What to know about Chattanooga's Southside community

Drive Time: A couple of minutes from the Tennessee Aquarium.

Locator maps: Boundaries are TVA Power Building, Central Avenue, Interstate-24, U.S. 27

Curb appeal: The median listing price for homes on the Southside was $487,450 in March according to Realtor.com

Breakfast: The Bluegrass Grill on Main Street serves up made-from-scratch breakfast five days a week. It bakes its bread daily.

Lunch: Urban Stack on West 13th Street serves up specialty stacks like the Philly Cheesesteak burger and the North Carolina Chili Cheeseburger. It also offers the Asian Q which features kimchi and wasabi slaw.

Dinner: Alleia has a rustic Italian menu. Among its dishes are butternut squash ravioli, pork belly gnocchi, and brick oven pizzas.

Ribbon Cutters: The Kinley Chattanooga Southside is a new 64-room hotel from Chattanooga-based Vision Hospitality Group on Market Street. The hotel offers a lobby-level coffee bar, The Exchange, with a range of specialty coffee drinks and local artisan baked goods crafted from partners Goodman Coffee Roasters and Niedlov's Cafe & Bakery, transitioning through the day to a cocktail bar featuring small plates. The Kinley take a modern approach, incorporating design inspiration from local entities, featuring rich colors and earthy tones representing the surrounding natural landscape of the region.

In the News:

- Food City begins construction on a full-scale supermarket at Broad and Main streets.

- A Chicago firm has bought the former Chattanooga Choo Choo's railroad passenger station.

- Rob Gentry and brother Clay are renovating at site at Main and Cowart streets for a 185-seat restaurant called Hello Monty.

A $35 million, 158-unit apartment building on Broad Street opened.

Happy Place: W. Max Finley Stadium serves as home to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team and Chattanooga FC, a professional soccer team. The stadium also hosts various high school sports and musical concerts. Next to Finley Stadium, the First Horizon Pavilion is an open-air, 50,000-square-foot covered pavilion that can accommodate 3,000 to 4,000 people.

Shop Talk: Warehouse Row represents the history and commercial culture of Chattanooga. The site traces its beginnings as the Old Stone Fort during the Civil War. It later became a warehouse district at the turn of the 20th century. In the 1980s, the warehouses were turned into a mixed-use development. It houses restaurants and upscale shops.

Livability score sheet:

Walkability: The Southside has a well developed grid of sidewalks for visitors and locals. Destinations such as restaurants, Warehouse Row and Finley Stadium are easily accessed by foot.

Health-care assets: Parkridge Medical Group Southside, 1700 Broad Street, Suite 140.

Claim to fame: The Chattanooga Choo Choo's Terminal Station was built by Southern Railway in 1909 and served as an entryway to the city for rail passengers for nearly a century. Today, the Choo Choo features a hotel and entertainment options including restaurants with outdoor seating, a distillery, a comedy venue, gardens and an ice rink during the Christmas holidays.

Parks and Rec:

Jefferson Heights Park is located in the Southside neighborhood of Jefferson Heights and features green space, a playground, community gardens, a beach volleyball court and a picnic shelter.


- Battle Academy is a K-5 magnet school. The magnet theme is centered on the work of Dr. Howard Gardner in the area of multiple intelligences.