Ridgeside, Tennessee facts for kids
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"A city within a city"
Location of Ridgeside in Hamilton County, Tennessee
|• Total||0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)|
|• Land||0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||846 ft (258 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||2,609.47/sq mi (1,004.89/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1299404|
Ridgeside is a city in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 390 at the 2010 census and estimated to be 432 in 2018. Ridgeside is an enclave, as it is completely surrounded by the city limits of Chattanooga. It is part of the Chattanooga, TN–GA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Ridgeside's name is derived from its location on the eastern slope (side) of Missionary Ridge. Locally, the city is also known as Shepherd Hills, after the bigger of its two subdivisions, the other being Crescent Park.
Ridgeside is rooted in a dairy farm operated by John T. Shepherd in the early 1900s. In 1922, John's son, Paul, began building the "Shepherd Hills" subdivision, which was completed in 1952. Shepherd Hills incorporated as a city with the name "Ridgeside" in 1931, in part to avoid being annexed by rapidly growing Chattanooga.
Ridgeside is located at.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||8||1.79%|
|Hispanic or Latino||20||4.48%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 446 people, 203 households, and 180 families residing in the city.
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