Location: On the eastern tip of Lookout Mountain, just west of downtown Chattanooga.
Size: Lookout Mountain is a nearly 100-mile-long extension of the Cumberland Plateau, south of the Tennessee River. The town of Lookout Mountain, Ga., adjoins the town of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., just across the state line.
Date founded: 1969
Government: Alexander "Sandy" Gothard is mayor. The Lookout Mountain is a council-manager form of local government.
School: Fairyland Elementary
Median household income: $99,423
Landmarks: Rock City, with its view of seven states
Best-kept secret: The Allman Brothers recorded their 1980 album "Angeline" at a recording studio in Lookout Mountain.
Fun fact: 75.6 percent of adults have a bachelor's degree or more, compared with a 23.3 percent for the rest of the Chattanooga metro area.
Most famous resident: Joe McGinness, a two-time winner of the Boston Marathon (1978, 1979) in his age group, 60-plus, and a founding member of the Chattanooga Track Club. He also was one of the town's early mayors.
"It has a beautiful scenic view for one thing, and it's somewhere where kids still walk to school and walk back home." -- Todd Gann, police and fire chief