one for your valentine. Online ordering is currently available for their Valentine's Day offerings. 

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. 


Chattanooga Bakeries

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.

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Chattanooga Things to Do

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.

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Chattanooga Pasta

Just as everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, there's a little bit of Italian in everybody on World Pasta Day. Pasta is tasty, versatile, and just plain fun to eat, making it a favorite of our real estate agents. On October 25th, head to one of these top Italian restaurants in Chattanooga for a pasta meal of your choice.

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Chattanooga Farmers Markets

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!

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Chattanooga Ice CreamThere's nothing quite like a delicious scoop of ice cream on a hot summer day.

Our real estate agents agree it's one of the best and tastiest ways to cool off! Luckily, Chattanooga has many ice cream shops serving scoops of all your favorite flavors. Here's the run-down of the top local ice cream stores you'll want to visit. 

  1. The Ice Cream Show: 105 Walnut St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
    Located in downtown Chattanooga near the Hunter Art Museum, The Ice Cream Show is a must-visit location for locals and tourists alike. Your delicious treat will start with a base of custom-blended ice cream or frozen yogurt. The magic happens when you choose from over 40 fresh ingredients to create one of 17,000 possible combinations! 
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Chattanooga Donuts

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.

  1. Koch's Bakery – 1900 Broad St., Chattanooga, TN 37408
    With a reputation for baking excellence that stretches back more than 70 years in Chattanooga, Koch's Bakery is a true Scenic City classic. Everything at Koch's Bakery is made from scratch, using old-fashioned family recipes and fresh ingredients. Donuts are baked fresh every day, and this is the perfect place if you're looking for a true, old-fashioned donut. Koch's Bakery also offers a diverse menu of cakes, danish, cookies, pies, and so much more to satisfy your sweet tooth throughout the year.
  2. 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.

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Small Business Chattanooga

In Chattanooga, we are fortunate to have many local businesses that make our community a wonderful place to call home. 

Due to current events and restrictions, these small businesses need us, more than ever. Here are a few ways that you can support small businesses in Chattanooga while social distancing. 

  1. Opt for Curbside Service
    Though exact guidelines vary from city to city, many areas are allowing restaurants that have had to close their dining rooms continue to serve food and beverages to customers via drive-up windows, delivery, and curbside services. Instead of foregoing eating out entirely, continue to order meals and snacks for delivery or drive-up service (as long as it's permitted by your local COVID-19 guidelines). 
  1. Order Products Online
    Even though in-person shopping may not be possible or recommended, it might be possible to continue to order your favorite products from small businesses online. Ask your preferred Chattanooga small business if it has a website or if it's possible to order items via its social media page. You might have the option to have your order delivered or brought out to your vehicle via curbside delivery. 

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

About The Whiskey Thief at the Edwin

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

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Chattanooga Antique Shops
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

  1. The Refindery on McCallie – 1300 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga
    Established in 2015, The Refindery on McCallie has quickly become one of Chattanooga's favorite spots to hunt for special finds. This popular antique and vintage store offers a wide variety of items, from Persian rugs to small, unique gifts perfect for any occasion. Enjoy a large, well-organized store, with a friendly staff and more than enough great finds to keep you browsing for hours.

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Chattanooga Family Fun Aquascarium
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. 

Aquascarium | 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.

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Chattanooga Boo in the Zoo
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 Unique Halloween Experience in a Safe Environment

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.

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Rock City Fairyland Caverns
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.

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3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival 2018
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.

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Big River Grille
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.

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Lookout Mountain Hang Gliding
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.

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Chattanooga Back Inn Cafe
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. 

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Chattanooga Summer Camps for Kids
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:

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Songbirds Guitar Museum
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 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.

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Local Chattanooga Dining at Its Best

Feed Co. Table & Tavern Lunch

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.

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Chattanooga High Point Climbing & fitness
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.

Chattanooga Climbing

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Chattanooga Fitness Classes
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.

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