Historic, Charismatic Neighborhood
(above) last photo by Lanewood Studio
Residents and visitors can take the Incline Railway to the top of Lookout Mountain to visit Point Park. Iconic Chattanooga attractions such as Rock City and Ruby Falls are close by and host seasonally themed festivals throughout the year. The historic Cravens House is also located halfway up Lookout Mountain. Minutes from St. Elmo is the International Towing Museum, which highlights the history of tow trucks.
St. Elmo borders the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, which includes the Lookout Mountain Battlefield and a network of hiking trails. Some of these trails connect to additional miles of trails at the family-friendly Reflection Riding 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 the community and provides residents with a paved path for walking and biking.
Offering nearly 3,000 square feet of rock climbing walls, the Tennessee Bouldering Authority – an indoor bouldering facility – is located on St. Elmo Avenue. The South Chattanooga Recreation Center has an indoor pool, full-size gym, fitness classes, and summer programs, among other amenities.
St. Elmo is home to a Food City grocery store, as well as a local farmers market every Friday. Just a short drive away is NorthShore’s Publix and Whole Foods and Lookout Valley’s Walmart Supercenter. Local businesses, including a men’s store, handcrafted jewelry store, and bicycle shop, can be found in the heart of St. Elmo.
From Southern coastal dining and Thai cuisine to local pizza and burrito joints, St. Elmo offers a variety of restaurants suited to every budget.