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Hixson
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Hamilton
Elevation 686 ft (209 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 37343
Area code(s) 423
FIPS code 47065
GNIS feature ID 1306579

Hixson is an unincorporated community and a neighborhood in the City of Chattanooga, Tennessee in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States. It is a north-eastern community of Chattanooga; and is part of the Chattanooga, TN-GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Hixson is surrounded by communities from several different cities and suburbs. It is not a rigidly defined location. However, the area is typically defined as: North of the Rivermont area (a Chattanooga neighborhood); east of the City of Red Bank and U.S. Highway 27; south of the unincorporated area of Middle Valley and Thrasher Pike; and borders the river on the east. Within the Hixson community, there are also smaller communities. These include DuPont, Northgate, Big Ridge, and Valleybrook.

Retail

Hixson has a retail center based around Northgate Mall. Originally built in 1972, it is one of two major mall shopping venues for Chattanooga (the other is the larger Hamilton Place). CBL in 2012 purchased Northgate Mall for $11.5 million and has announced a major renovation for the mall.

Attractions

Hixson has several area attractions. The Chickamauga Dam is part of its eastern border along with several marinas along the Tennessee River. Greenway Farms is part of the North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy and offers hiking, canoeing, sports, and a dog park. Valleybrook Golf Course hosts the Choo Choo Classic and was a regular PGA stop from 1983 to 1991 with the Chattanooga Classic.


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