Highland Park, Chattanooga was a small city originally developed between the late 19th century and the mid-20th century, located two miles east of downtown Chattanooga, and bounded by Willow and Holtzclaw streets on the east and west, and McCallie and Main streets on the north and south. It was incorporated in 1905.[1] Later, when it was incorporated into the City of Chattanooga in 1929,[2][3] it grew to become a popular middle-class suburb with access to multiple train lines. As employment and much downtown property value in Chattanooga declined throughout the 1970s,[4] Highland Park did as well, but it has had significant recent success due to its proximity to the downtown, its vibrant neighborhood association, and many newly renovated historic houses.

Revitalization

The revitalization of the neighborhood started in the early 1990s and continues to the present. In 2001 the neighborhood was awarded "Neighborhood of the Year" by Neighborhoods, USA.[7] The neighborhood and its homes have been featured in Southern Living (May 2002), Victorian Times Magazine (October 2002), HGTV (September 2006), and the Financial Times (April 2010).[8][9] Highland Park has grown to be one of Chattanooga's largest urban neighborhoods, with an excellent variety of architecture from the 1880s to the 1920s, specifically Queen AnneBungalow, and Craftsman, as well as many others.

I heart Highland Park! Neighbors who watch out for each other, easy access to downtown, fun bus rides on the #4, $8 cab ride from downtown, beautiful Victorian and craftsman style homes.
— Danna Bailey, EPB
New and old buyers have invested physically and financially to restore our neighborhood. Adding charm and character replicating old style , infusing contemporary look!
— Michelle Ruocco-Warren, mother of 3, Sports Barn trainer, Natural Body Day Spa
I love the beauty of the historic homes and the front porch atmosphere of Highland Park.
— Alison Ashby, mother & teacher, Highland Park resident.