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.

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.

Station Street, a popular nightlife destination, offers visitors access to Western and retro-themed bars, as well as the opportunity to try axe throwing or bowling. Also a fixture of the Southside, the iconic Chattanooga Choo Choo allows patrons to enjoy comedy shows, highly rated restaurants, and railway-themed escape experiences.

In the spring, Southside residents have access to the Chattanooga Film Festival, which features screenings, workshops, and more. During the summer months, Miller Plaza’s Nightfall Concert Series is a short walk away. In December, Mainx24, a 24-hour block party that celebrates the lively neighborhood, is held.

The Southside is home to the Chattanooga Market, which offers seasonal produce, local arts and crafts, and artisan foods weekly from April through November, with a special holiday market taking place in December. Locally grown staple foods are also sold at the Main Street Farmers Market. Those seeking upscale shopping will enjoy a number of local boutiques and retailers inside Warehouse Row. 

The Southside has its fair share of bakeries, fine dining, bars, and bistros, which cater to everything from a casual weekend brunch to a romantic date night dinner. Sweet crepes, artisan chocolates, or a cone of local ice cream can all be found in the area and are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

The Southside’s Finley Stadium hosts UTC’s football and soccer games, as well as games featuring the Chattanooga Football Club. BMX and skateboarding fans can take advantage of the ramps, rails, and in-line hockey rink at the Chattown Skate Park.

In addition to local art galleries that dot the neighborhood, Southside residents will love the interactive art installations at Main Terrain Art Park. Nearby Montague Park boasts Sculpture Fields, the largest sculpture park in the Southeast, spanning 33 acres. 

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.

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.

Entertainment:

Station Street, a popular nightlife destination, offers visitors access to Western and retro-themed bars, as well as the opportunity to try axe throwing or bowling. Also a fixture of the Southside, the iconic Chattanooga Choo Choo allows patrons to enjoy comedy shows, highly rated restaurants, and railway-themed escape experiences.

Festivals:

In the spring, Southside residents have access to the Chattanooga Film Festival, which features screenings, workshops, and more. During the summer months, Miller Plaza’s Nightfall Concert Series is a short walk away. In December, Mainx24, a 24-hour block party that celebrates the lively neighborhood, is held.

Shopping:

The Southside is home to the Chattanooga Market, which offers seasonal produce, local arts and crafts, and artisan foods weekly from April through November, with a special holiday market taking place in December. Locally grown staple foods are also sold at the Main Street Farmers Market. Those seeking upscale shopping will enjoy a number of local boutiques and retailers inside Warehouse Row. 

Dining:

The Southside has its fair share of bakeries, fine dining, bars, and bistros, which cater to everything from a casual weekend brunch to a romantic date night dinner. Sweet crepes, artisan chocolates, or a cone of local ice cream can all be found in the area and are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Sports:

The Southside’s Finley Stadium hosts UTC’s football and soccer games, as well as games featuring the Chattanooga Football Club. BMX and skateboarding fans can take advantage of the ramps, rails, and in-line hockey rink at the Chattown Skate Park.

Art + Parks:

In addition to local art galleries that dot the neighborhood, Southside residents will love the interactive art installations at Main Terrain Art Park. Nearby Montague Park boasts Sculpture Fields, the largest sculpture park in the Southeast, spanning 33 acres. 

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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