Known worldwide for the quality and variety of its outdoor recreation, Chattanooga also embraces a vibrant cultural and arts community, highlighted each summer by “Riverbend,” an eight night festival featuring nearly 100 acts performing on multiple stages. Riverbend is ranked in the top 10% of all American festivals and has been recognized by the International Festivals and Events association.
Chattanooga — the “Scenic City” — is nestled in a dramatic natural environment, one of the most beautiful in the nation. Lookout Mountain, Signal Mountain and the Tennessee River frame this progressive and growing city. Over 500,000 people call the greater Chattanooga area home — and no wonder!
The renaissance of downtown Chattanooga has attracted attention from around the world, beginning with the 1980s revitalization of the waterfront, creation of the Tennessee Aquarium, the Hunter Museum and Arts District, IMAX Theater and Creative Discovery Museum. These immensely successful projects joined historic Chattanooga attractions like the Chattanooga Choo Choo, Tennessee Valley Scenic Railway, Rock City, Ruby Falls, the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, Lake Winnepesaukah and the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park to provide a wonderfully exciting array of arts and entertainment options.
Welcome to Hamilton County Department of Education
The Hamilton County Department of Education is a diverse school system, providing roughly 42,000 students with a world class education. The system is nationally renowned for urban school success as well as middle school and high school reform. The district offers a variety of educational programs for all students including magnet schools, career academies and gender-based classes as well as a focus on individual student success and the goal of preparing all students to compete in the Global Economy.
Chattanooga Area Map
Chattanooga is also a “Gigabit City,” connected with advanced fiber-optic infrastructure that makes one gigabit-per-second Internet speed available to every home and business throughout the entire community. Urban or rural, business or residential, Chattanoogans enjoy Internet speeds unsurpassed in the North America.
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