2019 // St. Elmo

Character, History, and Convenience Define St. Elmo

In the shadow of Lookout Mountain, with convenient access to employers, medical care, and more, St. Elmo remains one of the most distinctive, in-demand neighborhoods in Chattanooga.


Real Estate

Classified as a Local Historic District, the St. Elmo neighborhood charms locals and visitors alike with its beautiful Victorian-era residences. A blend of Queen Anne, Victorian Gothic, and craftsman-style homes, many of which have been renovated and restored, line the streets. New construction homes are also available in styles that match the character and charm of the neighborhood.

Top Employers

In St. Elmo, Sanofi manufactures well-known brands such as Allegra, Gold Bond, and Icy Hot. Small businesses, from restaurants to construction companies, thrive in the community as well. Residents can quickly access top employers downtown and at Enterprise South by hopping on I-24.


Located a short drive from downtown Chattanooga and major interstates, including I-24 and I-75, St. Elmo provides its residents easy access to downtown Chattanooga, the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, and surrounding cities such as Knoxville, Atlanta, Nashville, and Birmingham. Additionally, the Tennessee Riverwalk extends to St. Elmo, offering bikers an environmentally friendly commute downtown. 


Schooling options include Lookout Valley Elementary School, Lookout Valley Middle/High School, Orchard Knob Elementary School, Orchard Knob Middle School, The Howard School, Calvin Donaldson Environmental Science Academy (magnet school), and East Lake Academy of Fine Arts (magnet school). Chattanooga Christian School is on the edge of St. Elmo, while other private schools are a short drive away.

Health and Wellness

St. Elmo residents have easy access to large health care facilities operated by CHI Memorial, Erlanger Health System, and Parkridge Health System.


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Did You Know?

Until 1926, no direct route existed between St. Elmo and Chattanooga. On the evening of May 6, after multiple failed attempts to negotiate a passageway, a crew of city workers led by Ed Bass took charge – and bulldozed through enough buildings to create a right-of-way for vehicles.