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  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade A minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade B minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade C+
  7. Jobs
    grade A minus
  8. Weather
    grade B
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    grade C+

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Signal Mountain is a suburb of Chattanooga with a population of 8,539. Signal Mountain is in Hamilton County and is one of the best places to live in Tennessee. Living in Signal Mountain offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Signal Mountain and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Signal Mountain are above average.

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About Signal Mountain...
Population
8,539

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$345,900
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,938
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    23.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    23.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    81.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    337
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    34.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    national  12%

Working in Signal Mountain

Jobs
grade A minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$109,926
National
$62,843

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