Chattanooga is the fourth-largest city in Tennessee (after Memphis, Nashville
and Knoxville), and the seat of Hamilton County. Located in southeastern
Tennessee on Chickamauga Lake and Nickajack Lake, which are both part of the
Tennessee River, Chattanooga lies approximately 104 miles (167 km) to the
north-northwest of Atlanta, Georgia, 120 miles (190 km) to the southwest of
Knoxville, about 135 miles (217 km) to the southeast of Nashville, and
about 148 miles (238 km) to the northeast of Birmingham, Alabama.
Chattanooga abuts the Georgia border, and the region is at the junction of three
major interstate highways, I-24, I-75, and I-59.
The city, which has a downtown elevation of approximately 680 feet (210
m), lies at the transition between the ridge-and-valley portion of the
Appalachian Mountains and the Cumberland Plateau. The city is therefore
surrounded by various mountains and ridges. The official nickname for
Chattanooga is the Scenic City.
Chattanooga is ranked 8th out of Americas 100 largest metro areas for the
best "Bang For Your Buck" city according to Forbes magazine. The study
measured overall affordability, housing rates, and more.
Wikipedia entry for Chattanooga
City of Chattanooga
Chamber of Commerce website
Convention and Visitors Bureau