North Chattanooga is a fantastic place to live! We’ve lived in a number of homes in North Chattanooga over the years; we love the area.
Once known as Hill City, North Chattanooga is really a collection of cozy neighborhoods. North Chattanooga is generally a triangular shaped area bordered by Frazier Avenue on the south side, Barton Avenue/Hixson Pike on the East Side and N Market/Dallas Road on the West side. Hixson Pike and Dallas Road/Fernway Road join right after the entrance to Bright School. You can walk or bike to most of the area’s amenities.
North Chattanooga was really the first downtown neighborhood to see a revitalization in the mid 1990s. Young professionals began moving in to the area and fixing up old bungalow style houses that were built in the early part of the 20th century. You would not believe what an improvement the neighborhood has made since the 1970s & 1980s!
The refurbishment of the historical Walnut Street Bridge in 1990 may have been one of the catalysts for North Chattanooga’s revival. Since then Frazier Avenue has led the way in North Chattanooga’s commercial revitalization. Today there are dozens of locally owned restaurants and shops along Frazier Avenue. On the other side of Frazier Avenue, along River Street, is Coolidge and Renaissance Parks. There are dozens of walking and biking paths and even a boat ramp for easy access to the Tennessee River for paddle boarding or kayaking. There’s also a restored historic carousel, fountain and some incredible local art!
Our favorite restaurants in the area are the Tremont Tavern – voted the best burger in Chattanooga! Il Primo, an excellent bistro with a great bar and social scene and the newly opened Sidetrack Restaurant.
North Chattanooga contains some really great schools including: Normal Park Elementary & Upper School Museum Magnet School, Chattanooga School of Creative Arts, Girls Preparatory School and Bright School. Michelle attended Bright School as did two of our boys.
These incredible assets all make for a great neighborhood! And real estate there is RED HOT. Price per foot varies from $150/PSF and up. There are still deals out there but houses generally don’t stay on the market long!