2020 // City Center & Southside

Thriving City Center


With quaint lofts and historic homes, City Center and the Southside offer all of the perks of downtown living. Proximity to bustling nightlife, prominent employers, medical care, and major roads makes this a desirable area to live.


Did You Know?

The Glenn Miller Orchestra won the first gold record awarded by the music industry for a tune about Chattanooga – “The Chattanooga Choo Choo” – which became the No. 1 song across the United States in 1941. Today, the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo serves Southside residents and visitors alike with its accommodations and amenities.


Downtown Chattanooga boasts living options for a variety of tastes. From townhomes and condominiums to single-family homes and apartments, residences are generally either historic or modern in nature. Prominent neighborhoods include the Fort Wood district, Walnut Hill, Loveman’s on Market, Museum Bluffs, Museum Bluffs Parkview, Park Place, and Cameron Harbor. In addition to these options, Riverside Drive, Market Street, and Fourth Street will all see the addition of residential units over the coming months and years.

Not unlike the downtown area, the dynamic Southside neighborhood offers traditional and modern housing options as well. Areas such as Fort Negley, Jefferson Heights, Cowart Place, and Ferger Place are bustling, and developments such as One Hundred at South Broad, The Davis on Cowart, and Madison Park’s townhomes continue to attract new residents. For a more upscale vibe, those who choose to reside in the area often turn to Academy Row. More housing options can also be found at Clark Centre and along Williams Street.




City Center and the Southside are a mecca for some of the city’s top employers. Depending on where you reside, companies such as Unum, EPB, TVA, BlueCross BlueShield, CHI Memorial, Erlanger Health System, Parkridge Health System, and Cigna are just blocks away. Also nearby are Pilgrim’s Pride, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga State Community
College, and the Hamilton County and City of Chattanooga governments.




Located near I-24, I-75, and Highway 27, residents of and around City Center can easily access roadways leading to the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport and major employers, as well as Nashville, Atlanta, Birmingham, and Knoxville – all a short drive away.




Students who call City Center or the Southside home have a variety of options when it comes to education, including Baylor School, Girls Preparatory School, McCallie School, Chattanooga Christian School, The Montessori School, and Notre Dame High School. Residents of the area can also easily take advantage of Siskin’s Early Learning Center, which educates young children both with and without special needs and developmental disabilities, and Battle Academy, a magnet school serving K-5 students.




Several of the area’s top hospitals, including CHI Memorial, Erlanger Health System, Parkridge Health System, Kindred Hospital, Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, and Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Chattanooga, are a short drive away.