Know Your Neighborhood: St. Elmo

Did You Know?
Many St. Elmo residents are extremely active within the neighborhood, working to preserve the historic charm, supporting local businesses, and actively caring for the surrounding nature trails.

Outdoors and Parks:  St. Elmo borders Lookout Mountain Battlefield, a 3,000-acre park  with connecting trails to the Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center.  Several trailheads are located in St. Elmo, including Glen Falls and Guild Trail. The Tennessee Riverwalk extends to the edge of St. Elmo and provides residents and visitors wih a thirteen-mile walking and  biking path.

Attractions/Entertainment: Residents and visitors alike can take the Incline Railway to the top of Lookout Mountain  to visit the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. Iconic Chattanooga attractions, Ruby Falls and Rock City, are nearby and host seasonally themed festivals throughout the year. The historic Cravens House is also located halfway up Lookout Mountain.

Sport: Offering nearly 3,000 square feet of rock climbing walls, the Tennessee Bouldering Authority, an indoor bouldering and rock climbing facility, is located on St. Elmo Avenue. Additionally, the South Recreation Center has a full-size gym, outdoor walking track, indoor pool, and a ball field, among other amenities.   

Shopping: St. Elmo offers a Food City grocery store, along with the Lookout Farmers Market every Friday, featuring local vegetables, fruit, meat, cheese, eggs, honey, jams, baked goods, art, candles, soap, and more. The St. Elmo Christmas Market is held annually in conjunction with the Lookout Farmers Market and features festive holiday entertainment, food, and contests. Just a short drive away is North Shore’s Publix and Whole Foods and Lookout Valley’s Walmart Supercenter.

Restaurants:  From Southern coastal dining to pizza to burritos and Thai cuisine, St. Elmo offers a variety of dining options.

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