Let's break down some of the reasons that East Tennessee, Knoxville specifically, is a place you might want to take a look at before deciding your next move.
1. The Cost of Living is Low
Money may not be able to buy happiness, but it sure can buy you one heck of a home in East Tennessee. The median sale price of homes in Knoxville was just shy of $270K, with an average price per sq/ft at $119. Take a look at our listings and compare your dream home to what you can purchase in East Tennessee... I bet you will be surprised!
2. Lakes, Rivers, Watersports
Did you know that Tennessee has more than 50,000 miles of rivers and streams? And let's not forget about the lakes and recreation areas that take up over half a million acres! If you're a fan of watersports, East Tennessee is the spot for you. Fishing, Boating, Waterskiing, Wake Surfing, White Water Rafting, Kayaking, Beaches, and Sunsets... Lake Life is just a quick search away.
3. Downtown Knoxville
The Downtown Knoxville experience has witnessed impressive growth just in the past few years. Knoxville boasts over 75 restaurants all within 1 square mile. In between the restaurants and bars, you'll find shopping, art galleries, theatres and just about anything related to the University of Tennessee. All throughout the year, downtown is bustling with festivals, live music, and parades. From biscuits to bourbon, no matter what your interests are, there's a festival for you. Aside from the festivals, Knoxville has plenty more to offer. Parks and greenways are scattered all over and connect downtown to the suburbs and it is home to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame and the Knoxville Museum of Art. The East Tennessee Historical Society is located downtown and can help you understand how Knoxville became the scruffy little city it is today.
4. The Great Smoky Mountains
Having the Smoky Mountains in your backyard is never a bad thing. A short 40-minute drive from Knoxville puts waterfalls, hiking, shopping, and an impressive amount of moonshine distilleries right at your fingertips. If the wilderness isn't the right fit, you can still enjoy the beauty and fun of the Smokys in the surrounding towns like Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.
Football season is something to witness in Knoxville, heck so are basketball and baseball. When you hear about a city bleeding their colors, it holds true to the ever-loyal Vol Nation. These fans bleed orange and their energy will have you chanting Go Vols in no time.