East Ridge

Except for the faded green signs notifying motorists they are in fact leaving Chattanooga and entering The City of East Ridge – you’d be forgiven for missing any other obvious signs of a break between the two municipalities.


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WHERE ARE ALL THESE PEOPLE COMING FROM?! I am asked this question often. The answer: well, everywhere – literally. Everywhere from all over the U.S. and even the world. I believe the more pertinent question … Read More

What Will Chattanooga Look Like in 2027?

To nobody’s surprise it seems the future looks quite bright for new construction in East Brainerd/Ooltewah. What may be surprising to some is that this same report predicts 14% of all residential new construction in … Read More

Missionary Ridge: Stories in the Soil

Long corridors extend east out of downtown stretching up over and through Missionary Ridge. At the heart of these thoroughfares lies The Highlands.

What Do You Know About Glass Street?

A blast from my past shows up on my Facebook messages – asking what I know about Glass Street – more specifically the work of the Glass Street Collective. Next thing I know another old … Read More


Once better known to locals as a quiet town on the outskirts of Hamilton County, or to passerbyers as a quick stop for fuel or fast food along Interstate-75 – a few things have changed in recent years.


The ever burgeoning city of Chattanooga would not be contained by its natural boundaries and soon began claiming more territory east of Missionary Ridge.

Southside Continues to Surprise

When I first moved to the Southside community of Chattanooga in January, 2012 I used to walk the blocks – imagining the possibilities those empty buildings could possess. Just four years later I walk those same … Read More