Lakesite is a city in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 1,826 at the 2010 census. It is a northern suburb of the Chattanooga, TN–GA Metropolitan Statistical Area, located 15 miles north of the city.
Lakesite was incorporated in 1972 from the efforts of Ray Dodson and Hans Bingham. Upon incorporating, the suburb consisted of 200 homes and a population of 500. In 1994 the neighborhood had grown to about 900 and residents petitioned the Lakesite City Commission for annexation. Upon the annexation, which was completed in mid-1995, the population grew to 1,499 and the land increased 66%.
The government of Lakesite is ran by a manager-commission charter. The commission consists of five members who are elected at-large for four-year terms. The commission then elects a mayor and a vice mayor. Each commission is assigned a chair position to oversee aspects of the city including public safety, budget and finance, parks and recreation, and public works.
Lakesite is home to two schools: McConnell Elementary and Loftis Middle School.