"We're very close to downtown Chattanooga. But it's the neighbors and friendly people who make Ridgeside so appealing. Many people have lived here all their lives."
— Candice Poole, mayor
Location: On eastern side of Missionary Ridge, facing away from Chattanooga
Size: With only 0.2 square miles and 160 homes, Ridgeside is the smallest of Hamilton County's 10 municipalities.
Alternative name: Ridgeside is often referred to by its subdivision name, Shepherd Hills.
Government: Candice Poole heads the three-member City Commission. "I got two more votes than anyone else so that made me mayor," Poole said. "My husband calls me Landslide Poole."
Schools: None within the city. The city is in the East Ridge High School zone. Because of its proximity to McCallie School, however, several McCallie faculty live in Ridgeside.
Traditions: At Christmas, most residents display luminaries in front of their homes.
Attraction: Ridgeside derives its name from eastern slope of Missionary Ridge, where it is located. The city has a community pool with members from both Ridgeside and other parts of Chattanooga.
Unique features: The City Council meets quarterly and, to accommodate the public, often meets outside Ridgeside's city limits just down the road at Greater Emmanuel Church on Tunnel Boulevard.