Neighborhood: Downtown Chattanooga
Profile: Chattanooga happens downtown! Historically the City Center has been sparse with residential properties, however as the downtown revitalization process continues new options are constantly becoming available.
The City Center bustles during the day with business people, tourists, and lunch seekers but calms quickly after rush hour. The area is, however, transforming into an area of more than just business. Friday nights in the summer see pedestrian crowds take over Miller Plaza for the free live music at the Night Fall Music Series; Pro-series cycling races transform the city center into a circuit of frenzied cyclist competing for the top prize with curious onlookers along the route. Classic local favorites are nestled here in the grid – like Chattanooga Billiards Club (CBC), the Flatiron Deli, and the famous City Cafe diner. Newer establishments are often popping up as well these days (i.e. Community Pie, Taqueria Jalisco, Cadence Coffee).
More recently this area has been branded the “Innovation District” in anticipation of the technology companies currently setting up shop and those to come. Hopefully more to come on that front…
Geography: City Center occupies the area between approximately 4th Street south to 11th Street and Highway 27 east to Georgia Ave.
Accessibility: All roads lead to downtown… well, almost. Market and Broad Streets run parallel the full length North to South. 4th Street and MLK Boulevard are the main arteries running perpendicular, Georgia Avenue flanks the city center to the east and Highway 27 to the west.
Transport: Many options are offered throughout the city center, including public buses, a free electric shuttle service, good pedestrian walkways and protected bike lanes along Broad street north of MLK Blvd to the Riverfront. Street parking is bountiful (and free on weekends) and parking garages are available in the more crowded areas. Quick Stats: -Price Ranges: ~~$360,000 – $950,000 -Average Price Per Sq Ft: ~$209 -Population/Square Mile: 2,495.7