Why you'd want to live in Ringgold, Georgia
Ringgold Like much of Northwest Georgia, Ringgold history is rooted in the Civil War. Though similar in size to Chattanooga, the population density is much lower than the city proper—although not as sparse a most of Walker County. Despite being set back by tornadoes in 2011, the area remains a popular bedroom community with desirable school districts and a variety of housing options. The city center is also a popular wedding venue and is home to the Ringgold Wedding Chapel. George Jones and Tammy Wynette married at the chapel, and Dolly Parton secretly married her husband here to stay out of Tennessee newspapers. Even though in Georgia, people still consider Ringgold a popular suburb of Chattanooga, with many families choosing to commute either to the city limits of the neighboring Dalton area. The city is a great choice for home buyers seeking a private country setting with a shorter commute. Also, many homes currently on the market are near shopping and other amenities near Battlefield Parkway and I-75. The area offers a wide variety of homes, ranging from higher end golf course communities like Council Fire (link) and Windstone (link) closer to Ooltewah and East Brainerd to older more established neighborhoods with midcentury construction closer to the city limits. The city center contains a notable historic district, which is becoming an economic hotspot and picturesque setting for regional tourism. It contains buildings constructed from the 1850’s to the early 1900’s and is undergoing a main street revival focused on small business owners. The city also hosts a local farmers market and a variety of family friendly outdoor activities. There are a variety of parks, nature trails, and recreational facilities available. Elsie A. Holmes (link) Nature Park offers hiking trails, picnic areas, and fishing. Richard Taylor Nature Trail offers two hiking trails along South Chickamauga Creek. Houston Valley Nature Area is another point of interest for more avid outdoor enthusiasts.