2020 // City Center

Know Your Neighborhood


Downtown Chattanooga is a bustling hub of city life accented by annual festivals, ample recreation opportunities, and iconic attractions.


Did You Know?

City Center’s Tivoli Theatre, which opened in 1921, was one of the first public air-conditioned buildings in the United States.

(First) AT&T Field, (Second) Hunter Museum of American Art



Whether you want to visit the historic Tivoli Theatre, Tennessee Aquarium, Creative Discovery Museum, or Hunter Museum of American Art, there is no shortage of things to do in City Center. The AMC Majestic 12 Theatre, Civil Axe Throwing, and Classic Arcade Pinball Museum offer even more entertainment options. Nearby, the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo delights with its music and comedy shows, as well as a railway-themed escape experience.




Each summer, Ross’s Landing is transformed for the Riverbend Festival, one of the area’s premier music events. The annual Chattanooga Film Festival attracts attendees with a phenomenal lineup of workshops, parties, screenings, and more. In the warmer months, free outdoor concerts bring out residents and visitors to enjoy the Nightfall Concert Series at Miller Plaza and Riverfront Nights on the waterfront. 




The heart of downtown is home to a variety of upscale jewelers, clothiers, and more, while the southern end of the downtown area attracts patrons with Warehouse Row and its local boutiques and restaurants. The Miller Park Farmers Market & Marketplace provides access to sustainable food staples and unique products and gifts.




Cocktail bars, pubs, coffee shops, local eateries, and chain restaurants line the streets of downtown and provide everything from quick bites to fine dining.

OUTDOORS AND PARKS: Chattanooga’s Riverwalk is a local favorite and can be enjoyed by foot or bike. The paved pathways snake through downtown and provide scenic views of the river. Miller Park also provides an urban escape with its grassy areas now complete with benches, USB ports, and a community stage.




Home to the Chattanooga Lookouts and AT&T Field, City Center is a great place for residents and visitors to catch a minor league baseball game. High Point Climbing and Fitness is another top destination with over 30,000 square feet of climbing space and views of the Tennessee River.




Perched at the top of a cliff overlooking the Tennessee River, the Bluff View Art District offers a true treat when it comes to visual and culinary arts. Points of interest include the Houston Museum of Decorative Arts, River Gallery, Hunter Museum of American Art, and River Gallery Sculpture Garden. A short walk takes visitors to the Bessie Smith Cultural Center for a lesson in African American history.