Why Knox?

Life again...in Knoxville! 

Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Knoxville offers an affordable cost of
living, unparalleled natural beauty and eclectic neighborhoods and communities that suit any
style of living. With its solid real estate market, access to quality healthcare, outstanding
educational opportunities and dedication to sustainability and energy conservation, anyone can
benefit from making a move to Knoxville.

Knoxville’s vibrant urban core offers diverse residential, retail and entertainment offerings
while being located just three miles from the Urban Wilderness, a unique adventure playground
for hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners. Knoxville is also home to the University of
Tennessee, the state’s flagship university, which offers outstanding academic opportunities and
top-tier collegiate athletics. All of these attributes and more led to Knoxville being named one
of the Top 100 Best Places to Live by Livability.

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Take a Quick Look

Located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Knoxville offers an affordable cost of living and abudnance of things to do. Businesses cite the city's strategic location, and as home to the University of Tennessee and nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the area is widely recognized as a center for research and technology. Knoxville ranks Top 10 Cities for College Grads list for its diverse business climate and growing downtown.


Our students excel inside and outside the classroom, and Knox County Schools is committed to providing them with the instruction, resources and support they need to achieve their goals. Investing in students not only helps them as individuals but also ensures a vibrant future for all of Knox County.

At Knox County our staff is second to none. They serve our community tirelessly each day they step into the classroom. The teach, mentor, and build relationships with our students and families and make Knox County Schools tick. Knox County Schools offers programs including STEM, Arts education, honors course, CTE, and student supports; as well as extracurricular activities ranging from state championship athletics to the performing arts to robotics.

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Finding the perfect home and neighborhood takes some searching. The payoff? A home tailored to your needs, whether that means a big backyard for the kids or a chic city loft in the heart of downtown. Let us make the search simpler with some real estate research tools.

Urban vs. Wilderness

Urban Vibes Downtown

Since the 1860s, Market Square has been one of Knoxville’s most popular places to shop, work,
play, eat, drink and live. Market Square is home to outdoor concerts and movies, Shakespeare on the Square and much more. The Square is located just minutes from the University of Tennessee Campus and Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness, a 1,000 acre stretch of land that features more than 50 miles of hiking and biking trails and connects parks, trails, civil war sites and recreational amenities.
Downtown Knoxville offers More than 80 restaurants catering to every taste and budget, over40 boutique shops in beautifully restored buildings, festivals, world-class theatres, parks, museums, and extraordinary venues for events and outdoor activities; all in less than one square mile.

Looking for Water and Mountains…in Knoxville!  
Knoxville’s 4,500 acres of green and open spaces provide peaceful retreats and exciting recreation centers. Breathe in the fresh air with a walk or jog along the lake, skateboard deep bowls and rails, watch for wildlife in a natural area, or read a book under a shady tree. Whatever your outdoor pleasure, there is a perfect park just around the corner. Not to
mention we are the Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the home to Dollywood!

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