Check out this article from TimeOut.com — an international media + leisure biz — that featured Chattanooga as the best city in the country for remote workers. (We don’t think Chattanooga is all that random, but call us biased.)
✅ Low cost of living
✅ All the nature + outdoor amenities
✅ Lightning-fast internet speeds from EPB
Low cost of living
Chattanooga has a relatively low cost of living. Our article from last year on the topic reported that median home prices are 27.5% below the national average.
Bonus: We also did a comparison of other Tennessee cities in the above article + here’s a nifty cost-of-living comparison tool.
Where do we start?
- Chattanooga has more than 150 miles of hiking trails on public lands (within a 15-minute drive of downtown). And check out this hiking-in-cold-weather guide.
- You can paddleboard or practically fly across the Tennessee River on a special surfboard.
- We have three dog parks, 41 playgrounds, eight outdoor fitness areas, and the city maintains 800 acres of greenspace for public use.
- We’re also a huge rock-climbing destination.
The national average internet speed is 93.98 Mbps, according to the Internet and Television Association.
The slowest speed that EPB provides is 300 Mbps (upload and download speeds). Locals can also get a gig or 10 gig-speeds.
Since at least 2010 — when EPB became the first provider in the world to offer 1-gig speeds — there’s been a relatively steady stream of national news about Chattanooga. That news has included being dubbed Outside Magazine’s Best Town Ever, making headlines for hosting Ironman competitions, as well as coverage of our super-fast, world-leading internet speeds, which EPB started working on in 1999.