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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Chattanooga

Small town feel with friendly neighbors. Plenty of stores and restaurants nearby. And quick to get anywhere you want to be.

It's close to everything we are 1 min from the grocery store and only a few minutes from downtown!! I love the area

Close to alot of things like my doctors stores mall an alot of eating places we have chilling apple bee

We are out of the city and everything is still close by.walmart and the Dollar general store is near by and our bowling alley we use.

Like the overall quite well kept lawns and nice neighbors with the whole family and the quality of the product and the

I like that the residents in my neighborhood keep their properties up. I also appreciate that my neighbors are fairly quiet and respectful of others.

Who Lives Here

Chattanooga Demographics

Education

High School

41%

Associate's

30%

Bachelor's

20%

Master's

8%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

52%

3 people

23%

4 people

14%

5 people

7%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

54%

50-100k

27%

100-150k

11%

150-200k

4%

200k+

5%

Age

0-10

11%

10-20

12%

20-45

36%

45-65

25%

65+

17%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Chattanooga?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
May '24$1205$1378$1648$1966
Apr '24$1196$1407$1712$2025
Mar '24$1233$1410$1679$2014
Feb '24$1245$1382$1582$1900
Jan '24$1250$1387$1595$1862
Dec '23$1300$1379$1592$1968
Nov '23$1277$1380$1597$1975
Oct '23$1330$1414$1598$2012
Sep '23$1317$1357$1534$1789
Aug '23$1317$1417$1600$1909
Jul '23$1317$1387$1613$2037
Jun '23$1275$1387$1632$2035
May '23$1329$1387$1727$2024

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Chattanooga

Chattanooga Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

33%

15-30 Mins

50%

30-40 Mins

11%

40-60 Mins

4%

60+ Mins

3%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4141

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 40 of 48 renters

Has Sidewalks

No

Say 33 of 48 renters

Percentage: 4343

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

No

Say 27 of 48 renters

Top Scores: Restaurant, Nightlife, Parks

Things To Do In Chattanooga

Top Score

Restaurants

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The restaurant scene here is really cooking with gas.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 8% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Happy hour starts at six around here.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 33% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Chattanooga is shrubby, not shabby.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. A standard number of parks compared to areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

If you love to shop, Chattanooga is a good fit.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 26% more shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We'd be gym buddies with Chattanooga.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. A standard number of gyms compared to areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's pawsible that your pets will fall in love with Chattanooga.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 11% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Chattanooga has the right frame of mind for art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. A standard number of fine art centers compared to areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

More of a gem than germ, this Chattanooga is not too bad for medical care.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 33% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Chattanooga gets an average rating.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 21% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 27% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Chattanooga.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. A standard number of gas stations compared to areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Chattanooga Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 47 of 48 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 45 of 48 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 44 of 48 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 42 of 48 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 41 of 48 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 40 of 48 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 38 of 48 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 34 of 48 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 33 of 48 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 32 of 48 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 30 of 48 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 25 of 48 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 25 of 48 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 24 of 48 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 24 of 48 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 26 of 48 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 29 of 48 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 30 of 48 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 31 of 48 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 41 of 48 renters

Chattanooga Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Chattanooga

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Chattanooga, TN

Everything to Know About Finding Apartments for Rent in Chattanooga, TN

Even a short visit to Chattanooga will reveal it's a city like no other in the country. It has all the charms of a small Southern town, all the cultural attractions of a much larger city and all the scenic beauty you could ask for. Built on both sides of the Tennessee River, Chattanooga residents get incredible water views from every angle.
For great food, a laid-back lifestyle and plenty of employment opportunities, look for apartments for rent in this alluring city.

The Best Neighborhoods to Find Apartments for Rent in Chattanooga

With a lot of opportunities to get outside, most of Chattanooga gives residents a down-home country feel with plenty to do and see. You won't forget you're living in a modern city though. New construction and well-maintained historic buildings combine to show off the city's past and present. Here are some of the best spots to consider when finding apartments for rent in Chattanooga.

  • Downtown: Plenty of different housing options mix together in Chattanooga's Downtown. Both new, modern options and revitalized historic buildings mean a home at any budget. Living in this neighborhood puts you close to everything by foot, bike or free bus, and offers up plenty of options for dining, shopping and activity. Most of the action starts around 4th Street and continues toward the riverfront.
  • Bonny Oaks/Highway 58: The cafe capital of Chattanooga, Bonny Oaks/Highway 58 is a perfect place for foodies to hang their hats. Situated in the eastern part of town, the area has a country feel with easy access to highways for commuters.
  • East Brainerd: Sitting right at the Georgia/Tennessee border, East Brainerd is full of tree-lined hilltops and spectacular mountain views. It's also close to Enterprise South Nature Park which consists of 2,800 acres of outdoor beauty.
  • Brainerd: A quiet neighborhood, Brainerd's main area includes a variety of casual restaurants and shops to keep people busy. There's plenty of affordable housing in this park-like area which is also situated to make commuting into the busier parts of town, or hopping a flight at Lovell Field Airport a breeze.
  • St. Elmo: Another neighborhood close to the Georgia border, St. Elmo is a friendly place with eclectic, older homes. You can easily walk to shops and restaurants. Located at the base of Lookout Mountain, you can also hop on the Incline Railway for a fun adventure.
  • Lookout Valley: A perfect spot for outdoor enthusiasts! Lookout Valley provides ample space for camping, kayaking, hiking and more. Within the neighborhood itself, you'll even find an urban farm. This area is a great spot to live in if you make frequent trips to Lookout Mountain, which is right at the corner of the neighborhood.
  • North Chattanooga: Situated close to downtown, North Chattanooga attracts residents who prefer to walk and bike to work each day. When your busy day is through, enjoy unique boutique shops and restaurants or take a relaxing walk through any number of local parks.
  • Martin Luther King: Just a few city blocks in size, Martin Luther King is a small neighborhood with affordable housing and plenty of options for activities. Its proximity to transit along East Martin Luther King Blvd. also makes the area a good place to live for those working in the central business part of town.
  • East Lake: An older neighborhood, East Lake is a large community with a diverse population. You'll find a few restaurants and cafes throughout the area to partake in as well as easy access to highways to help you get around town.
  • Highland Park: Another local spot where it's easy to enjoy the outdoors, in Highland Park, you can spend the day playing disc golf or laze about in local parks. There are also plenty of local, small businesses to sample along East Main Street -- just two miles from downtown if you're looking for a little more action.

Fun Things to Do in Chattanooga

Chattanooga delivers access to a range of fun and cultural attractions, indoor and out. They spread across the city itself into the beautiful surrounding areas. You can get a dose of nature on the same day you take advantage of in-town activities.

  • Head to St. Elmo Station to start a truly exciting and beautiful experience. This is the lower station to catch the incline railway which heads up Lookout Mountain. While you're there, check out Ruby Falls and Rock City. Combine all three activities for a full and active day.
  • Visit the Tennessee Aquarium and explore not one, but two different buildings. Start with the animals you'll find in rivers, then move over to the Ocean Journey building to expand your aquatic reach. You'll see jellyfish, snakes, crabs and more. And, of course, there's plenty of fish. This exciting experience is right along the riverfront.
  • A 13-acre park, the Chattanooga Zoo works to inspire visitors to understand and preserve wildlife. Here you can get up close to the animals and really observe them. You'll also find the largest indoor red panda exhibit in the world among habitats for snow leopards, chimpanzees, tamarins and more.
  • If you fancy yourself a college sports fan, catch a football game at Finley Stadium. This is home to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga team, but you can also see the Chattanooga FC play soccer here.
  • To get into the Tennessee River without getting wet, head to Riverfront Parkway and hop on a Duck Tour. You'll learn the history of the city in a fun and interesting way as you ride your duck boat by land and "sea."
  • If you're in the mood to do some walking, take a stroll on the Walnut Street Bridge. Connecting downtown to North Chattanooga, this is a popular spot for locals to wander and soak up both sides of the city.

Getaways from Chattanooga

Chattanooga rests right between Nashville and Atlanta, so you're only two hours away from fun and unique cities when it's time to get away. Venture a little bit further and you're up in the Great Smoky Mountains. Here you can enjoy the cute city center of Gatlinburg or hit up Dollywood in Pigeon Forge.

Find Apartments for Rent in Chattanooga

Finding a new place to live can be a stressful experience. Be sure to use an apartment finder like Apartment Guide to help you locate your next rental property. Whether you're looking for a pet-friendly apartment or simply want an affordable place to live, we'll help you find apartments for rent in Chattanooga that match your needs.