East Chattanooga, Tennessee

East Chattanooga: A neighborhood in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the East Chattanooga Historical Society and the East Chattanooga Community Center.


East Chattanooga is a city located in the county of Hamilton in the U.S. state of Tennessee.

East Chattanooga is a neighborhood and district located in the eastern part of Chattanooga, Tennessee. It lies along the Tennessee River and is home to about 11,000 residents.


The area was originally inhabited by Native American tribes like the Creek and Cherokee. In the 1800s, various towns and communities developed along the river and railroads in the Chattanooga vicinity.

East Chattanooga emerged as an unincorporated area that supplied foundries and factories with workers. It became an industrial extension of Chattanooga before suburbanization occurred in the mid-20th century.

Revitalization Efforts

By the late 1900s, East Chattanooga had experienced decline with the loss of industry. However in recent years, major revitalization efforts have transformed parts of the neighborhood.

Projects like the Chattanooga Choo Choo redevelopment, Main Street renewal, and park additions have brought new investment and tourism activity.


Some of the main attractions and features of East Chattanooga now include:

  • The Chattanooga Choo Choo Historic Hotel with shopping, dining, and exhibits
  • The Edwin Hotel, a trendy boutique hotel in a revived building
  • The Howard School Campus - Hamilton County's first public school
  • The East Chattanooga Warehouse District filled with local businesses

East Chattanooga has evolved into a vibrant extension of Chattanooga, balancing industrial heritage with a growing creative community.

Quick Facts about East Chattanooga

Population : 11,000
Country : United States of America
State : Tennessee (United States)
County : Hamilton County
Altitude : 682 feet / 208 meters
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 10:40:08 (3rd March 2024)


East Chattanooga is located at 35°3'55"N 85°14'57"W (35.0653500, -85.2491200).

East Chattanooga map

Schools in East Chattanooga

College & universities near East Chattanooga, TN

Code Name City ZIP
219824 Chattanooga State Community College Chattanooga (TN) 37406-1097

Post offices near East Chattanooga

Post Office Name City ZIP
East Chattanooga Post Office Chattanooga (TN) 37406

Other cities in Hamilton County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Hamilton County , TN.

City Name Population Title
Chattanooga 184,742 The fourth most populous city in Tennessee.
East Ridge 20,979 City in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States of America
East Brainerd 15,114 Unincorporated community in Tennessee, United States
Soddy-Daisy 13,719 City in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States of America
Middle Valley 12,684 Census-designated place in Hamilton County, Tennessee
Red Bank 11,769 Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States
Collegedale 11,400 City in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States of America
Signal Mountain 8,640 Town in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States
Walden 2,183 Town of the United States
Lookout Mountain 1,884 Town in Tennessee, United States
Lakesite 1,866 City in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States of America
Ooltewah 687 Census-designated place in Hamilton County, Tennessee
Ridgeside 446 Human settlement in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

East Chattanooga distances to largest Tennessee cities