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Living a Mountain Lifestyle in Signal Mountain, Tennessee

Signal Mountain is a suburb of Chattanooga with a mostly affluent population of 7,200.  As the name suggests, this promontory was used for signaling both by the native Americans and the armies during the Civil War.  Nearby outdoor attractions include the Cumberland Trail, Mabbitt Springs, Rainlbow Lake, Edward's Point, and Signal Point  (a U.S. National Park). At one time there was a trolley connecting Signal Mountain and Chattanooga.

Where to Retire in Signal Mountain and Home Prices

You can live in the town or in one of the Active Communities or developments nearby. The median home value was $420,575 in mid-2021, according to Zillow.

What Is Special about Signal Mountain

Signal Hill is a nice town in a beautiful setting. It is a complete enough town for most major needs, with nearby hospitals 7 miles away in Chattanooga.

What Is Not Special about Signal Mountain

Signal Mountain might be a bit quiet and remote for some people, located at the top of a mountain.

Climate and Physical Environment

Signal Mountain is high on a hill in southeastern Tennessee, 7 miles from Chattanooga. Georgia and Alabama are nearby.The average January temperature is in the high 30's. The elevation is 1,700'.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Signal Mountain Playhouse presents 2 plays per year including an outdoor musical every summer in the natural amphitheatre behind the Town Hall. The Mountain Arts Community Center offers classes in music, dance, and visual arts from its historic building. Bachman Community Center has many yearly events, as well as a small library and community garden plots. The Mountain Opry hosts a weekly bluegrass music show every Friday evening.


Crime is very low in Signal Mountain.

Medical Facilities

Chattanooga has hospitals and plenty of doctors just 7 miles away.


There are 4 highways leading up to the town. Nearby Chattanooga has an airport.

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