Welcome to Harrison! Come Thrive With Us!
Harrison has been known as Hamilton County’s “hidden Atlantis.” In 1939, many communities along the Tennessee River has to move because the lake was coming after the Chickamauga Dam was completed. Many families had to move out when Tennessee Valley Authority created the Chickamauga Lake. But, for just a few months out of the year, the water level is actually low enough where you can see things in the town, which was formerly the county seat.
Zip Code: 37341
General Cost of Housing:
Median Gross Rent – $785
Median House Value – $152,000
Middle: Brown Middle School
High: Central High School
Living in Harrison offers residents a sparse suburban feel as most residents own their homes. The public schools in Harrison are above average. Harrison has some of the most beautiful nature spots around and offers lots of parks and attractions for you and the family to enjoy. Originally developed as a Tennessee Valley Authority recreation area in the 1930s, Harrison Bay State Park is the most notable attraction- a 1,200 acre park with approximately 40 miles of Chickamauga Lake shoreline.
Fun fact: When the Chickamauga Dam was completed on the Tennessee River by the Tennessee Valley Authority in 1940, much of the city was flooded, as portrayed in the 1960 movie Wild River. Some parts of the old city, such as old building foundations, roads, and guard rails, can still be seen, especially in and around Harrison Bay, named for the submerged town.
For 20 years, The Lea Team has been serving this community, maximizing home prices for clients selling their homes, providing honest advice and wise investment strategies for clients purchasing a home, and building communities one neighbor at a time.
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