Hixson, TN

Why We Love Hixson

Located just north of Chattanooga, this suburb feels like home. Convenient to both downtown Chattanooga, and Soddy Daisy, Hixson is perfectly placed for someone who is looking for diversity in their day to day. 

Hixson is a great location for it’s conveniences to just about everything. Within 15 minutes, you can be eating at a local downtown restaurant, splashing around in Chickamauga lake, stepping foot on a trailhead, or shopping at some of the most well known retail stores.

Hixson History 

Signal Mountain takes its name from the scenic Signal Point overlook. The first settlers of Signal Mountain were Native Americans who used Single Point to send fire and smoke signals across the Tennessee River Gorge. Years later, Signal Point would be used by the Union Army as a communications station during the Civil War. 

Until the 1870s, very few people lived on Signal Mountain. Chattanooga was in the midst of cholera and yellow fever epidemics. This caused affluent families in the valley to relocate to Signal Mountain where they could find clean air and fresh water. One of these new settlers, Charles E. James, purchased 4,400 acres of land by Signal Point and started to develop the area. By 1925, this area had 200 homes, the Signal Mountain Inn (now Alexian Village), a trolley, and a golf course. Today, this part of signal mountain is known as “Old Town” and it hotst some of the most beautiful homes on Signal Mountain. 

Hixson Schools

Many families move to Signal Mountain for their highly rated schools. Signal Mountain Middle/High School, Thrasher Elementary School and Nolan Elementary are the public schools that service Signal Mountain. All three schools score an 8/10 according to Graceschools.org

There are several private schools near Signal Mountain as well. The Bright School, Baylor School, McCallie Boys School, and Girls Preparatory School are just a few of the notable and prestigious private schools in the area. 

Demographics of Hixson

Hixson is a suburb of Chattanooga with a population of 15,521 people spread out over 8.4 miles and a density of around 1,000 people per square mile. The median age in this town is 44.2, which is almost 10% higher than the state average of 38.7. The typical household income in Signal Mountain is $104,933, which is more than double the state’s average.

Things to do in Hixson

Hixson offers a variety of things to do, and provides convenience along the way. Some of our favorite things to do are  

  • Shopping at Northgate Mall
  • Chester Frost Park 
  • Greenway Farms 

Cost of Living in Hixson

With its beautiful natural surroundings, and close proximity to downtown Chattanooga, it’s no surprise that living on Signal Mountain is pricy. According to Payscale, the average cost of living is 25% higher than the national average.