Signal Mountain

A vibrant mountain community with a suburban feel

Welcome to Signal Mountain

Hamilton County, Tennessee, is home to one of Chattanooga's most desirable neighborhoods: Signal Mountain. This affluent but sparse suburb lies just north of Chattanooga and south of Walden, surrounded by the stunning Tennessee River Gorge.

The community of Signal Mountain offers a unique blend of mountain ambiance, modern amenities, and traditional charm. On Signal Mountain, you can find housing options as varied as the people who make this area home, from spacious brick mansions and quaint bungalows to rustic log cabins in the woods.

Signal Mountain has a rich history. The town was once used as a smoke signal area by Native Americans, then taken over by the US Army for the same purpose. Eventually, it was settled as the affluent community it is today.

 

What to Love

  • Home to several outdoor attractions
  • Scenic mountainous views
  • An overshadowing sense of community
  • Boundless and majestic forests and green spaces

 

Local Lifestyle

People who choose to make Signal Mountain their home will find themselves in a sparsely populated suburban area. The Signal Mountain Historic District was established in the early 20th century and features stately Victorian and English Tudor-style homes scattered along tree-lined streets. 

Popular neighborhoods typically feature attractive house plans and large lots, making them appealing to people of all ages and income levels. This mountain community is a dream for those seeking to get deep into the natural beauty of Chattanooga while still staying close to the city and all it has to offer.

 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

With its well-established community and proximity to Chattanooga, there are plenty of great shops and fantastic attractions in Signal Mountain! Check out local shopping centers like Signal Mountain Village for all your shopping needs. Visit the Needles Gift Shop to find your ideal piece of Grand Teton memorabilia among a wide variety of stylish apparel, unique accessories, and authentic Native American jewelry.

Alongside its host of things to do, Signal Mountain is also home to plenty of great eats! Southern Star Restaurant offers a wide variety of tasty dishes, all equally delicious and pleasing to your palate! You don't have to go downtown every time you want Chinese takeout. Fortune House Restaurant is a family-owned restaurant that offers consistent quality takeout.

Bread Basket is the place to go to satisfy your bread cravings. Here you'll get freshly baked loaves of rye, honey wheat, apple cinnamon, and other pastries packed in attractive wicker baskets. Have an appetite for some tasty Central American fare? El Metate's authentic Mexican cuisine is well worth the trip.

Stop at the Bachman Community Center at 2815 Anderson Pike for the Mountain Opry on the fourth Saturday of every month. This trendy new hangout has some of the best bluegrass music in town.

 

Things to Do

Forested pathways, breathtaking vistas, meandering streams, and a maze of different trails make Signal Mountain a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. 

Visit Signal Point, a reservation that served as a communication point for soldiers during the Civil War. Signal Point is a hidden gem of Chattanooga, offering breathtaking vistas of the Raccoon Mountains and the mystical landscapes formed by the Tennessee River below. The reservation is also a trailhead for the Cumberland Trail, which traverses the Cumberland Plateau for several hundred miles.

Stop by Rainbow Lake, where a dam constructed in 1916 produces a steep but short waterfall, and a swinging bridge crosses the creek below.

Not a hiking enthusiast? Less than 20 minutes from Chattanooga's downtown, the Signal Mountain Golf and Country Club offers 18 holes of championship golf and social, pool, and dining facilities. Additionally, Signal Mountain owns and maintains several playgrounds for public use. Plan a day trip with your family to the Pumpkin Patch Playground in Walden.

 

Schools  

Hamilton County School District serves the Signal Mountain community, and the schools here include:

 
 
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