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Welcome to Ooltewah! Come Thrive With Us!

Ooltewah was the county seat of James County, a former Tennessee county that went bankrupt in 1919, and was incorporated into Hamilton County. The former James County Courthouse located in downtown Ooltewah is the community’s major landmark- it is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

County: Hamilton
Zip Code: 37363

Population: 756

General Cost of Housing:
Median Gross Rent – $1,488
Median House Value – $370,000

Elementary: Ooltewah, Snow Hill, Wolftever, Wallace A. Smith
Middle: Ooltewah, Hunter, East Hamilton
High: Ooltewah, East Hamilton

Ooltewah is a quiet suburb with an easy commute to all of the features that Chattanooga has to offer. It’s a great place to raise a family, known for it’s public school options, and the family-friendly amenities. Ooltewah has quick access to all the necessities, such as shopping and eating.

Some of the main attractions of Ooltewah include its many seasonal festivals and markets. Stop by for the small-town feel you have been craving! Ooltewah is also known for its seasonal farms, including sunflowers, pumpkins, and strawberries. Stop by Cambridge Square in quaint downtown for some live music, yummy food, and a place for the kids to play!

Fun fact: The word “Ooltewah” is possibly derived from three separate origins- none of which are confirmed.
1. “Ultiwa,” a Cherokee cognate meaning “principal ground.”
2. “Uwv-tawa,” a Muscogee word meaning “water town.”
3. “Opv-tawa,” meaning “owl’s nest.”

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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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