Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Featured Chattanooga Area: Rising Fawn

The view from the Pot Point Loop in Cloudland Canyon State Park
Photo Copyright Miker Hicks
Rising Fawn is a popular community just south of Chattanooga in Dade County, Georgia. Like the rest of the Chattanooga area, its history can be traced back to Cherokee trading posts, and later still the old Hana Plantation that the town was named for in the 1840s. Today it's a popular area for new construction, with builders and buyers favoring spacious luxury homes on lots that take advantage of Rising Fawn's stunning views.

A Rising Fawn home boarding the state park
listed by the Randy Durham team
The scenery is hard to beat, as Rising Fawn is on the opposite side of Lookout Mountain from Chattanooga, and right next door to beautiful Cloudland Canyon State Park. Cloudland Canyon features hiking, camping, hang gliding, geocaching, cottages for woodsy getaways, and more, making it a perfect area for anyone who enjoys the great outdoors.

The Dade County schools Rising Fawn is zoned for are decent. They aren't as troubled as some of the downtown Chattanooga schools like Howard and Brainerd, but because Dade County has a wide range of incomes and property values, the ratings aren't as high as schools in similarly affluent areas like Normal Park school in North Chattanooga or Battle Acadamey on The Southside. Still, Rising Fawn is within a reasonable commute to Chattanooga's many private schools, which offers yet another option for education.

The lake-front view from a cabin in Rising
Fawn listed by the Randy Durham team.
Professionals can enjoy that proximity to Chattanooga too, with average commutes clocking in at just 20-30 minutes, depending on which part of the wider Chattanooga area they are headed to. These commutes are comparable or even less than other sleeper communities in the area, including Cleveland, Ooltewah, Soddy Daisy, and Dalton. The advantage that Rising Fawn has over all of these (except Dalton, which is also in Georgia) is that living in Georgia and working in Tennessee helps residents avoid both the Tennessee state sales tax and the Georgia state income tax, which adds up to a not-insignificant financial incentive. The low cost of living in North Georgia is very attractive, as well.

Rising Fawn is a great choice for professionals, families, and retirees seeking privacy, convenience, stunning views, and new construction with customer creature comforts and space to entertain. It has even more to offer if you are looking for somewhere you can keep horses, build a tennis court or pool, or enjoy other outdoor activities that require room to roam. It's also a great spot to purchase a weekend retreat, cabin, or summer home to enjoy your leisure time.