2018 // St. Elmo

Did You Know?

The origin of St. Elmo can be traced to the yellow fever epidemic of 1878. The neighborhood served as a safe haven to Chattanooga residents fleeing from the city.

Tucked into the valley of Lookout Mountain, and conveniently located near employers, medical care, and more, St. Elmo remains one of the most charismatic, in-demand neighborhoods in Chattanooga.


Real Estate: St. Elmo has been classified as a Local Historic District for more than 20 years, and its beautiful Victorian-era homes charm locals and visitors alike.  The neighborhood offers residences in Queen Anne and Victorian Gothic styles, as well as craftsman-style homes. New developments are slated to begin construction in 2018, including an $8 million subdivision of single-family homes on the east side of Tennessee Avenue.

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 in downtown Chattanooga and the surrounding area.

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

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

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