Knoxville is a wonderful city surrounded by lush green landscape and nature. The economy is robust and has received national recognition for its speedy recovery from the recession. Knoxville has also achieved awards for green sustainable urban living design, and being a great place for both recent graduates and places for retirement. If you are new to Knoxville or a long time resident, we are here to help you zero in on the buildings that are right for you.
There are many different neighborhoods to choose from in Knoxville from lively urban to suburban bliss. If you’re looking for more of a walkable neighborhood with lots of activities, you’ll find more options in downtown and Fort Sanders or “The Fort”. Downtown and The Fort have also been recently been revitalized and have lots of places to shop, dine and enjoy cultural activities, art and entertainment.
When the Europeans arrived, the native tribe in Knoxville were the the Cherokee. The city of Knoxville was named after a Revolutionary War General Secretary Henry Knox in 1971. During the Revolutionary War, Knoxville was divided between blue and grey and was a sought after territory for both sides. The industry moved from farming to the industrial age following the war and utilized it’s natural resources including coal, marble and lumber. In 1982, Knoxville hosted the World Fair which brought over 11 million visitors to the city.
Knoxville is a romantic city nestled against the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It’s only a 45 minute ride to get to the national park and enjoy camping, trails and all the scenic beauty your heart can endure. The city itself has undergone a major revitalization effort and has achieved national recognition for it’s success. Many of the historic buildings have been restored. Downtown has a theater district where you can see traditional theatre, cinema or independent productions. There are several parks to walk, play and relax to accommodate your lock and leave condo lifestyle. There is a vibrant arts scene with galleries museums and independent arts events. Knoxville sits at the intersection of three major interstates I-75, I-40 and I-81 making it easy to get around to neighboring areas.