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7 Reasons to Move to Chattanooga

Any city with the nickname ‘Scenic City’ is expected to have beautiful and stunning surroundings – and Chattanooga does not disappoint. This city in Tennessee grabbed the top spot in Best Places to Live in the US.This feat is even more impressive when you know that Chattanooga was actually called the Dirtiest City in America back in 1969. Where there was once a city filled with smog and pollution, it is now one of the greenest cities in the country.

Still unconvinced to move to Chattanooga? Here are some more reasons to convince you:

·         Low cost of living. No city would get into any best places to move to/live in list if it does not have a low cost of living, and Chattanooga is no exception. There is no state income tax in Tennessee and the price of gas is among the lowest in the country. Purchasing a home is also a great option in Chattanooga because home prices is around 19% lower than the national average. 

·         Business- and entrepreneur-friendly. If you have a business or you have an entrepreneurial streak, you would find Chattanooga to be a great place to be your base. Many entrepreneurs find Chattanooga to be a great launching pad for new ventures because start-ups are welcomed and supported. Some notable organizations are Causeway, a group that provides tools and resources for social entrepreneurship, and CO.Lab, a non-profit startup accelerator. You will also find a good number of co-working spaces in Chattanooga.

·         Diverse and beautiful views.Whether you are into mountains, valleys, rivers, streams, or waterfalls, Chattanooga has stunning views you can enjoy. The Tennessee river and the surrounding mountains are an excellent backdrop for any activity and your daily life. Have unlimited access to Instagram-worthy sceneries and majestic views.

·         Great outdoors. With the rocky Tennessee River Gorge and the ridges and valleys around it, Chattanooga is primed to be an adventure hub. Many people visit this city to go rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, white-water rafting, hang gliding,kayaking, and more. If you are into less adventurous activities, the surroundings are also great for having picnics or strolling leisurely. 

·         City-wide fast internet. Aside from being called the ‘Scenic City’, Chattanooga is also called the ‘Gig City’ and this is because Chattanooga was the first city in the US to have a city-wide fiber internet network back in 2010. Chattanooga has the fastest, most affordable internet in the United States.

·         Sustainable practices. Chattanooga turned its surroundings around with bold sustainability practices and green urban policies. In 1992, all-electric shuttle buses that anyone can ride for free were introduced in the downtown area. These shuttle buses helped to greatly reduce air pollution. Chattanooga also has an electric bike-sharing system, making it a biking haven. To further reduce air pollution, all but five of its coal plants have been decommissioned. 

·         Tech-friendly. If the city-wide fast internet is not enough to show that Chattanooga is tech-friendly, you will be impressed to know about TechTown and A.I.R. Labs. TechTown is a technology and entrepreneurial learning center that offers classes, summer camps, and after-school programs. It is a huge space dedicated to robotics, circuitry, software development, and innovation. A.I.R. Labs, on the other hand, is a center that offers classes on web development, design, music production, and 3D modelling. 

Eager to learn more about living in Chattanooga? Get to know it better by reading the Bellhops city guide for more information on moving to Chattanooga, best places to live in Chattanooga, different things to do, events to go to, restaurants to try, and other ways you can enjoy the fourth largest city in Tennessee.
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