Know Your Neighborhood: North Shore & Riverview

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Did You Know?
Coolidge Park’s carousel, built in 1894, was restored by local master wood carver Bud Ellis and a devoted team of craftspeople and volunteers at his studio “Horsing Around” located near Chattanooga.

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Outdoors and Parks:  Bordering the Tennessee River and connected to the Riverwalk, Coolidge Park is a North Shore icon, with a century-old restored antique carousel, a rock climbing wall, and generous green spaces. Adjoining Coolidge Park is the 23-acre Renaissance Park with grassy hills, lawns, picnic areas, nature trails, and historic markers. Nearby Stringers Ridge, a 92-acre urban wilderness park, offers hiking, running, and biking trails that overlook the Tennessee River and downtown waterfront. 

Shopping: Shoppers can find hip boutiques and local restaurants along North Shore’s Frazier and Cherokee Avenues, including upscale clothing boutiques, a gourmet hot dog restaurant, farm to table restaurants, and a local ice cream shop. Residents also have easy access to Publix and Whole Foods grocery stores. Riverview residents can take advantage of local boutiques, including upscale clothing and antique shops and a nearby spa.

Fitness: Several yoga and fitness studios can be found on the North Shore, as well as a variety of gyms — from 24/7 gyms to personal coaching. Bike lanes and miles of greenways are available for outdoor enthusiasts.

Festivals: The Walnut Street Bridge hosts Tennessee’s premier wine-tasting festival, Wine Over Water, every autumn. More than 100 wineries are represented and area restaurants offer a variety of tasting plates for purchase. Area musicians provide a musical backdrop for the evening on the water.

Arts & Entertainment: One of the oldest community theatres in the country, the Chattanooga Theatre Centre provides theatrical experiences at the highest level. During the month of July, Coolidge Park hosts First Things First’s Movies in the Park on Saturday evenings. On the weekend of July 4th, residents and guests enjoy Pops on the River, a free outdoor patriotic concert by the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera. Unique art galleries, antique shops, and beautifully crafted gift shops are widely available in the North Shore and Riverview area. A great way to see the galleries is to participate in the Association for Visual Arts’ annual Gallery Hop which features galleries and artist studios throughout all of Chattanooga’s downtown.

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