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Frequently Asked Questions
When were prices and availability in Chattanooga, TN last updated?
Prices and availability in Chattanooga, TN were last updated on 23 May 2022.
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What is the average rent in Chattanooga, TN?
The average rent in Chattanooga, TN is $1,238. Start your search for apartments in Chattanooga, TN now.
What is the price range for a studio apartment in Chattanooga, TN?
The price range for a studio apartment in Chattanooga, TN is between $953 and $1,898. View all studio apartments in Chattanooga, TN.
What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Chattanooga, TN?
The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Chattanooga, TN is between $500 and $4,683. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Chattanooga, TN now.
What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Chattanooga, TN?
The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Chattanooga, TN is between $813 and $4,911. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Chattanooga, TN.
What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Chattanooga, TN?
The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Chattanooga, TN is between $813 and $5,165. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Chattanooga, TN.
Living in Chattanooga, TN
Situated in southeastern Tennessee, Chattanooga is set along the Tennessee River at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains. The city is well-known for its natural attractions, historical sites and stunning mountains. Chattanooga also has a lower cost of living than the national average and has very good middle and high schools, especially STEM schools. It is also home to several higher education institutions such as the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga State Community College and Tennessee College of Applied Technology. Chattanooga has a humid subtropical climate, with average temperatures ranging between 29°F and 89°F through the year. The city sees about 207 sunny days, 51 inches of rain and only 2 inches of snow, on average, per year. Chattanooga is an ideal renting choice for young professionals and families, as the city provides good job opportunities, family-friendly neighborhoods and a high standard of living.
Chattanooga, TN Demographics
- Total Population179,690
Female 84,143Male 95,547
- Median Age37.5
Chattanooga, TN has a population of 179,690 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 95,547 of Chattanooga’s residents are women and 84,143 are men. The median age of those who live in Chattanooga, TN is 37.5.
Average Rent in Chattanooga, TN
- Chattanooga, TN Average Rental Price, February 2022 $1,238 /mo
The average monthly rent of apartments in Chattanooga, TN is $1,238.
Chattanooga, TN Apartment Rent Ranges
About 21% of apartment rents in Chattanooga, TN range between $701-$1,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,001-$1,500 represent 55% of apartments. Around 4% of Chattanooga’s apartments are in the $501-$700 price range. 1% of apartments are priced between < $500.
Chattanooga, TN Rent Trends
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Compared to the national average rent of $1,628, the average rent in Chattanooga, TN is $1,238.
Shopping in Chattanooga, TN
Chattanooga has plenty of shopping venues for renters, such as Hamilton Place, Northgate Mall, Brainerd Village Shopping Center, Gunbarrel Pointe and Eastgate Town Center. What’s more, renters have access to various department stores such as Dillard's, Belk, Kohl's, Marshalls, JCPenney, T.J. Maxx, Ross Dress for Less, Burlington, Target and Bed Bath & Beyond. For grocery shopping, the most popular stores among renters are The Fresh Market, Whole Foods Market, ALDI and Food City, along with smaller locally owned stores.
Transportation in Chattanooga, TN
Chattanooga is a car-dependent city, so renters often use their cars to get around and carry out most errands. The Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) runs the public transit system in Chattanooga. There is also a downtown shuttle, Greyhound buses, a bike-share program, and several bike lanes. For more convenience, renters use carpooling, local taxis and ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft. In addition, visitors have access to airport shuttle and car rental services. For air travel, the Chattanooga Airport is a 20-mninute drive away via Interstate 24, while the closest major airport is the McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville airport, located about 115 miles via Interstate 75.
Chattanooga, TN Households
- Total Number of Households75,940
Family 39,463Non-family 36,477
Children 17,320No Children 58,620
- Average People Per Household2.25
- Median Household Income$45,527
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$875
According to U.S. Census data, there are 75,940 households in Chattanooga, TN. 39,463 are family households and 36,477 are non-family households. There are 17,320 households with children in Chattanooga and 58,620 households without children. On average, about 2.25 people live in a household in Chattanooga, TN. The median income of a Chattanooga household living in Chattanooga is $45,527 per year. The median housing costs per month are $875.
Chattanooga, TN Education Statistics
The level of education of the population of Chattanooga, TN is as follows: 4% have no high school education, 35% completed some high school, 26% partially completed college, 8% have an Associate Degree, 18% have a Bachelor Degree, and 9% have a Graduate Degree.
Renting in Chattanooga, TN
Although Chattanooga has a relatively low cost of living, it also has one of the most competitive rental markets in the state. Chattanooga’s diverse and friendly neighborhoods have a dense suburban feel, with some of the top rental choices being Hixson, East Lake, Southside Historic District and Ridgedale. Avondale is one of the city’s affordable neighborhoods, while Belvoir is one of the upscale areas that attracts affluent renters. Young professionals usually prefer to rent the Downtown, Southside and St. Elmo neighborhoods. In Chattanooga, renters are protected against any form of retaliation, maltreatment and discrimination, and landlords must give a three to 30-day eviction notice depending on the violation.
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