From scenic mountain vistas to the green rolling hills of the beautiful Sequatchie Valley, for those who call it home, Marion County touts the quality and serenity of a rural lifestyle without sacrificing the employment, educational opportunities or the amenities of comfortable living. With vibrant industry, a growing retail sector, a strong devotion to faith-based organizations and some of the best schools in the region, Marion County provides residents the "complete package" for relocating.
Why Choose Marion County?
Industry in Marion County helps keep the local economy going - and growing. Providing jobs and helping to keep the American Dream alive, the contributions of local industry significantly add to the quality of life in Marion and several surrounding counties. From the numerous and talented “mom and pop” stores providing that special personal customer service touch to the larger national chains that bring familiarity no matter where you are, retail shopping has never been stronger in Marion County. Variety of choice and convenience are the hallmarks of the Marion County retail sector. And if you do find that rare item or service not yet available in Marion County, the city of Chattanooga is just a few minutes’ drive away.
The county has 11 public and private schools, many of which are in buildings just a few years old, and with more new schools and renovations planned. When it comes to higher learning, there is a wide selection of community and state colleges and universities all within a short drive. For those wanting to remain home, Chattanooga State has a site in Kimball and provides a wide range of courses that fit all lifestyles and budgets.
Faith is important to many of our county’s residents. Newcomers will find no shortage of opportunities to worship in Marion County, with dozens of churches of many denominations located throughout every community.
When it comes to healthcare, Marion is served by Grandview Medical Center, a fully accredited, acute-care 70-bed regional hospital located in Jasper. Family physicians and physicians of many specialties are conveniently located throughout the county as are facilities for nursing care.
Are you an outdoors enthusiast? Just one visit to Marion County and you won’t even need to read the rest of this article. Public parks, forests, lakes, rivers and streams mean countless hours of outdoor activities to cleanse the spirit and soothe the soul. Opportunities for hiking, fishing, hunting, or just finding a picnic spot under that perfect tree are available in abundance.
If your “nest” is empty or you are considering a retirement location, Marion County offers scenic, yet affordable real estate for living our the rest of your life. More and more, retirees from across the nation are finding out why Marion County is such a wonderful place to plant roots for the final time.
Convinced yet? If not, we urge you to visit us and enjoy some of our Southern hospitality. There’s much more to Marion County than we can mention here. See for yourself what makes beautiful Marion County such a wonderful place to live, work and play.
And if the Marion County Chamber of Commerce can be of any assistance to you, your family or your business, contact us today.