Chattanooga, Tennessee

Gig City

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Young Professionals

Northshore is one of the hottest neighborhoods in Chattanooga, with amazing shopping boutiques, restaurants and gastropubs. It’s filled with a mix of young professionals and young families and the housing options support apartment/condos and smaller home living all with great walkscores to the social options. It also has great outdoor options with two great parks that offer climbing walls, carousel, biking and amazing views of the city.

  • Northshore
  • Downtown
  • Southside



Southside is a booming neighborhood known for sustainability and a thriving entertainment, culture and arts scene. Big investment in redevelopment turned this once center of industry into a mecca for those looking for a more eclectic lifestyle than the one offered in Downtown Chattanooga. Expect to find a more diverse population of artists, musicians and young families who appreciate the broad range of experiences and housing options. Southside also attracts many in the LGBTQ community that are drawn to the cool housing, arts scene, and owned and supportive community businesses.

  • Southside
    -North Chattanooga



For the price-conscious check out Avondale first. It has a great mix of affordable homes, very safe streets and convenient access to pretty much everything else in the city. It also has a wonderful Youth and Family Development center with a great gym, computer lab, basketball courts, game room and a public library. Perfect for the growing brains and bodies of the local kiddos. Northshore is another great option, albeit a heck more expensive than Avondale. The outdoor options for the kids and the parents make it ideal when combined with the homes and schools available here.

  • Avondale
  • Northshore
  • St Elmo

St Elmo

Retirees/Empty Nesters

Southern cities with low taxes always do well with retirees and Chattanooga is no exception. St Elmo is one of the more popular neighborhoods for retirees and empty nesters who appreciate the easy access to outdoor living and more affordable prices for homes. Belvoir is another good option, due to its historic, charming and affordable homes. A wonderful community vibe with tons of dog walking, walking and hiking create a welcoming space for newcomers.

  • St Elmo
  • Belvoir