Signal Mountain's schools aren't the only draw

Jeanne and Kevin Finnan look out over the Tennessee River at Signal Point.

Signal Mountain, nestled at the southern end of the Cumberland Plateau on Walden's Ridge, offers residents striking views, top-rated schools and an isolated town close to city culture and amenities.

The town is home to more than 8,000 residents, as well as its own library, schools, churches, parks, stores and trails.

Area residents rave of the kindness, safety and sense of community they feel in Signal Mountain.

My Chattanooga: What's your occupation?

Karin Glendenning: I'm a librarian at the Signal Mountain Library and have been for 11 years. Before that, I was a writer at the Times Free Press. I was a book editor when they used to have a book editor.

MC: When did you move to Signal Mountain?

KG: I've lived here all my life, really. My husband and I lived in Macon [Georgia] for seven years right after I got out of college for a few years, but the rest of the time I have lived here.