You know you need to find an apartment to live in while attending college. However, you might not know where the best area to look is within the city of Chattanooga. There is a lot to love about the city in general. After all, Chattanooga was given the “Ultimate Dream Town” award by Outside Magazine in 2011, and in 2012, and it was listed in the top 25 of the “Places to Go” by the New York Times. Although the city itself–even in its outermost reaches– is great, living downtown is the best place to reside in order to take advantage of all the Scenic City has to offer.
One reason to live downtown is access to awesome restaurants. From Champy’s Famous Fried Chicken, which is a fun, bar-like atmosphere to the Bluewater Grille, a sophisticated seafood spot, there is a little bit of everything to choose from. There are restaurants that cater to health nuts and those who serve delicious southern fare. Really any type of food you might want is available in Chattanooga. If you live downtown, you are likely within walking distance of these restaurants. If you don’t want to walk, there is always the bus as well. The main point is by living downtown, you will have easy access to loads of great restaurants.
Lookout Mountain is just a short drive from downtown Chattanooga and provides a wide range of activities. You can go to Rock City or enjoy the Incline Railway, or even take a hike at Point Park. Of course, you could also stay in town and enjoy the beautiful Tennessee River via paddle board, or walk the River Walk across the Walnut Street Bridge. When you find an apartment in downtown Chattanooga, you have instant access to all these activities and more.
In addition to the activities and the restaurants you will have easy access to, living downtown also allows you to reside in beauty. The area is simply breathtaking, thanks to the Tennessee River, the majestic mountains surrounding the city and the picturesque buildings that make up downtown. It’s no wonder that Scarlett Johansson– actress from the Avengers– said she wants to move to Chattanooga. She believes Chattanooga to be naturally beautiful and the people friendly and genuine. We happen to agree.
When it comes time to find an apartment to live in during college, you want to make the right choice. After all, your living situation will have a great impact on your overall college experience. That’s why we at Douglas Heights believe you should find an apartment to live in downtown Chattanooga for all the reasons listed above and more. Contact us for more information about our student friendly apartments.