|Locals play at a Hixson swimming hole at Greenway Farms|
|Sunset from Highway 153|
|Copyright © Larry Miller - Creative Commons.|
"The construction of the nylon-producing plant was also a watershed moment in the city’s history. Numerous jobs became available, and dozens of nearby homes were constructed off Access Road, Hixson Pike and even North Dayton Boulevard, due no doubt in part to their proximity to the plant. The expansive DuPont land also benefited the Chattanooga community as a whole. Part of the land was used for DuPont Elementary, and the wooded area across Access Road from the plant was set aside as a 200-acre preserve."Indeed, DuPont Park is another great ammenity in Hixon. According the Chattanooga Parks and Rec website, it includes "the North River Soccer Complex with four lighted soccer fields, concessions building, playground, restrooms, picnic pavilions, and drinking fountains. This public park also features Chattanooga's first Disc Golf Course which is free and open to the public." Other parks and recreational areas near by include Chester Frost national park, Greenway Farms, and the Chattanooga River Walk which extends to the Chickamauga dam in South Hixson. There are ample places to fish, bike, jog and roller blade, and many permanent pavilions, grills and water fountains where people can picnic and host events.
With so much to do so close by, nearby schools from elementary through college, major employers, affordable housing, and natural beauty, it's no wonder that Hixson has been a favorite in the area for over 60 years.