Downtown Chattanooga

Find out why you should live, play & work downtown!

Sponsored by River City Company
Why Downtown
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Why Downtown Chattanooga?

Because a vigorous downtown is a prerequisite for a healthier city.

Research shows that a healthy and vibrant downtown boosts the economic health and quality of life in a community. Specifically, it creates jobs, incubates small businesses, reduces sprawl, protects property values, and increases the community's options for goods and services. An aesthetically pleasing downtown that is full of activity, particularly pedestrian activity, conveys a positive and attractive image of the community, which in turn attracts more visitors. And, it serves as a symbol of community pride and history.

For over 30 years, River City Company has worked in partnership with local government, the private sector, and the philanthropic sector to perpetuate Downtown Chattanooga's growth – from creating urban housing and entertainment venues to encouraging private commercial investment.

Today River City Company is working to keep Downtown Chattanooga working as the economic, social and cultural centerpiece of the entire Chattanooga region. We invite you to explore Downtown Chattanooga and see what everyone is talking about!