Skip to Main Content
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C+
Signal Mountain is a town in Tennessee with a population of 8,507. Signal Mountain is in Hamilton County and is one of the best places to live in Tennessee. Living in Signal Mountain offers residents a 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 highly rated.
About Signal Mountain...
Population
8,507

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$337,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,730
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Signal Mountain
Get Rates
  • $0 Lender Fee on Home Loans Limited Time Only
  • Biggest Home Loan Sale Ever. Low interest rates. Get a quote today!
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Signal Mountain Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    92.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    11.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    127.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    463.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
Home Security Options for Signal Mountain
Learn More
  • 24/7 Whole home protection with no contract
  • CNET Editor’s choice winner 2018

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Signal Mountain

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$103,139
National
$55,322
Places like Signal Mountain
More

Signal Mountain Reviews

14 reviews
All Categories
Don’t move here from out of state! Signal Mountain is a great place to live and go to school compared to the choices off the mountain, but the city of signal Mountain and the schools are not even comparable to others in the country. You will spend so much more money for crap housing and crap schools here then other cities in the country. There is nothing on the mountain. You will have to drive 30-45 min away just to get somewhere decent to eat. Most people are snobby rich white people who think they are better then everyone else. Even the kids are stuck up with their schedules sporting events and play dates. Oh, btw, the allergies are horrific. I wish I had seen a review like this before I moved here. Most people here think it’s great because they haven’t ever lived anywhere else to know the difference. So don’t listen to the locals.
Start Your Review of Signal Mountain
Rate It!
I've lived on Signal for my entire life, and now that I'm at the age to begin thinking about college, I'm ready to leave. It's a fine place to live at a young age: the neighborhoods are very safe and crime is almost non-existent, parents are very involved in the school system, and plenty of young families have moved to the community. However, Signal is very much a small town, and it can be suffocating for a young adult looking to experience the world to live in. Since the price of living is so high, there is a distinct lack of diversity in both race and social class, making it difficult for young adults and adults alike to broaden their perspectives.
If you're a rich white person, looking to start a family, this is the place for you. It's very safe, you have a 98% chance that all your neighbors are also white. plenty of good churches. The schools are the best in the region, good education. In all seriousness, its a nice place. Really pretty. Just be advised that its almost entirely rich white people.