Knoxville’s neighborhoods are roughly distributed into five sectors – Downtown, North Knoxville, South Knoxville, East Knoxville, and West Knoxville. Any of these areas makes a great choice for a home, but some are emerging as the best places for families.
Here’s a look at a few of the best places to live in Knoxville:
This residential community in West Knoxville features upscale single-family homes in various architectural styles, surrounded by expansive landscaped yards. An active homeowners’ association oversees the maintenance of the neighborhood, ensuring harmony in home designs and the upkeep of public spaces.
Kensington is close to several schools, including Rocky Hill Elementary School, West High School, and West Valley Middle. The nearby Great Smoky Mountains provides a majestic backdrop and myriad outdoor recreation options. Also just minutes away are regional shopping and dining destinations like West Town Mall and Turkey Creek Shopping Center.
Westmoreland is a combination of the old and the new. It features historic single-family homes mixed in with contemporary ones, including modern estates in stunning architectural styles. The park-like atmosphere offers a tranquil retreat, with the historic Watermill and Gatepost serving as the community’s defining feature.
Schools in the area include Rocky Hill Elementary School, Bearden Elementary School, and West High School. Residents have plenty of recreation and entertainment options, with nearby attractions that include the sprawling Lakeshore Park, two prestigious golf and country clubs, giant shopping malls, and popular sports stadiums and arenas.
This impeccable golf community is one of the first planned communities in the West Knoxville suburb of Farragut. It features more than 500 high-end condominiums and single-family homes built around or close to an 18-hole championship course designed by Willard C. Byrd and Bill Bergin.
The Fox Den Country Club also features a stunning clubhouse, fitness facilities, swimming pools, and more. The community is just minutes away from Downtown Knoxville, giving residents easy access to the city’s urban amenities.
Another prestigious golf community in Knoxville, Gettysvue boasts superb homes in a wide variety of sizes, prices, and architectural styles. You can find spacious 1 to 2-story homes and magnificent estates offering breathtaking views of the golf course and the nearby Smoky Mountains.
The 18-hole Gettysvue Golf Course was designed by Bland Pittman and highlights stunning views of the Great Smoky Mountains. Homeownership here includes automatic membership at the Gettysvue Country Club. The neighborhood is just a short drive away from Downtown Knoxville.
This idyllic neighborhood boasts lush green surroundings and beautiful single-family homes, most of which were built only in the 2000s. Located in the hilly town of Farragut, Fox Run features picturesque tree-lined streets and topnotch community amenities that include swimming pools, tennis courts, a clubhouse, walking trails, and a sports field.
Fox Run has a homeowners’ association that handles the neighborhood’s upkeep. Nearby schools include Hardin Valley Elementary, Farragut Elementary, and Farragut Middle School. Nearby amenities include Turkey Creek Shopping Center, the Fox Road Marina along the Tennessee River, and Concord Yacht Club.
Sitting on the Looney Bend peninsula, Sequoyah Hills is revered as one of the oldest neighborhoods in Knoxville and has a collection of historic buildings, homes, and structures to prove it. In addition to historic properties, the housing stock here also includes upscale contemporary homes and stunning estates.
The 87-acre Sequoyah Park is a popular Knoxville destination, with its picturesque location between the Tennessee River and Cherokee Boulevard. The boulevard is famous for the stone path that runs along its median and the ancient cherry trees that line it. In the spring, people visit the neighborhood for its beautiful display of flowering dogwoods and blooming flower beds.