Guide to Red Bank, Tennessee

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Guide to Red BankWe moved to Red Bank, a small suburb in North Chattanooga, a little over four years ago. I could not love this little pocket of town any more than I do. It has a small quaint downtown area, yet is mere minutes from all the shopping and restaurants in Hixson and fewer than 10 minutes from downtown Chattanooga.

I love to explore an area thoroughly to make it feel like home. I make lists (nerd alert) and we love to check out everything we can to find our favorites, so allow me to share with you, a guide to my favorite corner of the world, Red Bank. 

Guide to Red Bank, Tennessee

Food and Drinks

BeCaffeinated: Red Bank was home to the very first BeCaffeinated location. They now have four locations around the city (the latest is by the zoo), but they originated here. If you have children, you don’t need me to elaborate on how wonderful a drive-through coffee shop is. They support and sell bakery items from Niedlovs, B’s Sweets and more. My favorite drink is the Chattahooligan but they are known for their Honey(bee). 

Dub’s: This diner is known for their Crumble burgers and milkshakes, but nothing on their menu disappoints. I love their bbq, onion rings, and giant homemade ice cream sandwiches in the Summer (they really are as big as your head)!

Mojo Burrito: This local spot is delicious. My personal favorite thing to order is their loaded queso! 

Pie R Square: I’ve ordered pies from them for holidays and am always pleased with their customer service! They offer both sweet and savory choices. They have even done a few custom orders for me for some mini pies and were wonderful to work with.

Bread & Butter: A local favorite! My go-to order is definitely their ham and cheese croissant. They also offer take home dinner options such as take and bake lasagnas and homemade pizzas. 

The Meeting House: A wonderful coffee shop right downtown with big picture windows. Perfect for meeting a friend or if you need to bring your laptop to work, there’s plenty of tables. 

Crust Pizza: This is my boys’ and my favorite pizza in all of Chattanooga. We love the thin crust and their sauce has just the right amount of kick to it. Be sure to check out their weekday lunch buffet! 


Shopping and Businesses

America’s Gardens Nursery: This is the best nursery in all of Chattanooga in my opinion. Everyone who works there is extremely knowledgeable and willing to help. They truly make picking out landscaping or gardening an enjoyable experience . 

Bela Co: This is a darling jewelry and gift shop. The curb appeal alone of this shop is worth checking out!

Vintage & More on the Blvd: I love a good antique mall and this has a great mix of booths offering old and new. My favorite lucky find from here are my kitchen bar stools. 

Bud Floral & Home: This unique home décor store offers beautiful art, fresh flower bouquets, and custom balloon garlands and more. 

Red Bank Bounce: This place offers great indoor play for kids, complete with a toddler area, snack bar, and birthday party room! Always a great option during the rainy season or hot summer days. 

B&B Discount: This is a huge store offering discounted furniture, appliances, rugs, and more. If you are in need of bigger furnishing items, you must check them out.


Parks

Kids’ Corner: This is my family’s favorite playground. It has a gazebo with seating, a huge shade tree, large sandbox, several tennis courts, restrooms, and a brand new wooden playground built two years ago. It is a hidden gem right in downtown Red Bank.

White Oak: This park offers a lot of green space complete with play structures and a pavilion. It also has a very large and nice dog park! There is a huge grassy hill that is perfect for sledding when we do get snow every few years.

Mountain Creek Road Park: This is a great paved walking trail that also offers tons of green space. It’s perfect for bringing the bikes, stroller, or your dog.


Community

In the spring, the streets are lined with Cherry Blossoms and the light posts boast American flags around Independence Day. In the summer, there is a Farmers’ Market at Red Bank UMC once a week as well as a food pantry that is open to the community every Thursday. The Red Bank Christmas parade is a highlight every year with booths showcasing local vendors, a Santa, and so much more complete with snowflake lights sprinkled throughout town. My kids look forward to these small yet impactful touches throughout the year.

Red Bank is full of character homes, many of which were built in the 1940s. There is the perfect mix of older and newer homes and almost every street showcases views of Signal Mountain.

As cliché as it sounds, Red Bank has a small community feel within a bigger city and it just feels like home.

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