Knoxville Area Info
From an abundance of lakes for boating to a quiet hike through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville offers close proximity to a variety of desirable activities. Thousands of travelers pass through Knoxville on their way North, South, East, and West along Interstates 40 and 75, and the residents of Knoxville have these main thoroughfares at their disposal. Built along the Tennessee River and its various lakes, Knoxville is a mecca for boaters, fishermen, and those craving a waterfront lifestyle.
Downtown Knoxville is a vibrant, eclectic mix of urban living, shopping, dining, festivals, farmers markets, and historic landmarks. The Knoxville Convention Center is neighbor to the famous Sunsphere and the 1982 World’s Fair Park. The park is now home to a honorable Veterans Memorial and still often hosts festivals and concerts. Other park activities include a playground, a large splash pad, and a connection to one of Knoxville’s many green ways for walking, running, or bicycling. To the West of World’s Fair Park is the Knoxville Museum of Art, which hosts a variety of exhibits throughout the year.
Adjacent to Downtown is The University of Tennessee. Founded in 1794, The University of Tennessee Knoxville offers nine undergraduate colleges and eleven graduate colleges. UT hosts almost 28,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries. With one of the largest capacities in College Football, The University of Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium can host a staggering 102,455 fans. The Tennessee Volunteers are the 1998 National Champions, and on any given Saturday in the Fall, Knoxville transforms into a sea of orange and white. The University of Tennessee is proud to have renowned, former head coach Pat Summitt as the head coach emeritus of the Lady Volunteers. Pat is the coach with the most wins in NCAA basketball history of either a men’s or women’s team in any division.
Knoxville’s suburbs offer a wide variety of shopping, dining, movie venues, parks, and recreation activities. From Sequoyah Hills to Bearden, Westmoreland, West Hills, Cedar Bluff, Concord, and Farragut, Kingston Pike will take you on a journey through Knoxville’s suburban heartland. Growing to the North of I-40 are the Karns, Powell, and Halls areas, and to the South are Bluegrass and Northshore. As you move into the surrounding counties of Blount, Loudon, Anderson, Union, Jefferson, and Sevier, there are even more waterfront possibilities, sprawling farms, and peaceful mountain retreats.
From the urban high-rise lifestyle to the quiet, serene country estate, Knoxville and its surrounding areas offer a lifestyle for every appetite.