Demographics and Cost of Living
Hixson's cost of living is about 24% lower than in nearby Red Bank. On average a household in Hixson spends $70.2K/year in total expenditures. Compare these expenses to those of Red Bank, which come to around $92.1K/year.
The neighborhood of Red Bank is somewhat different from Hixson in terms of median age and household size, although comparable by percentage of households with children. In Hixson the median age is 34, while in Red Bank it's 22. The average household size for the neighborhood is 2.14 people, and it's 2.19 people in Red Bank. Of households in Hixson and Red Bank, 27% and 23% have children, respectively.
Eating, Drinking and Recreation Near the Apartments for Rent
There's no shortage of basic to more specialized amenities and services in Hixson. To help focus your search, the streets of Hixson Pike and Highway 153 are two of the busiest streets in the neighborhood. On these streets you can find something worthwhile to do, dine out or have a drink. Open the door to a place you love with our apartment finder tool.
Enjoy a tasty dinner at Ichiban Japanese Steak House and have cocktails afterward at McHale's Brew House & Pub. Bar hop from Old Folks Lounge to Paddy's Pub & Grub, two local drink options, and enjoy refreshing beverages just the way you like them. Not to be overlooked when you're hungry, there are several chain restaurant options in the neighborhood, on top of that. Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar and Arby's are both located in the neighborhood.
Take some time for yourself and (literally) work things out without going too far. Nearby health options include Signal Mountain New Pool & Gym and Sports Barn. As for other forms of recreation, take in some fresh air at Rising Son Stables.
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Mc Lain Foods and Don's Meat Shop are a couple places to shop for groceries in the Hixson area. Both of the stores are located on Hixson Pike. Never fail to satisfy your sweet-tooth in this neighborhood. Follow the aroma of freshly baked treats to Kimmee's Cakes & Cafe on Dayton Blvd., or continue on to Federal Bake Shop Inc, which is located on Northpoint Blvd. Additionally, a few household name grocery stores in the area include Bi-Lo and Publix Super Market.
For greater selection and value when shopping, Hixson has department and factory-outlet stores, such as Sears Outlet Store and Toys R Us Express. Residents can also take advantage of the many retailers in the Hixson area, including All Creatures Great & Small and Clay Palace. The neighborhood contains multiple retailers and shopping malls, which may be attractive to potential renters who are also brand-conscious and savvy.
Local Schools and School Districts
The schools near the apartments in Hixson are Berean Academy, Hixson Middle School and Hixson Elementary School. While this school district information should give you a good idea of your children's school options near the apartments for rent, it's imperative you consult with area school district representatives to confirm the exact schools your children are eligible to attend.
The student teacher ratios at the nearby schools of Hixson Middle School and Hixson Elementary School are both low. At Hixson Middle School it's 15-to-1 and at Hixson Elementary School it's 13-to-1.
The Hamilton County district provides 43 elementary schools, 20 middle schools and 20 high schools, with a lower student-teacher ratio and smaller student population than Walker County Public Schools. Hamilton County district has a higher Great Schools score and more blue ribbon schools than the Walker County Public district.