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Welcome to our neighborhood information page! At CENTURY 21 Professional Group we love to live, work and play in our beautiful Tennessee Communities. We have always believed that the first step to finding the perfect home is finding the perfect community to fit your needs, your style and your family. Below you will find valuable information on the many Counties and surrounding areas we are proud to serve. From parks and recreation to jobs and education, you'll find everything you need to know in this one simple source. If you happen to have any further questions about our service area feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to provide you with any information you may need.

Sequatchie County | Marion County | Hamilton County | Grundy County | Van Buren County | Bledsoe County

Sequatchie County

Sequatchie County is the smallest in area and youngest of the three counties comprising the Sequatchie Valley region. Formed in December of 1857, the county was named after the majestic valley it's situated in. The valley itself was named after the famous Cherokee Chief, Sequachee. Located in the center of the valley, Sequatchie County offers seemingly endless outdoor attractions and has a rustic appeal for those seeking a quieter kind of lifestyle and is only 30 miles from Chattanooga.

Located in southeast Tennessee in the beautiful Sequatchie Valley, Sequatchie County real estate is in one of the most breathtaking areas of the Volunteer State. The 2004 estimated population of Sequatchie County was 12,361, an increase of nearly 9% from the 2000 census. The county seat and major community, Dunlap, has a 2005 estimated population of 4,681, making Dunlap one of the fastest growing in the Southeast Tennessee region.

Sequatchie County offers pretty temperate annual temperatures. The annual average temperature is 60°. The monthly average high temperature in January is 49° and in July 92°. For low temperatures in the winter and summer, in January the average low is 28° and the July low is 65°. The annual average rainfall is 58 inches and Sequatchie County only has about 5 inches of annual snowfall.


> Directions

Getting around Sequatchie and Bledsoe Counties is easy. To drive through Sequatchie County from Chattanooga there are three alternatives: Take Highway 127 over Signal Mountain and into the valley or take the I-24 Jasper exit onto Highway 28 and up the valley into Dunlap. You can also access the Valley via Highway 111 (Corridor J) off Highway 27 just north of Soddy-Daisy. You can take Highway 127 to Pikeville in Bledsoe County, all the way to Crossville and I-40. Travelers from Nashville or Knoxville can do the same, in reverse.


> Jobs & Commerce

The major industries and manufacturing products of Dunlap and Sequatchie County include the manufacturing of gasoline engines, batteries, zippers, tubing, archery products and customized foam products, and customized foam products. Other industrial manufactures include tool, dye, sheet metal, lubricants, and welding.

As of 2002, the per capita personal income for Sequatchie County was $20,026, representing an increase of nearly 19% from 1997. As of the 2000 census, the median household income for Sequatchie County was $30,959, the median family income $36,435 and the per capita income of $16,468.


> Points of Interest

Sequatchie County real estate and Dunlap Homes For Sale are in the heart of truly gorgeous natural splendor. Close to Dunlap and Sequatchie County lie state parks such as the Booker T. Washington State Park, Fall Creek Falls State Park , Harrison Bay State Park , Red Clay State Park , Russell Cave National Monument , and the South Cumberland Recreational area all within 30 miles of the county.

You and your family can canoe the Sequatchie where you can enjoy the scenery, or even fish, picnic, or just take everything in. Pickett's Trout Ranch also has fishing available, and also offers the Waterhouse Gallery. This gallery presents works of art by local artists. There are also cooking pits, small grills, picnic tables, and coming soon horseback riding and camping.

In addition, Sequatchie County real estate is close to several small inns and bed & breakfasts allowing you and your family to enjoy the rolling hills and mountain views at their finest.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Dunlap Coke Ovens Park and Museum houses the largest collection of Tennessee coal mining photographs and other donated mining artifacts. These displays help educate the public on the historic coal industry in the area.

Looking to catch a flick? Not a problem, because Sequatchie County real estate is near one of the historic vestiges of days gone past- the drive-in movie theatre! The Dunlap drive-in is open on the weekends, offering films for the whole family.

Last but not least, the Tennessee Tree Toppers allow you to hang glide through the Henson Gap, and enjoy the countryside by the air. For those afraid of heights or are a little skittish, there are instructors available to help you through the process.


> Education

Sequatchie County has three schools, located in Dunlap , to oversee the education of the county's children. These three schools have over 1,900 students and offer a low student to teacher ratio. To learn more about Griffith Elementary School , Sequatchie County High School , and Sequatchie County Middle School , please visit the Sequatchie County School District 's official page.

. Sequatchie County Schools

In addition to Sequatchie County public schools, the county offers private schools such as the Dunlap Seventh-Day Adventist School, and close access to other private schools in the neighboring counties and in Chattanooga.


> Sequatchie County & Dunlap Local Links

City of Dunlap

Southeast Tennessee Tourism Association

Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative

Sequatchie County & Dunlap Chamber of Commerce

The Keeping Room - Dunlap

Dunlap Natural Gas

Dunlap Coke Ovens & Museum
Dunlap Drive-In

Sequatchie Valley Electric Cooperative

Dunlap Water System

Marion County

Marion County is located to the southwest of Sequatchie County. Marion County real estate offers living close to some of Tennessee's major cities: Marion County is only a short distance west of Chattanooga real estate and about 100 miles from Nashville. 2004 estimates for Marion County population was 27,661, about the same as the 2000 census figures.

The county seat for Marion County is Jasper, which is located within the Chattanooga metropolitan area. Jasper was named after Sergeant William Jasper, a Revolutionary War hero. The 2003 estimated population for Jasper was 3,118. The median household income for Jasper was $35,926, median family income $42,468, and the per capita income for the town was $18,311 as of the 2000 census.

The local Marion County per capita personal income as of 2002 was $22,496, representing an increase of nearly 18% from 1997. The median household income for Marion County was $31,419, and the median family income $ 36,351.


> Points of Interest

Marion County real estate offers access to many fun and exciting outdoor activities. Marion County homes for sale have access to outdoor spots such as: The Marion County Park, the Camp on the Lake, and the Hales Bar and Marina, Shellmound Campgrounds at Nichajack Lake, Foster Falls rock climbing, Sequatchie Valley Golf & Country Club for golf enthusiasts, and the Nickajack Cave. These locations offer boating, fishing, hiking, camping, and simple relaxation.


> Education

Marion County real estate has access to 10 schools educating over 4,000 students. Like many Tennessee school districts, the Marion County School District offers a very low teacher to student ratio. Schools in the district include: Jasper Elementary School, Monteagle Elementary School, South Pittsburg Elementary School, Whitwell Elementary School, Whitwell Middle School, Jasper Middle School, Whitwell High School, South Pittsburg High School, Marion County High School, and the Marion Academy.

. Marion County Schools


> Local Links

Marion County Chamber of Commerce

Town of Kimball

National Cornbread Festival

South Pittsburg

Marion County Fair

Camp on the Lake

Town of Jasper

South Pittsburg Historical Society

Hales Bar Marina & Resort

Nickajack Cave

City of Whitwell

Civil War Dinner Theatre

Hamilton County

Located on the border with Georgia, Hamilton County Tennessee was named after Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasure. The county seat for Hamilton County is the beautiful and historic southern city of Chattanooga. The 2004 estimated population for people living in Hamilton County real estate was 310,371, a slight increase from the 2000 US Census.

Meaning "rock rising to a point," Chattanooga is both the county seat and the metropolitan area for the surrounding region. Chattanooga serves as an important cultural, economic, and educational hub for south eastern Tennessee. As of 2003, the population for Chattanooga was 154,887, representing a slight increase from the 2000 census. The Chattanooga Metropolitan Area has a population of almost 500,000 people. Chattanooga real estate boasts the most affordable housing in the nation, is well known for leveraging development funds through effective public private partnerships, offers significant civic involvement, and Chattanooga is one of the first cities in America to effectively use citizen visioning processes to set specific long-term goals to enhance the lives of residents and attract future visitors.

Chattanooga real estate is experiencing a renaissance, especially in the restoration of downtown Chattanooga and many of Chattanooga's neighborhoods are experiencing a rebirth of their own. Chattanooga offers many buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, including the entire neighborhoods of Fort Wood and Saint Elmo.


> Climate

  • According to the National Weather Climatic Data Center , " Chattanooga is a moderate climate, characterized by cool winters and quite warm summers."

  • Monthly Average Temperatures are as follows:































Average Yearly - 60.5
Source: The National Climatic Data Center


> Jobs & Commerce

Chattanooga real estate offers access to a diverse mix of manufacturing and service industries, four colleges, and a commitment to a diverse local economy. The keyword for Chattanooga's economy is "Sustainability," representing a desire to diversify the economy as a result of previous industrial downturns due to pressures from over seas labor. Chattanooga real estate serves as the corporate headquarters for companies such as Olan Mills, Rock Creek Outfitters, Double Cola, Krystal Hamburgers, CBL & Associates, Chattem, Covenant Transport, U.S. Xpress, Inc (the fifth largest trucking company in America), National Model Railroad Associate, UnumProvident, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, The Chattanooga Bakery (creators of the Moon pie), and Miller Industries (the largest tow truck manufacturer in the world).

Following the downturn in the industrial sectors of Chattanooga's economy, diverse banking and insurance businesses that set up operations in prime Chattanooga real estate include large branch offices of Cigna, AT&T and the financial giant UBS.

Other major employers in the Chattanooga-Hamilton County area include the Tennessee Valley Authority, Alstom Power, Inc., Erlanger and T.C. Thompson's Children's Hospital, and the Hamilton County Board of Education. In addition to corporate and public business sectors, Chattanooga offers a thriving retail trader. Chattanooga is known for its wonderful retail shops, offering extensive retail establishments both in downtown Chattanooga and in Chattanooga 's suburbs. There are three major shopping malls in the Chattanooga area: Northgate Mall in Hixson, Eastgate Town Center in Brainerd, and Hamilton Place Mall in east Chattanooga. The Warehouse Row, a large outlet mall, is located in downtown Chattanooga.

For those interested in Chattanooga real estate, the median household income for Chattanooga as of the 2000 census was $32,006, the median family income was $41,318, and the per capita income for Chattanooga was $19,689.

For those interested greater Hamilton County real estate, as of 2002 the per capita personal income for Hamilton County was $30,572. This represents an astounding 20% increase from 1997 and matches exactly the per capita national income.


> Points of Interest

Chattanooga real estate and Hamilton County real estate are close to many exciting and accessible points of interest.

Chattanooga is home to many museums. The Hunter Museum of Art, the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, the Chattanooga Regional History Museum, that National Medal of Honor Museum, the Houston Museum, the Creative Discovery Museum and the Chattanooga African American Museum are to name a few.

Chattanooga is home to the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, which is current lead by musical director and conductor Robert Bernhardt. The Symphony holds is performances at the Tivoli Theater. The Chattanooga Theatre Centre is the Chattanooga real estate area's professional theater.

Other Chattanooga real estate area attractions include the Tennessee Aquarium, many famous caverns, Ruby Falls, the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, the Raccoon Mountain Caverns, the Ocoee River and other developments along the Tennessee River. In addition, downtown Chattanooga real estate offers a thriving night life, the IMAX 3D Theatre, the Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park, and the Chattanooga Zoo.

Chattanooga real estate offers several festivals, including the week long Riverbend Festival, known for its music and for drawing huge crowds, the annual Southern Brewer's Festival, the River Roast Festival, events at The Chattanooga Market, and other fun outdoor events.


> Education

Hamilton County real estate offers access to 77 public schools educating over 40,000 eager young minds. Hamilton County Schools are continually improving in the state of Tennessee's education report cards, and the county's schools received straight A's in student academic progress, boasted a 74% graduation rate, and 94% consistent attendance rate. Hamilton County schools also boast about a 15:1 student to teacher ratio. To learn more about the schools in any particular area of Hamilton County, please refer to the Hamilton County Department of Education link below.

There are 17 junior colleges, colleges, and universities located in the Chattanooga real estate region. A few of these colleges include the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga State Technical Community College, Tennessee Temple University, Southern Adventist University, and Covenant College.


> Local Links

Hamilton County Official Site

Hunter Museum of Art

Tennessee Aquarian & IMAX

Hamilton County Parks & Recreation

International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum

Chattanooga Zoo

Chattanooga Official Website

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

Riverbend Festival Official Website

Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce

Chattanooga Regional History Museum

CityLoafer.com - Chattanooga Source for Entertainment and Attractions

Chattanooga Convention and Visitor's Bureau

National Medal of Honor Museum

If You Like Golf

Chattanooga's Southern Charm Highlighted

Houston Museum

Chattanooga Metro Airport

Tennessee Valley Railroad

Chattanooga African American Museum

Scenic City Online

Chattooga and Chickamauga Railway

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera

Chattanooga Times Free Press website

The Chattanoogan

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre

The Pulse

Grundy County

Located to the west of Sequatchie County and north of Marion County, Grundy County as of 2004 had an estimated population of 14,465. This represents a slight increase from the 2000 census number of 14,332. Named in honor for U.S. Congressman, Senator, and Attorney General Felix Grundy, the county seat is located in Altamont.

Grundy County is strategically located between Nashville and Chattanooga, and is intersected by Interstate 24. Grundy County real estate offers living in touch with nature, yet a short distance from some of Tennessee's most important cities.

As of 2002, Grundy County had a per capita personal income of $19,611, representing an increase of 26% from 1997.

Grundy County real estate offers many outdoor recreational opportunities for you and your family. Parks in Grundy County include Savage Gulf State Natural Area, South Cumberland Recreation Area, Grundy Forest State Natural Area, as well as many streams, lakes, and reservoirs.

Grundy County real estate has access to seven public schools educating over 2200 students. Grundy County schools include: Coalmont Elementary School, Palmer Elementary School, Pelham Elementary School, Swiss Memorial Elementary School, North Elementary School, Tracy Elementary School, and Grundy County High school. The elementary schools in the county serve as both elementary and middle schools.

. Grundy County Public Schools

Van Buren County

Located in middle Tennessee, 2004 population estimates for Van Buren County have the population at 5,471. The county was named after former President Martin Van Buren, and the county seat is located at Spencer. Like other scenic central Tennessee counties, Van Buren County real estate offers some of the best natural views the Volunteer State has to offer. Located virtually in the center of Tennessee, Van Buren is close to both Chattanooga and Nashville. Spencer is the largest community, with a 2003 estimated population of 1,697.

As of 2002, Van Buren County offered a per capita personal income of $20,565. This represents an astounding 41.6% increase from 1997.

Van Buren County has two schools, Spencer Elementary School educating from Pre-Kindergarten through 5 th, and Van Buren County High School, teaching grades 6 through 12. The two schools have a combined student population of 784.

. Van Buren County School Board

. Van Buren County Chamber of Commerce

Bledsoe County

Located to the northeast of Sequatchie County and northwest of Hamilton County , Bledsoe County has a 2004 estimated population of 12,785. This represents a 3.38% increase from the 2000 census of 12,367. The county seat of Bledsoe County is Pikeville. Bledsoe County was named after Anthony Bledsoe, a Revolutionary War officer. Pikeville had an estimated population of 1,798 in 2003.

As of 2002, the per capita personal income for Bledsoe County was $19,262, an amazing increase of 21.6% from 1997. As of the 2000 census, the household median income for Bledsoe County was $28,982 and the family median income was at $34, 593. Bledsoe County real estate offers a low cost of living and beautiful natural scenery while still close enough to major cities like Chattanooga and Nashville.

Bledsoe County offers fun events like the Bledsoe County Fair and the Mountaineer Folk Festival. In addition, the Fall Creek Falls State Park is located in Bledsoe County.

Bledsoe County real estate has access to five public schools: Bledsoe County High School, Cecil B. Rigsby Elementary School, Mary V. Wheeler Elementary School, Pikeville Elementary School, and Bledsoe County Middle School. These Bledsoe County schools combine educate about 1800 young Tennessee Volunteers.

. Pikeville-Bledsoe Chamber of Commerce


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