St Elmo is a historic village set at the base of Lookout Mountain. It is a very sought after location featuring 100 year old homes and cottages. The community has some fantastic neighborhood restaurants, coffee houses and bars, many of which are walking distance within the neighborhood. Houses are generally affordable when you can find them! There are some historic zoning limitations on many of the houses; period materials must be used in some renovations and additions.
St Elmo is roughly 10 minutes to downtown Chattanooga. It has two large super markets nearby and access to some of the best hiking and biking trails in the area! You can also access the very southern portion of the Tennessee River walk from the St Elmo village and walk to downtown (about 3 miles), and continue on to the Chickamauga dam - another 20 miles.