The city of East Ridge is located in southeast Tennessee, approximately eight miles southeast of Chattanooga and 100 miles northwest of Atlanta, Ga. The city is situated in Hamilton County and considered part of the Chattanooga metropolitan area. East Ridge apartments for rent offer attractive options for someone looking to live in a Main Street USA Community. According to data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, as of 2011, East Ridge's population was estimated at more than 21,200 people and its land area was 8.28 square miles.
East Ridge's location is one of its key attributes, as it hugs the Georgia state line, and Interstates 24 and 75 cut through the city. Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport is roughly four miles northeast of the city, providing convenient air travel options to all residents and visitors.
East Ridge was officially chartered in 1921, and since its founding, it has witnessed substantial growth as a residential and trade area. Today, the city is known for being one of the largest (size-wise) cities in the country with more than 100 miles of streets, of which less than a mile is paved.
East Ridge residents enjoy living in an area with a particularly high standard of living and level of family-friendliness. At the same time, residents appreciate affordable living, as City-Data information indicated that East Ridge's cost of living index was 89.9, which is more than 10 percent less than the national average of 100.
Those living in East Ridge rentals and visitors alike have much to enjoy. The city provides a wide range of recreation options at sites such as the Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park and Ruby Falls. In addition, Rock City Gardens and the Tennessee River Park are easily within reach for prime outdoor recreation and natural landscapes.
For a taste of history, people can head to the Chattanooga Regional History Museum and the Creative Discovery Museum. Particularly popular spots for families include the Tennessee Aquarium and the Chattanooga Zoo.
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