Know Your Neighborhood: City Center

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Did You Know?
The River Gallery Sculpture Garden in the Bluff View Art District is noted by the Smithsonian in its Archive of American Gardens.

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Entertainment: Residents are a short walk or bike ride from Chattanooga’s famous attractions, including the Tennessee Aquarium, the Tivoli Theatre, the Hunter Museum of American Art, the Creative Discovery Museum, and the IMAX 3D theater. Also close by is the Carmike Majestic 12 theater and the iconic Chattanooga Choo Choo, which offers music and comedy venues and places to dine and drink.

Festivals: Each year, the Riverbend Festival hosts more than 100 bands during eight days at the 21st Century Waterfront. The Southern Brewers Festival features the nation’s most popular craft breweries. Every spring, the Chattanooga Film Festival wows movie critics and audiences alike. During the summer, free music concerts are enjoyed at the Nightfall Concert Series at Miller Plaza and the Riverfront Music Series held on the waterfront.   

Shopping: In the heart of downtown, residents and guests can enjoy upscale clothiers, jewelers, and more. On the southern end of downtown, Warehouse Row features upscale local boutiques mixed with much-loved national retailers, upscale salons, spas, home furnishings and design, fitness centers, and various restaurants and bars.

Restaurants: City Center is home to several of Chattanooga’s award-winning restaurants, cocktail bars, and pubs. From casual to fine dining, the downtown area has it all.

Outdoors and Parks: The Tennessee RiverPark’s Riverwalk stretches through downtown Chattanooga, offering 13 miles of paved walkways along the river, with public art and local historical landmarks nearby. Miller Park, in the heart of downtown, is undergoing renovation to feature an open lawn, amphitheater, a garden walk, and a café pavilion.   

Sports: Downtown is home to AT&T Field, where the Chattanooga Lookouts host AA minor league baseball. High Point Climbing and Fitness, located at Broad and Third Streets, allows climbers to climb the outside of the gym, overlooking downtown and the Tennessee River.

Arts: Perched atop cliffs overlooking the Tennessee River, the Bluff View Art District features visual, culinary, and landscape arts. Residents can peruse the Hunter Museum of Art, the River Gallery and River Gallery Sculpture Garden, and the Houston Museum of Decorative Arts.

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