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City Profile

Downtown Chattanooga is riding the crest of international acclaim from a three-decades resurgence, including $1 billion dollars of private investment since 2014 and a $120 million riverfront development initiative in the 2000’s. Downtown is comprised of several districts, each with a distinctive history and market position.

Statistics & Quick Facts

  • First city in the Western Hemisphere to offer one-gigabit-per-second fiber internet service to residents and businesses at 200 times the speed of the national average
  • 3,089 apartment units, 1,968 students beds, 252 townhomes and condos and 1,001,100 square feet of commercial space has been added, currently under construction or in pre development in Downtown Chattanooga since 2014
  • Nearly 3 million tourists visit annual and tourism accounts for roughly a $1 billion dollar impact on Chattanooga’s economy annually
  • 9,000 downtown hotel and motel rooms with an additional 1,075 recently completed, under construction or in predevelopment
  • Daytime downtown worker population is 55,000
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is located downtown with 11,533 students in the 2016-2017 academic year
  • Over 43,000 parking spaces are located in Downtown Chattanooga including on street and off street facilities
  • Free electric shuttle connects unique and vibrant urban districts
  • Easy connections to 3 major interstates: I-75, I-24, & I-59
  • Less than 135 miles from Atlanta, Huntsville, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham
  • Downtown Chattanooga offers both a bike share and car share system