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Sometimes we do it for the ‘gram. And luckily Chattanooga is a seriously photogenic place (it didn’t get nicknamed the “Scenic City” for nothing) with some great Instagram-worthy restaurants, retailers and locations to check out! We’ve gathered up just some of our favorites to add to your list. Did we miss your favorite? Let us know! 

Sunset Rock 

If you haven't made it to Sunset Rock before, boy you are missing out on a great hike and an every better photo opp. Start your trek by parking at Cravens House overlooking Chattanooga atop beautiful Lookout Mountain. From there you’ll take the Bluff Trail for a 3.4 mile steep, but short short out and back hike that is completely worth the effort for the view! You can bring dogs, on a leash, and also

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The Chattanooga area housing market is booming. Homes are getting multiple offers and selling in just days of being listed. There are hardly enough homes in inventory for the amount of people looking to buy.

So … when will the bubble burst? Are we looking at another housing crisis on the horizon?

With the demand for homes only going up in this bustling market, we’re looking at the possibility of housing prices raising to the point that buyers won’t be able to afford them. Although we aren’t there yet, with home prices trending upwards, we have to look back and consider what that meant historically in the real estate market.

In the past, when home prices have gone up at this rate, it kept many potential buyers—from young newlyweds looking for

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Draw your dream home and enter to win an iPad mini!

Kids, if you could have any home in the world, what would it look like? Would it have a full basketball court, a swimming pool or a backyard full of horses? Would the house be lime green? How many bedrooms would it have?

For the month of October, The Torgerson Team is hosting its first "Draw Your Dream Home" contest and the sky's the limit on what you can imagine! Draw us your ultimate dream home for a chance to win a brand new iPad!

Here's how it works:

1. Children ages 18 and under may draw their dream home and mail it in to us at:
The Torgerson Team
202 Manufacturers Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37405

2. With the submission, be sure to include the child's name and age, parent(s) name, phone

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We only have about a month left of summer, so it’s your last chance to soak up the season! Here is a list of some local fun and free activities to round out your summer.

1. Walk or bike the riverwalk 

Take in the summer sun on the Chattanooga riverwalk. There are lots of sculptures to enjoy  and parks along the way for the kids to play. If you don’t feel like walking and have a few dollars to spare, you can rent a bike from one of the Bike Chattanooga kiosks and pedal your way around town!

2. Cool off at the North Chick Blue Hole

For only a 20 minute drive from downtown Chattanooga to Soddy Daisy area (297 Montlake Rd, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379), the North Chick Blue Hole feels like a serious oasis. North Chickamauga Creek is nestled between

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The Torgerson Team's second annual Back to School School Supply Drive was a huge success! Thanks to you and your donations, we were able to love on 10 of our local teachers with gift baskets overflowing with goodies. 

Our journey to deliver these gift baskets took us to on a tour of area schools including ones in Chattanooga, Ringgold, Rossville, Hixson, Signal Mountain, Soddy-Daisy and Rock Spring. Along the way we heard so many stories of how your donations would make a difference

Many of our local teachers have to buy hundreds of dollars worth of school supplies out of  their own pocket to either outfit their classroom or help a child who comes to school without. One teacher said she's even gone to buy things like backpacks for students whose

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The Torgerson Team at Keller Williams Realty is sponsoring its second annual Back to School School Supply Drive beginning this month! 

For the month of July, The Torgerson Team will be collecting donations of school supplies on students’ and teachers’ wish lists including items like: sticky notes, EXPO markers, dry erase board cleaner, Kleenex, highlighters, pens, Clorox/Lysol wipes, paper, hand sanitizer, binder clips, pencils, Sharpie pens and paper clips. These much-needed supplies will be distributed to local teachers and students just in time for the new school year. 

“Many families locally are struggling to make ends meet, and some of them are unable to provide the basic school supplies their children need to be effective,” says Nathan

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Want to know where you can see fireworks and celebrate Fourth of July this year? Check out our list of all the local fireworks happening tonight and tomorrow! 

Tuesday, July 3

Pops on the River & Fireworks 

When: 5-10 p.m. 
Where: 150 River Street, Chattanooga, TN 37405
Cost: Free  

Bring your blankets, lawn chairs & picnic baskets as you celebrate Independence Day with a concert by the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Orchestra. The performance showcases a spectrum of patriotic and traditional tunes from some of America’s most influential composers and is followed by a fireworks finale over the Tennessee River. Food and drink concessions are available.

Freedom Celebration Concert and Fireworks Festival 

When: 5-9:45 p.m.
Where: Veterans

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Chattanooga’s restaurant and retail scene is growing by the day! Here are our top 6 brand new or coming soon businesses to check out.  

Brand New! 

Virgola Chattanooga

608 Georgia Ave.
(423) 771-7773

So we’ve heard nothing but amazing things about Chattanooga’s newest wine and oyster bar! This franchise serves 16 different Italian wines at the bar and a menu that includes seafood platters from $50 to $100, make-your-own meat and cheese boards, tuna tartare, salmon crudo, east and west coast oysters and more. They are also holding fun events like a cupcake decorating class with local bakery Johnny Cakes this coming Wednesday, June 27. Cupcakes AND wine? Yes please. 

More info:

Refinery Mercantile & Apothecary

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8 Days. 5 Stages. Nearly 100 Artists. Tons of Traffic. 

It’s that time again! Love it or hate it, tomorrow is the night when Tennessee River at Ross’s Landing will start it's eight-day shut down for the Riverbend Festival. Whether you're planning on going or planning on avoiding it, we've got everything you need to know! 

Celebrating more than 35 years, this annual music festival features a wide variety of artists covering almost every music genre. With five stages and nearly 100 performing acts, the schedule can get a little crazy. We've included a breakdown of the highlights below, as well as a link to the full schedule Speaking of crazy, don't forget about Riverbend traffic! Check out the info below for all of the road closures you need to

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It’s finally summer in the Scenic City! And what better way to celebrate than to get outside and enjoy some of the fresh air at one of our local restaurant’s patio, rooftop or deck. We’ve gathered a list of the best outdoor seating in Chattanooga and broken it down by type of cuisine, so you’re all set no matter what you’re in the mood for! 


Tony’s Pasta Shop & Trattoria

212 High St, Chattanooga, TN 37403

The most casual of Chattanooga’s Italian options, Tony’s Pasta Shop is a great stop for those with younger children. Ask specifically for the outdoor patio or rooftop seating, but do be aware that there tends to be a wait for either this time of year! Each table receives complimentary dipping oil and bread which is

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