Red Bank: City Profile

Red Bank: City Profile

March 25th, 2012 in Chattanooganow2012

First-grader Grayson Lowery is dressed Uncle Sam at Red Bank Elementary School. Students dressed as a famous American of their choice for a school program.

Photo by Angela Lewis /Times Free Press.

"We continue to be a wonderful neighborhood in which to reside, even though we have to look elsewhere for most necessities, except for groceries and medical needs. I wasn't born in Red Bank, but I got here as quick as I could."

- Joe Glasscock, former mayor

Location: Just west of downtown Chattanooga, Red Bank is made up of Dayton Boulevard and the surrounding residential side streets.

Size: 6.5 square miles, all land

Population: 11,651

Founded: 1955

Government: Monty Millard is mayor. Residents elect five commissioners by popular vote. Commissioners elect one of themselves to be mayor and also choose a city manager, who serves at the commission's discretion.

Schools: Alpine Crest Elementary, Red Bank Elementary, White Oak Elementary, Red Bank Middle, Red Bank High.

Attraction: Highway projects have made Red Bank an enclave located just a few minutes from downtown Chattanooga.

Traditions: Red Bank Jubilee, Red Bank Christmas Parade

Fun fact: Red Bank has several meat-and-three options. Southern Restaurant and Lillie Mae's, on opposite ends of Dayton Boulevard, are popular choices.