Know Your Neighborhood: Southside

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Did You Know?
The Southside residents are a few blocks away from one of the largest murals in the country, the MLK District mural, which covers approximately 40,000 square feet. Commissioned by Public Art Chattanooga, world-renowneded artist, Meg Saligman, created the monumental mural on all four sides of the AT&T Building, located at 300 East M.L. King Boulevard. 

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Entertainment: The Southside is home to some of Chattanooga’s famous attractions, including the iconic Chattanooga Choo Choo, which offers music and comedy venues and places to wine and dine. The Southside residents are only a bike ride from City Center’s 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.

Festivals: Each year, Mainx24, a 24-hour festival, celebrates the vibrant Southside district. Every spring, the Chattanooga Film Festival wows movie critics and audiences alike. During the summer, free music concerts are enjoyed nearby at the Nightfall Concert Series at Miller Plaza and the Riverfront Music Series held on the waterfront.

Shopping: 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. Residents also enjoy local fresh produce, artisan foods, and arts and crafts at the Chattanooga Market. Fresh, local, family-farmed vegetables, meats, fruits, and more can be purchased at the Main Street Farmers Market.

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

Sport: The Southside is home to Finley Stadium, where top sporting events are hosted. An ESPN regulation skate park and outdoor in-line hockey arena are located near Finley Stadium and First Tennessee Pavilion.

Arts and Parks: The Southside is home to two art parks. Main Terrain Art Park offers interactive art pieces that double as a fitness alternative. The Sculpture Fields at Montague Park offer 30-acres of sculpture exhibitions by world-renowned sculptors designed to foster and encourage cultural activity. Several art galleries, with world-famous painters, are also located in the Southside.

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