Tucked along the Tennessee River, Knoxville, is a bustling city filled with rich arts and culture, stunning natural areas, and tons of opportunities to explore. Known for its amazing restaurants, breathtaking sights, and beautiful live music, there's an exciting energy that flows throughout the city! When you live in Knoxville, you get the best of both worlds: adventure and relaxation, small-town charm and big-city amenities, historic roots and a forward-thinking future. 

Take some time to explore the one-of-a-kind lifestyle that Knoxville affords—and see if your new home is waiting. 

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Getting Around

Nashville: 2 hr 50 min
1 hr 50 min
Great Smoky Mountains:
45 min
Major Roads:
I-40, I-275, I-70 I-640


Population: 187,347
Median Home Price:
Median Income:

Highlights of Knoxville

Great Smoky Mountains

Just a short trip away from the city, you'll find the endless beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. Explore miles of trails, find hidden gems nestled into the wilderness, and enjoy the breathtaking majesty of the mountains. 


One of the most striking structures in all of Knoxville, the Sunsphere was built during the 1982 World's Fair and now provides one of the best, 360-degree views of Downtown and the Tennessee River that you'll find. 

Downtown Knoxville

Tons of events, unique locally owned shops and restaurants, diverse art galleries and museums—you could spend days exploring all that the Downtown area has to offer. You'll find a little something for every interest! 

Local Attractions

What You'll Love

Tons of Parks & Natural Areas

Since the Great Smoky Mountains are just a short trip away, all of the outdoor exploration you could ask for is just minutes from your front door—whether you're hoping to hike the scenic trails, take a bike ride along the ridges, find a cool spot to swim, or do almost anything else under the sun!

If you'd prefer to stick around the Knoxville area, you can also have fun exploring Concord Park, Fort Dickerson Park, and Ijams Nature Center. 

Variety of Community Events

No matter the week, month, or season, the local community is always hosting some sort of celebration of festivity. Knoxville is the home of the Tennessee Volunteers, which brings vibrant fans from all over for basketball and football games downtown. As far as annual events go, you'll want to check out Bike, Boat, Brew, & Bark in the summer, the Tennessee Valley Fair in the early fall, the Downtown Peppermint Trail in the winter, and the Big Ears Festival in the spring. 

And it's not just the annual events—if you keep up with the community calendar, you'll find that there's seldom a weekend that isn't filled with happenings!

Rich Arts & Culture

For a city on the smaller side, Knoxville has a refreshingly active arts and culture scene. Head Downtown, and you can spend days exploring the many museums, including the Museum of East Tennessee History, Knoxville Museum of Art, McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, and the Beck Cultural Exchange Center.

Want to take in a bit of local art? Be sure to check out spots like the Art Market Gallery, Bennett Galleries, and the Emporium Center.

Ready to Find Your New Home?

Knoxville is truly a city like no other—are you ready to find your new home here? Then the Creel Group is here to help! We've been working in local real estate for years, so when it comes successfully buying (and selling!) homes, we know exactly what it takes for a seamless and stress-free experience. Any questions or ready to get started? Just give us a call!

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