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River City Company

Downtown Chattanooga’s economic development company.

Sponsored by River City Company
Districts: Overview

Downtown consists of six connected but distinctive districts that pulse with the variety of life and the personalities of our people:

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Bluff View
Bluff View


Inspiring. Historical. Artistic. 


The Bluff View Arts District is where we enjoy spectacular museums, outdoor sculpture and an impressive collection of galleries, shops, restaurants and cafes.


North of Riverfront Parkway from the Walnut Street Bridge to Veterans Bridge.


Watch Jim and Christina tell their Bluff View story here

Download the Bluff View map here

City Center
City Center


Innovative. Modern. Urban. 


In the middle of downtown is City Center, home of corporate headquarters for industry leading companies and some of the nation’s most creative entrepreneurs. It’s the place to grow with affordable office and retail spaces, and the source of the nation’s fastest Internet service—which provides Chattanoogans with up to 1-gigabit-per-second speeds.


From 4th to 12th Streets, between Georgia Avenue & I-27. 


Watch Wes tell his City Center story here.

Download the City Center map here



Energetic. Blooming. Soulful.


The MLK district, anchored by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, is our own treasure trove of higher learning and African American history. This district brings the energetic buzz of student life to Downtown and mixes it with the sounds of blues and jazz—plus the unmistakable aroma of down-home barbeque.


From 3rd to 10th Streets, between Georgia Ave & Central Ave


Watch Robert tell his MLK story here

Download the MLK map here.



Eclectic. Charming. Friendly.


The NorthShore, a unique mix of locally owned shops and restaurants, is where we buy local art and apparel, eat local food and drink local beers, wines and coffees. Easily explored on foot, the NorthShore wraps around waterfront parks, including Coolidge Park and its menagerie of carousel and fountain animals.


Frazier Avenue from I-27 to Veterans Bridge


Watch Tara tell her NorthShore story here.

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Welcoming. Adventurous. Exciting. 


The Riverfront district is where we connect with the Tennessee River and many of Chattanooga’s most celebrated attractions. Our world-class aquarium is here, along with museums, minor league baseball, an array of high-end restaurants offering imaginative wine lists and award winning, chef inspired cuisine, and hotels or inns for the luxury traveler as well as those coming with children or for business. It’s all connected by an engaging network of walkways, water features, piers and parks.


From the Tennessee River to 4th Street, between I-27 to Houston Street


Watch Jim and Valorie tell their Riverfront story here

Download the Riverfront map here



Hip. Local. Creative. 


The Southside is a trendy strip of art houses, galleries, restaurants and beautifully restored architecture spanning Main Street and beyond. It’s the epicenter of our very own cool, southern-cosmopolitan groove that attracts artists, musicians, entrepreneurs and those who look at life from a slightly different perspective.


From 12th to 20th Streets, between I-27 and Madison Street


Watch Lucky tell her Southside story here

Download the Southside map here

The Innovation District
The Innovation District


Walkable. Tech. Vibrant.


Chattanooga's Innovation District bisects three existing downtown districts and is approximately a quarter mile walk radius from the intersection of M.L. King Blvd and Georgia Avenue. The first mid-sized city with an established Innovation District, this area aims to be the driver of Chattanooga's creative, entrepreneurial 21st century economy.



To learn more about Chattanooga's Innovation District, click here.

Download the Innovation District Map here.