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125 Apartments for rent in Chattanooga, TN

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18 Units Available
Rise at Signal Mountain
1185 Mountain Creek Rd , Chattanooga, TN
Friends of Mountain Creek
1 Bedroom
$1,024
762 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,135
974 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Mountain Brook sits in the scenic Signal Mountain neighborhood, just off Highway 27. Each home in this community offers an open floor plan, mountain views, and a fully equipped kitchen.
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13 Units Available
1400 Chestnut Downtown Chattanooga
1400 Chestnut Street , Chattanooga, TN
Downtown Chattanooga
1 Bedroom
$1,135
790 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,585
1179 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
If you’ve been looking for downtown Chattanooga TN apartments, let your search be over at 1400 Chestnut. Our welcoming community offers one and two bedroom homes with luxurious amenities in a central location.
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14 Units Available
The Shallowford
7510 Shallowford Rd , Chattanooga, TN
Westview - Mountain Shadows
1 Bedroom
$1,010
821 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,115
1155 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,355
1460 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Beautifully appointed apartments with nine-foot ceilings, walk-in closets, crown moldings and French doors. Community features 24-hour maintenance, pool, gym and dog park on the premises.
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23 Units Available
5 Points Northshore
328 Cherokee Boulevard , Chattanooga, TN
North Chattanooga - Hill City - UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,150
747 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,565
1138 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Nestled in the eclectic 5 points neighborhood, 5 Points North Shore takes luxury living to the next level.
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10 Units Available
The Maclellan
721 Broad Street , Chattanooga, TN
Downtown Chattanooga
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,145
831 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 12:39 AM
Constructed in 1924, the landmark Maclellan building has been revitalized into an exclusive collection of stylish apartments honoring downtown Chattanooga's historic integrity. With a variety of 85 units, boasting nearly 30 unique floor plans.
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9 Units Available
Parc 1346
1346 Gunbarrel Rd , Chattanooga, TN
Hickory Valley - Hamilton Place
1 Bedroom
$939
835 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,074
1264 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,481
1394 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Introducing an exciting new life- PARC 1346. Perfectly positioned in the center of it all, PARC 1346 in Chattanooga has something to offer everyone.
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11 Units Available
The Haven at Commons Park
7477 Commons Blvd , Chattanooga, TN
Hickory Valley - Hamilton Place
1 Bedroom
$962
849 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,131
1130 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,251
1343 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:47 AM
Units have washer/dryer, private patio/balcony, granite counters, hardwood floors and dishwasher. Community has free Wi-Fi areas, resort-style pool, and car wash and care center for all tenants to use.
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9 Units Available
Northtowne Village
1011 Gadd Rd , Chattanooga, TN
Falling Water - Browntown
1 Bedroom
$885
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$915
1094 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 03:47 AM
Welcome home to Northtowne Village Apartment Homes in Hixson, Tennessee! Our gorgeous apartment community is conveniently nestled just moments away from Signal Mountain as well as downtown Chattanooga, Northgate Mall, major shopping centers, grocery
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4 Units Available
Trails of Signal Mountain
3535 Mountain Creek Road , Chattanooga, TN
Friends of Mountain Creek
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,025
1209 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:47 AM
Cozy homes with classic charm await you at Trails of Signal Mountain, located in picturesque Chattanooga, TN.
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2 Units Available
Lakeshore on the Hill
5873 Lake Resort Ter , Chattanooga, TN
Northgate - Big Ridge
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$935
896 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 03:47 AM
Join the picturesque apartment community at Lakeshore on the Hill—located just 10 miles outside of downtown Chattanooga, TN! We offer an amazing array of must-have features and amenities.
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9 Units Available
Reserve at Creekside
1340 Reserve Way
Chattanooga, TN
1 Bedroom
$1,047
867 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,214
1100 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,428
1342 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:47 AM
Numerous special amenities like saltwater pool, community gardens, dog park, sauna, gym and more. 1-3 bedroom units include unique features, such as crown molding, granite countertops and private balconies. Close to I-75 and Heritage Park.
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9 Units Available
Amberleigh Ridge
7205 Aventine Way , Chattanooga, TN
Hickory Valley - Hamilton Place
1 Bedroom
$1,115
811 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,190
1051 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 03:47 AM
CHATTANOOGA'S ONLY RESORT COMMUNITY!Exclusive Amenities. Extraordinary Services. Better Living.Amberleigh Ridge is THE premier choice for apartment homes in Chattanooga,TN.
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18 Units Available
CityGreen at Northshore
200 CityGreen Way
Chattanooga, TN
1 Bedroom
$1,032
776 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,465
1096 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,052
1352 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:47 AM
Live Well - CityGreen at NorthShore, From upscale finishes & fixtures to our signature resort-style pool, experience all the perks and amenities of an urban dwelling in a secluded, scenic hillside setting.
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5 Units Available
Hawthorne Creekside
3131 Mountain Creek Rd , Chattanooga, TN
Friends of Mountain Creek
1 Bedroom
$854
727 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,107
1170 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:47 AM
Just off Hwy 27, this picturesque community is nestled in the foothills just minutes from downtown Chattanooga. Resort-style amenities include salt water pool and fire pit lounge.
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235 Units Available
One Riverside
950 Riverside Drive , Chattanooga, TN
Bushtown - Highland Park
1 Bedroom
$1,149
733 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,849
1063 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:35 AM
Perched on the lively riverfront minutes from the heart of Downtown Chattanooga, One Riverside is the ideal mix of refined comfort and adventurous lifestyle from dining downtown to recreation on the Tennessee River.
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17 Units Available
Marina Pointe
5750 Lake Resort Dr , Chattanooga, TN
Northgate - Big Ridge
1 Bedroom
$853
789 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,306
1192 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,409
1414 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:35 AM
Luxurious amenities of community include gym, bocce court, volleyball court, pool, and coffee bar. Units include air conditioning, fireplace, garbage disposal, and washer/dryer hookup. Great location with harbor views.
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7 Units Available
District at Hamilton Place Apartments
1920 Gunbarrel Rd , Chattanooga, TN
Hickory Valley - Hamilton Place
1 Bedroom
$819
721 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 12:59 AM
Stunning apartments in Chattanooga’s favorite shopping destination! This is The District at Hamilton Place – a luxurious apartment community that features resort-style amenities, designer finishes, a sparkling swimming pool, gourmet kitchens, and a
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27 Units Available
Market City Center
728 Market Street , Chattanooga, TN
Downtown Chattanooga
1 Bedroom
$950
756 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,671
1061 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:58 AM
Boutiques, restaurants, first-class office space, and above it all, beautifully appointed apartment living in the heart of downtown Chattanooga.
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2 Units Available
Veranda at the Ridge
1408 C-Mana Ln , Chattanooga, TN
East Ridge
1 Bedroom
$749
622 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 12:36 AM
Veranda at the Ridge offers spacious 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom garden style apartments & townhomes; all with reserved parking. Select homes offer an attached garage and private driveway.
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11 Units Available
The Grove at Hickory Valley
1521 Hickory Valley Rd , Chattanooga, TN
Woodmore - Dalewood
Studio
$779
479 sqft
1 Bedroom
$869
711 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$989
893 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:24 AM
Close to golfing, the new VW plant and Chattanooga Airport. Concrete building construction means quieter, more private living. Newly renovated interiors. Located near I-75, just minutes from the Hamilton Place Mall.
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4 Units Available
Riverset
2 Market St , Chattanooga, TN
Downtown Chattanooga
1 Bedroom
$1,289
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,689
1075 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:20 AM
Centrally located to all area attractions and a beautiful riverfront setting, Riverset embodies the vibe of the Riverfront District in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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42 Units Available
Alden Apartment Homes
5555 Hixson Pike
Chattanooga, TN
1 Bedroom
$969
894 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,149
1125 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:18 AM
Alden Apartment Homes is a welcoming apartment community that offers resort-style, luxury, fully renovated one and two bedroom apartment homes.
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2 Units Available
Rainbow Creek
7604 Standifer Gap Road , Chattanooga, TN
Westview - Mountain Shadows
2 Bedrooms
$615
898 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$700
1126 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:16 AM
Welcome home to Rainbow Creek Apartments! We offer affordable two and three-bedroom apartment homes conveniently located in the East Brainerd area. We are just minutes away from your favorite dining, shopping, and entertainment!
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4 Units Available
Views at Signal Mountain
4053 Priceless Vw , Chattanooga, TN
Friends of Mountain Creek
2 Bedrooms
$1,019
835 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:16 AM
Our all new remodeled living space comes to life in the heart of Signal Mountain.
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How much is rent in Chattanooga?
In Chattanooga, the median rent is $646 for a studio, $760 for a 1-bedroom, $946 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,248 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Chattanooga, check out our monthly Chattanooga Rent Report.
How much is rent in Chattanooga?
In Chattanooga, the median rent is $646 for a studio, $760 for a 1-bedroom, $946 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,248 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Chattanooga, check out our monthly Chattanooga Rent Report.
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Median Rent in Chattanooga

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Chattanooga is $760, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $946.
Studio
$646
1 Bed
$760
2 Beds
$946
3+ Beds
$1,248
City GuideChattanooga
Yes, like the Choo-Choo. Chattanooga, Tennessee (otherwise known as the location with the most double consonants and vowels in its name EVER) is precisely where you need to be. Chattanooga frankly has an absurd amount of natural beauty with mountains, lakes, rivers, gentle fawns in meadows serenely nibbling on grass or whatever it is they eat… you get it. It’s gorgeous in that “This land is your land” America song kind of way.

Even the downtown area of this small, industrial city of 169,000 is somehow woodsy and green. As charmingly country as this city is, however, its sophisticated offerings grow daily. Home prices are also fabulously low and the economy is trending upward–all of which translates into a rental bargain for you, and other would-be whittling enthusiasts.

Yes, like the Choo-Choo. Chattanooga, Tennessee (otherwise known as the location with the most double consonants and vowels in its name EVER) is precisely where you need to be. Chattanooga frankly has an absurd amount of natural beauty with mountains, lakes, rivers, gentle fawns in meadows serenely nibbling on grass or whatever it is they eat… you get it. It’s gorgeous in that “This land is your land” America song kind of way.
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Even the downtown area of this small, industrial city of 169,000 is somehow woodsy and green. As charmingly country as this city is, however, its sophisticated offerings grow daily. Home prices are also fabulously low and the economy is trending upward–all of which translates into a rental bargain for you, and other would-be whittling enthusiasts.

Purple Mountain’s majesty ain’t cheap, fool.

Like many cities with natural attractions, prices in Chattanooga are mostly determined by proximity to the aforementioned mountains, lakes and rivers (the gentle fawns are too variable to price). The Tennessee River runs through downtown, making quasi-urban, riverfront living popular, and the Appalachian Mountains provide the sought-after views in the rest of the city. Living solidly in the country is also incredibly easy and, even with an acreage and cabin in the woods, you’re seldom more than 20 minutes from downtown. Let’s just say if you’re looking for a concrete jungle, this is seriously not it. The bottom line here is that the “view” is definitely a prized amenity when real estate shopping, so realize that you’ll pay more for it.

Purple Mountain’s majesty ain’t cheap, fool.
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Like many cities with natural attractions, prices in Chattanooga are mostly determined by proximity to the aforementioned mountains, lakes and rivers (the gentle fawns are too variable to price). The Tennessee River runs through downtown, making quasi-urban, riverfront living popular, and the Appalachian Mountains provide the sought-after views in the rest of the city. Living solidly in the country is also incredibly easy and, even with an acreage and cabin in the woods, you’re seldom more than 20 minutes from downtown. Let’s just say if you’re looking for a concrete jungle, this is seriously not it. The bottom line here is that the “view” is definitely a prized amenity when real estate shopping, so realize that you’ll pay more for it.

Not to be confused with Jersey Shore…

The NorthShore district is on the north shore of the Tennessee River (such a clever name) near downtown. It provides boutiques, bars, coffee shops, art gallerias and much of the city’s nightlife. A five- bedroom historical home is about $3000, mid-range, two bedroom townhouses and apartments are $700-$900 and room shares are typically $300-$500.

Not to be confused with Jersey Shore…
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The NorthShore district is on the north shore of the Tennessee River (such a clever name) near downtown. It provides boutiques, bars, coffee shops, art gallerias and much of the city’s nightlife. A five- bedroom historical home is about $3000, mid-range, two bedroom townhouses and apartments are $700-$900 and room shares are typically $300-$500.

I want a loft, but with a mountain beside it.

Downtown living options are increasing now in Chattanooga, with about 11,000 people choosing to bunk down near work and play. Typical of many downtowns, Chattanooga’s living arrangements consist of older homes on the edges with both new and renovated lofts and condos in the heart of the business district. Living here can happen for a reasonable price too. If you want to be in the thick of nightlife and the growing arts community, an upscale one bed apartment in a historic building or loft will range from $750 - $950 with prices rising for riverfront properties.

I want a loft, but with a mountain beside it.
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Downtown living options are increasing now in Chattanooga, with about 11,000 people choosing to bunk down near work and play. Typical of many downtowns, Chattanooga’s living arrangements consist of older homes on the edges with both new and renovated lofts and condos in the heart of the business district. Living here can happen for a reasonable price too. If you want to be in the thick of nightlife and the growing arts community, an upscale one bed apartment in a historic building or loft will range from $750 - $950 with prices rising for riverfront properties.

Mansions most likely to be hiding moon shining enterprises

Lookout Mountain. Not to be confused with Space Mountain, which is a roller coaster at Disneyland, Lookout Mountain is a mountain from which you can look out onto the city of Chattanooga (I’m telling you, the names we come up with here slay me). You can rent a four-bedroom “cottage” for a mere $2000 a month. Perhaps a rustic three-bedroom “cabin” is more your style for $1000?

Southside Between Lookout Mountain and downtown Chattanooga is the Southside District– this neighborhood is undergoing a major overhaul. South Broad is the flagship community and is working hard to bring in more commerce and residential options. Living here is for those who are ahead of the curve, hoping to snag a chic address before the price goes up. Old factories have already been refurbished into swank lofts and a historic hotel made into apartments, so these are both good signs. Places here can be cheap. Saint Elmo is a popular neighborhood with beautiful vintage architecture, and a restored (the ‘restored’ part is key) three-bedroom house will rent for around $1000, while a new deluxe loft in the factory area will ring in at around $2000.

Suburbia The suburbs here are the easiest thing to find as they’re, well, everywhere. Chattanooga is certainly no urban megalopolis, so tree-lined streets are omnipresent. Popular choices include Signal Point, East Brainerd, Ooltewah, East Ridge, and Red Bank. All of these areas boast beautiful new houses and townhouses and an incredibly reasonable 10 minute commute to downtown. Most smaller homes here go for between $1000 and $1500 a month, a two-bedroom apartment in Signal Point can be had for as little as $600, an economy one bedroom apartment in Red Bank for $350-450 or a real, actual, mansion in Ooltewah for $3000. If you’re dreaming of a suburban country life, trust me when I say you won’t have any trouble finding it here.

Mansions most likely to be hiding moon shining enterprises
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Lookout Mountain. Not to be confused with Space Mountain, which is a roller coaster at Disneyland, Lookout Mountain is a mountain from which you can look out onto the city of Chattanooga (I’m telling you, the names we come up with here slay me). You can rent a four-bedroom “cottage” for a mere $2000 a month. Perhaps a rustic three-bedroom “cabin” is more your style for $1000?

Southside Between Lookout Mountain and downtown Chattanooga is the Southside District– this neighborhood is undergoing a major overhaul. South Broad is the flagship community and is working hard to bring in more commerce and residential options. Living here is for those who are ahead of the curve, hoping to snag a chic address before the price goes up. Old factories have already been refurbished into swank lofts and a historic hotel made into apartments, so these are both good signs. Places here can be cheap. Saint Elmo is a popular neighborhood with beautiful vintage architecture, and a restored (the ‘restored’ part is key) three-bedroom house will rent for around $1000, while a new deluxe loft in the factory area will ring in at around $2000.

Suburbia The suburbs here are the easiest thing to find as they’re, well, everywhere. Chattanooga is certainly no urban megalopolis, so tree-lined streets are omnipresent. Popular choices include Signal Point, East Brainerd, Ooltewah, East Ridge, and Red Bank. All of these areas boast beautiful new houses and townhouses and an incredibly reasonable 10 minute commute to downtown. Most smaller homes here go for between $1000 and $1500 a month, a two-bedroom apartment in Signal Point can be had for as little as $600, an economy one bedroom apartment in Red Bank for $350-450 or a real, actual, mansion in Ooltewah for $3000. If you’re dreaming of a suburban country life, trust me when I say you won’t have any trouble finding it here.

Truck with bumper sticker mandatory

Chattanooga is fortunate to lie at the crossroads of three interstate highways and due to the number of inter-state commuters in this region; they can become very congested during rush hours. Chattanooga traffic itself is not too much of a mess and the city bus service (CARTA) maintains 16 fairly comprehensive fixed routes and a free electric shuttle service in the most highly-touristic areas. Cars remain a necessity for most people, however.

Now get out there and find yourself a place worth writing home about! Happy hunting!

Truck with bumper sticker mandatory
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Chattanooga is fortunate to lie at the crossroads of three interstate highways and due to the number of inter-state commuters in this region; they can become very congested during rush hours. Chattanooga traffic itself is not too much of a mess and the city bus service (CARTA) maintains 16 fairly comprehensive fixed routes and a free electric shuttle service in the most highly-touristic areas. Cars remain a necessity for most people, however.

Now get out there and find yourself a place worth writing home about! Happy hunting!

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City GuideChattanooga
Yes, like the Choo-Choo. Chattanooga, Tennessee (otherwise known as the location with the most double consonants and vowels in its name EVER) is precisely where you need to be. Chattanooga frankly has an absurd amount of natural beauty with mountains, lakes, rivers, gentle fawns in meadows serenely nibbling on grass or whatever it is they eat… you get it. It’s gorgeous in that “This land is your land” America song kind of way.

Even the downtown area of this small, industrial city of 169,000 is somehow woodsy and green. As charmingly country as this city is, however, its sophisticated offerings grow daily. Home prices are also fabulously low and the economy is trending upward–all of which translates into a rental bargain for you, and other would-be whittling enthusiasts.

Yes, like the Choo-Choo. Chattanooga, Tennessee (otherwise known as the location with the most double consonants and vowels in its name EVER) is precisely where you need to be. Chattanooga frankly has an absurd amount of natural beauty with mountains, lakes, rivers, gentle fawns in meadows serenely nibbling on grass or whatever it is they eat… you get it. It’s gorgeous in that “This land is your land” America song kind of way.
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Even the downtown area of this small, industrial city of 169,000 is somehow woodsy and green. As charmingly country as this city is, however, its sophisticated offerings grow daily. Home prices are also fabulously low and the economy is trending upward–all of which translates into a rental bargain for you, and other would-be whittling enthusiasts.

Purple Mountain’s majesty ain’t cheap, fool.

Like many cities with natural attractions, prices in Chattanooga are mostly determined by proximity to the aforementioned mountains, lakes and rivers (the gentle fawns are too variable to price). The Tennessee River runs through downtown, making quasi-urban, riverfront living popular, and the Appalachian Mountains provide the sought-after views in the rest of the city. Living solidly in the country is also incredibly easy and, even with an acreage and cabin in the woods, you’re seldom more than 20 minutes from downtown. Let’s just say if you’re looking for a concrete jungle, this is seriously not it. The bottom line here is that the “view” is definitely a prized amenity when real estate shopping, so realize that you’ll pay more for it.

Purple Mountain’s majesty ain’t cheap, fool.
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Like many cities with natural attractions, prices in Chattanooga are mostly determined by proximity to the aforementioned mountains, lakes and rivers (the gentle fawns are too variable to price). The Tennessee River runs through downtown, making quasi-urban, riverfront living popular, and the Appalachian Mountains provide the sought-after views in the rest of the city. Living solidly in the country is also incredibly easy and, even with an acreage and cabin in the woods, you’re seldom more than 20 minutes from downtown. Let’s just say if you’re looking for a concrete jungle, this is seriously not it. The bottom line here is that the “view” is definitely a prized amenity when real estate shopping, so realize that you’ll pay more for it.

Not to be confused with Jersey Shore…

The NorthShore district is on the north shore of the Tennessee River (such a clever name) near downtown. It provides boutiques, bars, coffee shops, art gallerias and much of the city’s nightlife. A five- bedroom historical home is about $3000, mid-range, two bedroom townhouses and apartments are $700-$900 and room shares are typically $300-$500.

Not to be confused with Jersey Shore…
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The NorthShore district is on the north shore of the Tennessee River (such a clever name) near downtown. It provides boutiques, bars, coffee shops, art gallerias and much of the city’s nightlife. A five- bedroom historical home is about $3000, mid-range, two bedroom townhouses and apartments are $700-$900 and room shares are typically $300-$500.

I want a loft, but with a mountain beside it.

Downtown living options are increasing now in Chattanooga, with about 11,000 people choosing to bunk down near work and play. Typical of many downtowns, Chattanooga’s living arrangements consist of older homes on the edges with both new and renovated lofts and condos in the heart of the business district. Living here can happen for a reasonable price too. If you want to be in the thick of nightlife and the growing arts community, an upscale one bed apartment in a historic building or loft will range from $750 - $950 with prices rising for riverfront properties.

I want a loft, but with a mountain beside it.
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Downtown living options are increasing now in Chattanooga, with about 11,000 people choosing to bunk down near work and play. Typical of many downtowns, Chattanooga’s living arrangements consist of older homes on the edges with both new and renovated lofts and condos in the heart of the business district. Living here can happen for a reasonable price too. If you want to be in the thick of nightlife and the growing arts community, an upscale one bed apartment in a historic building or loft will range from $750 - $950 with prices rising for riverfront properties.

Mansions most likely to be hiding moon shining enterprises

Lookout Mountain. Not to be confused with Space Mountain, which is a roller coaster at Disneyland, Lookout Mountain is a mountain from which you can look out onto the city of Chattanooga (I’m telling you, the names we come up with here slay me). You can rent a four-bedroom “cottage” for a mere $2000 a month. Perhaps a rustic three-bedroom “cabin” is more your style for $1000?

Southside Between Lookout Mountain and downtown Chattanooga is the Southside District– this neighborhood is undergoing a major overhaul. South Broad is the flagship community and is working hard to bring in more commerce and residential options. Living here is for those who are ahead of the curve, hoping to snag a chic address before the price goes up. Old factories have already been refurbished into swank lofts and a historic hotel made into apartments, so these are both good signs. Places here can be cheap. Saint Elmo is a popular neighborhood with beautiful vintage architecture, and a restored (the ‘restored’ part is key) three-bedroom house will rent for around $1000, while a new deluxe loft in the factory area will ring in at around $2000.

Suburbia The suburbs here are the easiest thing to find as they’re, well, everywhere. Chattanooga is certainly no urban megalopolis, so tree-lined streets are omnipresent. Popular choices include Signal Point, East Brainerd, Ooltewah, East Ridge, and Red Bank. All of these areas boast beautiful new houses and townhouses and an incredibly reasonable 10 minute commute to downtown. Most smaller homes here go for between $1000 and $1500 a month, a two-bedroom apartment in Signal Point can be had for as little as $600, an economy one bedroom apartment in Red Bank for $350-450 or a real, actual, mansion in Ooltewah for $3000. If you’re dreaming of a suburban country life, trust me when I say you won’t have any trouble finding it here.

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Lookout Mountain. Not to be confused with Space Mountain, which is a roller coaster at Disneyland, Lookout Mountain is a mountain from which you can look out onto the city of Chattanooga (I’m telling you, the names we come up with here slay me). You can rent a four-bedroom “cottage” for a mere $2000 a month. Perhaps a rustic three-bedroom “cabin” is more your style for $1000?

Southside Between Lookout Mountain and downtown Chattanooga is the Southside District– this neighborhood is undergoing a major overhaul. South Broad is the flagship community and is working hard to bring in more commerce and residential options. Living here is for those who are ahead of the curve, hoping to snag a chic address before the price goes up. Old factories have already been refurbished into swank lofts and a historic hotel made into apartments, so these are both good signs. Places here can be cheap. Saint Elmo is a popular neighborhood with beautiful vintage architecture, and a restored (the ‘restored’ part is key) three-bedroom house will rent for around $1000, while a new deluxe loft in the factory area will ring in at around $2000.

Suburbia The suburbs here are the easiest thing to find as they’re, well, everywhere. Chattanooga is certainly no urban megalopolis, so tree-lined streets are omnipresent. Popular choices include Signal Point, East Brainerd, Ooltewah, East Ridge, and Red Bank. All of these areas boast beautiful new houses and townhouses and an incredibly reasonable 10 minute commute to downtown. Most smaller homes here go for between $1000 and $1500 a month, a two-bedroom apartment in Signal Point can be had for as little as $600, an economy one bedroom apartment in Red Bank for $350-450 or a real, actual, mansion in Ooltewah for $3000. If you’re dreaming of a suburban country life, trust me when I say you won’t have any trouble finding it here.

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Chattanooga is fortunate to lie at the crossroads of three interstate highways and due to the number of inter-state commuters in this region; they can become very congested during rush hours. Chattanooga traffic itself is not too much of a mess and the city bus service (CARTA) maintains 16 fairly comprehensive fixed routes and a free electric shuttle service in the most highly-touristic areas. Cars remain a necessity for most people, however.

Now get out there and find yourself a place worth writing home about! Happy hunting!

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Chattanooga is fortunate to lie at the crossroads of three interstate highways and due to the number of inter-state commuters in this region; they can become very congested during rush hours. Chattanooga traffic itself is not too much of a mess and the city bus service (CARTA) maintains 16 fairly comprehensive fixed routes and a free electric shuttle service in the most highly-touristic areas. Cars remain a necessity for most people, however.

Now get out there and find yourself a place worth writing home about! Happy hunting!

Rent Report
Chattanooga

September 2020 Chattanooga Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 Chattanooga Rent Report. Chattanooga rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Chattanooga rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Chattanooga rents increased significantly over the past month

Chattanooga rents have increased 0.5% over the past month, and are up moderately by 2.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Chattanooga stand at $761 for a one-bedroom apartment and $946 for a two-bedroom. This is the ninth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in November of last year. Chattanooga's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.2%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

    Rents rising across cities in Tennessee

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Chattanooga, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Tennessee, 8 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.2% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, Franklin is the most expensive of all Tennessee's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,337; of the 10 largest cities in Tennessee that we have data for, Kingsport and Murfreesboro, where two-bedrooms go for $612 and $1,150, are the only two major cities in the state to see rents fall year-over-year (-4.9% and -0.4%).
    • Johnson City, Clarksville, and Chattanooga have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (4.0%, 3.5%, and 2.1%, respectively).

    Chattanooga rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased moderately in Chattanooga, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Chattanooga is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Chattanooga's median two-bedroom rent of $946 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While Chattanooga's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Chattanooga than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is more than three times the price in Chattanooga.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

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    September 2020 Chattanooga Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Chattanooga Rent Report. Chattanooga rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Chattanooga rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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    September 2020 Chattanooga Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Chattanooga Rent Report. Chattanooga rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Chattanooga rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    Chattanooga rents increased significantly over the past month

    Chattanooga rents have increased 0.5% over the past month, and are up moderately by 2.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Chattanooga stand at $761 for a one-bedroom apartment and $946 for a two-bedroom. This is the ninth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in November of last year. Chattanooga's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.2%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

      Rents rising across cities in Tennessee

      Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Chattanooga, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Tennessee, 8 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.2% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

      • Looking throughout the state, Franklin is the most expensive of all Tennessee's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,337; of the 10 largest cities in Tennessee that we have data for, Kingsport and Murfreesboro, where two-bedrooms go for $612 and $1,150, are the only two major cities in the state to see rents fall year-over-year (-4.9% and -0.4%).
      • Johnson City, Clarksville, and Chattanooga have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (4.0%, 3.5%, and 2.1%, respectively).

      Chattanooga rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

      As rents have increased moderately in Chattanooga, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Chattanooga is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

      • Chattanooga's median two-bedroom rent of $946 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While Chattanooga's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Chattanooga than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is more than three times the price in Chattanooga.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology here.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.