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Chattanooga is home to over 544,000 residents. Residents living in Chattanooga are able to experience the big city amenities in a mid-size city. Chattanooga is located at the junction of the Cumberland Plateau and the Southern Appalachians and within two to three hours driving distance of Nashville and Knoxville, Tennessee, Atlanta, Georgia, and Birmingham, Alabama. The U.S. News and World Report named Chattanooga "one of the best cities in the world." The New York Times even highlighted the charm of our city and its nightlife and restaurants. Chattanooga has become a haven for outdoor enthusiasts looking for adventure in a historic natural setting. Chattanooga's nationally renowned rock climbing, bike riding and rafting are just a few of the outdoor activities that led Outside magazine to name Chattanooga for a second time as the "Best Town Ever 2015" and Bicycling Magazine to consistently rank Chattanooga among "America's Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities." National Geographic labeled Chattanooga "The Regional Adventurer Climbing Capital."
Over the past two decades, the downtown area has undergone major revitalization projects to enhance our cities natural beauty. This has brought us national and international recognition, and more importantly, has improved the community's quality of life. It is a transformation that was envisioned by thousands of local residents and accomplished through partnerships among individuals, governments, companies, and non-profit organizations. The city has launched a free electric shuttle to transport visitors throughout the downtown area, created an 11 mile river walk, and more recently built the first GIG Internet with the use of a fiber network in the United States.
Chattanooga has been known for its rich history that dates back to the civil war era but today the city strives to be known as a national model for environmental stewardship and a business friendly environment. Local companies have prided themselves in using environmental friendly materials to build their business structures. Long standing companies like McKee and Unum have called Chattanooga home for decades. We are pleased to say we are now home to international companies such as Amazon and Volkswagen.
We welcome you to join our city to see why our spirit exemplifies all that Chattanooga Can Do.