St Elmo is gaining national neighborhood notoriety. “Naturally”, say the residents. St. Elmo has been gaining popularity for years. Locals enjoy the community, people and it’s proximity to downtown Chattanooga. Chattanooga granted the area a local historic district in 1992.
Today I listed 5005 Tennessee Avenue in St. Elmo, Chattanooga, TN 37409. The home was built in 1910. The original floor plan was unique. It featured a window in the back of the dining room that looked toward Lookout Mountain. Part of the original window seats are still there.
The charm of St. Elmo is the diversity of the Victorian era architecture. Owners work diligently to preserve the character. There is also a strong neighborhood email communication system. Local artisans are stepping up and protecting old buildings such as the fire hall and allowing it to support local events and shows.
ThisOldHouse.com chose St. Elmo as one of the top 51 communities in the United States. The Times Free Press article noted that This Old House spokesperson said they look for areas that bring new energy to a city. Chattanooga is experiencing an over all “new energy” with job growth. More and more I also see people choosing to live in Chattanooga, TN just because it is a great place. So it is fitting when unique bedroom communities are recognized nationally.
It is fun to see folks enjoying eating outside in the quaint shopping district. Attend events such as the Corgi Parade. St. Elmo has wonderful places to visit, but mostly people are finding unique places to live.
Come take a look at homes like 5005 Tennessee Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37409 and find out why St Elmo is gaining national neighborhood notoriety.