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Staff photo by Olivia Ross / Ryan Pierce checks out the slide at Red Bank Community Center's new playground on April 19, 2022. City officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new addition.

Drive Time: From Red Bank City Hall, it takes 9 minutes to drive to the Tennessee Aquarium.

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Curb appeal: The median price for homes sold in Red Bank in 2021 was $227,500.

Breakfast: Bread & Butter on Dayton Boulevard, is an artisan bakery and market that specializes in European and West Coast style breads. A variety of fresh scones, pockets, muffins and croissants, along with other baked goods and quiches, are offered daily for those seeking a delicious breakfast on the run. Try the bakery's locally famous cinnamon rolls, cowboy pocket or breakfast pocket while sipping on a cup of hot coffee and sampling local fare from Sequatchie Cove Creamery, Sequatchie Cove Farm Pasture Raised Eggs, Walden Ridge Honey, Velo Coffee, Hoff and Pepper, Riverview Farm Milling, Short Mountain Cultures, Maven Table Olive Oil and Crumbleberry Market.

Lunch: Dub's Place on Dayton Boulevard is an iconic fast-food restaurant and Red Bank tradition featuring hearty burgers, barbecue plates and ice cream. Enjoy crumble burgers and create a specialized milkshake or malt to fully experience the locally-owned restaurant that first opened its doors in 1952. More adventurous diners should try to grab a plate of the restaurant's ever-changing and quick-selling daily specials, such as beenie weenie soup.

Dinner: Shuford's Smokehouse on Dayton Boulevard offers traditional Southern-style barbecue for dine-in customers, as well as quick drive-through service for families wanting hot meals to go. First timers can't go wrong ordering a classic plate with pulled pork or chicken covered in Shuford's signature sauce and paired with baked beans and either fried okra or onion rings. The banana pudding is also worth saving room for.

New to Town: Mango's, 2112 Dayton Boulevard, is a home decor and furniture store that moved from its first home, an old warehouse in North Chattanooga, to its new space in Red Bank at the beginning of 2021. The store, owned by Kristy and Randy Steele, offers an ever-changing selection of art, lamps, mirrors, gifts and mango wood furniture, as well as U.S.-made custom sofas, chairs and recliners.

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Happy Place: White Oak Park on Ben Miller Parkway, is maintained by the city of Red Bank and free to the public. The park, which opened in 2003, offers covered pavilions with picnic tables, a dog park, playground, walking trail, public restrooms and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.

Shop Talk: The best place to shop local in Red Bank is near Red Bank City Park, around the intersection of Ashland Terrace and Dayton Boulevard. This town center area, anchored by Food City, is dotted with small shops offering everything from hard-to-find ballet and dance wear at The Batterie to healing crystals at Ritual + Remedy.

Livability score sheet:

Walkability: Long stretches of sidewalk help make Red Bank's main thoroughfare, Dayton Boulevard, pedestrian friendly. Runners and parents pushing strollers are a common sites in the neighborhoods built around the main road.

Health care assets: Erlanger North Hospital, 632 Morrison Springs Road.

Claim to fame: Red Bank is well-known locally for a small pond at the foot of Chattanooga Memorial Park, a sprawling, more than century-old cemetery, which is called home by flocks of geese and duck year round. A historical marker near the pond, across Memorial Drive, also marks the area as Union General William Tecumseh Sherman's hideout while battling Confederate troops in Chattanooga during the Civil War.

Parks and Rec:

— Red Bank Community Center, 3620 Tom Weathers Drive in Red Bank.

— Morrison Springs Park and Dixie Youth Baseball/Swimming Pool, Morrison Springs Road in Red Bank.

— Norma Cagle Park for Youth Girl's Softball, 2226 James Avenue in Red Bank.

— White Oak Park, at 798 Ben Miller Pkwy. in Red Bank.

— Kids Korner Park, at 3817 Redding Road in Red Bank.

— Town Center Park, at 3901 Dayton Blvd in Red Bank.

Schools:

— Red Bank Elementary School (PK-5)

— Alpine Crest Elementary School (K-5)

— Red Bank Middle School (6-8)

—Red Bank High school (9-12)

—The Dawn School (K-12)

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