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Highland Park is a small community just two miles east of downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. It’s located in the southeastern part of the state along the Tennessee River, close to multiple railroads and interstate highways. This small neighborhood is approximately 120 miles away from Knoxville and 120 miles northwest of Atlanta, Georgia. Due to its proximity to major metropolitan areas, this neighborhood has become a popular middle-class suburb in one of the safest areas in the South.
Highland Park Real Estate and the Cost of Living
This small community has just 900 homes, making real estate in this well-kept neighborhood a real asset. Zillow reports that the median home price of houses in this neighborhood is $174,000 or $1,072 per month for rental homes. The sales of foreclosed homes in Highland Park are being sold for prices in between $25,000 for a 792-square-foot single-family home to $122,000 for a three-bedroom home. Houses in Highland Park are typically Queen Anne-style bungalows, reminiscent of the early days of the city, which began in the late 19th century. The most expensive house in the neighborhood currently on the market is a $325,000 four-bedroom, three-bath, 2,684 square foot home with three brick fireplaces. Many houses in the area have gone through renovations to keep their historic features, which makes this suburban neighborhood one of the best places in Tennessee for old-world charm. The robust Highland Park Neighborhood Association keeps this gem of a neighborhood intact.
Fun Things To Do in Highland Park
There are three well-maintained parks the neighborhood. Shaw Park is a small neighborhood park with areas for picnicking, as well as a small playground for the children. Tatum Park is one square block of clean, green grass, with gazebos and benches for picnics, bike racks, and plenty of room for games and dog-walking. The Highland Park Commons is the biggest park in the neighborhood, with huge soccer fields, pavilions, and a playground.
The community is close to natural landmarks like Lookout Mountain, which is popular for white-water sports, rock-climbing, and hiking, and the Raccoon Mountain Caverns, where families can spend a weekend or night camping after days spent spelunking in natural caves. The area is also close to man-made sights like the Walnut Street Bridge, which was built over the Tennessee River in 1890. The Chattanooga Riverwalk, which is 13 miles of walking and biking paths from the Chickamauga Dam to downtown Chattanooga, is a popular destination in good weather, as is the Tennessee Aquarium, which is famous for its turtles and tortoise conservation efforts. Just a few minutes away is the Chattanooga Zoo and the famous sculpture fields at Montague Park, perfect for weekend day trips with the family.
There are two elementary schools in the neighborhood served by the closest school district, as well as one middle school, one high school, and a private Montessori school. This area is also home to the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, a charter school for grades 6-12.
The population is 3,754 and the median household income is $27,700, compared to Chattanooga as a whole, with a median household income of $40,000. The median age of males in this neighborhood is 28.8 years, while the median age of females is 34.6 years. The average household size is 2.7 people. Nearly half of all households in this neighborhood are families with children. The population is incredibly diverse, with approximately 22% of residents reporting African-American ethnicity, about 5% reporting Mexican roots, and European-Anglos report having English and German ancestry. Approximately 10 percent of the households in this neighborhood speak Spanish, making this a new and attractive enclave for Spanish-speakers and those looking for a multicultural, family-friendly living experience.
Fun Facts about Highland Park
The neighborhood was built in 1889, and was part of a post-war boom in which a robust middle class found the perfect suburb, close to downtown and yet away from the noise, and is actually one of the very first suburbs ever built for this purpose. In the 1950s, other developments were built and many homeowners left, and the neighborhood began experiencing a downturn in stature. However, in the 1980s, with a dedicated neighborhood association, a revitalization of HP, as the locals call it, gave the neighborhood a much-needed lift in terms of renovation and spirit. Today, this neighborhood is one of the surviving suburbs of those built during its time. It was awarded “Neighborhood of the Year” in 2001 by Neighborhoods, USA, and its beautiful historic homes have been featured in publications including Southern Living, Victorian Times Magazine, and the Financial Times.