Southside

Bustling City Life

With quaint lofts and historic homes, the Southside offers 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.

 

Not unlike the City Center, the dynamic Southside neighborhood offers traditional and modern housing options through an impressive lineup of single-family apartments and houses, charming townhouses, and condominiums. Prominent neighborhoods in the area include Cowart Place, Ferger Place, Fort Negley, and Jefferson Heights. For those looking for high-end housing, Clark Centre, Williams Street, and Academy Row are a perfect fit, while quaint townhomes can be found at The Davis on Cowart, One Hundred at South Broad, and Madison Park. Even more housing is proposed for South Holtzclaw Avenue in a project that aims to add over 50 condos to the Southside.

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

Residents in the area are close to I-24, I-75, and Highway 27, which allow for quick access to the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport and roads leading to Nashville, Birmingham, Atlanta, and Knoxville.

Students living in the Southside have a wide range of options when it comes to their education including Battle Academy, a magnet school for K-5, as well as Siskin’s Early Learning Center, an educational center for young children with or without developmental disabilities or special needs. Options such as Girls Preparatory School, Chattanooga Christian School, Baylor School, The Montessori School, McCallie School, and Notre Dame High School are also easily accessible. See the red pins on the map below.

Southside residents have quick access to top medical facilities such as Erlanger Health System, CHI Memorial, and Parkridge Health System. Those in need of long-term care or rehabilitation will find Kindred Hospital, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Chattanooga, and Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation nearby as well. See the blue pins on the map below.

On the Southside, Gordon Food Service offers both well-known and private label brands to residents. Larger grocery chains – including Whole Foods and Publix – are accessible just across the river in Northshore. See the green pins on the map below.

The historic Chattanooga Choo Choo is a Southside fixture featuring a comedy venue, highly rated restaurants, and a railway-themed escape experience. Wander down Station Street for a look at the city’s nightlife, which includes Western and retro-themed bars as well as Songbirds – part museum, part venue. Common House, the Southside’s newest social club and event venue, has over 30,000 feet of space devoted to a hotel, gym, pool, dining, shops, private event spaces, and more.

Each December, MAINx24, a 24-hour block party, celebrates the lively Southside neighborhood. In 2021, the Chattanooga Choo Choo played host to the Tennessee Whiskey Festival, showcasing the state’s craft spirits. First Horizon Pavilion, home to the Chattanooga Market, is the site of several annual festivals such as the Street Food Festival and Chattanooga Oktoberfest. 

The Chattanooga Market offers seasonal produce, local arts and crafts, and artisan foods weekly from April through November, with a special holiday market taking place at the Chattanooga Convention Center in December. On Wednesdays, the Main St. Farmers Market sells locally grown foods to the community. Gordon Food Service, a new food-selling concept to the area, opened in 2021 and stocks bulk products, grab-and-go foods, and more traditional grocery items. For an upscale shopping experience, head to Warehouse Row, which features local boutiques mixed with national retailers.

The Southside is a great destination for epicures. Here, you’ll find rustic Italian cuisine, farm-to-table burgers, authentic street-style tacos, and some of the city’s best brunch hot spots. The neighborhood is also a mecca for delicious desserts, including European crepes, artisan chocolates, and handcrafted ice cream. Market South, an industrial-style food court, calls the Southside home. 

Sports fans flock to Finley Stadium’s Davenport Field to catch games featuring the Chattanooga Football Club (CFC), as well as UTC football and soccer games. Nearby, Chattown Skate Park is the city’s lighted park for skate boards, BMX bikes, and in-line skating. With multiple fitness centers – including gyms dedicated to cycling, climbing, and CrossFit – a workout is easy to come by in the Southside.

As the largest sculpture park in the Southeast, Sculpture Fields at Montague Park offers 33 acres of sculptures from all over the world. At Main Terrain Art Park, residents can enjoy interactive art pieces that double as fitness alternatives. Several art galleries are also located in the Southside neighborhood.

Did you know?

Sculpture Fields partnered with the Sister City Association of Chattanooga to create Chattanooga’s Commemorative Forest. Also referred to as a “Wedding Forest” – a tradition hailing from Hamm, Germany – couples can purchase a tree to be planted in the park as a way to commemorate their nuptials.

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Bustling City Life

With quaint lofts and historic homes, the Southside offers 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.

Real Estate:

Not unlike the City Center, the dynamic Southside neighborhood offers traditional and modern housing options through an impressive lineup of single-family apartments and houses, charming townhouses, and condominiums. Prominent neighborhoods in the area include Cowart Place, Ferger Place, Fort Negley, and Jefferson Heights. For those looking for high-end housing, Clark Centre, Williams Street, and Academy Row are a perfect fit, while quaint townhomes can be found at The Davis on Cowart, One Hundred at South Broad, and Madison Park. Even more housing is proposed for South Holtzclaw Avenue in a project that aims to add over 50 condos to the Southside.

Top Employers:

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

Transportation:

Residents in the area are close to I-24, I-75, and Highway 27, which allow for quick access to the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport and roads leading to Nashville, Birmingham, Atlanta, and Knoxville.

Education:

Students living in the Southside have a wide range of options when it comes to their education including Battle Academy, a magnet school for K-5, as well as Siskin’s Early Learning Center, an educational center for young children with or without developmental disabilities or special needs. Options such as Girls Preparatory School, Chattanooga Christian School, Baylor School, The Montessori School, McCallie School, and Notre Dame High School are also easily accessible. See the red pins on the map below.

Health + Wellness:

Southside residents have quick access to top medical facilities such as Erlanger Health System, CHI Memorial, and Parkridge Health System. Those in need of long-term care or rehabilitation will find Kindred Hospital, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Chattanooga, and Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation nearby as well. See the blue pins on the map below.

Grocery Stores:

On the Southside, Gordon Food Service offers both well-known and private label brands to residents. Larger grocery chains – including Whole Foods and Publix – are accessible just across the river in Northshore. See the green pins on the map below.

Entertainment:

The historic Chattanooga Choo Choo is a Southside fixture featuring a comedy venue, highly rated restaurants, and a railway-themed escape experience. Wander down Station Street for a look at the city’s nightlife, which includes Western and retro-themed bars as well as Songbirds – part museum, part venue. Common House, the Southside’s newest social club and event venue, has over 30,000 feet of space devoted to a hotel, gym, pool, dining, shops, private event spaces, and more.

Festivals:

Each December, MAINx24, a 24-hour block party, celebrates the lively Southside neighborhood. In 2021, the Chattanooga Choo Choo played host to the Tennessee Whiskey Festival, showcasing the state’s craft spirits. First Horizon Pavilion, home to the Chattanooga Market, is the site of several annual festivals such as the Street Food Festival and Chattanooga Oktoberfest. 

Shopping:

The Chattanooga Market offers seasonal produce, local arts and crafts, and artisan foods weekly from April through November, with a special holiday market taking place at the Chattanooga Convention Center in December. On Wednesdays, the Main St. Farmers Market sells locally grown foods to the community. Gordon Food Service, a new food-selling concept to the area, opened in 2021 and stocks bulk products, grab-and-go foods, and more traditional grocery items. For an upscale shopping experience, head to Warehouse Row, which features local boutiques mixed with national retailers.

Dining:

The Southside is a great destination for epicures. Here, you’ll find rustic Italian cuisine, farm-to-table burgers, authentic street-style tacos, and some of the city’s best brunch hot spots. The neighborhood is also a mecca for delicious desserts, including European crepes, artisan chocolates, and handcrafted ice cream. Market South, an industrial-style food court, calls the Southside home. 

Sports + Fitness:

Sports fans flock to Finley Stadium’s Davenport Field to catch games featuring the Chattanooga Football Club (CFC), as well as UTC football and soccer games. Nearby, Chattown Skate Park is the city’s lighted park for skate boards, BMX bikes, and in-line skating. With multiple fitness centers – including gyms dedicated to cycling, climbing, and CrossFit – a workout is easy to come by in the Southside.

Arts + Parks:

As the largest sculpture park in the Southeast, Sculpture Fields at Montague Park offers 33 acres of sculptures from all over the world. At Main Terrain Art Park, residents can enjoy interactive art pieces that double as fitness alternatives. Several art galleries are also located in the Southside neighborhood.

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