"It's nice and quiet. People are friendly — we all look out for each other."
— Denise Archer, stylist at The Peak Salon in Walden
Location: On Walden's Ridge, north of the town of Signal Mountain
Size: 3.6 square miles
Founded: July 29, 1975
Government: Mayor Peter Hetzler and two town aldermen
Schools: Nolan and Thrasher elementaries, Signal Mountain Middle/High school
Attraction: Large wooded property lots and stunning vistas draw residents who want to put down roots in a rural atmosphere.
Fun fact: Walden is home to Falling Water Falls, a small wilderness park and hiking area 10 miles north of downtown Chattanooga. The 132-acre park boasts a 110-foot high waterfall that plunges into the Falling Water Gorge.
Famous resident: Adolf Ochs (1858-1935), former owner of The New York Times and The Chattanooga Times, had a summer home in Walden.