Retire in Chattanooga, TN

Livability Score
54
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
171863
Median Househould Income
39683
Median Age
37.1
65 Years and Over
25805
Median Home Value
141300
Unemployed
9188
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Opa

The best food in town. Homemade, perfectly seasoned, and delicate, tender smoked lamb. The service is often very slow, but I think it is b/c the owner is...

2. Maple Street Biscuit Company

I was told by a friend that lives in Chattanooga that this place was good so I took my family there this past Friday morning. Let me start by saying that...

3. Main Street Meats

Blown away by this place. I can see why it has such great reviews. Decor was great and it's a really comfy and cozy spot to eat. Impeccable service and...

4. Old Plantation Barbecue

Have to agree with the others, this is the best BBQ and sides in Chattanooga. Strictly take out, cash and carry. The portions are country style sized, best...

5. Dub's Place

This is the best BBQ I have had in town! Perfect smoke ring and a nice bark to add texture. The beans were fantastic and the slaw was great as well. My...

Golf
1. Chattanooga Golf & Country Club

I have played Belle Meade C.C. (in Nashville) to Memphis C.C. and lots of country clubs in Tennessee. Chattanooga Golf & Country Club is the best club in...

2. Windstone Golf Club

Great local course on GA and TN line. Pleant of hills and challenging greens. Don't thinlk they have many flat greens on this course. You would think...

3. Black Creek Club

Well yes, it's a private golf club but this feels more like spending time with the part of the family you like. The course is a fun a playable course....

4. The Honors Course

Very exclusive club. Beautiful view from the clubhouse. The turkey Reuben and banana pudding are to die for. The men folk raved about the course all...

5. Canyon Ridge Golf Course

Must play for the area, course is on top of the mountain. Played from the blue tees, a good challenge. Course knowledge is required to shoot well so get the...

Active
1. Walnut Street Bridge

The Walnut Street Bridge is a bridge that is intended for walking on. It accomplishes that purpose adequately. I myself have successfully walked upon the...

2. The Chattanooga Riverfront

What a great place to just hang out! It was nice to see how many people enjoy the area and how nicely it is kept. We observed the paddle boats, paddle...

3. Escape Experience - Chattanooga

This is one of the most exciting places in Chattanooga! I've been to Breakout a couple times and it's god awful and lacks inspiration. The staff there is...

4. Creative Discovery Museum

I was hesitant to take my 2 year old here for the price tag of $30 but we had a blast!!!! There are so many things for every kids to do! I would suggest...

5. Point Park

When I first approached this park I thought we were going to an amusement park or something since the main entrance was a castle. Lol. You can purchase...

Arts
1. Creative Discovery Museum

I was hesitant to take my 2 year old here for the price tag of $30 but we had a blast!!!! There are so many things for every kids to do! I would suggest...

2. Tennessee Aquarium

Hey there yelpers! So I don't normally do reviews on places that aren't food related but I'm hoping to change that since yelp covers everything from...

3. Majestic 12

Hands down our fave theater in Chattanooga! Safe, clean, fun and since it's a Carmike they participate in the "Stimulus Tuesday" which makes small popcorn...

4. Chattanooga Lookouts

As luck would have it, the weekend I was in Chattanooga, the Chattanooga Lookouts were playing my team, the Birmingham Barons. Since there were baseball...

5. Granfalloon

Stopped in for coffee and to conduct a conference call. I bought a homemade brownie which i loved! This was at the counter in Granfalloon which operates as...

Shopping
1. blue skies

I love this place so much!!! It's one of my absolute favorite places to go when I'm in Chattanooga. There is *such* a wonderful, trendy vibe and they have...

2. The English Rose

"A rainbow comes and goes, lovely is the rose." The English Rose is a unique and beautiful little gem tucked away in the middle of downtown Chattanooga's...

3. The Barn Nursery

Closed Sundays in January & February. I wasn't going to say any more, but because my review was too short, it was only going to be added as a tip. I came...

4. The Shooters Depot

I spent some time here today looking at options for a handgun. I have a couple now but looking for a change. These guys are very helpful and know their guns...

5. Rock/Creek

Very cool place to go. Typical outdoor gear prices, but a very nice store and amazing staff. They will even Google stuff for you if you ask.

Health
1. Focus For Massage

My hubby and I are from CA and were in town on business. It was our first trip to Chattanooga, and we saw a Groupon for a couples massage here and decided...

2. Good Fortune Soap & Spa

Had a massage at another place and the masseuse and I loved the oil blend she used and she told me she loved it as well and got it at the Good Fortune Soap...

3. Kapperman & White Eyecare

Our son had an eye injury while a boarding student at McCallie. As the issue persisted over the weekend, I got on a plane from Florida on a Sunday having...

4. Center MedSpa

Absolutely THE best place to get a massage! My back insisted Victoria had performed a miracle! Can't wait for my next visit!

5. AFC Urgent Care

I received excellent care yesterday even though it was Labor Day and many people had come in for care. Every employee I saw, from receptionist to MD were...

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