2018 // City Center & Southside

Did You Know?

Opened in 1909 as a railroad terminal, the Chattanooga Choo Choo was the height of luxury, with an 85-foot interior brick dome. At the time, it was the largest brick arch in the world.

With downtown lofts and historic neighborhoods, City Center and the Southside offer urban living at its best. Professionals of all ages are taking advantage of these thriving areas and their proximity to top employers, medical care, schools, and major roadways.

Real Estate: For those seeking the convenience of downtown living, a variety of housing options are available in City Center. Residents can choose between single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and lofts both in the city center and along the river. One of several prominent neighborhoods is Fort Wood, listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its beautiful turn-of-the-century homes. Condos can be found at Park Place, Museum Bluffs Parkview, and Loveman’s on Market, and luxury condominiums are in the works for Cherry Street. Walnut Hill offers townhomes with enviable views of downtown Chattanooga, while Cameron Harbor, the largest waterfront development since the 1980s, has apartment units, craftsman homes, and luxury townhomes.

Similar to City Center, residents of the Southside can find housing options ranging from contemporary to traditional. The Cowart Place, Ferger Place, Fort Negley, and Jefferson Heights properties continue to flourish, while new developments are popping up each year. Between St. Elmo Avenue and Chattanooga Creek sits One Hundred at South Broad, a neighborhood of upscale homes ideal for both young families and empty nesters. Single-family homes are also available on Academy Row. Plans are in place for high-end townhomes on Williams Street that will include garage parking and rooftop decks with city views.

Top Employers: In close proximity to residents are a number of Chattanooga’s top employers. Among them are UNUM, Tennessee Valley Authority, EPB, BlueCross BlueShield, CHI Memorial, Erlanger Health System, Parkridge Health System, Cigna Health Insurance, Pilgrim’s Pride, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga State Community College, and Hamilton County and the City of Chattanooga governments.

Transportation: Located near I-24, I-75, and Highway 27, City Center and Southside residents can quickly access routes leading to the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport and major employers, as well as Nashville, Atlanta, Birmingham, and Knoxville.

Education: From preschool and magnet schools to higher education options, City Center and the Southside have something to offer students of all ages. Private schools in the area include Baylor School, Girls Preparatory School, McCallie School, Notre Dame High School, and Chattanooga Christian School. Battle Academy, a K-5th grade magnet school, is located in the heart of the Southside. Siskin Children’s Institute’s Early Learning Center is downtown and specializes in education
for young children both with and without disabilities.

Health and Wellness: Three of Chattanooga’s largest hospitals – CHI Memorial, Erlanger Health System, and Parkridge Health System – are minutes away and provide a wide range of medical care. Also close by are Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, HealthSouth Chattanooga Rehabilitation Hospital, and Kindred Hospital, a long-term acute care facility.

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