Founded in 1786, Knoxville is the 3rd largest city in Tennessee. Knoxville is the county seat of Knox County. "The Marble City", as Knoxville is frequently called, is the 2nd oldest city in the state. Knoxville was once known as the "Underwear Capital of the World" because of the number of textile companies in the 1930's. Knoxville is also home to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.
Average High - 86.7, Average Low - 26
Soccer - Force (NPSL)
Soccer - Ice Bears - (SPHL)
Baseball - Smokies (AA)
Like many major metropolitan areas, the crime rate in Knoxville is relatively high. There are neighborhoods like Lyons View, Northshore Woods, and Woodland Acres with a much lower crime rate.
Bearden annexed in 1962, Bearden is located at the center of the commercial area of the community. Bearden is dense with shopping area covering three million square feet. Greenways are a part of the shopping community and the shopping district is considered pedestrian friendly. Bearden is bounded by Interstate 75 and Sutherland Ave. The housing stock in the Bearden community consists of a number of apartments along the expressway corridor. The community has single family homes as well as homes available for rent or lease.
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Beaumont is a neighborhood south of the 640 loop. Beaumont is bounded on the north by Interstate 275, on the south by Western Avenue, on the east by Texas Avenue NW, and on the south by Interstate 388. Lonsdale Park and Malcolm Martin Park are both located in the Beaumont community. Knoxville College sits prominently in the Beaumont community. The housing stock of Beaumont includes single family homes as well as apartments and rental houses. There are public and private schools for the families in the community to select from. Because of Beaumont's proximity to the interstate and the 640 loop, Beaumont is considered a desirable place to live.
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Downtown is the center of the business and commercial district of Knoxville. Interstate 40 runs parallel to the Downtown area. The University of Tennessee is located in the southeast portion of the downtown area. The housing stock in downtown consists of a large number of apartment and condo communities, converted lofts, and multi-use buildings. The World's Fair Park Lawn is a resident of the downtown area and gives tourist, residents and business associates a nice area of green space to enjoy. Downtown Knoxville has a number of stores, boutiques, shops, bars and restaurants for the community to enjoy.
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Morningside is a neighborhood bounded on the south by Riverside Drive, on the east by Hillside Avenue NW, and on the northwest by McConnell. Little Five Points, an eclectic, trendy community, sits just to the north of Morningside. Haley Heritage Square is a park in the neighborhood of Morningside that provide residents great recreational opportunities. The housing stock in the Morningside community is comprised of single family homes and apartments and homes for rent. Because of Morningside's proximity to Interstate 40, public transportation in the area is readily available.
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Oakwood is a neighborhood in the Knoxville area. Oakwood is bounded to the west by East Woodland Road, to the south by North Central, to the north by North Broadway St NE, and to the east by E. Morella Ave. Christianberry Park is located within the community and offer the residents of Oakwood great green space to enjoy. The housing stock in the community is predominantly comprised of single family homes. There are some homes for rent located in the southwest section of the community.
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Fort Sanders, "The Fort" is a neighborhood located west of the downtown area. Fort Sanders has historically been an upper middle class neighborhood. Bounded to the North by Interstate 40, and to the east by route 129, Fort Sanders sits parallel to the World's Fair Park Lawn. Today the housing stock in the Fort Sanders area is comprised of many apartment high rises and condo communities. There are single family homes in the area as well. Fort Sanders is a popular hang out for the youth in the Knoxville area, as there are a number of nightclubs and bars in the area.
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