Originally Posted by iyaoyas98
I'm building some apartments on the corner of Walnut and Aquarium for a developer. Stay North of 24 if you plan on living downtown....
Actually you kinda gotta be more careful than that... the nice thing is many areas are transitioning... the bad thing is many areas are transitioning. Chattanooga is like a quilt of good areas and less desirable areas in my opinion.
The ideal spots are on the river as close to the aquarium as you can get. Upriver slightly is a tiny but nice little arts disttict around the art museum. North of the river or "north shore" is nice with older homes and great new urban development. The only real risk there is ending up in in the little area between 27 and the river that is kinda predominately abandoned retail. right on the river there is really nice new apartments and businesses. East of downtown right around the Choo Choo and UTC is a upper urban enclave that degrades as you go towards 24 or east or north too far. Assisted housing sits just south of 24 in an industrial area that is seeing signs of renewal and while the housing is updated and nice and well patrolled crime is high as one would expect hence the warning about being south of 24. Further south around the base of lookout mtn is the nice enclave of saint elmos which is surrounded by rough areas. In the area just between 24 and the convention center is kinda ok but stay north of chattanooga market
.. generally known as southside.
Hope that helps some!