Knoxville We are Here...Where are You?
Urban dweller or nature lover? Foodie or sports fanatic? Family or single?
Our front yard is the Tennessee River; our back yard is the Great Smoky Mountains; and in our heart is the Volunteer spirit.
With an abundance of food, music, art, festivals and outdoor activities, downtown Knoxville offers something for everyone. Eclectic shopping, more than 80 restaurants, a farmers’ market, historic and cinematic theaters, art galleries and museums are just a few short blocks from UT’s campus.
The Tennessee River and 65 miles of greenway trails wind through the city, and it’s a short drive to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Just across the river in South Knoxville is the Urban Wilderness, and the city is teeming with recreation opportunities.
Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of nearly half of the population of the U.S. That’s because two of the country’s most traveled interstates, I 40 and I 75, cross right here in our neighborhood, bringing you quick access to your new home sweet home and a quick trip to visit family or friends over a long weekend. Air travel is convenient, too, as McGhee Tyson Airport offers about 140 flights every day.
Knoxville is a history-rooted, family-centered community with all of the amenities you could need, including award-winning public schools and many fine private schools, downtown bus system, medical facilities such as UT Medical Center, faith organizations and churches, urban and suburban housing and plenty of room to play and grow.
Perhaps this is why CNN Travel recently named Knoxville one of 15 charming cities in America. (But we get more excited about Knoxville having the country’s best bakery, as named by Afar.com. Got to satisfy that sweet tooth after a long day of studying.) Read more about Knoxville’s claims to fame.