Why you'd want to live in Battery Place
Anyone familiar with the history of Chattanooga knows that downtown was notorious for flooding. While this city was developing, the rocky bluffs by the Tennessee river provided high ground that protected wealthy residents from the flooding and disease outbreaks plaguing the town. Today, this area is known as Battery Place, adjacent to the popular Bluff View Art District, and scores high for anyone seeking a walkable neighborhood. The Tennessee Riverwalk runs through this area and connects pedestrians and cyclists to even more areas of Chattanooga. Many of the historic homes are nestled away from the tourists and local traffic, often offering a gorgeous waterfront view of the North Shore. Like Southside many big box stores will often require a short drive to neighboring areas of the city. Battery Place is conveniently located near Riverside Drive, which connects to Amnicola Highway that leads to Hixson for more amenities. If large historic estates (often racking up millions of dollars in purchase price) are not your first choice, the area offers several upscale condominiums and apartment rentals. Geographically, the Battery Place area is bordered by the Veterans Bridge and Tennessee River to the north, and East 4th Street and Riverside Drive near Siskin Hospital to the South. It includes the single-family subdivisions Battery Place and Lindsay Extension, and later developments like Waterchase Condos on Douglas Street.