St. Elmo houses a sense of community

Three-year-old Isaac Sweets watches the grand opening ceremony of the 3-mile extension of the Riverwalk.

There are few people who will vouch for their neighborhood as much as Chelsey Breedy does hers, but as president of the St. Elmo Neighborhood Association, she's got more reason than most to take pride in her community.

Breedy says she bounced around Chattanooga for a while when she came to the Scenic City back in 2012, but finally landed on the small, residential neighborhood which sits between the Southside and the Georgia state line.

"I first moved to Signal Mountain and then Chickamauga, but I worked in Hixson so I was driving through St. Elmo every day to get to work, and I thought it was a cute neighborhood with a lot of personality," she says. "I wound up finding a surprisingly affordable rental in the neighborhood, and I got this place last May."